Fred Willard was caught with his pants down in an adult movie theater in Hollywood, which we can only deduce, thanks to the magic of logic, that he was probably pleasuring himself. The 72-year-old actor best know for roles in "Anchorman" and "Spinal Tap" not only found himself in trouble with the law, but he also became a trending topic on Thursday after the news broke.
Reuters reported that he had been booked for "lewd conduct" and was later released. The incident occurred on Wednesday night, and TMZ, in full celebrity gotcha mode, reported that the Tiki Theater was the place were the act took place; they also managed to find out that there were three films on rotation during the incident. No word on which one caused the arrest.
On Thursday, Williard became the target of countless jokes on Twitter, many of which we've gathered here for your reading pleasure.
Dear Fred Willard, there are some amazing websites I need to tell you about. All from the comfort of your own home.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 19, 2012
FREE FRED WILLARD.
— Anders Holm (@ders808) July 19, 2012
If I was in charge of licenses that allowed the owner to masturbate wherever they liked, Fred Willard would be the first to receive one.
— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) July 19, 2012
Someone needs to tell Fred Willard that porn theaters have been moved to laptop computers.
— Josh Wolf (@joshwolfcomedy) July 19, 2012
Launching a Kickstarter to buy Fred Willard a modem.
— Shawn Levy (@shawnlevy) July 19, 2012
Fred Willard was arrested for masturbating in a movie theater. That is the best review of "The Dark Knight Rises" so far.
— Betty F*ckin' White (@BettyFckinWhite) July 19, 2012
At least Fred Willard wasn't caught eating at Chick-fil-A
— Eli Braden (@EliBraden) July 19, 2012
Fred Willard was arrested in a theater for doing what Sean Hannity was doing to George Zimmerman on TV.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) July 19, 2012
There's old school & then there's Motherfuckin Old School.Fred Willard, bitches!
— Denis Leary (@denisleary) July 19, 2012
I've masturbated at an Olive Garden. Your move, Fred Willard.
— America's Hero (@HaHaWhitePPL) July 19, 2012
Fred Willard getting arrested for jacking it in a theater is the ugly side of old people hating the internet. This could've been avoided.
— Brett (@thecajunboy) July 19, 2012
"American Wedding" is still the worst thing Fred Willard's done in a theater.
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) July 19, 2012
That British guy who plays the other commentator in Best in Show was sitting next to Fred Willard the whole time getting more & more upset.
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) July 19, 2012
Fred Willard has become the most extreme example of those old people not knowing how computers work :(
— Sarah Thyre (@SarahThyre) July 19, 2012
I like any day when Mayim Bialik is nominated for an Emmy and Fred Willard is arrested for masturbating. Congrats to you both.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) July 19, 2012
This Fred Willard story is EXACTLY why I don't masturbate publicly.
— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 19, 2012