'God-given brother': John Stamos reveals LAST TEXT from Bob Saget in Netflix special
Bob Saget's wife Kelly Rizzo Saget is also featured in the trailer for the Netflix special 'Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute,' speaking about her husband's love for humor
John Stamos is paying tribute to his late buddy Bob Saget's life and legacy in the forthcoming Netflix special 'Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute'. Stamos, in the trailer for the special, talks about his final text conversation with Saget. This Friday, June 10, 'Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute' will be released on Netflix at 3 am ET and will be available worldwide on the streaming platform.
"I wanna read my last text from Bob," Stamos, 58, stated in the trailer released on Wednesday, 8 July. "He said, 'I love you so much. I will say that God gave me the brother that I wanted.'" "I said, 'Well, you have a lot of god-given brothers, but I'm first, right?'" said Stamos, adding that Saget responded by saying "[John] Mayer is an amazing friend, but he's more fair-weather. You're always there, so you're number one." Mayer, 44, who was also in the audience, found Saget's joke, delivered posthumously, funny, as did the rest of the audience, who burst out laughing. Saget died on January 9th, at the age of 65, just one day after doing a stand-up special outside of Jacksonville. He was discovered in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida. Bob Saget's wife, Kelly Rizzo Saget, is also featured in the trailer, speaking about her husband's love for humor.
He died of head injuries, which were consistent with a fall, according to an autopsy. Mike Bender, comedian Chris Rock, Paul Rodriguez, and musician John Mayer are among the cast members of the tribute special for Bob Saget. The trailer appears to be quite pleasant, with a lot of amusing moments that make for a delightful watch.
According to People, during an interview on the Dystopia Tonight! with John Poveromo podcast in March, the late actor's buddy Mike Binder announced that the event was recorded on video and will be shown on Netflix in June. "We filmed it and I showed it to Netflix," Binder explained. "I said, 'Look at this. Just look at 16 minutes of this.' Robbie Praw, the Head of Comedy at Netflix, said, 'This is remarkable.' And they bought it."
"Being respected in the stand-up comedy world was everything to Bob. And the outpouring of love and respect that he got Sunday night at the @thecomedystore really proved that he was at the top of his game," Stamos wrote in a separate Instagram post. "He would've been so proud to see the celebration we put together for him."
The Netflix show premieres just a few weeks after Saget's 66th birthday. On that day, Stamos expressed his affection for his on-screen brother-in-law by posting a photo of him and Saget on the beach. "Death ends a life, not a relationship," Stamos wrote, quoting famed actor Jack Lemmon. He went on to say, "Happy Birthday Bobby. I miss you madly." Rizzo responded to Stamos' tweet with the following message: "Truer words have never been spoken. Love you brother ❤️"
Stars including Stamos, Mayer, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Jeff Ross, Dave Chappelle, Seth Green, and Saget's wife Kelly Rizzo paid homage to the actor at the taped Comedy Store tribute event shortly after his passing.