Dave Coulier Remembers Friend And FULL HOUSE Co-Star Bob Saget: ‘We Made Each Other Laugh’
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Dave Coulier remembered his FULL HOUSE co-star and friend, the late Bob Saget, in a recent interview.
“We made each other laugh,” Coulier shared. “And, you know, it was me, Bob and [the late] Garry Shandling, and Saget always had a three-way calling, so the three of us would be on the road, and Bob always would patch me and Garry in, and we were like three fifth graders.”
Coulier met Saget when he was just 18 years old and starting out as a young comic. He even ended up sleeping on Saget’s couch while they were filming and “became instant friends.”
The actor also shared what he would remember most about his FULL HOUSE days.
“We laughed our tails off,” Coulier said. “We had such a good time that we still talk about the stories when we get together,” he said. “We are very close. We are a very — it is almost insane that a TV show becomes a real family. But we did.”
“We have been there for everything from, you know, the start of our show to the cancellation of our show from being no-names to being huge names from births, divorces, deaths, marriages — you name it. We have been through it like a real family,” he concluded.
Movieguide® previously reported on Coulier and his sobriety journey and how it helped him handle his grief at the death of Saget:
FULL HOUSE star Dave Coulier credited sobriety for helping him deal with his grief in the aftermath of his friend and co-star Bob Saget’s death, as well as the earlier deaths of his brother and father.
“I definitely went through the sorrow hat trick, so to speak,” he shared. “My brother took his own life, and he was actually the funniest person I’ve ever known. My brother, Dan. I was the one who found him at my dad’s house down in the basement. A part of me died that day as well, because I really loved my brother.
“I made jokes to my friends and family and the line was, ‘Boy, I sure picked the wrong time in my life to stop drinking,’” Coulier continued. “And people would laugh at that knowing I was sober. And then my father passed away a couple of months ago, and I got to say all of the things that a son could say to his father about how proud I was.”
In March of this year, the actor announced that he was two years sober.
“I thought to myself after those three lives were gone, I would’ve never been able to feel all of that if I was drinking, and it was really important to me to just feel that sorrow,” he explained. “There was nothing masking that, there were no layers that were covering that up. I thought to myself, ‘This is what I should be doing. I should be feeling this pain. I should be feeling this incredible love for these people.’”
“With alcohol, I was covering all that up,” he continued. “It was a real stark reminder to me that alcohol has been stealing all of those moments in my life for a long, long time.”
Coulier is currently working on a new series for Sony Affirm, called LIVE+LOCAL. The show will be available on Pure Flix and will follow Coulier’s character as he navigates the world of small town local radio.
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