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D.C. Follies 

Set in a Washington, D.C. bar, Fred Willard was the bartender, and the patrons were all Krofft puppets, including former U.S. Presidents Reagan, Carter, Ford, and Nixon, and news reporters Dan Rather and Ted Koppel.
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The Krofft Puppets ...  Various Characters 45 episodes, 1987-1989
Fred Willard ...  The Bartender 22 episodes, 1987-1989
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Set in a Washington, D.C. bar, Fred Willard was the bartender, and the patrons were all Krofft puppets, including former U.S. Presidents Reagan, Carter, Ford, and Nixon, and news reporters Dan Rather and Ted Koppel.

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11 April 1987 (USA) See more »

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Jimmy Swaggert: Oh! God! I have sinned against you!
George Burns: Knock off the dinner theater, Jim, If I want to see overacting I'll watch Vincent Gardenia.
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They all came to drink there
6 April 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I do so wish that DC Follies had a much longer run on network television. It was certainly a unique show, I've never seen another like it on the little screen.

Fred Willard played a bartender at a Washington, DC establishment where not just the political elite, but everybody came to drink. Everyone who the Sid&Marty Krofft puppets could caricature. The writing was just excellent and the puppets were delightful. My best memory of the show were the then ex-presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter all gathering to compare notes on each other's time in the Oval Office.

As for Willard it might have been a bit disconcerting to be a really good comic himself, but here he just served as straight man to all the puppets. But it was the best thing he ever did. I wish he would bring it back for the Obama years.


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