Bob Saget Chokes up While Praising His ‘Full House’ Daughters
“Full House” is set to make a comeback with the renewal of its fifth and final season. Bob Saget ( Danny Tanner) got emotional while speaking about his TV family now that the end is so close.
Andrea Barber, who plays Saget’s TV best friend, Kimmy Gibbler, shared the heartwarming moment in a video clip she posted on YouTube.
The entire cast of the American sitcom were reunited for the first table reading of its final season. Overcome with emotions, Saget choked up as he spoke about his TV family – actresses Candace Cameron and Jodie Sweetin.
The star actresses play the role of his two daughters in “Fuller House,” and seeing as they have been together since the original “Full House” series, the small group have forged a close-knit relationship.
63-year-old Saget particularly has a family much like the series’ Tanner family. He has three grown daughters much like his famous character in “Fuller House,” Danny Tanner. The close similarity makes it not too surprising to find him near tears as he discussed the end of playing the patriarch. He said:
"I'm so proud to have been able to raise these girls and know them since they were ... like my girls — like my own daughters.”
If you are an avid fan of “Fuller House,” then you should know that it is a sequel to the 1987–1995 television series “Full House.” Saget originally starred in the show even back then and reprising his Danny Tanner role in the 2016 Netflix sequel means his work spans across decades!
That is why Saget’s passion comes through as he recalled times from working on “Full House” with Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie) and Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.) while they were much younger. Even back then, they enjoyed their time on screen together as the actor reminisced.
"Jodie slept over at the house, and Aubrey was her friend. Candace was 10, and we would look forward to our scenes together because they were so real. This was at the very, very beginning."
He elicited an emotional reaction from his audience as he said to them:
"I couldn't be prouder than if I was your own dad, and I love you."
It is perhaps this, tight-knit offscreen relationship the cast has, that has made their portrayals come off so smoothly even going on to make them household names. Initially set to have just four seasons, fans expressed excitement after news hit that there will be a fifth season renewal.
Unfortunately, new reports have it that Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis (D.J. and Stephanie’s aunt), who is played by Lori Loughlin may not come back.
Although unconfirmed, this is assumed to be a result of the cheating admissions scandal that has engulfed Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli. There is still, however, no confirmatory statement from Netflix as regards this.