Remembering Bob Saget: a “lovely guy” who “accidentally became hugely famous”
Bob Saget was “a ubiquitous figure in American living rooms,” as Phil Mattingly told CNN on Sunday night.
Remembering Bill Carter
CNN media analyst Bill Carter, who knew Saget and interviewed him several times, called the actor “accidentally extremely famous.” Carter said that “in his prime he was playing in ‘Full House’ – and American kids watched him greedily; my kids watched him greedily; we all watched him together, another phenomenon that doesn’t happen [anymore] – and at the same time, he was on “America’s funniest videos”.
âThe problem with Bob is that he wasn’t changed by it,â Carter added. “I think he enjoyed how special it was, and, lucky it wasâ¦ He just took the ride. He enjoyed the ride. He reveled in the ride.”
I also liked this point from Carter: âI’ve written a lot about comedians, late night hosts, in my career,â he said. âAnd they can be a little difficult,â he laughed. âThey can have an advantage, they can be hard to get to know, and you usually can’t find the adjective sweet to describe them. But Bob was a lovely guy. You could tell that in your interactions with him. You could feel C ‘ was a warm guy. He was a lovely guy who had a great career, and he deserved it. “
Saget in his own words
Funny and sweet – the same traits that came up during our Sunday night coverage on CNN.