Even in ‘TV Land’ the idea of going through awkward efforts to get taller aren’t that far stretched, but just like in reality, Modern Family’s Manny Delgado’s (played by Rico Rodriguez) effort came up short last night using his weighted helmet and a pair of Teeter Hang Ups EZ-Up Gravity Boots.

The hit ABC sitcom that recently won 5 Emmy’s used the product for comedic purposes, but the fact is that inversion cannot make you permanently taller. However, Teeter’s Gravity Boots can help to stretch out muscles and hydrate the discs in the spine, which can help you improve posture and stand taller. Did you know that you actually shrink 1/2″ – 3/4″ every day due to lost moisture in the discs [1]? You rehydrate when the pressure is off at night, but over a lifetime, most people actually lose 1 1/2″ – 2″ permanently! Inversion can help to keep discs hydrated and maintain original body shape.

Behind The Scenes Fact: The only thing in this scene that came from Teeter is the DVD.

You may be disappointed to find out that the “Lengthinator,” a weighted helmet that Manny used in the episode “Go Bullfrogs,” is not a Teeter product. (In fact, we do not recommend wearing a weighted helmet to “encourage” quicker results). As always, please consult the User Instructions and Owner’s Manual, just as Gloria and Jay did.


[1] Tanner, J. Beating Back Pain. London: Dorling Kindersley, 1987.