Actor and comedian Bob Saget, although known on stage and among his friends for his abrupt humor, first became known to audiences for his family-friendly show. He played the role of the widowed father of three girls on ABC’s “Full House” and was later the host of the network’s clip “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
As Saget recalled to Jake Tapper in a July 2021 interview, his career path was unexpected.
‘Full House’ was just an accident,’ he said. ‘I got fired from my job on CBS and was asked to be on ‘Full House.'”
The sitcom, starring Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in one role, ran for eight seasons. It lives in association with the strong enough nostalgia surrounding it that Netflix picked up a spin-off in 2016, “Fuller House,” starring Bure but with occasional appearances from the original stars, including including Saget, Dave Coulier and John Stamos. It ran for five seasons, ending in 2020.
“I’m close with all the kids. It doesn’t happen a lot in the world that you’re around everyone,” Saget told Tapper. “We’re an unusual cast in the way that I can get close to everyone, because I don’t take eight years of my life lightly and then another five or six years, six seasons.”
After an early period of popularity with sitcoms, Saget has settled into film and television roles but is known on the internet by a new generation of sitcom fans. “How I Met Your Mother” by CBS, serves as the narrator and voice of future Ted Mosby. That program ran until 2014.
Throughout the years, Saget remained a fixture in the stand-up comedy genre, releasing many specials over the years and continuing his show.
One can see Saget’s reputation for indulging in a much sharper brand of comedy in films like “The Aristocrats” – which explores the rivalry between comics to tell the dirtiest version of comics. same joke – and his guests saw HBO’s “Entourage” as a version of himself.
When asked by Esquire to define his sense of humor in a 2013 interview, Saget explained, “I’m basically just an evolved nine-year-old boy.” Towards the end, Saget seemed to want to push back his success on clean shows, telling dirty jokes at ABC events to get executives on edge.
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CNN’s Joe Sutton and Brian Lowry contributed to this story.