How I Met Your Mother paid tribute to Bob Saget

“I will hear his voice in my head for the rest of my days.”

Bob Saget passed away abruptly yesterday at the age of 65, and his fellow actors, comedians and co-stars have shared special memories with him ever since.

Mike Coppola / Getty Images for Tribeca Festival

Do you know him as Danny Tanner from Full house, hosting America’s funniest home videos, or the elder Ted’s voice on How I Met your mother, Bob Saget has been warmly welcomed into the homes of millions of people for many years.

Among the celebrities who pay tribute to Bob Saget are those who worked with him on the film. How I Met your mother



Even though Bob never appeared on screen in the series, his favorite voiceover for the elder Ted Mosby was an important part of the series.

Josh Radnor, who played Ted, Twitter shortly after news of Bob’s death broke to share how much he admired Bob and how important he was HIMYM Cast.



Michael Bezdzhyan / Getty Images

“Bob Saget was older and wiser than me nine years later. How I Met your motherJosh began. – He was the kindest, sweetest, funniest and most supportive man. The easiest person to be around. Mensch among the lesser. “

“I had so much impostor syndrome when HIMYM started, thought they would recognize me, kicked me off the set and sent me home. When I ran into Bob in the Fox parking lot in those early days, he praised my performance and told me how he studied me to make sure his vocal performance felt right. “



Michael Tran / FilmMagic / Getty Images

Josh then said how important it was that an actor he admired so much took the time to tell him how well he was doing the job.

“This man, whom I have enjoyed seeing on TV for years, has encouraged me by letting me know that I have the right to be there and play this character … I cannot overemphasize how meaningful his words were. (He also, in spirit, told me jokes that I cannot tell either here or in decent society). “

“We had a special bond from day one, we never lost touch for long,” continued Josh. “We found a way to have lunch once a year, even after HIMYM wrapped. We went to see each other at our Broadway shows. We talked a lot about how to live a meaningful life in the midst of all this chaos. “

Tibrina Hobson / FilmMagic / Getty Images

“Bob loved his daughters so much. He loved to make people laugh. He never missed a text message on his birthday. He raised millions of dollars for research on scleroderma. He proved that you can be funny, successful and kind. “

Josh echoed what others had said about Bob, saying that he always said “I love you” and made sure you knew that. “There are people who leave the earth, and you are haunted by all that you did not tell them, all the love that was not expressed. Fortunately, this was not the case with Bob. We adored each other and talked to each other. “

He ended his Twitter thread with a cute photo of him and Bob and said, “I will hear his voice in my head for the rest of my days.”

I am infinitely grateful to HIMYM for bringing Bob Saget into my life. I will hear his voice in my head for the rest of my days. /the end

@JoshRadnor / Via Twitter: @JoshRadnor

Also, I highly recommend listening to Josh Radnor’s conversation with Bob Saget on his 2020 podcast. It’s perfect. You can listen here

Alison Hannigan, who knew Bob before she worked with him on HIMYM, shared this touching story of looking after his daughter.

One of my favorite memories of Bob was when I was sitting with his daughter. I was 15 & couldn’t make her 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 father and man #RipBobSaget Love u

@alydenisof / CBS / Getty Images / Via Twitter: @alydenisof

Neil Patrick Harris said he was “stunned” to learn about Bob’s sudden death and how funny he was always.

Completely overwhelmed to hear about Bob Saget. He was always so kind, generous and cheerful. Left too early. #TEAR

@ActuallyNPH / Via Twitter: @ActuallyNPH

HIMYM Co-author Craig Thomas shared a series of tweets reflecting on how wonderful working with Bob was and how his work really helped bring the series to life.

I don’t even know what to say about Bob Saget. I loved him and I was so lucky to work with someone so funny, warm, and kind. His role on himym was a voice in the future looking back at the complexity of life with a smile, and this is how I will always remember him #RIPBobSaget …


Twitter: @HimymCraig / Via Twitter: @HimymCraig

And Craig poured Bob a drink right next to one of the lamps from MacLaren’s.


Twitter: @HimymCraig

Meanwhile, HIMYM co-author Carter Bays echoed the notion that Bob was the best guy around.

There was simply no better guy. He was the best. I send love to many, many, many people whose hearts are now broken. I cannot imagine anyone whose memory will be a great blessing. https://t.co/07TLLIrrMe

@CarterBays / Via Twitter: @CarterBays

Finally, HIMYM Executive Producer / Writer Chris Harris talked about how fun it has been to record Bob’s voiceover over the years.

So sad about Bob Saget. ADR with him was the best performance for HIMYM – he spent ten minutes perfecting his lines (sometimes he jokingly asked if we were sure we didn’t want him to say the word “kids” a few more times), and then another 45 minutes of partying makes us laugh. He was the best. https://t.co/t3NVBkKbWT

@justchrisharris / Via Twitter: @justchrisharris

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: