Author Topic: Fred Willard  (Read 2577 times)

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Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2020, 05:40:50 AM »

Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2020, 01:43:45 PM »
The 30 seconds-1 minute of WHA HAPPEN? in Mighty Wind is amazing, not even necessary to the film but it just sends it into the stratosphere perfectly. A crass, ignorant blowhard you can't

Probably my favourite of his, that hair as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xHPzEERuGA

Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2020, 02:01:42 PM »
I think his best movie in that series was Best In Show

Yes. And I also think Harlan Pepper is one of the best characters ever created.

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Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2020, 02:54:51 PM »
Probably my favourite of his, that hair as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xHPzEERuGA

I must have watched that clip a thousand times, and it's the slightly different inflection he puts on the second 'Wha' Happen?' that does for me every time. Just effortlessly, instinctively hilarious. 

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Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2020, 02:56:28 PM »
Saw him in Tim Robinson's "I think you should leave now" doing a great job as a church organist and thought he looked super frail then.

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« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2020, 02:53:34 PM »

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« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2020, 04:01:27 PM »
My favourite Fred Willard line:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wx-baOoQNs

Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2020, 05:12:29 PM »
Saw him in Tim Robinson's "I think you should leave now" doing a great job as a church organist and thought he looked super frail then.
I love that sketch: https://youtu.be/T7f9xTPI9eo

He was reliably great in everything he popped up in and one of the best guests on Norm Macdonald Live too.

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Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2020, 01:07:35 AM »
I love that sketch: https://youtu.be/T7f9xTPI9eo


Oh that was great. Genuine laugh out loud on the reveal of Fred and his massive organ.

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Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2020, 01:27:48 AM »
Who wouldn't want that at their funeral?

I don't think there has ever been a funnier plate throw in the history of comedy. He does it with such abandon.

Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2020, 02:54:45 AM »
I agree with all of this but I will add that Wha Happened is one of those phrases that very much forms a part of my lexicon. I hadn’t realised however that Willard’s ”I don’t think so” was also part of it. God i love A Mighty Wind; I watch it every Christmas and never quite accept its not up there with The Muppets and OFAH as a national ritual.

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« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2020, 05:25:19 AM »

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Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2020, 09:29:14 PM »
Al and Moo’s Theme https://youtu.be/spdPd3sJHog

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Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2020, 06:56:41 AM »
A touching tribute to the great man from Marc Maron.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz8igKWMv38

It's doubly sad, as Maron's partner passed away a fortnight ago. Poor guy, he must be going through hell at the moment.

Fr.Bigley

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Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2020, 12:33:27 PM »
Who wouldn't want that at their funeral?

I don't think there has ever been a funnier plate throw in the history of comedy. He does it with such abandon.

2-3-4 honk honk *kshhhh*

I actually couldn't stop laughing.

Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2020, 12:37:02 PM »
Keep mixing this up with Fred Ward, out of Tremors.

Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2020, 05:09:41 PM »
A touching tribute to the great man from Marc Maron.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz8igKWMv38

It's doubly sad, as Maron's partner passed away a fortnight ago. Poor guy, he must be going through hell at the moment.

Yeah was just about to come on and mention that, nice interview from back in 2012 so obviously it's also available as one of his WTF podcasts.

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Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #47 on: May 27, 2020, 09:37:17 AM »
I watched "Waiting For Guffman" the other night, I'd never seen it before but my partner is a big fan of Christopher Guest's work. I thought it was wonderful and joyous and sweet and so funny, and at the heart of all that was Willard absolutely killing it alongside Catherine O'Hara, who is similarly fantastic. Their audition scene doing "Midnight at the Oasis" is fucking brilliant. It is on YouTube but quality's not great, so just go and watch the film if you want to see it. It's worth every minute of your time.

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Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2020, 08:42:02 AM »
"The thanks is all mine parson" that slayed me.

Re: Fred Willard
« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2020, 02:01:35 PM »
I always forget that he was in Salem's Lot, probably because it's one of his few serious roles


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