Bob Saget

American stand-up comedian, actor, and television host (1956–2022)

Robert Lane "Bob" Saget (17 May 19569 January 2022) was an American actor, stand-up comedian, and television host. Although he was most famous for his roles in family-oriented television shows, he was known outside of television for his starkly blue stand-up comedy.

I am very proud of the life I have led so far. I have a lot of love in my life. And a lot of laughs. And I wish that for you all.
I wish that even for the guy in the audience with his arms folded.

QuotesEdit

  • I get vaccinated five to six times a day and I feel great!!

Bob Saget : That Ain't Right (2007)Edit

 
People ask me what my favorite episode of Full House is; it was the last one!
  • Full House gave me Tourette's. We would be on the set, and, action! "Okay, Michelle, you can't have a horse in the house--" and, cut! "Cock sh*t f**k!"
  • People ask me what my favorite episode of Full House is; it was the last one!
  • This woman woke up to see me and John Stamos banging on her windows. She must have thought she died and went to sitcom hell.
  • If you laugh at that, you lower the bar, and I will limbo under it because I am a f*cked-up guy!
  • Kids, do not f*ck that sh*t; you'll get an infection.
  • That would be a good public service announcement for Nickelodeon: "Hi, this is Bob Saget. Don't f*ck that sh*t. Stay in school. And read!"
  • I don't call her my middle child, I call her my center child, Because the world revolves around her.
  • I've banged half the girls in this room, and that is f**kin' not true. I haven't banged anyone here. I've put my pinky in your butts, couple of you.

Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian (2014)Edit

 
In my career I've had the fortune of being able to work continually in radically diverse creative worlds.
 
I'm always amazed when I go to do stand-up dates and the ad in the paper says, "For Mature Audiences Only." Nothing could be more immature than my stand-up.
 
I just don't need to do negative anymore.
When you perform live, eventually you're going to make direct eye contact with that one guy in the audience with his arms folded staring back at you. But I process it differently now. Maybe I misread that guy. Maybe he was just cold or checking his armpits for sweat or just had a really bad day.
 
Like my friend Rodney Dangerfield used to say, "It is what it is."
  • As a kid I often heard from my mom, as well as from the teachers in every school I attended, that I needed to behave myself and watch how I spoke. Apparently I was a mischievous little bastard. By the time I started out in stand-up at seventeen, I was careful about my language; this helped me get on television shows and go on the road opening for musicians like Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Kenny Loggins.
    But one day in my early twenties, I snapped. I didn't want to disappoint my mom, but I couldn't take the censorship of it all. Some of the comedians who fascinated me the most — Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, and Richard Pryor — had also felt oppressed by the things you could and couldn't say in public.
    • Introduction : We Are What We Are
  • In my career I've had the fortune of being able to work continually in radically diverse creative worlds. By day I've done some of the most family-friendly TV imaginable. Then, often in the same day, I've gone onstage in the L.A. comedy clubs and whirled off with an adolescent's delight about my grandma's projectile diarrhea.
    That in itself could, by many psychiatrists' standards, be a bit of a call for help. I never do it to shock anyone, even though people have sometimes thought of me as a shock comic. If it is a through-line or a constant to what I do, it's not something I'm proud of. But I'm not ashamed of it either. It's more of a handicap. Or, depending on your perspective, a gift. It's what I used to think of as my mania. Now I've come to embrace it. You have to love yourself. But not in a movie theater, because they will tabloid your ass.
    • Introduction : We Are What We Are
  • I'm always amazed when I go to do stand-up dates and the ad in the paper says, "For Mature Audiences Only." Nothing could be more immature than my stand-up. It's all derived from the silly humor my dad instilled in me. Poop and penis jokes. I really should be billed in perpetuity as "For Immature Audiences Only." I'm in the process of evolving past that. Could take a while.
    • Ch. 12 : Falling Upward, Or What It's Like To Be Loved And Hated
  • The Internet has opened the door wide to the world of haters. I'm a viral kind of guy so I know that being on Twitter itself is just asking for it. But thankfully, I see a lot more lovers than haters. And the haters I get, if I happen to see them I block 'em. I just don't need to do negative anymore.
    When you perform live, eventually you're going to make direct eye contact with that one guy in the audience with his arms folded staring back at you.
    But I process it differently now. Maybe I misread that guy. Maybe he was just cold or checking his armpits for sweat or just had a really bad day.
    And the great thing is, if I ever need a counterpoint to the arms-folded guy, I can just go right to my Twitter account and read, "@bobsaget is my favorite person in this entire world."
    And then at the last minute I can decide not to post it.
    • Ch. 12 : Falling Upward, Or What It's Like To Be Loved And Hated
  • As I wrote this book, a lot of people asked me if I had a ghostwriter. The answer is yes. It was Ernest Hemingway. And my house is full of his ghost vomit and urine. Hemingway said something that helped me get through this, my first book: "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
    • Conclusion : Missionary Statement
  • What I wanted to share were my feelings about how humor gets you through this life and through all the dark times. For me, it's occasionally irreverent and immature humor. But funny is funny.
    Like my friend Rodney Dangerfield used to say, "It is what it is." As I was adding those words earlier in this book, I was inspired to call my friend David Permut, who was Rodney's dear friend as well. I don't call David that much — good friend that I am — and I called him on his cell, unblocked.
    David answered the phone: "You're not going to believe this."
    I said, "What did I do? Have one of those psychic moments that I'm always bragging I have?"
    He continued: "Bob, I am standing at this moment on Rodney's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame."
    He'd had a meeting to go to and visited Rodney's star because he had a half hour to kill. He hadn't been there since the day he and I were there for the ceremony when Rodney got the star. The morning he got some "respect."
    A moment of synchronicity like that tells me that everything is where it's supposed to be. We all have them; they give us chills and let us know we are truly in the present. The key is to remember the moments. Don't take them for granted.
    I learned from everyone I treasure — my daughters, my parents, Don Rickles, all my friends and relatives who went through huge losses our entire childhoods — that humor, however you define it, gets us through the saddest of times.
    • Conclusion : Missionary Statement
  • My dad went through a sea of deaths. The oldest of six, he buried his four younger brothers and four of his children. Yes, I was it.
    His philosophy after grieving was to laugh. To try to bring some joy to others, because life is just so hard sometimes. Because it ends.
    My father also had a huge amount of dignity. This Mark Twain quote sums up the way my father and mother felt about life: "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
    As crazy and dark as I would imagine some of these stories sounded, I am very proud of the life I have led so far. I have a lot of love in my life. And a lot of laughs. And I wish that for you all.
    I wish that even for the guy in the audience with his arms folded.
    • Conclusion : Missionary Statement

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