'Modern Family': A Guide to Hidden Treasures in the Tech-tastic 'Connection Lost' Episode

Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in 'Modern Family'
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in 'Modern Family'

"Connection Lost," Wednesday night's filmed-entirely-on-Apple-products-like-iPhones episode of Modern Family, not only made TV history, but is filled with it.

"It's loaded with little bits, visual jokes, and [show] history for people who want to stop, freeze it, look at it, and read everything," said co-creator/executive producer Steven Levitan during a press Q&A in Los Angeles earlier this month that followed a screening of the installment, which all takes place on Claire's computer screen. He then warned, "There is probably more going on than people can take in on one viewing. It's cool if it takes you a couple times to get every little detail. You're not catching every single thing."

Well, Mr. Levitan, challenge accepted.

After a couple of passes, some heavy pause-button usage, and a few nudges in the right direction from publicists and producers, we have compiled a complete and egg-cellent guide to the character callbacks, crew shout-outs, inside jokes, and nods to Modern Family's past tucked into this innovative piece of primetime.

Click the image below or HERE to see all the hidden gems of "Connection Lost."

Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.