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'Modern Family'

Art Imitates Life with

Overbearing Stage Mom

11/15/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Ariel Winter stared down a crazed stage mother last night ... a woman hell bent on giving her daughter a competitive edge -- but it wasn't real life, it was the storyline on "Modern Family" ... wonder where they could've found inspiration for THAT plot line???

The episode -- which was most likely written and taped months ago -- featured Julie Bowen's character confronting the judges at an academic challenge after her daughter Alex (Ariel Winter) got eliminated.

An embarrassed Alex sees the confrontation and immediately tries to stop her mom -- "You're just mad because now you can't parade me around like some show pony!"

It all seemed eerily familiar to the non-fictional mother-daughter drama that's erupted between Ariel and Chrystal Workman behind the scenes.

As we reported, Chrystal has developed a reputation as a terror on the set ... in fact, sources say producers have blocked her from various places on the set, including hair and makeup.

So, was last night's episode a coincidence ... or a not-so-subtle message?

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Fan67859    

When I watched the episode, I actually though of this story! It ruined all the humor in the episode for me

520 days ago
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Truth    

"TAPED MONTHS AGO..." HIGHLY UNLIKELY TMZ. MAJORITY FALL SERIES STARTS TAPING IN EARLY AUGUST. EST. 7-10 DAYS PER EPISODE ON AVERAGE. THIS EPISODE IS THE 8TH OF THE CURRENT SEASON. SO YOU'RE LOOKIN AT 2.5 MOS IN OR ABOUT EARLY TO MID-OCT. RIGHT SMACK WHEN THE BRAT NOSED KID STARTED MAKING ALLEGATIONS. #TRUTH!!

520 days ago
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Jay W.     

Dig Julie Bowen. M.F. is a good show.

520 days ago
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barnyardhumor    

Another Kris Jenner.

520 days ago
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dawn    

This little girls private life needs to stay out of the media. and good she was overbearing stage mom maybe she will be one child actor that doesn't grow up like lindsey and amanda and a few others.

520 days ago
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DaveT    

Good now we'll probably see a number of TV shows include similar scripts to expose how some parents behave with their kids on TV and movie sets.
We already have that for parents of child athletes at school sports events, thanks to Youtube ;)

520 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Awwww poor thing got her widdle wevenge huh? Want some milk & cookies now? Feel better?

520 days ago
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PG    

It's sad that this trick is using this to gain popularity. If all accusations are true, it should be kept out of the press. No one knew her name till this crap.

520 days ago
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liquidbabydoll    

wow, that acting is horrible! do people who watch this realize the acting is insanely bad??

518 days ago

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