BOB Saget “didn’t make money” from his Full House fame, an exclusive source revealed to The Sun.
Unlike other sitcom makers of the 1990s, Bob never be granted ownership points above Full House Franchise this has brought him popularity, according to the source who has a longstanding relationship with his business group.
The actor and comedian passed away suddenly at the age of 65 on January 9 in Florida of a suspected heart attack or stroke, was also thwarted from being the company’s pitchman by his famous R-rated stand-up act.
It means he missed out on premium commercial contracts Jerry Seinfeld and Tina Fey signed with American Express.
And while other gigs – such as his years hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos and his role as narrator Ted Mosby on How I meet your Mother – well paid, they are also not owned for long.
A source for The Sun said: “People assume that Bob made a lot of money off Full House but the initial run of that show was one of his first big TV jobs and he really did. starting from the bottom, wise salary.
“The value of Full House is that it made him a household name and brought him more work.
“In essence, that doesn’t make him unduly rich. He still had to take on other jobs.
“Bob was Pay well for Full House and America’s Funniest Family Video, but unlike Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, or the Friends cast, he never had a score. [ownership share] about his biggest hits of the 1990s.
“He was the one hired on those shows, and on How I Met Your Mother in the 2000s, and he’s fine with that.”
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Bob plays widow Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom alongside John Stamos and the Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley from 1987 to 1995 and was a key factor in making the show a worldwide hit.
He was the original host of America’s Funniest Home Video from 1990 to 1996 and took on the role of a voiceover narrator for How I Met Your Mother in 2005.
He then reprized the role of Danny Tanner for the Netflix sequel Fuller House, which ran from 2016 to 2020.
But according to the source, even though Bob is back as Danny Tanner “he’s always felt more comfortable making a few thousand dollars a night than selling and doing TV series.”
“Television Program Production” not his life’s work,“The insider said.
“He sees his life’s work as telling dirty jokes. That’s why he doesn’t have $100 million sitting around, even though he could have made that much easily.
“Bob wasn’t a huge commercial success and he blamed adult comedy and endless jokes about sex and prostitution.
“He never had an American Express campaign like Seinfeld or Tina Fey did.”
But although the lack of a big payday is a source of regret for Bob, he is not obsessed with money and he has given away millions of dollars to charity.
The source explained: “He’s hugely philanthropic and doesn’t want to go down the path of being obsessed with profits and points like his late friend Garry Shandling, who was scrambling for money with his late best friend. Bob’s other, movie mogul turned manager. Brad Grey.”
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