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Bob Saget Returns

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Nerdist Podcast: Bob Saget Returns

The wonderful Bob Saget returns to the Nerdist podcast! He and Chris talk about his new book and dealing with death through humor, and they try to keep on track but keep getting into tangents!

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  • I was disappointed that neither of the sister wives would be on this one, but It’s one of those episodes that isn’t hindered by the lack of personalities.

    PS: I don’t think Sessler has ever been on the podcast if I’m remembering correctly. With all that’s going on with him now, I’d love to see his face pop up here someday.

  • This was an awesome podcast. Made several of my co-workers look at me funny when I would suddenly burst out laughing for no apparent reason.

    On a side note, a Full House Themed @ Midnight would be fun to watch.

  • I had my gall bladder out two months ago!!! But my wife had hers taken out nine years ago and she is fine. And if I have a heart attack it will be due to other issues.

  • I really loved this episode. Bob Saget was open and genuine. When things are talked about in an honest way, the topic almost doesn’t matter. Based on the pod, I would totally see a stand up set where he was being this honest.

    What made HIMYM work was the drama plus comedy. My point is that the drama of talking about life and death really improved the dick jokes. There is NO sarcasm in that last sentence.

    The odd moment for me was when CH thanked his Dad for dying because it helps the new material. I had that thought. But I’m totally not allowed that thought at all. I’m glad he said it. I’m still really sorry I thought it.

  • This was a really nice episode considering i just lost my grandmother less then a month ago. Hearing people talk about the thoughts and feelings that come with it all really means a lot. This podcast has helped me laugh when i didn’t think i could anymore. Thanks for another great episode

  • It’s great that Chris got the chance to interview his father before he passed away. My father passed away last July. Since then, there have been many times when I wanted to ask him something or tell him something. I related to what they discussed in this podcast.

  • The exchange about taking the clothes to the funeral home reminded me of a favorite story about managing grief with humor: when a college friend’s father died, she, her sisters and her mother were sitting around the kitchen table the night before the wake/funeral, when the phone rang. One of the girls answered, listened and then said to their mother, “It’s the funeral home; they want to know if Dad should have his glasses on.” Their mother replied, “Well only if he’s going to read something.”

  • Good episode. I just lost my grandmother and my fiance’s best friend a few months ago. I felt bad for Bob. It sounded like he needed to talk it out. Sounds like he missed you Chris. The intermix of the grief and the laughs was great. I think people think you have to just be sad. It’s nice to show that you can joke through it as well.

    I laughed though when you guys said who watches AFV anymore. My fiance watches it almost every week and it’s usually the new ones. Lol. He doesn’t even own a computer so youtube is almost foreign to him unless I show him something on it. Yes there are those people still out there. It’s interesting living with one when you are a tech geek like me.

  • Thank you for another great episode! I couldn’t help but be charmed by the lingering, “Midwestern-goodbye” that Chris and Bob got tangled in. It seems that almost all of the conversations had with friends, family, acquaintances, etc. end that way (15 minutes after the first goodbye) for me here in MN.