The lovely eulogy for late presenter Bob Saget on America’s Funniest Home Videos was a fitting tribute. Highlights from Saget’s eight-season tenure on the program were shown at the beginning of Sunday’s edition of the long-running TV show.
“A legend passed away last week, as you may have heard. And AFV lost a member of its own family “Alfonso Ribeiro, the show is current presenter, is expected to introduce the video.
“To this day, Bob Saget’s name is associated with AFV. Without his distinct sense of humor, this program would not have been the same. It has been a privilege to carry on Bob’s legacy by continuing to light the way “Then he said something. “Remember when Bob was just Bob?”
After the introduction, a video montage showed Saget savoring his role as host. In one standout moment, the comic fell through a set window, and in another, a monkey perched on his shoulder was funny.
AFV’s 20th-anniversary special included an interview with Saget’s successor, Tom Bergeron. In an interview, the Full House actor stated that he offered the TV show its voiceovers in a variety of hilarious tones.
The following is an excerpt from the video’s description on YouTube: “Bob Saget’s death on Sunday morning has been well-publicized. Bob was the heart and soul of a TV program that went on to become a worldwide sensation.”
“Bob brought a smile to our faces, he made us laugh out loud, and he made us chuckle from time to time. Legendary comedian. A kind and generous heart. We miss you very much. Bob, you will be sorely missed. ❤.”
The Scleroderma Research Foundation was also mentioned on the broadcast, and fans were encouraged to make a donation in Saget’s honor. In 1994, the beloved comedian’s elder sister Gay succumbed to the autoimmune condition, and he was devastated by her death.
After 30 years of championing the cause of raising awareness of scleroderma and funding research for a solution, he has passed away,” stated AFV in a statement. His generosity and devotion to the SRF mission were unmatched; he will be remembered for his profound compassion, remarkable kindness, and large heart.
From 1990 until 1997, Saget presented AFV on ABC, where he passed away on January 9th. John Fugelsang, Daisy Fuentes, Bergeron, and Ribeiro are among the people who will take his place as the next president of the United States.
Prior to Ribeiro’s Instagram post, he paid his respects to the former Full House cast member, saying, “I am profoundly saddened by the demise of my buddy and colleague @afvofficial presenter @bobsaget today.”
adding: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum “When the program first aired in the early ’90s, I had the pleasure of meeting him. He blew me away. Without Bob, there would be no AFV. Tributes have been paid to Bob. We shall all miss you.”
He was a performer definitely, but he was also a human being and surprisingly well-grounded,” Bergeron said recently in an interview with PEOPLE.
“Those who are regarded to be at the top of the “totem pole” are the only ones who give any thought to anything else. Bob, I believe, was a person who valued not just his own talents but also those of others, nurturing and appreciating them. An admirable quality, to be sure “she said.
Kelly Rizzo, Bob Saget’s Wife, Pays Tribute to Late Star After Funeral
A few days after his burial, Rizzo posted a heartfelt tribute to her late comic husband on Instagram, calling him “THE MOST INCREDIBLE MAN ON EARTH” and expressing her gratitude for the “fortunate” marriage she had.
A photo of the couple smiling together was shared by Rizzo, who gushed over her “wonderful husband” and confessed her regrets about the “time I was deprived of” with the Fuller House and Full House actor. Instead of thinking about how fortunate she is to be married to “THE MOST INCREDIBLE MAN ON EARTH,” she reveals how she is attempting to reframe her new reality.
“I had the privilege of accompanying him on this roller coaster trip for the last six years and being a part of his life. We were able to make each other the happy we would ever be and transform one other’s life forever in that little window of opportunity.
I am the one who has to care for and adore him, thus it is up to me “She wrote. “He is deserving of all the affection. Everything is all of it. Because Bob was so incredible. He had my heart. You would have known he cared for you if you were in his life. He was always there to inform you.”
When it came to her romantic connection with Saget, Rizzo said she had “no regrets.” “Every day, we told each other how much we loved and cared for each other 500 times. At all times “She had a lot to say. “I know how much dad cared for me till the end, and he knew it as well. That means a lot to me. That is not understood by everybody.”
Rizzo expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of love and support she got following her husband’s death, calling him “a force” and describing him as such an influence on the globe.
“Regardless of whether you knew him or not, I am sure you were awed by the massive outpouring of love and homage. It was a sight no one had ever seen before “she said. “I am so grateful for the love and encouragement I have received from family, friends, and complete strangers alike. All of the people I know care about Bob, and they want to make sure I am okay. My gratitude will always be with you.”
In the present, she is determined to continue his legacy. “In his heart, Bob had so much more love to offer and so much more to accomplish.
As much as I can, I want to disseminate his message of love and laughter throughout the globe to the fullest extent of my abilities. (I am not going to do stand-up, so do not expect to see me doing that), “She put pen to paper.
“As an added bonus, I would like to mention how much he valued the work of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. All I want is to make him happy. And to his daughters, I will always be there for you.”
Andrea Barber, Kimmy Gibbler’s Full House co-star on Fuller House, wrote the following: “Kelly, you have a wonderful way of seeing things. In the midst of your personal sadness, you have shown such grace and kindness by reminding each of us how much Bob loved us.
It is only one of the many reasons why Bob fell in love with you in the first place. There is no question in my mind that he is very proud of you. I adore you with all of my heart.”
Full House star Sweetin, who portrayed Stephanie Tanner on both programs, took a minute to welcome Rizzo into the family.
“You have a lot of admirers. Also, thank you for bringing such joy to Bob’s life. I recall the first time he told me about you, saying how “amazing” you were. For both of you, what you had was a blessing. Thank goodness I was able to see a short portion of it “Sweetin wrote.
“I have been so impressed with how you have handled your personal sadness, as well as the grief of others, this week. You have shown grace and amazing compassion. I am sure Bob’s happy for you. Kelly, I miss you. Now that you are a member of the clan, good luck trying to get rid of us.”
As D.J. Tanner, Saget’s oldest daughter, Bure expressed her affection for Rizzo. “Beautiful on the inside and out, Kelly. Bob was smitten with you because of it. You and he were meant to be together because you have the same kind of heart “She put pen to paper.
“For the rest of your days, we will be here for you. Until the end of time. We have no intention of leaving. I am really grateful to have you as a friend.”