Fred Willard (born September 18, 1939) is an American actor, comedian, and voice over actor, best known for his improvisational comedy skills.
I would volunteer for the Fred Willard cameo. to be played by Parker Posey.
Chillaxin' with Paul Reubens and Fred Willard at the Tiki! Gonna see "Fist Of Furry"! Pumped!…
Seton Hall just announced the hiring of assistant coach Fred Hill. Good hire by Kevin Willard.
My last two follow suggestions were and The Grand Ole . Achievement unlocked!
Dude, Where's My Car? but the leads are played by Ed Begley Jr. and Fred Willard
I thought Fred Willard was dead for about 3 years.
Help the kids of Los Angeles and buy some King's Hawaiian bread too!
A buddy cop movie with Eugene Levy and Fred Willard.
Fred! Stroke me in a theater, you big crazy *** Let's duel! En garde! Fred! We'll put on a crazy rooster show!
Chris Matthews sounds like Fred Willard's commentator character in Best of Show..
This guy on WBZ may actually be Fred Willard.
"Look for the helpers. You'll always find people who are helping." -- Fred Rogers, on what to do when scary things are on the news
The person who primarily wants the FEELING of being loved or being in love will be incapable of sustaining loving relationships D Willard
Today Fred Willard OutLived Iris Murdoch, who was awarded the Booker Prize for 'The Sea, the Sea' - it's not about Willard's marks in school
Today's is about the IRS and taxes. Someone in TVLand programming is having fun. (Plus, bonus Fred Willard!)
I sleep now. That last helicopter tour just will not spawn for me in GTAIV. AND ITS THE FRED WILLARD VOICED ONE.
I only now realized that Community season 4 started ages ago. Fred Willard as Pierce in the credits made me all…
Lupe's Revenge. Kathy Bates & Fred Willard lent their voices to this episode. Hank's Spanish is better than Peggy's.
Would be amazing to hear as commentator for the
I'd like to hear Fred Willard's from Best in Show commentate: "Where do you get a name like Brandt Snedeker? A sunken warship?"
I would pay big money to see a Dan Patrick biopic, starring Fred Willard
One of the commentators just said "wha happen" a-la Fred Willard, best thing to happen in golf ever.
Tiger Woods got a penalty for 2 strokes. Which is consistent with the precedent set by Fred Willard.
Fred Willard! If something has him, Eugene Levy or Gilbert Gottfried in then I know it can’t be a complete disappointment.
I spoke too soon. Jack Black drop kicking the dog and everything Fred Willard says make this movie. Oh and the voice over.
He should fit their system. But not a great teammate. Nobody signed yet, it's bad. Heard Willard was forced to hire Fred Hill.
my favorite performance for JW is probably the truck driver in Its A Mad Mad Mad Mad World :-) on big screen with color progrm
I missed the triple play, but Fred Willard is playing a handsome man on this old "Newhart" episode.
Fred Willard was pretty great in the opening episode for this season as Pierce.
gets a much needed shot in the arm with Fred Hill back for a 2nd run in South Orange. It's Willard's best recruit in 3 years!
we met one time. And by 'met' I mean I yelled 'I love you fred willard!' from my car as I sped past.
sux Fred. I was born in '60 and I have seen my childhood slowly fade away. From Benny, to gleason, to skelton, to winters.:(
Fred Hill returning to to be assistant under Willard. That's a bold move by the Willard and the Pirates.
Freddie my man you are in the same conversation ...RIP John
I share your love for Winters,he was like no other then and there will never be another in the future,!
Jonathan Winters was the Twilight Zone of comedy. It was scary how funny he was.
It's like a piece of my childhood is gone! So sad...
Johnny Winters made me laugh til tears flowed. A genuine original who was subtle and outrageous at the same time. O we will miss you.
Big fan! Looking desperately for over 10 years for Fernwood Tonight on DVD or anything. Even Beta. Must have! Thanks!
That you thought of Fred Willard instead of Catherine O'Hara sums up my life.
why do I envision Fred Willard in Best in Show here?
Announcer on Couples' featured group sounds like Fred Willard from Best in Show. "How much do you think I can bench?"
Fred, Willard, Milton, Harry, Ronald, Donald, Barry, Danny.all of those names are bleh to me.
If you don't like this video Well, we can still be friends. This is pretty weird. NSFW. (Not Starring Fred Willard)
Fred Hill is a possibility to come back to Jersey and join Kevin Willard's staff at Seton Hall, per Chris Pompey leaving.
Every time I watching on game with the Islanders feed I picture Fred Willard calling the game.
One of the guys sounds like Fred Willard it rules.
We’re all to see Fred Willard join the cast full time.
driving thru Chi didn't hear your updates and where's waddle? like fred willard says, wha happen'd?
I just slowly read through the guest list quietly mumbling "fred willard, fred willard, where are you fred willard... FRED WILLARD!"
“I want to meet a black guy named Fred”
Fred Willard knows all the good peepshows though.
well I will be there! I've already met you twice! Lets make it 3!! Although I will probably meet you before that
just saw you are doing a book signing at the grove! 2 days after my birthday! Will Fred Willard be there?
Fashion saving dogs! 4 every dog we dress we help save a dog from dying. fun contest, please share :)
Confession: I generally fast forward through Christopher Guest films, stopping only for Fred Willard.
Did I somehow miss the theatrical release of "On The Road"? Still coming? To quote the great Fred Willard, "wha'happened?"
Too sexy for my cat is from Right Said Fred song, "I'm Too Sexy"
Can someone check on Don Rickles and Fred Willard for me? Some bad juju going around today & I worry.
Watched Best In Show last night, for the first time in ages. It's so well done. Eugene Levy & Fred Willard deserve knighthoods.
I'm covering a dog show for work right now. I swear Fred Willard and Eugene Levy better be here.
Catching up on Fred Willard as Ty Burrell's dad is genius casting!!!
Just saw Good movie. But I tripped over Fred Willard and Paul Reubens as I left the theater.
I will be making a rare public appearance with my dear friends Fred Willard & Paul Reubens at tonight's midnight showing of SPRING BREAKERS.
Today must be directed by Rob Reiner and Christopher Guest. Waiting for Fred Willard to make an appearance to round out the absurdity.
Happy Palm Sunday weekend! Or just another weekend if you're Pee Wee, Fred Willard or Wink Winkle.
Just another place Fred Willard is banned from. "Are you kidding me?! It says it on the sign! I'm in movies, God *** you!"
Christopher Guest's HBO show has a trailer, and the Fred Willard jackassery you demand:
I've found a cooking show hosted by a Fred Willard character. This is amazing.
Having the Catherine O'Hara/Fred Willard "Midnight at the Oasis" duet fromGuffman in my head is keeping my depression from taking over today
Oh. I seem to have deleted the first half of that! I had a weird dream where Fred Willard was called Fred Fluzey and the ZDT thing happened.
Heehee, trailer just aired for Christopher Guest's new show Family Tree with Chris Dowd... (Fred Willard sighting natch)
They really should have had Fred Willard as one of the announcers. Fred Willard should be one of the announcers in every movie.
Yeah, they need to bring back Fred Willard.
Listening to Bill Walton commentate the PAC 12 title game is like allowing Fred Willard to commentate the Westminster Dog Show!
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Movie Summary 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover movie download Actors: Fred Willard
Bruce Weber is the Fred Willard of college basketball.
Spielberg should've had you sitting next to Lincoln in the theater. (Sight Gag)
Lily, have you ever seen A Mighty Wind, the movie with Fred Willard saying that? LOL!
I always wondered what it would be like if Fred Willard was taught history
I would kill to have Fred Willard provide color commentary for anything.
could probably act twice as racist and hated as Chevy Chase is on and still have fun.
Spring Breakers? I'm going to see it tonight at that place Fred Willard was arrested. Wanna come?
What do you think? Fred Willard replaces Chevy in Season 5?
When Fred Willard was denied an Egg McMuffin at McDonald's because it was 10:35, he roundhouse kicked the store so hard it became a Wendy's.
"Comic Relief" sounds like what Fred Willard was allegedly doing in that cinema last year.
Where will Paul Ruebens and Fred Willard watch movies when they are in town?
-I loved you & what's his face on fernwood. It's was the only show after Mary Hartman that prevented me from fumigating a ward
at his absolute best, well except for Guffman, well except for A Mighty Wind, well except etc...
When I watch Mama's Family I can feel myself getting dumber with each passing minute.
how much do you think I can bench press?
Absolutely 100% agree. He's brilliant at improv & an extremely nice guy who helps his friends. ie
Still one of my absolute favorite movies!
Fred Willard: One of the funniest, underrated comic actors in show business! Period! :)
Did we ever hear what PeeWee was jerkin it to? I wonder what Fred Willard was jerkin it to? I need a jerk spreadsheet.
Just showed my wife Glenn Gruenhagen, she astutely suggested that Fred Willard would play him in forthcoming Chris Guest movie.
Sitting next to Ham from ToyStory, Raymond's Mom & THE Fred Willard while watching the feet away from Loretta Divine & Martin Landau
K-State's Bruce Weber looks like Fred Willard. "No Angel, I doubt the University is concerned about the lack of an old, old wooden ship."
Shooting and today. And tomorrow and all for my comedy book! Can't wait to share!!
Watching an episode of America 2 Night where goes on a riff and makes smile. That's like winning a Comedy Oscar.
Got interrupted by my cats. Here are more movies I could watch over and over again. -"My Fair Lady"- all time favorite musical, although "Sound of Music" is a close second, "Victor Victoria" also! -"Wizard of Oz" and "It's A Wonderful Life"- The movie Seneca Falls claims as it's own! -"Casablanca"- just a tremendous love story -"Hoosiers" and "Bull Durham" - two very different sport's movies! -"Rear Window"- one of Hitchcock's best movies! -"Groundhog's Day"- Bill Murray should have won an Best Actor Award! -"Best of Show"- just a great parody of the Westminster Dog Show-Fred Willard's commentary is priceless!" -"Princess Bride"- another great classic movie- used to show it to my class after our Medieval unit! -"The Dirty Dozen" and "The Guns of Navaronne" - two great war movies! -"The Jerk"- I was born a poor black child! -"Being There"- Peter Sellers is terrific as "Chauncey Gardner" -"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" - great performances by everyone! -"Harold and Maude" and "King of Hearts"- was a midnigh ...
When are we just going to throw out out partisan ship and write in Fred Willard as president
Duly noted. And to echo and quote from "Wha Happened?"
could you please show proper manners of how to act in a public theater? He always includes popcorn grease. smh
I'm still of the opinion that they need to replace Chevy Chase with Fred Willard. Do it
Finally seeing a light at the end of the sick tunnel, whew that sucked, thanx humidifier and hot tea, and sleep, and Wes for being an understanding manager, and Corey for being an understanding friend, and Mike for being an understanding podcast co-host, Ep-52 will drop tomorrow night, You made it movies with Jesse Saturday night and Honors practice Sunday night, Here we go!
Don't know this got passed us, but after 58 years in broadcasting, Joe Garagiola retired Wednesday. His career is impressive: worked with Harry Caray in the Cardinals booth, worked with Curt Gowdy and Vin Scully for NBC broadcasts, earned the Ford C. Frick award for baseball broadcasting, HOF inductee, guest hosted the Tonight Show (Johnny Carson era), spots on the Today Show, and the Westminster Dog Show (the Film "Best In Show" parodied him with a character played by Fred Willard). Of course Dbacks fans know him for being a part-time broadcaster for the last 15 years. He did say he would be available if the team really needed him to work in an emergency. April 12th the Dbacks will honor and thank him for his career. -Rene
"I'm a huge fan!...Not of yours in particular, but the whole 'music genre'." ~Fred Willard in This Is Spinal Tap
Watchin' The Boondocks; Wondering how much money got for sayin' *** like 100 times in that episode. LOL.
Got to sit right in front of Mr.Fred Willard from American Wedding, Epic Movie, and Wall-E in tonight's…
Billy Corgan shows off his excellent acting (and wrestling) ability in this totally weird ad for a local Chicago furniture retailer .
I have a feeling Fred Willard-pig is going to show up in my nightmares tonight.
I wish Fred Willard was Pierce all the time. Even in older episodes. In conclusion: agreed.
Westminster Dog Show. Only thing that could make it better would be Fred Willard narrating
I wish you'd take over as Pierce in the last couple episodes.
My 2 yr old is constantly asking "what happened". It's like living with Fred Willard.
MADtv ends the season with more of its trademark hilarious sketches and pop-culture parodies. Guest star Fred Willard hosts a church "roast" to raise money for new carpet, and the gang hosts a musical tribute to the graduating class of 2007.
Who are your favorite comedic actors? Think throughout the history of film. Chaplin? Keaton? Hepburn? What about more recent performers? Will Adam Sandler, Jack Black and Tina Fey live on and be remembered with the greats? Only time will tell.
Inspiration for the Fred Willard character in Best In Show.
NBC - The characters are too flat make them more dimensional... Dan Harmon - I don't want to do that I want to do the same things that we've done for the past 3 seasons... NBC - Can't you add Character growth? Harmon - No (I hate to say this... but thank god Harmon got fired) These are some of the best episodes of Community I've seen in a while
Hey, Fred Willard is on TV. He's really shaky IRL.
hey man no judgement here if its good enough for Fred Willard who am I to judge
Oh, Community...sadly, now you're just like a show trying to rip off Community starring the cast of Community without the je ne sais quoi that made Community Community. I wish Fred Willard really did replace Chevy Chase...he was more replaceable while Dan Harmon definitely was not (which is made apparent by these first two episodes of the fourth season). It's unfortunate that NBC fired the wrong guy and ruined a great thing. Ah well, it was good while it lasted. We'll always have your first three seasons of comedic TV perfection.
He knows it but, unlike PeeWee Herman and Fred Willard, won't let it out.
Hey Fred I didn't realize your reffing basketball!
For anyone other than the makers of Spinal Tap, Best In Show would be their masterpiece. So good. Then Fred Willard turns up & is amazing.
it was, but seeing as how Chevy quit half way through season 4 I keep hearing people speculating thy Fred Willard will become...
me too, so how do you feel about Fred Willard replacing Chevy?
Didn't Fred Willard get into trouble for that?
Yesterday my celeb encounters doubled as I attended my first Hollywood celebrity party. I met Fred Willard (who has been in everything), Dee Wallace (E.T.), Frances Fisher (Titanic, Unforgiven), Thaao Penghlis (Mission Impossible), and Jerry Mathers from Leave it to Beaver! When I thanked Jerry for many great hours of television he said "I had more fun doing it than you had watching it"
So, I guess that guy who looks like isn't on Market Warriors anymore? (still miss Fred Willard doing the voice-over)
Ok guys and girls now scheduling the weekend's entertainment. so far confirmed to be scheduled in are: RICKY AND THE HATS, Arron Hudd, Annie S. Lees, Raqsonic - Rhythm and Dance beneath the veil, Mark Nicholson's Rat Pack tribute, Dan Littlechild's Stand Up For Sands, Henry Willard, Tom Alexander Haacke, Beatrice Everett, Sean de Burca, plus see below
~~ I'd pay to see that! Heck I'd even pay to see you see your Fred Willard Material
Waiting For Guffman has a lot of Fred Willard. Fred Willard=good
Final round.I've got onE more set of free tickets to give away.which of these celebs are from the cleveland area.,Northeast Ohio ..grew up here counts. Dr. Oz, Robert Patrick, Tracy Chapman, Nina Blackwood, Ed O'neall, Boz Scaggs, Fred Willard, Joel Grey, Jack Parr, Debra Winger, Al Roker, Burgess Meredith or Jim Backus. At least three are correct
Tonight come see Live in LA with at the Acme 7:30
I'm struggling to understand why in October the heat was on full blast in Willard, now there's 6" of snow and it's off...
I haven't seen the newest I'm just glad to have the gang all back together, even Pierce. Did you love Fred Willard?
Very well done.loved the English bulldog with the TV remote.commentary by Fred Willard is priceless as well
Thank you for coming out to support the Lampoons! Was an honor to have you in the house tonight.
Nothin like a lazy Saturday night with a *** and another *** Carr to join me
My dad kinda looks like Fred Willard and I kinda look like my dad so by the transitive property, I kinda look like Fred Willard. well
Also just for lolz they should replace Chevy Chase with Fred Willard and just not even acknowledge it ..
also the celebs taking photos gag was funnier when Fred Willard first did it in 2009,
.pilot made me think I wouldn't mind at all if they simply replaced Chevy with Fred Willard. That would be awesome.
To support AND *** marriage, I let jerk me off in a Chik-Fil-A this morning.
Your the best Fred enjoyed you on Everybody Loves Raymond.
I loved it because it's Abed's brain. That's exactly how I can see his brain working. And having Fred Willard as Pierce was great
I think they need to work Fred Willard into the group in real life, not just abed's brain.
I had no idea so many familiar faces were in it. Plus anything with Fred Willard automatically gets a thumbs up from me.
Paramount Pictures presents, in association with Fred Willard productions, affiliated with Coca Cola: "Cinnamon Apple Sauce"
Carl Gottlieb sez the person he's known longest in show business is Fred Willard. Since 1961.
o'hara in guffman. The Chinese restaurant drunk scene is classic. No one better
Top Ten Performances in a Christopher Guest Film featuring and more!
Saw two seconds of the dog show on USA and now have Fred Willard Best in Show quotes going through my head. "And to think in some countries these dogs are eaten."
The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the Mayflower Dog Show.
Oh my gosh, new episode of Community is available on the Rogers on Demand website. yes
Fred Willard, Maya Rudolph, Jennifer Coolidge, Rachel Dratch, Jeanine Garofalo and more all on one stage reading celeb bios.
Celebrity Autobiography. Jennifer Coolidge Rachel Dratch Loraine Newman Maya Rudolph Janeane Garofalo Fred Willard.OMG going to be funny!
Fred Willard & Maya Rudolph just walked in behind Cathy!
Exactly. On another note, how awesome was the Community opening? Laura got really worked up over Fred Willard "replacing" Chevy.
My favorite part was Fred Willard as Pierce; I was surprised when Chevy showed up
why couldn't Fred Willard been cast has Pierce from the beginning?
OK, KU lost, I'm now catching up on Community. Fred Willard is suppose to take the place of Chevy Chase? When will this nightmare end?!
Harmon and writers would joke about how great it would be to replace Chevy w/ Fred Willard. He heard about premiere, says "that's awesome"
"I kept saying, 'Can we read Fred Willard?'" when casting Pierce --
"I kept saying can we read Fred Willard and they said no?" on casting Pierce. Season 4 premiere born from that in-joke in room
First rule of Improv: Listen (as taught by Viola Spolin). Delightful interview with Fred Willard on
Oh, and kudos to Pixar for making the always-awesome Fred Willard the first real-life human to appear in one of their films.
JUICY CELEB GOSSIP: I just drank from Fred Willard's bottle of water by accident.
My mom on Community: "what a great cast!" Me: "do you know any of them?! Mom: "yeah there's Chevy Chase...and Fred Willard..."
Just imagine if it had been Fred Willard all along! IMAGINE!
We've hit recurring guest star jackpot on Modern Family...Fred Willard *and* Nathan Lane! Fingers crossed for David Cross to be back next...
Our very own Doug Wilson is sitting in on bass in Fred Netzer and Kelly Netzer's band Deep Blue Funk TONIGHT at No Name Saloon. Chris Tanner is adding his vocal and guitar talents to the band tonight, too. Wow! Sometimes the stars and planets all line up for a spectacular event...and this one is going to be amazing! Be there!!! 9:00 pm is when all the fun starts...don't miss a second!!!
You wouldn't believe how many takes it took for them to do the theater scene on Modern Family. kept pulling his *** out.
The newest episode of Community wasn't upper tier, but it was awful either. Also loved the use of Fred Willard as an alternate Pierce.
Fred Willard's shown up in both Community and Modern Family this week. It's an embarrassment of riches!
Kinda hoping they replace Chevy with Fred Willard, would be awesome to see how they write it! Like Fresh Prince’s Aunt Viv change.
I will be super amused if when Chevy Chase leaves Community the replace him with Fred Willard and act like nothing is different.
Considering the praise that's usually heaped on fan works by Human Beings--witness the recent Community Art Show--and the understanding of the characters fans are usually cedited with, I can't help but wonder if the 4th season premiere would be gathering far less criticism if the new showrunners--who were FANS FIRST--weren't getting paid to produce it. Personally, I think it was great. "Fred Willard as Pierce Hawthorne." Fantastic.
when I first saw Fred Willard as Pierce I was like.. Dafuq.
Your show is no good unless Fred Willard makes a cameo.
you were amazing on community :D hopefully there are more seasons to see you
& Fred Willard on Community every week. If the fountain worked what would your wish be?
Is Fred Willard going to appear again in place of Chevy?
you can tell Chevy doesn't care anymore. Kinda wish Fred Willard takes over as Pierce :p
Fred Willard should have been cast for the part of Pierce Hawthorne. This way Pierce could've been a funny character and Dan Harmon could still be in the show. I'm just really passionate about "Two Broke Girls"
What a mess. They should keep Fred Willard in place of Chevy Chase.
Wasnt entirely fussed on the new episode of Community although it did have Fred Willard in it
In the last 24 hours, I have accidentally watched three shows guest-starring Fred Willard. That guy is in everything.
Have you watched it yet? Decent effort but feels like its missing something. I would have liked more Fred Willard
SPOILER ALERT Community S4: Community has been raped of it's SOUL. How can you guest Fred Willard & still die on your feet?
Also Fred Willard would be a much better Pierce. lol
I actually liked Fred Willard as Pierce more than Chevy
"Community" last night got the series off to a good new start. the idea of Fred Willard playing Chevy Chase's character in Abed's fantasy was genius. But the Dean needs help -- and I don't know *what* Señor Chang needs (and the writers may not, either).
Fred Willard is practically a regular cast member on King of the Hill
Can we have Fred Willard replace Chevy as Pierce on
also I wish they'd cast Fred Willard as alt pierce for the entire series
I want nothing more than to meet Fred Willard right now. He looked super slick on Community
on Modern Family?! And I thought this show couldn't get any better...
If I ever met Fred Willard, I would ask him if he ever brought Zorak those fly honeys.
This postapocalyptic adventure follows a group of imprisoned, skateball-playing youths who find an orb with prophetic powers.
Fred willard as pierce hawthorne. I miss chevy.
Finally got around to watching this evening. I hope there's a 5th season where replaces Pierce permanently.
Fred Willard (Phil's dad on Modern fam) is on the new Community episode. Coolness
just popped up on my "who to follow". I cant follow him! We might end up at the movies together.. Be weird..
Fred Willard is the next best thing to Chevy Chase.
Chevy Chase claims Richard Pryor gave him permission to use the n-word. I guess that's true, in that classic SNL bit. How that applies to now is what baffles me.
It's too bad Fred Willard didn't replace Chevy Chase full time.
that show started off this season as a mess. Chevy Chase & Fred Willard playing the same character in the same episode! Geez!
I hope they get Fred Willard to replace Christina Applegate on that show I don't watch.
Saw Fred Willard in the newest episode of Community. Now I'm catching up on Modern Family and Fred Willard is in this ep. too.
The first episode of Community Season 4 was just disorganized ADD vomit of ideas. I love Community, but the only thing I loved about this episode was the idea of replacing Chevy Chase with Fred Willard. If only Fred Willard was on the show since the beginning...
How can a father who is to love his child rape them and a brother do the same thing. The fathers name is willard l cleveland and brother name is fred l cleveland. I think poeple like that should be put to death. So they can not hurt no one kids.. This also go for my father grodon l wilson who rape my brothers and sisters as well as 19 other child as well. So watch out for them
Nice to see Fred Willard back on TV on Modern Family.
I wish Fred Willard had been on Community from the beginning.
If only Fred Willard would follow your lead.
Abed's Happy Community College Show is filmed before a live studio audience inside of my head.
I love how he sees it as a sitcom in his happy place and how he swapped Fred Willard for Chevy Chase.
I liked the Fred Willard bit. Otherwise I'm really disappointed, especially in all the Dean jokes.
Premier of Community was... Depressing... It had major potential but felt like it fell on its face and didn't know who to focus on or what story it wanted to tell... My hopes are low for the future.
I was warned but I didn't listen. And it turned out to be even worse than I expected. I made the mistake of watching the fourth season premiere of Community. After three seasons of the genius of Dan Harmon, CBS got rid of Harmon thinking they could somehow do the show without him. The result was like watching someone have sex with your ex and do everything you know they hate. I didn't laugh even once. I am going to pretend that Community ended with the third season and be done with it.
I want my Abed TV. Fred Willard replacing that *** Chevy Chase is brilliant.
Oh, yes! If only he could always be Fred Willard :)
So, I watched the Season 4 premiere of Community last night... Something felt missing. Something small, yet so insanely integral to the show that it went from being the amazing show that I fell in love with in the fall of 2009 into, well, something that felt too cliche, too normal, too safe. There's a problem when Fred Willard's cameo in the episode was a high point. (I like Fred Willard, but even his potential was wasted)
Les Nessman: Monster lizard ravages east coast! Officials say that this lizard, the worst since '78, has devastated transportation, disrupted communication, and left many hundreds homeless! Johnny Fever: Les, the "B" is out on the printer! It's monster blizzard!
As seen on Bravo TV, Celebrity Autobiography is the international smash hit comedy (from London's West End to the Sydney Opera House) where jaw dropping, outrageous, "hard to believe they wrote them" celebrity memoirs are acted out live on stage by some of the funniest performers in entertainment. …
NOT COOL NOT COOL NOT COOL. So this new Community.its not the old Community. I thought that it started off pretty good. I liked some of the jokes and I sort of wish they just had the Stand in Pierce replace Pierce for the entire season cause I would have found that hilarious. Certain characters were done well but I felt like Annie was not Annie. Something felt off for the writing of her. Also Pierce's entire subplot in the episode is a literal rehash of a skit they did MUCH BETTER with Donald Glover in an earlier season. Greendale babies did not feel like it worked in my opinion it was weak. Also Hunger Deans I'm glad the whole episode was not strictly focused upon it as most of it fell flat. Overall a few good jokes but it just didn't feel right. Hopefully it manages to bring back its goodness although the whole Dean living beside Jeff thing was painfully stupid.
Know what, I don't I would.mind if Fred Willard replaced Chevy Chase.
Community was slow and a little disappointing last night but I'll take Fred Willard as 'Pierce Hawthorne' any day
The "Community" season 4 premiere got 1.8 ratings. I have no idea what that means in real numbers, but I know it's twice as good at the series premiere for "Do No Harm" and better than the season premiere for "Smash." :stare:
So, the triumphant return of Community last night was...just okay.
Fred Willard should stay on Community forever
The new Community episode was glorious. I'm kind of sad that it's ending, but I really can't wait to see the rest of the series.
Community, after ten months of hype you flopped BAD. As a big fan, I am truly disgusted. However, I did like the Fred Willard as Pierce part. (Side bar, The Office has won my heart back, this has been a great season.)
What was the best thing you watched this week?
It's taken 8 minutes for the new episode of community to make me laugh. Welp. It was fun while it lasted.
CRISIS ALERT! The new Community episode is excellent and anyway, Fred Willard is Pierce, so what more do you really need?
Abed's happy place being a traditional sitcom complete with Laugh track and Fred Willard as Pierce as well as Happy Place Abed's Happy place being a saturday morning type animated show called Greendale Babies made me happy to see Community back, add that to the Phish references in Parks and Rec. 8-9 Thursdays is again the best hour of TV.
This is probably the first time I would say this about one of my most favorite comedy shows of all time, Community. "I'm SO mixed about this now" There were some few nice funny parts here and there, but its a not-so-good starter to the possibly last season...
Have all the time in the world thanks to Pixar's Finding Nemo, but I can't bring myself to watch the new Community. Legitimately scared to open this can of worms.
...Wow out of the top 20 trends of last night, more than half are Community rated. to bad this show gets ignored by Nelson rating system. 1. 8. Troy and Abed 16. Fred Willard 17. American Sword Cooks 18.
What did everyone think of the long-awaited (at least around here) return of Community last night?
Did anyone catch 'Community' last night..? I LOVED Fred Willard as Hawthorne Pierce in "Abed's Happy Community College Show"... lol
Watched the season 4 premiere of Community with Michael Johnson last night, and.it was pretty good. So that's excellent news (it didn't suck). But there is also something subtly different that's hard to put your finger on. We can call this the "it ain't Dan Harmon any more" factor. Lots of classic Community stuff, most notably Abed's "happy place within a happy place" (á la Inception), where Happy Place No. 1 is a Community 3-camera sit-com with laugh track on Abed-TV (replete with promos for upcoming shows like "Sword Cooks"), where Pierce is played by Fred Willard; and Happy Place No. 2 is an animated universe in which the characters are all smart-talking babies in diapers. But as is pointed out at extreme length on the episode thread on the Community reddit (already nearly 2000 posts), there is something different about the pacing, cutting, and camera work, and it's not obvious that this is an improvement. And there may have been an attempt to pack too many different ideas into one episode. I'm ...
As Abed and his friends deal with the fearful reality of being seniors, Jeff works to ensure an early graduation.
At the end of the day, isn't it better to have this Community than no Community? If anyone needs me, I've retreated into the sitcom in my mind.
Community is one of the best shows ever on television.
well in the aftermath of a new episode of community: -I generally enjoyed this episode, didnt love it didnt hate it -The Troy and Britta story line was poorly handled(my hopes is that it gets better next week) - Fred Willard as pierce in Abed's head was fantastic i hope they handle the pierce departure with him replacing chase in the normal world with only abed noticing the change -Locking up Chevy Chase's pierce in an attempt to make a joke about Jeff fighting over balls was a quality joke(especially because he failed at it completely) - The hunger games parody was either underused or overly focused(will figure this one out later) -the pacing felt different but I'm going to chock it up to trying to cram entirely to much into an episode it would have been better had more happened on screen with the Jeff story line - New Jeff is fantastic especially with the inevitable story arc it will create with Annie approving of new and improved Jeff. The more uncomfortable situations this generates the better - Pleas ...
Community handled their return without Dan Harmon with such finesse it was ridiculous. The ENTIRE episode was "yeah, things are a little different. But in the end, the stapler stayed in the same place."
Good news; Community is back. Bad news; the part with Fred Willard playing Pierce was only a fantasy. I think that sums up the general reaction to its quality.
I can't believe3 the gull of NBC, Dan Harmon wanted Jonh Cleese or Fred Willard over Chevy Chase, what does NBC do, have Jack Chees guest star on Whitney and Fred Willard on Community
Community back yes! Guest starring Fred Willard Double yes.
I am really, really disappointed with the Community episode. I was so excited for it but it ended up being so freaking bad. I will watch a couple more episodes in hopes that it gets better. If it doesn't, I'll just have to stay happy with 3 seasons of actually funny, not stupid episodes.
Say what you will about Community, but Fred Willard. Fred. Willard.
The fact that Chevy Chase got the role of Pierce instead of Fred Willard makes this the darkest timeline.
Out with the 30 Rock, in with the Community. Happy October 19th, everyone.
HOLY CRAP COMMUNITY IS ON AND FRED WILLARD IS ON IT. Okay sorry for the all-caps, but I'm really excited!
Fred Willard, Greendale Babies, Hunger Dean! What more could you ask for?
Community was... awkward. I enjoyed it, but there was something about it. Fred Willard was spot-on, though!
For a second I thought they actually replaced Chevy Chase with Fred Willard as Pierce. My feelings? Same as my ethnicity (...mixed).
Whenever I see the FB "What's going on?" prompt, all I can think of is Fred Willard in The Mighty Wind and his catch phrase, "Wha' Happened?"
"You smell like the floor of a movie theater." "Yeah, but not for the usual reasons."
Let's just talk about how great the new episode of Community was. One spoiler, but not that huge for real. First of all, obviously it wasn't the best episode. Still, it was full of the show's signature self-referential humor (i.e., The opening scene with the laugh track was a nod to the fact that the show has new show runners. Also the part of Pierce being played by Fred Willard was DEFINITELY a stab at Chevy Chase's relationship with the show itself. Very clever.) I'm seeing people say that "Oh no, it's SO different." Well, of course it is. But it's still great. Keep watching everybody. It may not be Dan Harmon anymore, but it's 100% still Community. Happy Hunger Deans.
If the rest of the season is that bad, I'll be surprised if Community is still on in March.
I want Greendale Babies to be a real thing
Why couldn't Fred Willard be on Community from the get-go?!??
Uhhh, why wasn't Fred Willard playing Pierce this entire time?
Community season premiere tonight was hilarious :D
Community's return tonight feels kind of like dating the perfect girl for three years, and then she leaves for a year and comes back with a brain injury. With a special appearance by Fred Willard.
You get it? Fred Willard is going to replace Chevy Chase. Chevy left the show with a few eps left this season. They may have actually went back to tape those parts with Fred Willard. Brilliant.
If you like Fred Willard, you should see him in the short-lived sitcom, "Back to You" with Kelsey Grammar, Patricia Heaton and Ty Burrell.
I could get behind Fred Willard as Pierce.
Who I see when I watch Community: that *** from The Soup, Apu, carbon copies of Tracy Jordan and Jenna Maroney (;-;) Helen from Drake and Josh, an archetypal sassy love interest, the Asian from the Hangover, the bald guy from Phil of The Future, and two washed up comedians (Chevy Chase and Fred Willard.)
Fred Willard as Abed's brain Chevy Chase. Too quick for the room.
Abed's "happy-place" is a sitcom, with laugh track and Fred Willard included, naturally!
I was hoping Fred Willard as Pierce would an actual cast change.
I named my feet Frankie and Johnny because they are lovers. Frankie is the right one. Theyve been sleeping together for years.
Any way we can completely trade Chevy for Fred Willard?
except Fred Willard as pierce, you are absolutely right.
I want Fred Willard to permanantly replace Chevy Chase on Community.
Now I will never not be able to think about how much better the first three seasons would have been with Fred Willard.
Was I the only one who actually thought Fred Willard was replacing Chevy Chase?
Fred Willard as Pierce. I can dig that.
Fred Willard should have always played Pierce. Always.
Why does it seem like Fred Willard is always funny but never gets major roles.
For a second I got scared that Fred Willard would actually replace Chevy Chase.
Abed'd replaces piers with Fred Willard ... What the what the
If only it had always been Fred Willard
You scared me on the whole Fred Willard thing, Community.
Fred Willard as Pierce in Abed's happy place is fantastic
And fred willard as pierce hawthorne!
Guys, remember when Fred Willard got busted for rubbing one out in a movie theater? Good to see him bounce back
I'd be happy with Fred Willard as a permanent replacement for Chevy Chase.
Holy crap the Fred Willard thing is brilliant! NOT ENOUGH EXCLAMATION POINTS
Fred Willard is a ten times better pierce than Chevy Chase ever was, because he is likable
Didn't like the beginning of the episode, but Fred Willard as Pierce is awesome.
Oh boy, community is back! Fred willard is no Chevy Chase though
new community is on and WHY HASNT FRED WILLARD REPLACED Chevy Chase FULL TIME YET???
George Jones Boston Marathon New York El Pais Harry Potter Planned Parenthood Manti Te Dzhokhar Tsarnaev White House Luis Suarez Gwyneth Paltrow President Obama Max Clifford Iron Man 3 Amanda Bynes Geno Smith President Barack Obama Lauryn Hill George W. Bush World Trade Center Anthony Weiner Mike Tyson David Cameron Russell Westbrook Real Madrid Saudi Arabia Justin Pugh Danny Cipriani Van Persie Google Fiber Ben Affleck Rick Pitino New York City Warner Bros Iron Man Michael Buble American Voices Justin Bieber Tito Vilanova Premier League New Zealanders San Diego Richard Osman Chris Noth Jason Sudeikis Olivia Wilde Kyle Long South Korea Jesse Jackson Jr Westboro Baptist Church North Korea Jessica Alba Nueva York Michael Bay Selena Gomez Shabazz Napier Lucas Glover David Gilliland Prince Harry Martha Stewart Eric Fisher Virgin America North Carolina Aaron Rodgers David Luiz Mark Zuckerberg St George San Diego Chargers Modern Family Winston Churchill James Moore Wall St Danica Patrick Google Glass Sunil Tripathi Prince William Ground Zero Blue Ivy Jason Aldean New Jersey Madison Square Garden Alexander Graham Bell Emma Stone Nigel Farage Arrested Development Donald Trump Lessons Learned Jack Black Barack Obama Mariah Carey White House Correspondents American Idol Kevin Durant John Terry Middle East Geelong Cats Woodford Green New Year John Oliver Robert Redford
Wee Herman Pee Wee Christopher Guest Eugene Levy Market Warriors Mitt Romney Antiques Roadshow Old Navy Los Angeles Wayne Brady Doris Roberts Martin Short Kentucky Derby Mighty Wind American Wedding George Michael Marc Maron David Hasselhoff Waiting For Guffman Everybody Loves Raymond Wilford Brimley Colin Mochrie Dan Wilson Trust Us