Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 10th, 2010
Coming to A&E this summer? The man is on the case, and how do you think the subject will be presented?
STRANGE DAYS WITH BOB SAGET (6 x 1 hour)
Bob Saget takes his unflinching, comedic observations about offbeat lifestyles on the road. He’ll immerse himself in cultures, practices, and occupations that few people have ever experienced, and always with hilarious and thought-provoking results. One week, Bob will be riding 1500 miles in a sidecar with some hardcore bikers, the next he will be deep inside the forest as part of mass [sic] expedition looking for Bigfoot, another week he will be living for a week as a fraternity brother at one of the nations most acclaimed universities. Through his firsthand encounters, viewers will get an intimate look at a wide variety of subcultures, and with Bob Saget’s unique blend of heart and humor, this show will not only make us laugh but make us reevaluate our perceptions of why people do the things they do.
“Strange Days with Bob Saget” is produced for A&E Network by Tijuana Entertainment (“Obsessed,” “The Two Coreys”) and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Executive producers for Tijuana are Troy Searer and John Foy. Peter Traugott will executive produce for Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Bob Saget will also serve as executive producer. Executive producers for A&E are Robert Sharenow and Scott Lonker.
The news has been in the air for awhile. Saget interviewed Bigfoot researcher John Bindernagel, who told of his second book, The Discovery of Sasquatch, due out this summer. Bindernagel came down from Courtenay, British Columbia, to met with Saget at the George Washington Inn in Washington State, which is a replica of the first U.S. president’s estate in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
There have been no secret about Saget’s filming progress. The “expedition” info and a few pictures were posted by Cliff Barackman, in April 2010 (source).
Is there a little concern in Barackman’s words, with this: ” Bob has always been interested in the Bigfoot subject (that was no surprise to me, everybody loves the ‘squatch). He takes it as seriously as a professional comedian can take anything….”
Bob Saget, the Grays Harbor cast, and Cliff Barackman. Barackman photo.
Paul Graves, Cliff Barackman, Tom Yamarone, Bob Saget, and James “Bobo” Fay, Barackman photo.
Bob Saget’s Bigfooting ride for the evening. Barackman photo.
Bob said that he usually doesn’t do impressions… Barackman photo.
The Sasquatch episode of “Bob Saget’s Strange Days” will air in late summer or early fall 2010, the producers told the media.
The hope is that the program’s treatment of Sasquatch research in the editing room does not get expressed the same way Saget recently greeted a fan photographer.
Don’t say I didn’t editorially warn you about how comedians treat this subject. Allow me to leave you with a few vivid reminders: Don Keating on Comedy Central’s “The Daily News,” Scott Norman on Showtime’s Penn & Teller program, and these guys on Leigh Hart’s show.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.