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From: Washington, DC USA
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posted 04-19-2012 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DCCollector   Click Here to Email DCCollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did anyone catch the reference to Gene Cernan on last night's Modern Family episode?

The father used the story of Cernan writing his daughter's initials in the moon's dust to illustrate why "dads everywhere hate Eugene Cernan."


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posted 04-19-2012 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for drjeffbang   Click Here to Email drjeffbang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, can someone clear this up for me? I guess I could have asked at the autograph show last November!

I thought Cernan only wished he had written his daughter's initials because he did not actually have the time to do it.

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posted 04-19-2012 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I did see Modern Family last night and I thought it was great.

And Yes, Gene did etch Tracy's initials on the lunar surface at the end of the mission. He only wished that he had etched them at Tracy's Rock.


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posted 04-21-2012 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jasonelam   Click Here to Email jasonelam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As soon as he said "All dads hate Gene Cernan," it grabbed my attention. Then I remembered why. I think it was cute that he did the same thing on the diner sign.

I am assuming there were no pictures taken of the initials either due to lack of time or the fact that it was a private moment that did not require a photo.


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posted 04-22-2012 01:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jaycadence     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the episode was very cute.

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posted 04-23-2012 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for geminidsgeek   Click Here to Email geminidsgeek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Loved this episode. I was really touched by Phil's gesture outside the diner. It's nice to see space references on TV.


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posted 05-01-2012 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for englau   Click Here to Email englau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutley love Modern Family! That show gets super mega bonus points for that reference too!


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posted 05-03-2012 07:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw the episode last week in the UK, I did wonder where he was going with it at first but I thought it was quite a clever line in the end!

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