Bob Saget: Who Was He?
Bob Saget, a stand-up comedian, sitcom performer, and TV host, was born in Philadelphia in 1956. After a brief appearance on The Morning Program, Saget joined the cast of the sitcom Full House in 1987, playing one of TV’s most recognizable dads. America’s Funniest Home Videos was the second program Saget hosted in 1990, and the two shows solidified his profile as a television celebrity.
Bob saget Life
On May 17, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bob Saget was born. Early on, he showed signs of comic ability, getting kisses from kindergarten girls for making them laugh. Saget began using a Super 8 camera to create movies when he was about 9 years old.
Saget initially intended to study medicine. But when the family relocated from Philadelphia to Encino, California, when he was a teenager, his already-poor grades took a turn for the worse. In time for his senior year of high school, he went back to Philadelphia. Bob Saget continued to explore his love of movies at Temple University. Through Adam’s Eyes, a brief documentary he produced, is about a young boy who has surgery to fix a genetic abnormality. The movie got positive reviews and brought Saget a Student Academy Award in 1978.
Saget had plans to enroll in graduate classes at the University of Southern California in 1978. He left because of health-related issues. He nearly passed away from a gangrenous appendix, which made him lose confidence. He made the decision to reduce his weight, later on, thinking that it would be better for his health.
THE YEAR 1998
Bob Saget spent the roughly ten years that followed his graduation primarily working as a comedian. He played supporting roles in both movies and television shows. Saget provided comic segments for the brief non-fiction program “The Morning Program” in 1987. The program, which combined “news, entertainment, and comedy,” was canceled owing to poor viewership.
The role of widower father Danny Tanner in the sitcom “Full House” gave Saget his major break (1987-1995). The show followed Danny as he worked with his closest friends to raise his three young girls. Although the show’s first season saw low viewership, its depiction of parental challenges managed to draw in a family audience. It was listed among Nielsen’s Top 30 shows towards the end of its third season.
The sitcom ran for 8 seasons and 192 episodes, and Saget became well-known. Due to rising production costs, the series was eventually discontinued. Up to the last episode, its rating had remained high.
THE YEAR 1989
The host of the clip show “America’s Funniest Home Videos” in 1989 was chosen as Saget. The program showcased amusing home films that viewers had sent in. These videos frequently contained physical humor, practical jokes, or strange behavior by kids and animals. Even though the show was well-liked by spectators, Saget grew weary of its monotonous structure. In 1997, Bob Saget’s deal with the program came to an end, and he had no interest in negotiating a renewal.
THE YEAR 1996
Bob Saget helmed the dramatic television movie “For Hope” in 1996. The movie portrayed the sufferings of a woman who is slowly dying from scleroderma, an autoimmune condition for which there is no known treatment. Saget is said to have drawn inspiration from the life and passing of his sister Gay Saget, who passed away from scleroderma. When it debuted, the movie earned favorable reviews.
THE YEAR 1998
Bob Saget directed the comedy “Dirty Work” in 1998. It featured two half-brothers who offered to carry out vengeance plans for paying customers, but who also harbored a personal grudge against a guy who broke a promise to them. The movie did poorly at the box office, but thanks to its reputation as a “gag-fest,” it developed a cult following.
2001 TO 2002
In the sitcom “Raising Dad,” Bob Saget played the lead character Matt Stewart from 2001 to 2002. The series’ concept was that a widower father Matt Stewart tried to raise two daughters while pursuing a teaching career at the high school attended by his eldest daughter. Despite having a similar premise to “Full House,” the series was not successful in drawing viewers. It only lasted for one season.
THE YEAR 2005
In the 2005 television series “How I Met Your Mother,” Saget was chosen to play the narrator (2005-2014). The premise of the show was that middle-aged Ted Mosby tells his son and daughter about his life and the lives of his best pals. Ted was repeatedly depicted as an unreliable narrator who either exaggerated or edited some details of his many stories, according to the series. Nine seasons and 208 episodes later, the show was still highly popular.
“Farce of the Penguins,” a direct-to-video parody movie, was directed by Saget in 2007. The movie was a feature-length satire of the 2005 documentary “March of the Penguins,” which featured penguins talking about their romantic relationships. Several then-popular actors, including several of Saget’s old “Full House” co-stars, provided the voices for it.
THE YEAR 2009
In the 2009 television series “Surviving Suburbia,” Saget was cast in the title role of Steve Patterson. The series’ central conceit was that a suburban family was having trouble getting along with both their existing neighbors and their new neighbors. Only one season of the show was produced, and it had trouble attracting viewers.
2014 TO 2016
Saget released his autobiography, “Dirty Daddy,” in 2014. Under the moniker “Fuller House,” a “Full House” prequel series debuted in 2016. It covered the lives of Danny Tanner’s grandchildren as well as two of his daughters. For 15 episodes, Bob Saget performed the recurrent part of Danny. The sequel television series has five seasons. This was Saget’s final significant sitcom role. But he continued to host TV shows on a daily basis.
THE FINAL YEAR 2022: Bod Saget
Bob Saget was in Florida for a stand-up tour in January 2022. In his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, which is located south of Orlando, Florida, on January 9, Saget was found dead. He had 65 years on him. His autopsy found that traumatic head trauma from an unintentional strike to the back of his head—likely caused by a fall—was the cause of his demise.
He passed away while sleeping. He was interred adjacent to his sister’s and parents’ graves in the Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery. Bob Saget had long served on the board of directors of the nonprofit organization “Scleroderma Research Foundation,” thus mourners paid tribute to him by making gifts to the organization. Saget is no longer with us, but his reputation lives on thanks to his starring and directing roles in a number of well-liked movies and television programs.
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