Jimmy Kimmel Broke Down While Talking About Bob Saget In His Opening Monologue On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
As you know, Bob Saget tragically passed away this weekend at 65 and the comedy crowd and beyond has been feeling it ever since. His former co-stars and friends have talked about him and Jimmy is next up to make you cry about a man you never knew personally but felt like you did, as he brought the raw emotion to his opening monologue last night.
TMZ says that no cause of death has yet been announced for Bob but law enforcement sources say that it may have been a stroke or heart attack. Whatever it was, his family and friends and everyone who grew up in the 90s are devastated from the sudden loss. Jimmy spoke about how wonderful Bob was, calling him the “sweetest” and about the work he did with the Scleroderma Research Foundation which aims to find a cure to Scleroderma–a rare disease that took the life of Bob’s sister, Gay, who died at 47. Jimmy talked about the support Bob showed people around him, including to Jimmy himself when his son was in the hospital, via Variety:
“Bob was the sweetest. He was the sweetest man,” Kimmel said. “I have so many wonderfully kind and supportive texts and emails and calls from Bob. He always had a compliment. He’d write sometimes just to tell me he loved me and I know he did that for many people… He had something funny to say about everything and nothing bad to say about anyone. Never.”
“…When my son was in the hospital, Bob checked in a lot. I want to send love to his daughters, to his wife Kelly and to his friends who loved him so much,” Kimmel said. “He was very kind to everyone and he had no problem telling you that he loved you and what you meant to him.”
Jimmy also talked about how John Stamos and Bob had been on his show to eulogize Don Rickles back in 2017 and how strange it was that a few years later it would be Bob who was being eulogized–which is really when Jimmy’s tears kicked in.
And here’s a video of Bob making a speech at a table read for Fuller House, courtesy of Andrea Barber who played Kimmy Gibbler. WARNING: This may make you feel things.
All right you got your emotional outputs in for the day, no need to cry at work now, unless you watch that video again.