Grabbed your attention with Danny Tanner, right? Ha.
Well, to add to an already busy Tuesday night, A&E is premiering a new show, Strange Days with Bob Saget. It’s a real-life series that let’s Bob immerse himself in different subcultures and corners of society. The show starts tonight with back-to-back episodes (Bob gets down with bikers), and the series includes spending time with Bigfoot hunters and even rushing a fraternity at Cornell.
From the man himself: “I’ve always been interested in the under belly of anything,” said Bob, “But what I truly enjoy is diving beneath the surface of a subculture that may appear to be one thing, but ends up being something completely unexpected.”
Ok, ok. If that doesn’t give you enough info, how about thoughts from a viewer? I was lucky enough to get a screener of the Bigfoot episode, and I really enjoyed it! It’s like a good-natured documentary. Bob does the voiceovers–and definitely participates in the action–and it’s both entertaining and fun. He has a good spirit about his entire endeavor, but don’t think that makes it dry. He certainly has fun with the guys surrounding him and cracks a good amount of jokes about Sasquatch and even himself!
Personally, I was a little nervous before watching it. I’d heard that Bob Saget can have a bit of a potty mouth (after all, he’s got to be more than Danny Tanner and the voiceover from How I Met Your Mother), but while he might’ve made a few dirty jokes (farts, beer, and of course, what does Bigfoot’s “big feet” really mean), it was anything but crass. It was just honestly fun.
So I haven’t seen tonight’s premiere episode, but I’m looking forward to checking it out. Who would have thought, right? I wonder what bikers really have in store that I don’t know about.
Check it out tonight on A&E at 10/9c.
Want to read more about the show and Bob? Check out this interview on The Futon Critic.
*images courtesy of A&E