Sandra Gonzalez
January 20, 2010 AT 02:00 PM EST

I usually wait until a milestone episode to put one of my favorite TV shows on the Must List. Lucky for me (and subsequently, you), Modern Family is having exactly that this week thanks to guest star Chazz Palminteri.

In the episode (SPOILER-phobes, please abandon ship here), Palminteri plays Shorty, one of Jay’s old friends, who Mitchell is thinks is secretly gay. Of course, Jay denies the claim, but Mitchell might not be completely off base. Watch this clip for more.

I’ve been watching Palminteri on screen since I was about 8 years old and first saw A Bronx Tale with my dad [insert argument for better parental discretion here; although, I never had a problem with it.]. I even had a dog named Sonny, in honor of his character in the movie. But I am excited to see Palminteri play a character armed with knowledge of fine clothing – rather than with an automatic weapon. Modern Family‘s been on a winning streak with their guest stars, and I know Sonny won’t let me down.

So now it’s your turn. Are you as excited about Modern Family as I am? What other shows/books/movies/viral videos are you musting this week? Sound off below! As a thanks for your efforts, here’s a clip from this week’s upcoming episode.

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