Bob Saget remembered in How I Met Your Father debut after narrating on predecessor How I Met Your Mother
The late Bob Saget was honored on Tuesday's debut of How I Met Your Father following his death at 65 earlier this month, after serving as a narrator on the show's predecessor How I Met Your Mother.
A title card broadcast at the end of the episode read 'In Loving Memory of Bob Saget,' following the death earlier this month of the actor-comedian, who provided the voice of an older version of Josh Radner's character Ted Mosby on the CBS show for nine seasons spanning from 2005-2014.
The executive producers of the Hulu spin-off - Craig Thomas, Carter Bays and Pam Fryman - issued a statement to Entertainment Weekly after Saget was found dead at 65 in his bed January 9 in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida.
The latest: The late Bob Saget was honored on Tuesday's debut of How I Met Your Father following his death at 65 earlier this month, after serving as a narrator on the show's predecessor How I Met Your Mother. Saget was snapped last month in LA
'The wit, the wisdom, and, above all, the kindness fans heard in Bob Saget's voice (as Ted Mosby in the year 2030) was no act,' the producers said. 'It's who Bob really was. And it's how all of us in the How I Met Your Mother family will always remember him.
'R.I.P. to a truly legendary human. You'll be so missed, Bob, because you were so loved.'
Saget was fondly remembered on social media in the wake of his passing by How I Met Your Mother costars including Radner, who called Saget 'the kindest, loveliest, funniest, most supportive man' and 'a mensch among mensches.
'There are people who leave the earth and you're haunted by all the things you didn't tell them, all the love that was unexpressed,' Radnor said in a series of tweets.
A title card broadcast at the end of the episode read 'In Loving Memory of Bob Saget,' following the death earlier this month of the actor-comedian
Saget was found dead at 65 in his bed January 9 in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida. He was snapped in NYC in 2019
'Luckily that wasn't the case with Bob. We adored each other and we told each other. I'm endlessly grateful that HIMYM brought Bob Saget into my life. I'll hear his voice in my head for the rest of my days.'
The Full House star and comedian died the day after he had performed a two-hour comedy show at Jacksonville's Ponte Vedra Concert Hall January 8.
A private funeral was held for the late entertainer in Los Angeles Friday, which was attended by his Full House castmates John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen; and friends and colleagues such as Jimmy Kimmel, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and John Mayer.
His widow Kelly Rizzo said in an Instagram post Saturday: 'My sweet husband. After much reflection this week, I’m trying, really trying, to not think I was robbed of time. But instead to think: How lucky was I that I got to be the one to be married to THE MOST INCREDIBLE MAN ON EARTH.'
How I Met Your Father stars Hilary Duff as Sophie with Kim Cattrall narrating the series as an older version of the character. The series also features Christopher Lowell, Francia Raisa, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran and Suraj Sharma.
How I Met Your Father, which stars Hilary Duff, debuted on Hulu Tuesday
Bob Saget talked about evolving approach to comedy in final interview: 'I just want to make people laugh'
Bob Saget spoke about his evolving approach to comedy, an influential mentor and his days as a student at Philadelphia's Temple University in what would be his final interview ahead of his shocking death at the age of 65.
The Full House star and comedian was found dead Sunday in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, officials with the Orange County, Florida, sheriff’s office tweeted, adding that there were 'no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.'
Saget on Wednesday appeared on News4JAX to promote his show Saturday at Jacksonville's Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on his I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour.
The latest: Bob Saget spoke about his evolving approach to comedy, an influential mentor and his days as a student at Philadelphia's Temple University in what would be his final interview ahead of his shocking death at the age of 65
He bonded with News4JAX anchor Bruce Hamilton, who he knew from Temple University, telling Hamilton, 'I just remember you, we went to Temple.'
Saget got emotional when he was asked about Lew Klein, the late American Bandstand producer and Temple University professor who died at the age of 91 in June of 2019.
'You’re gonna make me cry, he was like a dad to me,' Saget said of Klein, noting that he helped him break into show business by getting him an internship on The Mike Douglas Show.
'That was my first indoctrination into show business, I was 19,' Saget said, hailing Klein for his care for students in an educational career that spanned more than six decades.
'Lew Klein cared so much about students, I’ve had a couple of those teachers,' Saget said. 'When you get a teacher like that in your life, it’s a real gift, anybody watching who knows what I’m saying, both of my sisters were teachers and there’s nothing like it if you’re a good teacher and he literally helped me, and he would talk with me and then we lost him not too long ago, which is very sad.'
He bonded with News4JAX anchor Bruce Hamilton, who he knew from Temple University, telling Hamilton, 'I just remember you, we went to Temple'
In the interview, Saget said he was enthusiastic about his forthcoming trip to the Sunshine State, where he had great memories.
'I’m leaving tomorrow to be there so I can be, I’m going to Orlando and then I’m coming right to Jacksonville, I think it’s my third time in Jacksonville in about a year,' Saget said. 'We comedians have to go where comedy is loud and I’ve had great times in Florida, and I’m going back, it’s really a nice theater too, it’s small.'
Saget told Hamilton that his style of comedy had evolved in recent years, as he wasn't 'as blue as [he] used to be' onstage.
'I really love doing standup now more than I ever have, and I don’t talk politics, I don’t talk religion, I just want to make people laugh and I don’t want dissension in the room,' he said. 'I just want to make people have a good time and have a good night out, I’m getting ready to do a new special so we got to go on the road.'
Saget said his comedic style was 'really kind of a different version' of himself, adding 'I just love it.'
Saget told Hamilton about how he continued working in his comedy career throughout the pandemic, which included his podcast Bob Saget's Here For You , which he began in the early days of the pandemic in April of 2020.
He said that he loved doing his podcast and that he had welcomed 'amazing guests' for 'great conversations' on the platform.
'I just love to do it,' he said. 'Everywhere where you are, you’re making people feel better, and that’s my job, and we get into the thick of it sometimes but it also depends if I have a comedian on ... it’s really a fun thing to do.'
Saget said his latest comedic style was 'really kind of a different version' of himself, adding 'I just love it'
Saget told Hamilton his first live comedy gig since the shutdown came as part of Dave Chappelle's series in Yellow Springs, Ohio in the summer of 2020.
'Once I was able to get out there safely, I did it,' he said. 'There’s nothing like it, I’ve been doing it for over 40 years I did it when we met that was doing stand up.'
On his Twitter page Wednesday, Hamilton wrote of the interview: 'Loved talking to Bob and talking about our days at Temple U . Not just a typical interview for me. Great personal chat.'
In what would be his final social media post, Saget said that he had performed a two-hour set in in Jacksonville Saturday to an 'appreciative audience.'
On his Twitter page Wednesday, Hamilton wrote of the interview: 'Loved talking to Bob and talking about our days at Temple U . Not just a typical interview for me. Great personal chat'
In what would be his final social media post, Saget said that he had performed a two-hour set in in Jacksonville Saturday to an 'appreciative audience'
An audience member at Saturday's show posted a memorial on Saget's social media, People reported.
'Wow, what a HONOR it was to witness Bob's last comedy show and last moments on this earth,' the person said. 'Bob went almost two hours over his normal set time and made the whole audience feel loved, he cracked jokes applicable to all ages and political parties.
'Over and over he stressed the importance of this world needing more comedy and finding more common ground with everyone around you.'