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After winning his first Emmy, Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet (Cameron) has now been awarded a down-home Missouri mama, played by character actress Celia Weston (Alice, In the Bedroom). When Barb Tucker drops in for a visit later this fall, we'll see she "is totally accepting and loving of Cameron and Mitchell [Jesse Tyler Ferguson]," reveals Celia, who worked with MF's casting director Jeff Greenberg on an episode of Frasier in 2004. "Maybe a little too loving."

"She's somebody who made him the person he is," notes Eric. "When she comes to the door, she gives me her little puppy kisses. And we find out she called him her 'Little Bomber,' which was actually what my [real-life] grandma called me as a little kid — I think because I was a little gassy."  

Watch for Barb to bring Cam's old yearbook and thank her son for a generous gift certificate, which Celia suspects Barb used to splurge on the Jaclyn Smith for Kmart collection. "She's definitely all done up to come see her boy."

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