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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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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 3)

Fred Willard ... The Bartender (21 episodes, 1987-1989)
John Roarke (6 episodes, 1987-1989)

Series Directed by
Rick Locke (13 episodes, 1987-1989)
Series Writing credits
Bob Dolan Smith (17 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jeff Zimmer (16 episodes, 1988-1989)
Steve Barker (15 episodes, 1988-1989)
John DeBellis (13 episodes, 1987-1989)
Michael Kirschenbaum (12 episodes, 1987)
E. Jeffrey Smith (12 episodes, 1987)
Wayne Kline (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
Larry Arnstein (4 episodes, 1988-1989)

Series Produced by
Marty Krofft .... executive producer / producer (11 episodes, 1987)
Sid Krofft .... executive producer / producer (11 episodes, 1987)
Series Cinematography by
Richard Ocean (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
John Axness (1 episode, 1987)
Series Art Direction by
Jeremy Railton (1 episode, 1987)
Jocelyn Railton (1 episode, 1987)
Series Costume Design by
Juliann Smith DeVito (20 episodes, 1988-1989)
Series Makeup Department
Alex Pollock .... hair stylist / makeup artist (1 episode, 1987)
Series Production Management
Bob Kelly .... production manager (1 episode, 1987)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Wader .... associate director (1 episode, 1987)
Series Art Department
Claire Cutt .... assistant property master (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Sound Department
Dana Mark McClure .... sound mixer / audio mixer (45 episodes, 1987-1989)
Series Special Effects by
Lynette Eklund .... fabricator (25 episodes, 1987-1988)

Randy Simper .... animatronics specialist (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Lee Rose .... lighting designer / lighting director (25 episodes, 1987-1988)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Juliann Smith DeVito .... assistant costume designer / assistant wardrobe (25 episodes, 1987-1988)
Series Music Department
Kevin Kiner .... musical director (1 episode, 1987)
Series Other crew
Trudy Bennett .... assistant to producers (1 episode, 1987)
Kevin Carlson .... puppeteer (1 episode, 1987)
Stephanie Chaffin .... production associate (1 episode, 1987)
Lynette Eklund .... assistant puppet builder (1 episode, 1987)
Thom Fountain .... puppeteer (1 episode, 1987)
Sandey Grinn .... puppeteer (1 episode, 1987)
Jim Horkey .... technical director (1 episode, 1987)
John Lovelady .... assistant puppet builder / puppeteer (1 episode, 1987)
Lori Margules .... assistant to writers (1 episode, 1987)
Kurt A. Miller .... production staff (1 episode, 1987)
Robert Myers .... caricaturist (1 episode, 1987)
Steve Sherman .... puppeteer (1 episode, 1987)
Randy Simper .... puppet designer (1 episode, 1987)
Michele Sisson .... production staff (1 episode, 1987)
Van Snowden .... assistant puppet builder / puppeteer (1 episode, 1987)
Fred Spencer .... puppeteer (1 episode, 1987)
Ken Stein .... stage manager (1 episode, 1987)
Pat Thompson .... production staff (1 episode, 1987)
Bill Tracy .... production staff (1 episode, 1987)
Marc Tyler .... assistant puppet builder (1 episode, 1987)
Todd Walcott .... puppeteer (1 episode, 1987)
Tom Way .... assistant to writers (1 episode, 1987)
Gregory Williams .... puppeteer (1 episode, 1987)

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30 min

Did You Know?

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.See more »


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They all came to drink there, 6 April 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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