The late comedian Bob Saget pointed out the dichotomy between his crisp TV characters and his dirty stand-up routine, saying everyone has a “dirty mind.”

Saget, who played Danny Tanner on Full house and its recent sequel Fuller house, was found dead in his Orlando hotel room on Sunday afternoon at the age of 65, following a performance in Jacksonville on Saturday night.

His Full house co-star John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse, posted a Twitter statement saying he was “completely and utterly shocked” by his friend’s death, adding: “I will never have another friend like him. I love you so much, Bobby.”

Candace Cameron Bure, who played Tanner’s daughter DJ, tweeted, “Bob was one of the best human beings I have ever known in my life. I loved him so much.”

At Full house, Saget play a widowed father of three described as “type A, caring, responsible” and tried to make everyone feel “appreciated”. Danny Tanner never pushed the show’s boundaries much, but Saget’s actual stand-up routine was in stark contrast, often fueled by “dark” moments that the comedian said were rooted in his childhood relationship with his father. If fans came to Saget’s comedies expecting an hour of light, family-friendly jokes, they would have been shocked to hear him set off a torrent of f-bombs and sexually explicit material.

Saget posted a delivered in 2014 called Dirty Daddy: the chronicles of a father who became a dirty actor which shed light on his relationship with his family and his reputation for “unhealthy humor”. Vulgarity was a common part of her stand-up act, as were the stories about her “sick” and “scary” father. Saget often referred to his father on stage, claiming that the two had a “strange existence”.

In routine, Saget jokingly called his father a “walking rim shot” and credited him with being the first dirty joke-teller. In Dirty daddy, he wrote about a goat his father bought for two Zouzim, which translates to half a shekel, a good deal for a goat at the time. My dad bought this goat for the family, but it turned out to like my mom better. than him, still kicking my dad’s ass and screaming, “Maahaaa.” “” The jokes got much hotter from there.

Saget appeared alongside dozens of other comedians in the 2005 documentary Aristocrats, dedicated to the X-rated joke of the same name. The premise of the joke is simple: A man walks into an arts agency to perform an act, after which he and his family members start participating in the most sexually graphic and violent acts imaginable – all of which are improvised by the delivering comedian. the joke. At the end of the song, the talent agent asks the family for the name of their act, to which they respond, “The Aristocrats.” Saget’s version of the joke is commemorated in the film and announced on Youtube like the title “dirtiest joke in the world”.

Saget also shared his NSFW Full house memories with late-night host Conan O’Brien on TBS in 2013. He reflected on a particularly memorable Full house episode, which featured a living donkey named Eeyore on the set. “The donkey got excited in front of the audience and he got an erection,” Saget said. “I didn’t know what to do because there were kids there… so I started calling the thing Peppermill instead of Eeyore.” You can watch Saget tell the story below.

In Dirty daddy, Saget granted credit to actor George Carlin for having had a great influence on his stage routine. Carlin was also known for his crass comedy and threw his share of f-bombs on 14 HBO specials that aired between 1977 and his death in 2008. Saget said Carlin “passed away shortly after we were trying to schedule lunch. . I think he wanted to avoid having lunch with me so badly that he chose death. My hat of narcissistic self-mockery at the loss of one of the many great people I have known briefly (in his case, very briefly) in my life which has come to an end too soon. “

Full house broadcast from 1987 to 1995; Fuller house aired on Netflix between 2015 and 2020. Saget also hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989-97, and his LP, This is what I’m talking about, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 2014.

Yet no matter how many lucrative, family-run businesses Saget pursued, he never lost the acerbic side that made him beloved by stand-up fans and fellow comedians.

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