God bless Fred Willard. I appreciate that the guy getting out in front of “the incident,” and openly discussing it, as he did freely on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last night. Fallon was certainly eager with the masturbation puns (and Willard even joined in). I’m a little disconcerted that Willard won’t come right out and admit to the petty crime. He’s sticking with his “wrong place at the wrong time” story, and maybe it is true, although the wrong place in this instance doesn’t leave a lot of room for interpretation.
“It’s the last time I’m going to listen to my wife when she says ‘Why don’t you go out and see a movie?” Willard says he mistook an adult theater for an “exotic, Polynesian” one, apparently.
Whatever, Willard. Not a soul that matters cares what he was doing in that theater.
I should also mention that Willard was on to discuss his new show, Trust Us With Your Life, and I happened to catch a segment the other day. It was brilliant, if only because he had Wayne Brady and the guys from “Whose Line Is It?” on to act out some of the memories of Serena Williams’ tennis career.
We really never appreciated “Whose Line Is It?” as much as we should have.