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Fred Willard

Fired from PBS

7/19/2012 12:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0719_fred_willard_fired_tmz_pbsIt only took a few hours for the fallout to hit Fred Willard after being arrested for lewd conduct ... because PBS just gave him the heave ho.

TMZ obtained the email that PBS honchos sent to affiliates informing them he has been fired from "Market Warriors."

According to the email the network is telling affiliates not to air any of the unaired episodes featuring Willard.

In fact, PBS says its already working on a new version of the show ... sans Fred.

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91.

Hawaiian cutie    

He wasn't doing anything to hurt anyone. Besides he was using his own hands and at 72 since he does not have arthritis in his hands, why not? Let the guy have fun.

827 days ago
92.

Yikes!    

Oh, ffs. He was whipping his skippy in an ADULT theater. It wasn't like he was in the middle of a matinee of Brave.

827 days ago
93.

Marcia    

So tell me what exactly are you suppose to do in adult films lol god the most natural thing we are to do as humans ... and ye here we go again!!!!

827 days ago
94.

L    

I say "boo" to PBS for firing Fred.

827 days ago
95.

rbchgirl    

C'MON PBS, YOU KNOW YOU WHACK THE WILLY WHEN THE WIFE'S NOT AROUND! BOYCOTT PBS!!! OH, WAIT, NOBODY WATCHES THAT CHANNEL ANYWAY. AS YOU WERE. =P

827 days ago
96.

Liz    

I love Fred Williard all the way back to the 'America 2Night' comedy as Martin Mull's sidekick, but 'Market Warriors' was terrible.

826 days ago
97.

Brooke    

Why are cops going into and adult movie and arresting people for this? That is like going to a public pool and arresting people for swimming!

826 days ago
98.

StarryStarryNight    

what about innocent until proven guilty?

826 days ago
99.

oink    

PBS you just lost my annual Donation,

Join in Tell PBS Firing Fred it will cost them money

Boycott PBS NO Donations.

826 days ago
100.

oink    

PBS Nature show they show wild animals going at it.

826 days ago
101.

mguy    

Boo PBS. BFD. Really, none of you ever spanked the monkey outside of your own home. Lame

826 days ago
102.

bart    

Why are the police wasting their time going into those places

826 days ago
103.

LadyN    

Oh jeeze. PBS is totally overreacting. It isn't like he pulled it out on the street in front of a bunch of kids or anything. The whole thing is totally ridiculous. How many older guys go into an Xrated movie and do the same thing. Or ANY guys for that matter no matter what their age. Having cops go in there to "patrol" is stupid.

826 days ago
104.

NJmom    

Didn't we learn anything from PeeWee Herman??
No violence, no witnesses..come on! That's overstepping the bounds of "freedom".

826 days ago
105.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

I'd boycott PBS, but I can't... because I've never watched anything on PBS. Dang!

826 days ago
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