Born: May 17, 1956
Death: January 9, 2022
BlueMeter: Dirty

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2013 That’s What I’m Talkin’ About
2005 The Aristocrats (Original Soundtrack)
1996 20th Birthday of the Comedy Store
1994 Comic Relief VI

This album is a compilation, featuring multiple comics.

Specials (and other video)

2013 Bob Saget: That's What I'm Talkin' About
2007 Bob Saget: That Ain't Right
2005 The Aristocrats
1997 Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast
1995 Comic Relief VII

Benefit show that features multiple comics.

1994 Comic Relief VI

Benefit show that features multiple comics.

1990 Bob Saget: In the Dream State
1984 The 9th Annual Young Comedians Special

Books (by and about)

2014 Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian
1991 Bob Saget's Tales From the Crib

Written with Tony Hendra


As a stand-up comic in the late 80's, 6' 4" Bob Saget's persona was a "Nerppie," a cross between a nerd and a Yuppie. Audiences were sympathetic. He seemed to want the best of the Young urban professionals' lifestyle but—he was too much the average dork to succeed. Embarrassed recounting his mistakes in dating, his act was one big self-conscious apology, complete with forced smiles and parenthetical ("I'm sorry—I don't know why I said that") fumbling. Blandly pleasant, middle class, and possessing a nice guy's lack of cool, the grad from Philadelphia's Temple University was a promising minor league variation on Garry Shandling and Jerry Seinfeld.

His well-scrubbed semi-good looks and ready, V-shaped smile helped him land a job as comic relief on CBS's "The Morning Program" for a while. A sitcom deal followed, and Saget's pleasantly mediocre "Full House" was noticed by enough viewers to keep it going past the usual 13 weeks. His luck continued when another show he was hosting, "America's Funniest Home Videos," became a novelty hit. The show, based on a Japanese series called "Fun with Ken and Kato Chan," was brought to America by Vin DiBona, who had assembled a fine comedy/nature film clip series for kids, "Animal Crack-Ups." Saget's role consisted mainly of filling in time between video clips, trying in his becomingly self-conscious way to make these breaks as painless as possible. He admitted, "They were looking for a young guy with some experiene whom nobody knew much about…If there was a famous person (hosting the show) the actor would always overshadow the tapes. What makes the show work are the tapes."

While critics fumed over the clips of babies falling down on their po-po's, fat ladies losing their dresses at weddings, and various dogs and cats forced into doing stupid tricks by their owners (or vice versa), Saget found himself given carte blanche for an HBO special and in demand for stand-up shows around the nation. His reaction to all of this? Embarrassed smiles, of course. And everyone was charmed. Well, almost everyone. Newspapers reported the time he was playing with his 3 year-old daughter Aubrey. He held her over his head and cried "Gootchy gootchy goo!" She threw up on his face.