Season 1 Episode 18 Starry Night

Modern Family Episode 18 "Fears": Casting Side Spoilers

Modern Family Episode 18 "Fears": Casting Side Spoilers

"I'll be less nervous if you smile."

So says the girl in the passenger seat. You might remember the casting call spoilers for episode 18 of Modern Family, "Fears" - Haley learning how to drive. Now we also have some spoilers for the episode via a casting side for "Jenkins", the driving instructor.

So what is it about Jenkins that Haley can't stand? Allow Haley to tell us herself:

HALEY

The first two times I took my driver's test, I got the meanest guy. He never smiled. Not once. I'm very cute, I'm used to people smiling at me.

Okay, so he's mean. Because he doesn't...smile. Fair enough. Haley's terrified she's going to get this mean ol' driving instructor again, but she's hoping, just hoping...that she doesn't:

The DMV examiner, JENKINS, a large, intimidating man, exits the building carrying a clipboard.

HALEY

Oh, no, it's him.

He walks toward them.

HALEY (CONT'D)

Please don't be for me, please don't be for me.

JENKINS walks right past and Haley breathes a sigh of relief.

HALEY (CONT'D)

Oh, thank god.

But then Jenkins doubles back and approaches:

JENKINS

Well, come on, I don't have all day.

But it's a matter of what goes on in the car that determines your fate, and Haley is no exception to that rule:

HALEY

I really want my license. I've practiced a lot, I swear.

JENKINS

You gonna drink and drive?

HALEY

No, sir.

JENKINS

You gonna text and drive.

HALEY

No, sir.

JENKINS

All right, let's start this the beginning.

HALEY

Could you smile first?

JENKINS

What?

HALEY

I'll be less nervous if you smile.

Drink and drive? Never. Text and drive? We'll see.

Just kidding.

But really, if only everybody's driving test was that simple.

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