TODAY | April 08, 2014
>>> let's turn now to a very talented comedian and actor bob saget . his most famous role came as danny tanner , the widowed father of three on the hit sitcom " full house ." now saget is out with a new memoir detailing life, loss, and yes, that show. it's called "dirty daddy." bob, good morning to you. nice to see you.
>> good morning, matt. always good to see you.
>> the chronicles of a family man turned filthy comedian. anybody who's ever seen you in standup or something like that probably left with their jaw hanging open. where did it come from?
>> well, i have a dentist at all shows that opens their jaws on the way out. i'm a father, which is a conflict of interest when you read the title. i've always had comedy that was both family comedy, whether it be a role that i played, or my standup, i kind was a little more unleashed. and i do a parental thing in my work. i don't want kids to do drugs. i don't want them to go near animals in the wrong way. what time of day are we on?
>> this is early in the morning . you were a morning show host for a little while, so you understand the line between things you can and cannot say.
>> and i got fired from that job.
>> that gives me a lot of confidence here. the book is about death, comedy, my testicles and how they all intersect.
>> it is difficult when you take the third party of that sentence and try to intersect it. it was really -- it took a year and a half to write it. it had to do with things -- we've lost a lot of people in my family. my parents lost four children. and it was pretty serious. and my mother actually passed away about seven, eight weeks ago.
>> i know, my condolences.
>> thank you.
>> you were just about to release this book.
>> the only thing i was able to do thanks to the gentleman at it books at harper collins , had me fix the author's note, which was a lovely thing to do. and my mother got to read about half of the book and said, you're very good, bobby.
>> i would imagine she was very proud of you. you write a lot about " full house " in those days. very kind. very fond memories. you protect your cohorts. but it had to be a little like animal house with dave coulier and john stamos .
>> there were goats going to the bathroom on buckets. it was very good fun. like adults acting like kids. my 9-year-old habits were quite silly. and we're all friends today.
>> the book is wonderful. but it does -- it does kind of go in a roller coaster ride through your life. bob, congratulations.
>> thank you, matt. i miss you already.
>> i miss you already, too.