Cast and Creators of How I Met Your Mother Pay Tribute to the Late Bob Saget
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Bob Saget may be best known for his work on Full House, but he has an uncredited role as the older Ted Mosby who narrates the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother. With news of Saget’s passing, the cast and creators of HIMYM have paid tribute to him and we even got a very long heartfelt message from the younger Ted, Josh Radnor.
Here are messages from stars Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, and Neil Patrick Harris:
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One of my fav memories of Bob was when I was babysitting his daughter. I was 15 & couldn’t get her to sleep/stop crying. Bob came home, took her in his arms, played a Tracy Chapman song & danced with her until she fell asleep. He was a wonderful Dad and human #RipBobSaget Love u pic.twitter.com/cYjb09AYV9
— alyson hannigan (@alydenisof) January 10, 2022
Absolutely stunned to hear about Bob Saget. He was always so kind and generous and hilarious. Gone too soon. #RIP
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) January 10, 2022
Show creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays had also took the time to pay tribute to Saget, seeing as he’d been on the show from the beginning to the end.
To say what I'm sure many others are also saying: Bob went out of his way to support a charity that raises money for research into my son's health condition and was always there for me year after year, he was all heart and a philanthropist by nature
— Craig Thomas (@HimymCraig) January 10, 2022
There was simply no better guy. He was the best. Sending love to the many, many, many people who are heartbroken right now. I can't think of anyone whose memory will be more of a blessing. https://t.co/07TLLIrrMe
— Carter Bays (@CarterBays) January 10, 2022
Probably the most touching tribute to Saget from the How I Met Your Mother crew comes from Radnor, who talks about his experience working with Saget. He says that he and Saget found time every year to actually get together, and that Saget said that he watched Radnor’s performance carefully in order to capture his voice as the narrator. If anything, some HIMYM probably had no idea that it was a completely different person providing narration for older Ted.
Here’s the full thread from Radnor:
I had so much imposter syndrome when HIMYM started, thought I’d be found out, kicked off set & sent home. When I'd run into Bob on the Fox lot in those early days he'd gush over my performance & tell me how he was studying me to make sure his vocal performance felt right. 2/7
— Josh Radnor (@JoshRadnor) January 10, 2022
At the age of 65, it came as kind of shock that Saget would suddenly pass away. What’s more, a lot are concerned over the way Saget was found alone on his bed in a hotel room when he died. If anything, reports are saying that there were no signs of foul play or drug use.
Besides Full House and How I Met Your Mother, Saget had a very prolific career as a stand-up comedian, and he leaves behind a legacy of solid work for future generations to enjoy.