Fred Willard, master of improvisation with a genius for comic timing, died May 15 at age 86. Willard is perhaps best known for the films "Best in Show" and "This is Spinal Tap," but even recently continued to appear on talk shows and as a semi-regular on "The Bachelor."
Willard was a regular on TV comedies including "Modern Family" and "Everybody Loves Raymond," and the kitschy classic "Fernwood 2 Night," but he also brought his signature zaniness to commercials, where he had a long and prolific career. Here, we recall a few of his best.
In this Nut & Honey spot from 1992, he plays a newscaster a bit taken aback by his co-anchor's lackadaisical attitude.