In what can perhaps be described as an ironic but sweet twist of fate, on the East Coast of the United States, the death of Bob Saget was reported during the broadcast of “AFV,” the current name of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” This moment was captured and tweeted, and showed a breaking news interruption of the TV show announcing the actor had died. The ABC News anchor, Linsey Davis, acknowledged the strangeness of the moment, stating, “We are coming on the air interrupting ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ in the East … [Saget] was of course the long-time host of the show.”
While he hadn’t been on the physical show in a decade, fans still took this moment as a sign and were thankful that the news was broken in this unique way. Fans of Saget’s took to the tweet that showed the breaking news moment and expressed how “fitting” it was that his death interrupted that particular program. “If I still watched [AFV], I would want to find out that way, tbh,” one person wrote. “Ugh, talk about coming full circle!” another tweeted. “Finally got to be on one last time,” a third user expressed.
“AFV” is now hosted by former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro, and perhaps the show will pay the late comedian another, proper tribute in the coming weeks.