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Strange Days With Bob Saget

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Quirky folks get surprisingly open-minded treatment.

TV A&E Reality TV 2010
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Bob Saget has had a unique career. Yes, he's best known as the squeaky-clean dad in Full House and as the wholesome host of America's Funniest Home Videos, but he also has a well-deserved reputation for his ribald stand-up comedy routines. Sending him off to meet people who are ready-made for caricature might seem like a recipe for disaster -- with Saget looking down on his subjects, making fun of them for the benefit of the cameras and the viewers.

But, oh what a surprise Strange Days with Bob Saget is. In this surprisingly earnest and well-meaning reality show, Saget is welcomed into the fold by all sorts of communities -- bikers, gamblers, frat boys -- and takes the time to get to know them. Saget laughs with them, not at them, and shows how people are all alike, no matter their underlying beliefs, hobbies, or eccentricities. Instead of simply mocking them, he finds out who they are and what makes them fascinatingly different from everyone else. In turn, we in the audience do, too, and what a delight it is to make their acquaintance.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: November 30, 2010
  • Cast: Bob Saget
  • Network: A&E
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 4, 2023

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