We live for press releases like this one: A&E has greenlit a seven-episode series tentatively titled Bob Saget’s Strange Days, “which busts down barriers to investigate some of America’s most fascinating and mysterious worlds. Documenting his journey around America, Saget immerses himself in different unusual cultures from the world of mail-order brides to joining a survivalist cult prepping for the end of the world to rushing a fraternity.” He’ll also be on “the back of a Harley with a biker gang” and “living with a group of partying Amish teenagers before they decide on whether or not they’ll commit to be baptized as Amish adults.” The network promises that Saget will “uncover the humanity and the shared values inside all of these odd and absurd situations that each of us will be able to relate to.”
Granted, my intense enthusiasm for this project could mirror that for Food Network’s What Would Brian Boitano Make? — I loved the pilot, but never made it appointment viewing; must season pass Season 2 — but I’m in. Mostly because I want to know if Amish kids and mail-order brides know about Full House. Also, because I want to see how frat boys and bikers react when they learn that Saget is actually as naughty as them, and what kind of role survivalists believe Bob plays in the apocalypse.
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