Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fernwood Tonight

"I am not a good American...I prefer to form my own opinions" - George Carlin

From "Mail Online" (UK):

"Actor Fred Willard was arrested last night of lewd conduct after exposing himself at an adult movie theatre (sic, in the U.S.).


The 78-year-old actor was taken into custody after being caught with his pants down and genitals exposed at Hollywood's Tiki Theatre at around 8.45pm local time."





I remember Fred Willard from one of my favorite off-beat tv comedy shows from the late '70s...Fernwood Tonight.

Here is a clip from one of their best. And note that the last couple of minutes are very germane to this article.

Oh, and Williard...best not to get kinky in the Tiki, you know. 

24 comments:

Mr. Charleston said...

Maybe old Fred was playing with his laser sword. However much of one a 78 year old dude has.

Doug said...

To me, Fred Willard has always seemed a bit "off", but I have liked everything I've seen Martin Mull do.

When I first saw Fernwood 2 Nite, it took me a few minutes to realize it wasn't a real talk show.

microdot said...

Fred is 78? and still able to attract attention at a porn theater doin what anyone who would go to a porn theater does? I mean, isn't this so retro? No one gets caught beatin off in a porn theater anymore...when they can sit in front of their computer...you have to admire an old school iconoclast....for the record, Fernwood 2nite was one of the few tv shows I was ever addicted to....I mean......

Mr. Charleston said...

Alright. Now you've got me watching every other Fernwood video out there and I've wasted the whole afternoon. Think I'll go whack off.

Kulkuri said...

A couple of things come to mind, they still have porno theaters??? And what the hell is anyone doing bothering someone who isn't bothering anyone else??

Who knows how long it took him to get it up(days, weeks, months) and will he ever be able to get it up ever again?????????????

Pixel Peeper said...

I've only known Fred Willard as a pious Lutheran minister in "Everybody loves Raymond." Oh, how very out of character!

jadedj said...

Mr. C.---Depends on the dude.

Doug---I think that was the character...not too bright and a little creepy.

Wait, are you telling me it wasn't a real talk show??

microdot---Well, maybe he is senile and doesn't have a computer, or doesn't know what's available on line, or, or...

Yeah I thought it was more in the British style humor/humour. That's probably why I was also addicted to it. I really don't know too many people who remember it.

Mr. C.---All the information we didn't need to know. The Whacker Police are probably looking for you at this very moment.

Kulkuri---No shit! I didn't include the entire article, but somewhere it said that the police were making a "routine check". Routine? What the hell do they think people do in a porno theater.

jadedj said...

Pixel Peeper---Oh, I know some Lutheran Ministers that might be a fellow traveler of Fred's ;-)

Tom Harper said...

LOL. I used to love Fernwood Tonight. I don't remember this episode; thanks for posting it.

I guess all those Peewee Herman jokes from 20 years ago will resurface as Fred Willard jokes.

jadedj said...

Tom---My pleasure.

Yep, ol' Peewee has been UPstaged.

Doug said...

Not upstaged, overshot...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, I used to LOVE Fernwood Tonight and its cheesy subversive humour!

Has Fred Willard not heard that the internet is where you get porn these days? Jeez, seniors can learn how to work a computer too!

Punch said...

Ahh,? !ahummmmmmmMMMMMHHHMMMMEEarrchthphetpff

Well:/?!
Duh.

Harlequin said...

Fernwood, Deadwood, Woodywood..... or just a woodie...
likely not a good time to get a grip on himself, or take himself in hand, or grab a hold of this problem.... or....
whatever.

i wonder about these theatrical escapades.... fascinating.

diane said...

Maybe he was trying to revive his career, look at what it did for Paul Reuben.

jadedj said...

Doug---Let the jokes begin!

D S W S---That's it...cheesy! I love cheesy.

It has something to do with tricks...can't remember exactly what.

Punch---Well said.

Harlequin---HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You have a GRASP of the absurd!

diane---I know...they named a sandwich after him.

Bella said...

holey shiz! call it dementia. loved the clip! so what if he plays with his ringy-dingy...at 78 you should be able to do what the hell you want to! LOL

jadedj said...

Bella---Especially if your ringy-dingy still dongs ;-)

Chimp said...

They did say they were going to have the TSA in the movie theaters. Too bad they weren't sitiing in the front row in Aurora!

But really, do they still have porno theaters? And they have a porno police? Do they carry night vision glasses and cameras?

They said Fred was arrested 22 years ago for a similar charge so the next time will be at his 100th birthday!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

first thing I thought of was..damn, 72 and he can still get it up?...good for him..

Bupu2 said...

I loved Fernwood and I still love Fred Willard. Now why couldn't someone just have helped him put is ringy dingy away instead of arresting him? geeeez. :<

jadedj said...

Chimp---Well, you gotta give him A for consistency.

Granny---If you've got it...use it.

Bupu2---Word on the street has it, the ringy-dingy-put-the-thingy-away squad wasn't on duty that night.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Wow, I'm surprised at his age he can still get it up....good for him!

jadedj said...

Suzy8---Well, we can't be sure he attained his goal, but he sure as hell gets A for effort.