Fred Willard arrested for allegedly masturbating in a porno theater

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We're not just jerking you around with this one: Longtime actor Fred Willard, most recently of about two dozen TV guest appearances, was arrested Wednesday after he was caught with his pants down at the Tiki Theater, an adult movie house in Hollywood. Wow, we hope he had a good excuse handy.
 
As police were conducting a "random walk-through" of the theater, they spotted the 72-year-old actor with "his penis exposed and in his hand," TMZ reports. He was arrested around 8:45 p.m., charged with lewd conduct and was released shortly after. In his defense -- and The Juice* doesn't advocate this sort of behavior -- we're not sure what else a needy old man is supposed to be doing during an adult movie. We guess he should have been knitting or something. 

The arrest did lead to PBS firing Willard from his job narrating Market Warriors, the Antiques Roadshow spinoff, New York magazine says. In related news, according to IMBD, Willard is working on a new film titled The Yank. Make all the jokes you want, but Pee Wee Herman's 1991 arrest for indecent exposure in a Sarasota porno theater did wonders for his career in the long run. We just hope Fred can outlast this marathon.

-- Sabrina Rocco, srocco@tampabay.com

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