Fred Willard
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By now you’ve probably heard that Best in Show beloved comedic actor Fred Willard was allegedly caught with his pants down at an adult movie theater last week, prompting undercover police officers to arrest him for lewd conduct. Subsequently, he was fired from his job hosting Market Warriors on PBS.

Up until now, Willard himself has been silent. But this morning, the actor tweeted, “Wait til u hear my version; much more PG. & my review, lousy film, but theater would make a terrific racquetball court. Full story 2 follow.”

140 characters or less, and the man still got a joke in! No word yet on what that “full story” is, but I join my colleague Ken Tucker in saying, “Free Fred!” Willard went on to tweet a plug for the ABC show Trust Us With Your Life, which he currently hosts. “I was not fired from TUWYL so B sure 2 watch Trust Us Wtih your life Tues, ABC 9.”

Full version of events or not, one thing’s for sure — Phil Dunphy better be prepping one of his famous motivational cool dad speeches for a Very Special Episode next season of Modern Family.

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