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Bob Saget honored by AFV for remainder of Season 32 ‘with weekly segments’ of old clips

Bob Saget honored by AFV for remainder of season 32 ‘with weekly segments’ featuring old clips from his tenure as the original America’s Funniest Home Videos host

  • AFV will honor its first host, Bob Saget, with weekly tribute segments for the remainder of Season 32, Variety reported
  • The series will put together short montages of Saget’s eight-year tenure in the long-running comedy series
  • Bob died unexpectedly in early January at the age of 65 in his Florida hotel room after a stand-up show



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AFV will honor late comedian Bob Saget, who was the original host of the music video series, with weekly segments for the remainder of Season 32.

Producers of the long-running ABC show collect some of Saget’s best and most memorable moments from his eight years as emcee of America’s Funniest Home Videos, Variety reported on Monday.

Saget died suddenly in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month at age 65. Five days later, on January 14, he was buried in the Mount Sinai Memorial Park cemetery.

Tribute: AFV will honor late comedian Bob Saget, who was the original host of the music video series, with weekly segments for the remainder of the season, Variety reported Monday.

Tribute: AFV will honor late comedian Bob Saget, who was the original host of the music video series, with weekly segments for the remainder of the season, Variety reported Monday.

A week after Saget’s death, AFV shared a touching tribute to the first presenter who launched the series in 1989.

Executive producer Vin Di Bona then decided to turn the one-off greeting into a weekly segment using archival video clips from Bob’s eight years as host.

“I’d forgotten how whimsical and crazy his host bits were — very physical and very visual,” Di Bona said in an interview with Variety.

He added by way of example: “In a show, he walks on stage in front of the audience and says, ‘Did I tell you it’s my birthday?’ And the crowd all raise their hands with wrapped presents for him. It’s that kind of soft, crazy humor that I want younger generations to see from him.’

1643056945 734 Bob Saget honored by AFV for remainder of Season 32

1643056945 734 Bob Saget honored by AFV for remainder of Season 32

“I’d forgotten how whimsical and crazy his host bits were — very physical and very visual,” said AFV executive producer Vin Di Bona

Season 32, which has 12 more episodes for the year, will run the AFV Remembers the Saget Years at different times on each broadcast.

Saget was the first presenter of the comedy series and paved the way for later presenters including John Fugelsang, Daisy Fuentes, Tom Bergeron and current host Alfonso Ribeiro.

After his death, the program showed a montage of clips from Saget’s 1989-1997 tenure, which showed the actor comic doing pratfalls, riding a bicycle while carrying a surfboard, driving a miniature children’s car, and talking to a monkey. which rested on his shoulder. .

“As you’ve heard, the world has lost a legend this week,” said the show’s 50-year-old host, Alfonso Ribeiro. And AFV lost a family member.

Salute: Season 32, which has 12 more episodes for the year, will run the AFV Remembers the Saget Years at different times on each broadcast

Salute: Season 32, which has 12 more episodes for the year, will run the AFV Remembers the Saget Years at different times on each broadcast

Salute: Season 32, which has 12 more episodes for the year, will run the AFV Remembers the Saget Years at different times on each broadcast

Bob Saget is synonymous with AFV to this day and this show wouldn’t have been the same without his unique sense of humor. It was an honor for me to continue to carry the torch Bob so brightly lit. Look back at Bob who is Bob.’

Bob was found dead in his room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, on January 9, the afternoon after performing his stand-up act at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, outside of Jacksonville.

Saget was buried five days later, on January 14, in the Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles.

Former Full House co-star and longtime best friend, John Stamos, served as pallbearer at the funeral and delivered a moving eulogy.

Tragic: Bob was found dead in his room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 9, the afternoon after performing his stand-up act at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, outside of Jacksonville

Tragic: Bob was found dead in his room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 9, the afternoon after performing his stand-up act at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, outside of Jacksonville

Tragic: Bob was found dead in his room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 9, the afternoon after performing his stand-up act at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, outside of Jacksonville

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