Fred Willard explains story of arrest to Fallon on 'Late Night'
July 27th, 2012
01:37 PM ET

Fred Willard explains story of arrest to Fallon on 'Late Night'

Fred Willard promised to share his side of the story on his arrest, and he gave a bit of it on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

Willard called his brief time in police custody on suspicion of engaging in a lewd act in an adult movie theater on July 18 "embarrassing," but a matter that he was working through.

"It's embarrassing as hell but let me say this: Nothing happened," Willard told Fallon. "I did nothing wrong. Everything's being sorted out as we speak."

He then went on to give his description of what happened on that fateful night.

"My summary of the whole evening was: it's an interesting theater, a boring movie and a great place to nap," said the "Best in Show" star about claims he literally got caught with his pants down while watching a steamy flick.

"You know, let me say this: 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 quipped.

"The whole adult theater thing - I thought they were gone," he added about his time in the movie house. "And I see this one, it has such a Polynesian, exotic look to it. I said, 'Maybe there's hula dancers in here. Maybe there's Mai Tais.' I went in, and I realized I was the only one awake and sober and conscious ... It was like a trip down 'Alice in Wonderland' - down the rabbit hole," he explained.

Willard said the past week has been "embarrassing" and "painful," but he's been trying to brush the whole episode under the rug and just "laugh it off."

Fallon did his best on Thursday to help Willard do just that, jokingly asking the title of the film he was watching: "Was it 'The Firm'? Was it 'Free Willy?'" Willard denied both of those names, prompting Fallon to inquire, "Was it 'Anaconda?'"

Nope, Willard said. "Sadly, it was 'Get Shorty.'"

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    August 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TLC

    Is it just me or is Fred Mitt Romney's long lost brother!?

    July 31, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. White

    lay low period? what the f-ck are you talking about what is this NCIS

    July 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |


    July 30, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Anthony

    Hey is a peewee for you.. grab this (------–3

    July 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mikey


    July 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SARAH

    Fred is able to even for his "age"

    July 29, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  10. Marguerite

    Fallon is looking darn cute to me in that picture! LOLOLOL

    July 29, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. rachelle

    Wow seems like some folk got their feathers tweeked by me speaking my mind on this issue. ha ha he he toooo funny to me! U can carry on now.......

    July 29, 2012 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. brand

    amazing situation we are in. i hope your not involved. i thiink(not positive) we grabbed most of the negative

    July 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sarah Smile

    I'll bet Fred can give a great blended orgasm.

    July 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mar84

    my lord...he just touched his ding ding....let it go!

    July 28, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  15. lets see peewee

    1 person posing as 18 people right?

    July 28, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  16. Really?

    whats your time of day?

    jiiiiimmmmmmyyyyyyyyy fallon is so cute in that pic.

    July 28, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  17. tom

    What is so ridiculous is that almost every man does it daily!

    July 28, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  18. stand up straight

    I stand tall and erect in support of Fred Willard

    July 28, 2012 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  19. Steven Colo

    We get to recycle our old Pee Wee Herman jokes!!!!!!

    July 28, 2012 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  20. Mike

    My comic hero

    July 28, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  21. Walter

    It may have seemed ridiculous for Willard to be arrested, but instead of squawking about "overzealous" cops, fight to change the law instead.

    July 28, 2012 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Rayneer

      Please no!It's bad enough guys are being sneaky about it the law became a law for good reason,I don't want to see it,illk.

      July 29, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  22. phneutral

    Fred's the best!

    July 28, 2012 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |

    He still has better integrity than our present President and would do a better job.

    July 28, 2012 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy

      has a good image and wanted to avoid a pee-wee.
      pretty well done id say.

      July 28, 2012 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
  24. alpeaston

    I love Fred Willard and I'm sorry that some over zealous, stupid rookie thought hassling him was a good idea. All he accomplished was to demonstrate what a bone head he is. We love you Fred and were all pulling for you! Keep UP the good work...

    July 28, 2012 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Greg M

      "We are all pulling for you" ?? lol, that was a intended joke right?

      July 28, 2012 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  25. Olaf Big

    No guts, no glory... Why don't you just say: "I choked the chicken because I felt like it." There is nothing wrong with that. A 68 year-old trying to explain away a trip to a snuff movie is just embarassing...

    July 28, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  26. Eric of Reseda

    I LOVE Fred Willard! Hey man, you're just being a dude, and there AIN'T NO SHAME IN THAT!!!

    July 28, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  27. Jerome Horowitz

    From "Fernwood Tonight" to "Got Wood Tonight"

    July 28, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jack

    Good evening folks. Everyone is cordially invited to visit ...

    July 28, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  29. Sokman

    Sounds like rachelle could use a Hot Karl. That'll lower her inhibitions (& moral standards) a bit...

    July 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • ah...

      Exactly how do you know this? You must have used that tactic before? lol Besides, I get the feeling that wouldn't work on Rachelle anyway .

      July 27, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  30. midwestmatt

    Who cares? This arrest is ridiculous and the entire thing smacks of cops with nothing better to do but go in and arrest someone that no one else could see. Go find a real criminal.

    July 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  31. rachelle

    Just admit it sleeze ball! If this is the only way u can "get your rocks off" u deserve to get caught! THE word of the day for u is SLIME BUCKET.

    July 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Violet Weed

      Rachelle, lighten up! The man was in an adult theatre... what do you think people DO in adult theatres? Oh I C U think they WATCH an 'adult' movie, perhaps "My Dinner with Andre", n'est ce pas? Human beings r animals 2, u no. .. even when they are in their 60s and 70s (like Mr. Willard and ME). If he says he 'fell asleep' he could be telling the truth. I fall asleep in dark theatres all the time. It's age related, and if you are 'lucky' one day it'll happen to u and u will think "hmmm... so it's true! Old people nod off easily!' He's not a slimeball, he's a MAN. BELIEVE me if WOMEN had things they could easily play with, they WOULD. O maybe not U since u r a nun... o dis and nun o dat, huh. Me thinks u need to buy yourself a new toy... and PLAY with it. Fred Willard has entertained me many times over the years, and if he wants to entertain himself once in a while in a darkened theatre, so what? There were no kids there after all, although really it is MY experience that what an adult man does in an adult theatre he first learned to do when he was about 4 or 5. Get used to life. It's short and one always dies at the end of it.

      July 28, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Slime bucket?

      Rachelle, I hope you realize that not many people enjoy drinking a "slime bucket" filled by various men. Please keep your sleazy fetishes to yourself.

      July 28, 2012 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
    • gina

      slime bucket is 2 words

      July 28, 2012 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |

    2 more extractions - my boys!
    cj is enbedded there for the rest of your life-lol
    6 more - geez

    i realize i am worshipped by all ..but this is ridiculous...sweet dreams & off to movies.

    July 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Fredrica

    Great to see him! at least i think its him right! LOL

    July 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  34. PeeWee Herman

    I believe you Fred!

    July 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Slappy Hooper

    Sounds like a lame attempt to get his career rolling again.

    July 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |

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