Last night while the Patriots were destroying the final #TML of the regular season, I got slapped with a dose of reality that made my silly teaser seem as insignificant as I am. Comedy legend Bob Saget passed away.
Despite my lackluster response to my fantasy group chat, I was shocked and saddened by the news like millions of other people. It certainly put a damper on the rest of the night, and even now, as I type this, it still fucks me up. I just wrote a Full House-based question on Friday for The Dozen and watched his roast multiple times over Christmas vacation during my roast binge (S/O Paramount Plus). This isn't the "he just died boost," but his roast was easily in my top 3 faves. I'd say his, Charlie Sheen and James Francos' are the best. They say you roast the ones you love, and boy, oh boy, did people love Bob Saget.
If I've said this once, I've said it a million times, but whenever someone around me or my parents' age dies, it always hits a little harder. Bob Saget was just 65, which might've seemed old 20 or 30 years ago, but now it's usually preceded by "at the young age of."
We all know his resume; Full House, America's Funniest Home Videos, the dude who used to suck dick for coke in Half Baked. The list goes on. The man was an icon.
I think I can speak for most people within spitting distance of my age that their first introduction to Bob Saget was as the straight-laced single dad of three girls on Full House. I don't know the timeline, but I watched Full House with my sister seemingly every day after school and can vaguely remember him on AFV. I loved Full House, but what made Bob Saget a legend was finding out how raunchy his comedy was compared to his clean-cut Wake Up, San Francisco image.
Death is almost always sad, but Saget's final post on social media makes this news all the more devastating. He legit just started a new stand-up tour and expressed his excitement to be back on the road doing what he loved.
He loved making people laugh and was damn good at it, but there was a side to Bob that many of us didn't know about. He had a huge heart. Bob Saget was on the board for Scleroderma Research Foundation and worked with Homes For Our Troops.
Bob Saget was simultaneously America's dad and creepy uncle, but regardless of his role, he was beloved by all who encountered him. I hope he and Norm are sharing a beer in the afterlife. R.I.P. Bob Saget. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.