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  1. #1
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    R.I.P. Fred Willard

    First Jerry Stiller, now another comedy great. Fred Willard has passed at the age of 86.

    Best in Show, Fernwood 2 Night, This is Spinal Tap, and so much more. He got Emmy nominations for his memorable guest stints on Everybod Loves Raymond and Modern Family. He plays Steve Carrell's father in the upcoming Space Force. He was a giant who was making us laugh until the end.


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    Fernwood Tonight, with Fred Willard and Martin Mull, was a favorite of mine. A really funny dry guy.

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    As someone who has owned (actually who has been owned) by a show dog (Airedale), “Best in Show” did it for me.

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    Fred was quite magnificent in Best in Show...

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    What a bummer, Fred was great.

    His IMDB is enormous, he did so much TV that it boggles the mind. I could have sworn that he was on the TV show "Real People" as a guest commentator, not one of the hosts, but I don't see it on there.

    The first thing I saw him in was Spinal Tap. He was awesome in Best in Show. The other standout for me is Anchorman,

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    Bummer. Really funny guy.

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    Hey, wha' happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    Fred was quite magnificent in Best in Show...
    I still laugh every time I happen to catch ‘Best In Show’ on tv. Fred was so funny in that movie — and every other movie I’ve seen him in.

    Speaking of ‘Best In Show’, Bill Simmons should do that one on his ‘The Rewatchables’ podcast. I would love to hear that.

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    I'll always remember him for his one episode of Stargate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackMan97 View Post
    I'll always remember him for his one episode of Stargate.
    He was great in Wall*E, too, as the only live action character.
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    Language warning — but this was hilarious:

    https://twitter.com/lastweektonight/...266944000?s=21

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    RIP, thanks for making me laugh.

    Everyone should take a minute to scroll through Willard's IMDB list of acting credits. It's pretty incredibly, right up to the end. It's the resume of a man who loved his craft.

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    Here's something about Fred Willard from the Jimmy Kimmel show saluting him. It seemed appropriate that Fred should have the last word.

    Linky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    Language warning — but this was hilarious:

    https://twitter.com/lastweektonight/...266944000?s=21
    Nice!

    I guess now we know why there's a requirement to accept the appointment.

    Jimmy Stewart - good call! Fred really could think on his feet.

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