'Modern Family' Stars Help, We're TRAPPED in an Elevator!

3/2/2013 5:00 AM PST

'Modern Family' Stars -- Help, We're Trapped in an Elevator!

Should have taken the stairs ... three "Modern Family" stars had to be rescued by the Kansas City Fire department Friday -- after getting trapped in an elevator for an hour!!!

Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson were on their way to a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel, but got delayed when their elevator broke down, according to the Kansas City Star.

While trapped, the actors snapped a photo of the ordeal and posted it on Twitter while waiting for firemen rescue them.

According to the report, the Kansas City Fire Department freed them after about an hour and the threesome made it to the event (which they were headliners for) an hour late, but full of "hey we just got stuck in an elevator" jokes.

Comedy ... practically writes itself.