I remember young me seeing the bit where Bob Saget asked Dave Chappell if he ever sucked dick for coke and that was such a disconnect between who I understood him to be (cheesy TV guy) and real life that I couldn't reconcile it. The fact that I was just coming out of a 13 year private christian education might not have helped things either. I had a similar disappointing feeling when I found out that Creed sold out and was making mainstream music.
Suffice it to say, I never really knew who Bob was other than the fact that I knew he wasn't the character he played on TV all those years. And I never really thought about it. That is until this summer...
I haven't shared much of my life on here but I used to be neighbors with the late, great Ralphie May. Ralphie's widow and I have been friends for years and we co-own a small media company. She's been spending the better part of a couple years shooting a documentary covering the life of Ralphie and his struggle with addiction. And part of the process has been interviewing various comedians and celebrities. A couple months ago we interviewed Kevin Smith. A couple months before that we interviewed Jay Leno. That's probably a post of it's own because Jay and I talked cars and that dude gets a bad rap for reasons that escape me. A couple months before that, she interviewed Bob. I wasn't there for that one.
We have cloud storage that we upload media to and one day while uploading my clips I noticed Bob's interview on our server and watched part of it. If the scene where he's asking Dave Chappell if he ever sucked coke for marijuana shocked me into thinking he was kind of a dick, the interview on our server was equally shocking in the complete opposite way. Not only was he funny, but he was genuine and gracious with his time.
I can't delve too much into what the interview covered but suffice it to say, Bob was a good guy or was at least doing a really convincing job of playing a good guy. You'll all eventually be able to see at least some parts of that interview in the documentary.
I'm not sure why I'm sharing any of this other than the fact that I keep seeing this post and every time I see it, it reminds me of that feeling I got when I watched the video this summer and how wrong my assumptions were about this guy for so many years.
If I ever med jay leno id say 3/4 of my questions would be about the SHO GUN
I'm trying not to. lol. It gets better with age, I think.I know you are being modest which I appreciate, but from my point of view you do not come off as arrogant in your posts and I’m not speaking about this instance either.
Not sure if that makes a difference for you.