Fans are still mourning the loss of actor, host and comedian Bob Saget, who tragically died last week at the age of 65. The beloved star of “Full House” was a generation TV father and also the original host of the long-running ABC comedy show, “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
In honor of his legacy, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” brings a special tribute to the Case, which airs at the beginning of Sunday’s episode at 6 p.m. 19:00 ET / PT, exactly one week after the Case died at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida. “Bob was the backbone of a TV show that has gone on to entertain not only America but the entire world,” AFV said in the episode’s description on YouTube. “Bob made us smile, he made us laugh out loud, and often he made us laugh. A comedy legend. A kind soul. Our dear friend. We will miss you, Bob.”
Bob Saget hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989 to 1997, delivering playful puns, cheesy comments and introducing audiences across the country to some of the funniest and most unexpected moments captured on home video. The show was a precursor to the wave of recording collections still shown today as “Tosh.0”, “Ridiculousness”, all the “Most / Best / Worst” shows on TruTV and the short-lived extreme sports show “The Scar.”
Preview of Bob Saget Memorial Tribute
Current “America’s Funniest Home Videos” host Alfonso Ribeiro introduces an emotionally charged segment highlighting some of the Case’s most memorable moments, as well as a clip from an interview between former host Tom Bergeron and The Case from the 20th anniversary special of “AFV”. America’s Longest Running Fun Show was originally an hour-long special organized by Saget in 1989, but worked so well that it was picked up as a series. He often included impromptu voice-over impressions of what the inner monologue might have been to the people or animals featured on the show.
“AFV” also uses the show to reinforce the Case’s philanthropic efforts for research and awareness of scleroderma, a case that is very much on his mind after the loss of his sister. It is estimated that the Case has helped raise millions of dollars for the Scleroderma Research Fund and this will continue posthumously as masses continue to donate in his memory. Episodes of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” are streamed on Hulu after their broadcast on ABC. There are no words yet on whether the segment will be made available on YouTube for those who do not have cable or Hulu.