Memoirs of a dating dad
To millions of fans he was the straight-laced single father of Michelle and bestie to Uncle Jesse on Full House.But behind the scenes he admits that he was not only wildly inappropriate on the set — he also he slept in the same bed with heartthrob John Stamos.Full House: The cast of the wildly successful show, which was on the air for eight years, included (clockwise from bottom left) Jodie Sweetin, one of the two Olsen twins, Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier and Candace Cameron ‘Cameras were rolling and one of the young ladies had made a poop, which had to be removed or we would have been holding a child with a smashed-poo-filled diaper for a long scene.
The whole show for me was like a beautiful Jekyll and Hyde experience’, Saget writes.
‘Being silly helped us survive a super-clean-cut show that at first mostly got panned but then in retrospect became part of family-television humor’.
Coulier was famous for his huge gas explosions, writes Saget. Most of them involve mirrors and the fact that he always has Greek yogurt dripping out of his mouth'.
He’d look at Saget and say, ‘You’d kill yourself if I wasn’t here’. Saget confesses that he was a serial liar throughout childhood, perjuring himself from age nine on.
Then he’d loudly fart right after saying his character’s tagline, ‘Cut it out’. I had just slept with John Stamos'The two are still close. He was a 'mischievous little bastard shoplifting toy guns, candy, setting small fires.' Just a nerdy kid and horny teenager who had his sexual awakening at ten reading Playboy.
One day, when the kids on the show - Jodi Sweetin and Candace Cameron along with the Olsens - were taking a long time shooting their scenes, the three guys raided the prop room refrigerator and inhaled the nitrous oxide in the six cans of Reddi-whip whipped cream they discovered inside. He worked his way up from a supermarket butcher to the company's vice president of meat. His father was Bob’s childhood hero and influenced his son with his own sick and weird humor to deal with all the hardship and death in the family.
Saget says his father, who passed away in 2007, spoke to him like he was his beer-drinking buddy. That laid the groundwork for Bob using comedy to escape pain.
'One of his sisters even stopped by to check on us. With so many close relatives dropping dead throughout his youth, death became an obsession with the comedian.‘I can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to it than just cutting to black’, he writes. His mother, Dolly, lost twins seven and eight days respectively after their birth on May 17, 1954 from a dysentery infestation at a Philadelphia hospital.
Precisely two years later, on May 17, 1957, Bob was born.
‘What my family went through – all the tragedy and all the pain, both before and after I was born – is what created and fostered that crucial/survival gene, which revealed itself most markedly in my father and in me.
It was this part of my DNA that allowed me to lose two of the most important people in my life and push even harder to pursue a career in making people laugh’.'I was so depressed for so many years over trying to become a working comedian that my sense of self-worth would plummet’.