Set in a Washington D.C. bar, Fred Willard was the bartender, and the patrons were all Krofft Puppets, including former USA Presidents Reagan, Carter, Ford, and Nixon, and news reporters Dan Rather and Ted Koppel.
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 The Bartender (21 episodes, 1987-1989)
John Roarke
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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 USA Presidents Reagan, Carter, Ford, and Nixon, and news reporters Dan Rather and Ted Koppel.

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Richard Nixon: Jim Bakker became a disgrace when he got caught with a woman. Jimmy Swaggert became a disgrace when he went to a hotel with a woman. Gary Hart became a disgrace when he dared the press to follow him. I remember the good old days when you had to have brains to be a disgrace.
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They all came to drink there
6 April 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See 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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