Have you ever had one of those moments that just shocks the hell out of you?
You know, an event where your world, and everything in it, is ripped from its very foundation and strewn about like a broken piñata filled with middle finger-shaped candies.
Remember, up until this point, I only knew Saget as Danny Tanner from ABC’s family-friendly, gem of their ‘TGIF” lineup – Full House. Danny Tanner was the good-hearted, father of the pre-sex symbol Olsen twins. Danny Tanner was a bland man with impeccable manners and a moral compass pointed towards common decency. Danny Tanner wasn’t funny.
In addition, I might have even pictured the awkward, lanky man with the terrible comedic timing, telling horribly written, pun encrusted jokes to a tortured studio audience during an episode of America’s Funniest Home Videos. This was the Bob Saget that I knew from my formative years.
However, in 1998 when I watched that weed-scented piece of cinema and saw Saget’s rock bottom-dwelling character rise from his chair and ask his fellow Narcotics Anonymous members if they ever, you know, “[did something dirty] for coke,” I was shocked. Even if Danny Tanner still wasn’t funny, Bob Saget finally was.
Pleasantly… utterly… and hilariously… shocked.
Since that day, the Bob Saget I previously knew was practically gone. Since that day, I’m proud to say that I became a Bob Saget fan. Now, in the not-too-distant future, Saget will have a chance to shock the audience members who still believe the spirit of Danny Tanner is alive and well.
According to Associated Press reports, Saget has signed a deal with It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, to release his first published book in the early part of 2014.
The 56-year-old Saget wrote yesterday on his Twitter account for his 1.7 million followers, “I’m excited to be writing my first book for It Books, from HarperCollins Publishers, for early 2014. It may get dirty.”
If Saget’s expletive-filled, for mature audiences only stand-up comedy show, not to mention his “Half Baked” appearance, is any indication as to the level of dirtiness we can expect from Saget’s book, well, let’s just say, your Kindle might start blushing.
Ladies and gentlemen of my generation, it’s official – R.I.P. Danny Tanner