updated 03/02/2013 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/02/2013 AT 1:00 PM ET
It was a Friday night to remember for a few members of the Modern Family cast – they spent an hour of it trapped in an elevator.
Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen and Jesse Tyler Ferguson were on their way to headline a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – Stonestreet’s hometown – when the elevator at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center stopped.
“Stuck in an elevator for 35 mins,” Ferguson Tweeted, sharing a video of the crowd of 15 asking firemen to “Get us out!”
Rescuers worked their way from the 40th floor down to the third to free everyone, the Kansas City Star reports.
“After a quick hour trapped in the service elevator, we were rescued,” Bowen Tweeted.
“That’s my mom in blue,” Stonestreet writes, sharing the above photo before joking, “I honestly handled being stuck in an elevator better than I thought. All Jesse did was pass wind.”
The trio finally hit the stage at about 10 p.m. and closed with the line, “Have a great night – don’t use the elevators!”