It must be a measure of comedian Bob Saget’s newfound media clout that the star of both America’s Funniest Home Videos and Full House could get something as unfunny as In the Dream State on the air. About half of this hour is devoted to a filmed segment showing Saget at home at night, dreaming in his bed. His wife (played by Mary Gross) is lying next to him, sick and sniffling; dreaming Bob says he’s listening to ”the sounds of sinus.”
Well, okay, so that’s kind of funny, but you didn’t see the part where sleeping Bob imagines himself floating into his crying baby’s bedroom to sing the Everly Brothers’ hit ”All I Have to Do Is Dream.” Saget sings it straight, and the sounds of sinus sound better.
The rest of Dream State is Saget’s stand-up act, taped before an audience. Here’s a typical gut-buster: ”My mom was born on Lincoln’s Birthday. On her birthday, my dad took her to a theater and shot her in the head.” Parents whose children watch Saget’s two series might want to shield them from this sort of thing. D
Bob Saget: In the Dream State