He may have played a nerdy and conservative dad on the hit show, Full House, in the late 80’s and early 90’s, but Bob Saget was anything but strait laced during that period or since. ‘Danny Tanner‘ was a fictional single father to three young girls, but in the new memoir by Saget, which is being released tomorrow, ‘Dirty Daddy,’ we find out far more than we ever knew about the iconic figure for many of our childhoods.
The comic admits that he couldn’t keep his edgy – some might say sick – sense of humor at bay.
‘I’d release my demons for a little while onstage’, and was often scolded by producers and parents of the kids for his childish antics on the hit show that ran for eight years from 1987 to 1995.
Saget confides he had the disagreeable task of changing the Olsen twins’ diapers more than once.
‘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. A very long scene if you’re smelling poo the whole time,’ Saget writes.
‘I couldn’t help it. 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’.
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… The cream was meant for Michelle’s birthday cake scene.
I totally grew up watching this show, and since I grew up in the Bay Area, loved it all the more for its San Francisco setting. I guess it’s a true testament about how what we perceive and come to love on the big and little screen is make-believe. We can’t expect the actors who play the fictional characters to actually be them in real life… as much as we often want them to be. I bet the book will be a hilarious and interesting read. His humor is crass and dirty- but pretty funny all the same… Once you get over your visions of ‘Danny Tanner’ that is.
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