Friday, December 11, 2009


Commercial Pays For Fred Willard’s Baby

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Whipped cream helped fund the birth of comedian Fred Willard’s daughter in the ’70s.

The funnyman has done many commercials throughout his career and recalls landing a gig hawking Cool Whip around the time his kid was born.

He got the job right as his wife went into labor, but they let him welcome his baby before reporting to set.

Willard says the TV ad actually helped pay for all the hospital bills from the birth.

He also did an advertisement for cigarettes once, where his biggest challenge was holding the pack of smokes just right for the camera.

Willard thinks commercials are fun to do and pay surprisingly well.

His favorites are funny, clever, slightly awkward ones that entertain while selling a product.

He’s admittedly a sucker for any ad featuring Hershey’s chocolate or an ice cold beer, and is often swayed by infomercials.

Willard co-hosts the special, Funniest Commercials Of The Year, premiering Tuesday (Dec. 15) on TBS.

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