Well, at least he’s got a sense of humor about the whole thing.
A week after he was arrested for allegedly playing with his "goods" in a Hollywood adult theater, Fred Willard showed up to do a live interview with Jimmy Fallon. On a Thursday night airing of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," the 78-year-old actor discussed the arrest with Fallon in full detail and full hilarity.
“Jimmy… What do you want to talk about first?” causing host and everybody in the audience to laugh. “Let me say this… It’s the last time I listen to my wife when she says, ‘Why don’t you go out and see a movie.’”
The crowd burst into laughter, which pretty much set the mood for the rest of the interview.
Willard says he had no idea that adult theaters still existed and he was immediately struck by the “Polynesian, exotic look” to the Tiki Theater where he was arrested for alleged lewd conduct on July 19.
“I went in and I realized that I was the only one awake and sober and conscious,” said Willard.
Fallon went on, trying to maintain a humorous spin on the incident and calm the obviously nervous actor.
“The movie you went to see,” Jimmy started, asking a series of questions. “Was it ‘The Firm?’ Was it ‘Free Willie?’ Was it ‘Anaconda?’”
Willard answered “No” to all the questions, adding, “Sadly, it was ‘Get Shorty.’”
“At the end of that movie, someone gets wacked,” said Fallon.
All and all, it was a pleasant and friendly banter between the two comedians, spiting jokes back and forth at each other. Willard did take a moment and get serious, though, to address the issue at hand.
“It’s very embarrassing,” he said. “ Let me just say this… Nothing happened. I did nothing wrong … I have great respect for the authorities … God bless them … But, when you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, everything seems suspicious.”
Willard also mentioned that despite the embarrassment and pain the incident had caused, “everything is being sorted out as we speak.”
Following his arrest, Willard was let go from PBS’ “Market Warriors.”
He's hosting a new celebrity improve comedy show called “Trust Us With Your Life” currently airing on ABC.