Suzanne Somers recalled there have been “two sides” to her pal Bob Saget — the sitcom dad of “Full House” who could possibly be so edgy as a standup, he went “beyond Richard Pryor.”
“He was so young,” mentioned Somers instructed Page Six on Monday after she’d been shocked to be taught of Saget’s premature demise at 65 whereas she was showing just about on an Australian morning present on Sunday evening, California time.
Somers, 75, instructed Page Six that again when Saget was on the hit “Full House,” he “seemed way younger,” however “he did have two sides,” she mentioned. “One was the dad good guy always doing [the right thing], and the other was one step beyond Richard Pryor.”
But Somers mentioned she appreciated each — as a result of she has a racy sense of humor.
Saget was recognized for his straight-arrow TV persona, in addition to an incongruously “blue” stand-up act.
Somers was near Saget as a result of they labored, “Practically side-by-side,” she instructed us, when she was starring within the Nineteen Nineties sitcom “Step By Step” whereas Saget filmed “Full House” in a studio subsequent door on the Warner Bros. lot.
“It was such a fun time because we all would meet at the commissary for lunch, and it was this ongoing party,” Somers instructed Page Six.
She mentioned she and Saget joked on the time that, “On ‘Step By Step’ year one, [my character] had a mother, a sister and a pig. Then by year two, I had no mother, no sister and no pig. And we would never talk about it [on the show].”
The “Three’s Company” star mentioned that when she discovered of Saget’s demise whereas showing on the Aussie TV interview, “I was kind of startled. Who would think when you’re on Australian TV [you’d] get this alert news about Bob Saget? My jaw was ajar — are you kidding?”
Saget was discovered lifeless in his resort room on the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Fla., based on native regulation enforcement. His trigger of demise has but to be revealed. The former “America’s Funniest Home Videos” host was on tour and carried out in Jacksonville earlier than he handed away. There has been an outpouring of assist from his co-stars.
Somers additionally instructed us that she crossed paths with the late legend Betty White whereas in Hollywood, however they had been by no means shut.
“We were green-room friends,” Somers mentioned of White after we requested if she’d recognized the star. “If she was on ‘The Tonight Show.’” But she added of the late “Golden Girls” actress, “she was funny,” earlier than taking it to the following stage by saying, “she was f–king funny.”
In 1978, they had been friends on “Donny & Marie” collectively, together with Paul Lynde.
According to TMZ, White suffered a stroke six days earlier than she died at age 99, her demise certificates mentioned. Her agent beforehand mentioned she died of pure causes, releasing an announcement to People that mentioned: “Betty died peacefully in her sleep at her home.”
Page Six reached out to White’s rep for remark.