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Delta Burke on 'Modern Family'? Make it Happen!

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 13th 2010 1:20PM
delta_burke_fan_smilingThere's a rumor buzzing around the Internet that Delta Burke will guest on 'Modern Family' as Cameron's mother. TV Guide had something in the print edition, and it was also repeated here, but the real culprit behind the tale is actor Eric Stonestreet who plays Cam. He said he would love Delta Burke to play his mama ... and it's a great idea.

Listen to how Eric described his character's background in a November interview: "Cameron is from a rural area in Missouri, he grew up on a farm. We don't know quite how he came out of the closet yet. You're going to find out little tidbits in the next few episodes about how my parents knew I was gay, but I think the thing is my parents are very supportive, very passionate and funny people. I can't wait for America to meet Cameron's mom -- I think Cameron's mom probably has a lot to do with his vivaciousness."

Passionate, funny, vivacious ... sounds like Suzanne Sugarbaker to me. That was Delta's iconic character on 'Designing Women.' And if you recall the episode of 'Modern Family' where Cam was fitting baby Lily with wigs of his favorite divas, you'll probably get a hoot out of this scene from 'Designing Women' in which Suzanne suggests that Charlene's babe needs a hairpiece:




Last season, Delta did a funny bit on 'Drop Dead Diva' as Liza Minnelli's sister, so she's still active. 'Modern Family' should do us all a favor and sign Delta Burke now.

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