Full House star Dave Coulier is still making his way through unread texts sent by his late friend and former castmate, Bob Saget.
Stars of the classic TGIF mainstay sat on a panel at 90s Con in Tampa, FL, on September 16, where they opened up about their relationships with Saget. During that conversation, Coulier shared that the comedian loved to text, and he sent so many that Coulier is still finding unread messages nearly two years after Saget’s death.
“I’m still opening texts that he sent me, that’s how many he sent me,” Coulier laughed, per Parade.
Jodi Sweetin noted that Saget always followed his messages with a signature text, which doubled everyone’s inboxes.
“He would always sign all of his texts, ‘By the way, it’s Bob.’ Like he would send a separate text that said, ‘By the way, it’s Bob.’ [It became] a running joke,” she said.
Saget was found dead inside a Ritz Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida, on January 9, 2022. An autopsy revealed that he died from blunt head trauma. Saget’s family released a statement saying “he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it, and went to sleep. No drugs or alcohol were involved.”
Dave Coulier and the rest of the Full House cast stood by Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, and daughters; Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer, in the months that followed. The actors had been famously close to each other both during and after the series. Coulier and Saget’s friendship, however, was decades older than the show.
Dave Coulier and Bob Saget Were Friends Long Before ‘Full House’
As Dave Coulier shared during the panel, he and Saget met in a Detroit, Michigan, dive bar when Coulier was 18. They were both performing standup that day and Coulier, now 64, remembered being starstruck by Saget’s performance.
“It was just amazing,” he gushed. “And I was like, ‘I want to be as good as that guy someday,’ so Bob [wrote his number on a napkin and said], ‘Call me when you get to L.A..’”
Coulier moved to L.A. six months later, and he called Saget just as he promised. But they didn’t just meet up for drinks. Saget let his new friend sleep on his couch for two weeks while Coulier looked for a permanent home. Coulier joked that when it came to Full House, “art imitated life.”
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