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|Bob Saget That Ain't Right|
Actor: Bob Saget
Director: Beth McCarthy
Genres: Comedy, Television
You might think you know Bob Saget, but do you really? His decidedly adult brand of comedy, which deals with life as a single dad, his parents' sex life, dating, divorce, and any question you had about Full House will leav... more »
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Graham R. Scott | 09/09/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Upon seeing former family-hour anchor Saget act like he has Tourette's and ADHD simultaneously, some reviewers here -- it appears -- couldn't stop laughing.
Many more people, it seems, couldn't start.
I was somewhere in between: I started watching about halfway through, and for ten minutes or more, never once felt the urge to laugh. I outgrew scatalogical humor decades ago (or thought I had). In short, I was in the zero-to-one-stars camp. Under normal circumstances, I probably would have changed the channel or shut the thing off, but I had nothing better to do and wanted to see how bad it would get. But here's the thing: Saget's wit flies by at about a mile a minute, usually buried in what appears to be stream of (very raunchy) consciousness; the jokes are dropped in so slyly through sleight-of-mouth that they're practically subliminal. Moreover, most of these "wait -- what did he just say?"-type jokes build on previous ones, which is why it took me about ten minutes to start catching up on them. Once I did, I found quite a few of them pretty funny -- and several of his jabs during the last half of my show had me laughing so hard I ended up wheezing.
All of this means it's very tough to figure out whether to recommend his routine to anyone. I think much of his profane material will only appeal to the potty-mouth, not-too-cerebral crowd, and turn off those who appreciate fine wit. But at the same time, I wonder whether his cleverest jokes are likely to be missed entirely by the belch-and-gas crowd. Put another way, I suspect the appropriate audience for Saget is very, very, very small: You have to simultaneously love subtle wit and the most profane, carnal, guttermouth, unredeemably bad jokes in the world -- and be happy, mostly, with the latter. That's a pretty small demographic, and I'm frankly not sure I fall within it.
One last note: I would politely disagree with those who suggest Saget is just trying to play against his good-boy image. Based on my read of the man, I would bet otherwise: He's not overcompensating, folks -- just out of the closet."
I saw him live and WOW its a good show
Patrick A. Moore | Morgantown, wv United States | 09/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bob Saget is known for AFV. watch him in person and he is a great show. IF you are easily offeeennnddeeedd, then dont watch."
Aww, Bob Swears...
J. Marshall | Oakland, CA | 10/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Good for Bob. Like a child actor doing some B movie, soft-porn or angry at my father type indie-flick, just to break their goodie-two-shoes image, Bob Saget charges the stage with both guns blazin'! Everyone has different tastes and anyone who may have seen The Aristocrats will appreciate the courageous de-facement Saget unleashes upon himself and the shock-comedy genere. If YOU had to do x number of years of light-hearted family programming you too might want to create new ways "make em' laugh". It's not for everyone, but it's Bob, I love that guy."
"Watch this, Bob Saget!!"...
Mark Gatzke | Plant City, FL USA | 02/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oh, how I longed for the good old days of Sam Kinison and Bob Goldthwait... And then along comes Bob Saget, making up for years of fluffy, empty quips ala Full House and America's Funniest Videos with a performance that is nothing short of stunning. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard for so long. He's out of control and making up for lost time. Granted, it's not for everyone. This brand of humor knocks the door to bad taste off its hinges. It's in the gutter and stream-of-consciousness all the way, but, believe it or not, that's a lot harder to pull off than you might think. But what makes this stuff truly funny is that it's BOB SAGET! I respect a man who goes with his gut, and Bob is the current leader of the shock-comedy pack. Nicely done!"