In Memory of Bob Saget

Denea Youngblood, Copy Chief

During each and everyone’s childhood, we have all watched at least one show that made us laugh and taught us important life lessons. When it was hard to sleep, I would turn on the night program of Nickelodeon and laugh myself to sleep. If I were sad and needed a quick laugh, I would wait up at night for a variety of comedic shows, but my favorite was always Full House.  

On Jan. 9, Bob Saget, aged 65, sadly passed away from unknown causes. His funeral was held on Jan. 14, which was attended by over 300 people, including family and friends. The cast of Full House attended to pay their respects to their fellow castmate. John Stamos shared his eulogy for his longtime friend, “…he will always be his best friend and guardian angel.”  

Saget played Danny Tanner, the father of three children: D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle. In the show, he enlisted his brother-in-law, Jesse (John Stamos) and his childhood comedian best friend, Joey (Dave Coulier) to help raise his three children after his wife’s passing. The show was wildly praised that a sequel was created named Fuller House. Most of the original cast reprised their roles including Saget’s character. 

Seeing the death of a childhood actor is difficult and hard to comprehend. You wonder what happened to this person and it makes you undeniably sad. You relied on these characters to bring you happiness through each episode, so much that it felt like you were right there living their lives with them. Childhood shows you never forget, especially the people who played those characters. “I cried a lot. Full House was a happy show. You didn’t have to put much thought into the plot,” senior Meghan Gannon said. 

Saget was a stand-up comedian, tv show host, and actor. He starred on America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Saturday Night Live Show, The Masked Singer, and many other movies and tv shows. Saget’s life is remembered by his fellow castmates and various friends through the years.