One of many final clips Bob Saget ever shot wasn’t because the host of America’s Funniest House Movies, nor as Full Home’s clear freak dad Danny Tanner, nor as narrating Ted Mosby in How I Met Your Mom, however as a chef cooking up bacon and catching racks of money whereas standing beside half-naked pornstar Kendra Sunderland in a music video for, of all rappers, Desiigner.
In “Bakin’,” which Rolling Stone is completely premiering, Saget is probably the most notable in a type of superstar Mad Libs that additionally options Snoop Dogg, Jay Pharoah, and the tune’s co-writers and producers DJ Whoo Child and Slushii.
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The tune itself solely got here to be after a short spat between Desiigner and Whoo Child as a result of the rapper apparently connected with Whoo Child’s ex-girlfriend. Whoo Child bought on the cellphone with Desiigner able to argue, solely to ship a beat Slushii had given him as a substitute, saying they’d don’t have any beef if he rapped over it. After the tune was accomplished, the group shot “Bakin’” music video in mid-December, only a few weeks earlier than Saget died in a Florida lodge room after struggling head trauma.
Whoo Child was wrangling of us, attempting to construct hype for the mission, and enlisted Saget, a good friend he’d initially met at Sirius XM’s places of work in New York years in the past.
“We wanted a chef for the video and I keep in mind considering, ‘Who the fuck is gonna be the chef who could make it bizarre?’” Whoo Child says, including that he additionally requested Willie Nelson, who was unavailable on the time. “Then instantly I assumed ‘Bob Saget!’ No person on set believed me once I stated he’d come till he truly drove up and rang the bell, like this was a Full Home episode. When you might have rappers pull up for movies, they convey a Maybach, or hire a Lambo, they exhibit. He reveals up and parks his Lexus on the grass and is available in trying like a dad.”
Saget is an sudden match within the hip-hop canon. He’d typically put up rap lyrics on his Twitter web page, together with the refrain to “Panda,” Desiigner’s 2016 hit single. His title has additionally been a typical reference in hip-hop tracks from artists like Machine Gun Kelly and Lil Wayne, which he spoke about in an episode of Scorching Ones. However save for the 2005 comedic rap tune “Rollin’ With Saget,” he’d by no means been featured in a music video till “Bakin.’”
“He saved calling it a rap video; I don’t even say ‘rap’ anymore,” Whoo Child says with a chuckle. “You possibly can inform he was old-school. He wouldn’t even say ‘twerk,’ he would ask if there was going to be quite a lot of booty-shaking. However we didn’t try this for him; I knew he’s bought a spouse and every part, I informed him all I wished him to do was prepare dinner.”
Saget ran with the function, making the bacon himself (which Slushii stated was cooked fairly properly). He mouthed lyrics, caught money, and danced and bobbed his head to the beat. Saget was a simple characteristic, leaving few notes past the forms of angles that might work for a extra flattering shot or suggesting utilizing dry ice for smoke. His fundamental accountability was merely current within the video’s unusual multiverse.
“It’s so humorous as a result of this video is a testomony to what Bob Saget was on stage,” Pharoah, says. “He was the merchandise of incongruity. He would go up there and he would say all of this outlandish shit, and other people wouldn’t anticipate him to say it. The truth that it was so excessive and it was coming from America’s favourite dad, it messed folks up. It’s the identical factor on this video.”
Whoo Child says his group edited the video right down to take out a number of the edgier scenes, which they felt would’ve been in poor style to incorporate. His household hasn’t seen the ultimate product, he says. With Saget’s dying, a video that was supposed to be a campy spectacle of miscellaneous star energy grew to become an unintended time capsule of one in every of Saget’s final video appearances.
“Full Home, Nick at Nite, Bob Saget used to rock me to sleep at night time man,” Desiigner says. “It was a starstruck second for me seeing him bumping to my music. After he handed away, it was completely different seeing that now that he’s again with the universe. We need to flip this up for Bob, you might say this can be a going house social gathering for him.”
For Pharoah, one other good friend of Saget’s who he bought to see after they have been on the identical stand-up payments, the video comes with some lament. He confirmed as much as the shoot after Saget already left, shedding a possibility to see the actor one final time earlier than he died.
“That actually messed me up. I stated to myself, ‘Possibly if I’d’ve been faster that day, I’d’ve had an opportunity to say bye to him,’” Pharoah says. “I used to be in Lexington, Kentucky, once I came upon. I used to be doing my set, and 5 minutes in I see folks chattering and thought nothing of it. I end and go to the inexperienced room and [comedian] Patrick Passafiume informed me he died. At that second, that’s when all of it got here down. It was identical to, ‘Man, I want I may have been there to do this scene with him that day, and I want I’d have been capable of see him in particular person.’”
Nonetheless, he finds comfort within the video. “The truth that on this video all people in it’s immortalized with him — regardless that he’s been immortalized already due to due to his longevity and his profession — you may’t you may’t ask for the rest, man,” he says.
Nonetheless random stated immortalization could also be, Pharoah sees the sudden function as becoming for who Saget was as a healthful dad on TV and a surprisingly raunchy comic elsewhere.
“You don’t anticipate him to be sitting round right here with all these dangerous fashions, and booties-a-clapping and racks being thrown and Desiigner being there doing his factor,” Pharaoh says whereas imitating one in every of Desiigner’s signature ad-libs. “Nevertheless it works as a result of that’s what Bob’s complete spirit was. It was completely different. It was, ‘Put me in an odd place that you just wouldn’t anticipate for me to be and watch me shine.’”
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