Actor-comedian Bob Saget, who died unexpectedly Sunday in an Orlando, Florida hotel room, contained multitudes, and that was part of his greatness.
WHO HE WAS
Saget — known for his 1990s roles as single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” — has been mourned by Hollywood bigwigs and “very online” commentators from the transgender left to the sports bro right.
RIP Bob Saget pic.twitter.com/DW6gfZmXHO
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) January 10, 2022
Some fans on social media shared footage of Saget’s acting and comedy performances, highlighting the versatility that contributed to his transcendent appeal.
- Watch these two clips for a reminder of Saget’s incredible range:
1. Saget role modeled wholesome fathering in the 1990 “Full House “episode “Honey, I Broke the House.”
Growing up as a 90’s kid you remember watching Full House and the lessons Danny Tanner taught us. Rest In Peace Bob Saget 🙏 pic.twitter.com/PXMbwOTcto
— DC (@DylansRawTake) January 10, 2022
2. Saget told the dirtiest joke in comedy in Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza’s 2005 documentary “The Aristocrats.”
RIP Bob Saget.
Here is the most I can post from his bit in The Aristocrats without getting arrested or put on some watch list pic.twitter.com/JRqFSvARtw
— Jim Cunningham (@J1MCUNN1NGHAM) January 10, 2022
More than just “America’s dad,” Saget was remembered as a devoted father by his three adult daughters.
- “We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter,” they said in statement Sunday.
- “Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”