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Bob Saget has died

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Bob Saget has died


@pipeline_peak 4 months

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You got it dude

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@awillen 4 months

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Truly one of the Aristocrats of comedy. RIP.

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@MisterBastahrd 4 months

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The thing about the comedy business is that even if the comedians aren't necessarily politically aligned, they usually have a certain amount of base respect for each other because of how grueling it is to make it big and sustain success in that business. I know that Saget was very well respected in the industry among people whose opinions would matter to regular people.

Saget was particularly talented because his mind and his comedy act could not be more different from the father he played on Full House or the goof he played on America's Funniest Home Videos.

Seriously, go watch some of his shows. You will be absolutely SHOCKED at what Danny Tanner said.

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@stonecharioteer 4 months

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Oh shit. RIP. I've just been rewatching How I Met Your Mother and I can never forget Bob's voice as older Ted. I was disappointed they didn't use him for the final episode.

Full House was life as a child. RIP Danny Tanner.

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@orforforof 4 months

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His recent podcast series called Bob Saget's Here For You is worth a listen, as a reminder of what we've lost. He really was deserving of the title America's Dad. RIP.

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@johnnyApplePRNG 4 months

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Wow. RIP.

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@emodendroket 4 months

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I've noticed recently a number of celebrity death stories pointedly don't explain the deaths. Is this pure coincidence, or is this a kind of deliberate practice?

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@sli 4 months

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Very unexpected. He just finished up a two hour set only 16 hours ago in Jacksonville according to his Twitter[0]. Definitely going to miss him.

[0]: https://twitter.com/bobsaget/status/1480097652851286017

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@chrisweekly 4 months

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Anyone who's seen even 10 seconds of his standup act would scoff at the "America's Dad" label.

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@beckingz 4 months

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Oh Bob Saget

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@zeroesandones 4 months

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rest in peace

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@pixelpoet 4 months

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RIP, I watched a lot of Full House as a kid.

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@staunch 4 months

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Norm and Saget

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@jaxomlotus 4 months

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I had the incredible experience to speak with him a few weeks ago and be a quick guest on one of his podcasts where he speaks with random fans who send him their number. I spoke with him on a whim, mostly because my wife adored Full House growing up and I thought it would be a neat surprise for her if he called while she was with me. And as luck would have it she was not home when he called.

We spoke for 7 minutes or so and he was just so damn pleasant and likable. I think we're hardwired to assume the worst about celebrity egos. But he just came across as an affable dude you could have a beer with.

A few weeks ago he was a vibrant voice on the other end of the line and now he's gone. Absolutely surreal.

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@firefoxd 4 months

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In the early 90s, in Saudi Arabia, there were two national tv channels. Channel 1 and Channel 2.

During the month of Ramadan, right after we break our fast, we would run to the tv room and tune in to channel 2. A spotlight would frame a door and the announcer would go, "...ladies and gentlemen, Bob Saget!" He would walk in with his signature suit and greet the crowd. America's funniest home video was one of the few American shows that ran on Saudi TV. Right after, they played Full House. So many memories.

Many Muslims will stop for a moment today and make a grateful prayer for Bob Saget.

Rest in Peace.

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@darepublic 4 months

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Back in the nineties, I was on a very famous tv show...

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@silisili 4 months

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Damn, first Norm now Bob.

I won't speculate on his death, only say it's very unexpected to me in that he didn't come across as the drug or alcoholic type, at least in recent times. Seemed like a pretty healthy guy with a sharp mind.

RIP.

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@dmix 4 months

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Not to speak poorly of someone who died but anyone who watched his stand up comedy or listened to him on 'shock jock' radio would never call him "America's Dad". He got off on being the total opposite of his image on TV and being a 'wild and crazy' foul mouthed. drug using type of person.

Just like how he was in his cameo in Entourage.

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@bratwurst3000 4 months

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Wow thats surprising. I watched full house when I was little. Also this guy had some good dirty jokes.

He will be missed.

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@andrew_ 4 months

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Rest in peace, based god. You and Norm are surely ripping inappropriate jokes in a better place.

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@scop 4 months

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I wasn’t particularly fond of Saget, but I know that Norm Macdonald (a man I did deeply respect) held him in the highest regard and thus I have this sort of laundered respect for him. Isn’t it curious when you don’t look up to a man “directly”, but find admiration for him through someone who you do admire?

Edit/addendum: I suppose it is kind of like when you’re parent loves a certain musician, movie, comic, etc. You may not find them too entertaining, but you always tip your hat to them due to your parent’s respect.

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