Suzanne Somers remembered that there were “two sides” to her friend Bob Saget — the sitcom dad of “Full House”He was the only person who could be as edgy and funny as a standup comedian. “beyond Richard Pryor.”
“He was so young,” said Somers told Page Six on Monday after she’d been shocked to learn of Saget’s untimely death at 65 while she was appearing virtually on an Australian morning show on Sunday night, California time.
Page Six was told by Somers, 75-year-old, that Saget was back in the hit list when Saget was. “Full House,”He “seemed way younger,”But “he did have two sides,”She said. “One was the dad good guy always doing [the right thing], and the other was one step beyond Richard Pryor.”
But Somers said she appreciated both — because she has a racy sense of humor.
Saget was known for being a straight-arrow TV personality and also for his oddly humorous humor. “blue” stand-up act.
Saget was close to Somers, because they worked together. “Practically side-by-side,”We were told by her, that she was starring on the sitcom of the 1990s “Step By Step”Saget was filming “Full House”In a studio right next to the Warner Bros. Lot.
“It was such a fun time because we all would meet at the commissary for lunch, and it was this ongoing party,”Page Six was told by Somers.
Saget said that she and Saget laughed at the time. “On ‘Step By Step’ year one, [my character] had a mother, a sister and a pig. Then by year two, I had no mother, no sister and no pig. And we would never talk about it [on the show].”
Suzanne Somers learned of Bob Saget’s death while appearing on an Australian talk show. NBCU Photo Bank
The “Three’s Company” star said that when she learned of Saget’s death while appearing on the Aussie TV interview, “I was kind of startled. Who would think when you’re on Australian TV [you’d] get this alert news about Bob Saget? My jaw was ajar — are you kidding?”
Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Fla., according to local law enforcement. His cause of death is still unknown. The former “America’s Funniest Home Videos”The host was on tour and performed in Jacksonville just before his death. His co-stars have offered support in spades.
Bob Saget could go “beyond Richard Pryor,”In his comedy act, Suzanne Somers was recalled. WireImage
Somers also shared with us that she had met Betty White, the legendary actress and singer in Hollywood, but that they were never very close.
“We were green-room friends,” Somers said of White when we asked if she’d known the star. “If she was on ‘The Tonight Show.’”She also mentioned the late “Golden Girls” actress, “she was funny,”Before you take it to the next level, say: “she was f–king funny.”
They were invited to the party in 1978. “Donny & Marie”Together with Paul Lynde
According to TMZ, White suffered a stroke six days before she died at age 99, her death certificate said. Her agent previously said she died of natural causes, releasing a statement to People that said: “Betty died peacefully in her sleep at her home.”
Page Six reached out to White’s rep for comment.