Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss the upcoming wedding of the characters they play on the ABC comedy Modern Family.

In the hit sitcom, which premiered in 2009, Ferguson and Stonestreet play a gay couple raising their adopted daughter.

The show's fifth season opened with the couple getting engaged by the side of the road over a flat tire.

“This is kind of a big deal for American television,” Kimmel told his guests, “that we have two characters what we feel like we know getting married in prime time on a network owned by Disney.”

“We're opening people's hearts and minds, no doubt about it, but we're making them fricking laugh, too,” Stonestreet said.

Ferguson, who last year married his husband in real life, said he felt real emotion in filming the marriage scene.

“I have great affection for this man. And so to look at him and to be able to say these great words and be able to say 'I do' to someone, even if they're going to be a fake husband, it does create a certain emotion. And I did get very emotional,” Ferguson said.

Stonestreet, who is openly straight, said he “likes” Ferguson very much. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)