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Old 05-16-2020, 01:39 PM   #1
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Fred Willard has passed away of natural causes at 86. First time I saw him was in Spinal Tap greeting the band and talking about how shaggy his hair was. Master of cluelessness in those mockumentaries. His commentary in Best in Show cracked me up

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Old 05-16-2020, 01:43 PM   #2
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Old 05-16-2020, 01:51 PM   #3
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Hey, wha' happened?

RIP Fred.
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God, this one sucks. One of my favorite comedic actors because he has a knack for playing the straight man but also slipping in some of the funniest reactions to what's going on around him.

Here's a scene from Waiting For Guffman, where O'hara and Levy also kill. This is incredibly funny, but this is also just a Tuesday in Willard's world. I always felt he could have been really good in Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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funny guy, I remember him back to Real People when I was a kid
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Geez, Jerry Stiller and Fred Willard this week. RIP.
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Wow this hurts. My mom and I are obsessed with Waiting For Guffman and basically every other Christopher Guest film. Of course he also played Ed Harken on Anchorman displaying his innate talent for comedy. This is a big loss.
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Damn that really sucks. I wish it was a joke again.

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Willard didnt just steal his scenes in A Mighty Wind and Best in Show, he stole the movies.

I remember him saying when he gets approached by fans that he'd talk their ears off to the point that they'd regret it.
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Old 05-16-2020, 08:44 PM   #11
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Willard appeared in 100 sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as a government official, businessman, or other authority figure who is always drinking. He also hosted Saturday Night Live in 1978 (musical guest: Devo) and appeared twice on MADtv. [wiki]
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I didn't realize he was that old. He aged really well and was working right up until this year.
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