, Eric Stonestreet plays the role of Cameron -- a gay dad in Southern California who is constantly defending his home state of Missouri to his partner, Mitchell.
"You know, Missouri's more cosmopolitan than you give it credit for, Mitchell," says Cameron in one episode. "It's got a very vibrant cowboy poetry scene."
The Missouri apologies keep coming -- so much so that viewers might actually begin to believe that the actor really is from the Show-Me State. And if he's from Missouri, then surely he's a Cardinals fan, right?
As TMZ reported over the weekend, security escorted Stonestreet from his seat at Dodgers Stadium
on Saturday night after he got into a spat with a Cardinals fan. According to accounts
, Stonestreet told the Cardinals fans that he wished Dodgers star Matt Kemp would climb into the stands and punch them in their faces. He then reportedly employed the "Do you know who I am?" line when ushered from his seat.
Geez, that doesn't sound like the behavior of a nice Missouri boy. But wait! It turns out Stonestreet isn't from Missouri; he's from the Kansas side of Kansas City
. Aha! A Royals fan! (See proof.
) No wonder he's so bitter! All those losing seasons.
Turns out, too, that in real life Stonestreet isn't gay either. News broke later this week that he and his girlfriend of three years are splitsville
. Hmm, that couldn't be because he such a jerky jerk, would it? Nah.