It’s taken me a while to process all that has happened in the past few weeks. It’s been a media rollercoaster ride, for sure. The entire week leading up to Super Bowl Sunday was an absolute blast! Good Morning America. The View. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Watch What Happens Live (where Candace Cameron Bure surprised us with an appearance on the show). We got together at the Bowery Hotel lobby for food and drinks our first night. We hung out with John Mayer, Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Ross, who were in NYC for Howard Stern’s 60th B’day party.
I didn’t get a chance to sit around and schmooze with Sarah Silverman. She has no idea of just how big a fan I am. The best part was that I got to spend several days with my brothers, Bob Saget and John Stamos promoting our Dannon Oikos commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrcaeAumAZo.
Tuesday morning we were whisked away to Good Morning America. In our Escalade on the drive to GMA, I hung my head out the window as we drove through the NYC streets, doing stupid characters to passersby just to make John and Bob laugh. I’m always an idiot-clown when the three of us get together. There was a ton of excitement (as we were told by the first ‘ greeter’ from GMA) that John, Bob and I were there to do the show. We were quickly ushered in to the studio and the first person I saw was Eli Manning. He was holding a football. We went up to him and introduced ourselves and took some quick some quick pics together.
The stage manager showed me, John and Bob where to stand for our ‘teaser’ shot and asked if Eli could throw me a football while the cameras were rolling. I did a practice catch and dropped the ball, and when I returned the pass, I hit a stage light. Then when the cameras were rolling and we were ‘live’, I caught the pass perfectly.
We also did this while we were between segments –
Then Rihanna entered the soundstage and people went crazy. She was a lot of fun and had a great sense of humor. She photobombed us a few times and when we took a picture together. I told her that she better not try to grab my butt, and she laughed really hard and said: “I’ll try not to.”
She was surrounded by some big security dudes but they were very cool while she played with us. She doesn’t know it, but I’m now a fan. Cool lady, indeed.
Then we did our segment, promoting our Super Bowl ad, and BOOM…it was over! We said some quick goodbyes and were whisked away in our Escalade to The View. (We were sent three black Escalades. One for Bob, John and me, but we opted to ride together in one. No divas in this group, and it was a helluva lot more fun!) When we got to the View there were fans already lined up on the street waiting for us.
We took some photos and then were brought in to The View studio. While we waited, I chatted with Whoopi Goldberg and did some voices on the PA (Joe Pesci, Robin Williams and my Steven Stevenson character (he’s a hairstylist) making up phony times and jobs for crew people to do.
Then we were told by the producers that we were doing two segments, and that “no one gets to do two segments.” I then said hello to Anthony Bourdain who was really friendly and introduced himself as “Tony.” When I introduced myself he just laughed and said: “Yes. I know.”
Jay Mohr was a guest host that morning. I didn’t get to talk to him very much.
Then it was time to do our segments. Barbara Walters (who still looks amazing!), Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy interviewed us.
They could not have been more fun and friendly, and they let us goof around with their in-studio audience between segments. See one of the segments here: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-view/video/PL5554876/_m_VDKA0_e3vpsczg
We finished our visit to the The View and then headed over to the Dannon Yogurt publicity tent. There we met with fans, walked the paparazzi line and did some interviews with a bunch of media outlets.
In the afternoon, we headed over to Jimmy Fallon at NBC to shoot a scripted Full House sketch with Jimmy. When we arrived, we were greeted by Jimmy’s staff and producers who couldn’t have been more friendly and accommodating. I walked out to the soundstage and there it was — they had built a set that looked just like ‘Michelle’s’ room on Full House! Then I saw a Mr. Woodchuck puppet sitting on a nightstand next to the bed. It was an almost perfect replica of the original. (And Jimmy gave it to me to take back to LA! Thanks, Jimmy!!!)
I still have the original at home, but my dog, Ranger ate his face one day when I was out. Baaaaaaad dog! Here’s the guilty culprit:
Then Jimmy met-up with us in the hallway, wearing his pajamas for the sketch. This was the first time I met Jimmy. What a great guy — just down to earth, friendly, talented and funny. And the Tonight Show could now not have a better host! We rehearsed the sketch a couple times and then took a quick break before they loaded the audience in to the studio. Behind the stage wall, John insisted that a blow a few, loud hand farts to make the audience laugh. And with each blast, they did. We did two takes of the sketch and the audience went nuts. And we knew we’d done something pretty special. If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW0SacO27Uk
Jimmy thanked us several times, we said our goodbyes, and were out the door for our appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen. While we were waiting to go on WWHL, we did a reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). It’s pretty extensive, but if you’d like, you can read it here: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1wifo2/
Andy Cohen’s studio audience is tiny and they offered to serve us real booze on the show. Andy was super-friendly, and his show is offbeat and really funny. Here’s some clips from our WWHL appearance: http://www.bravotv.com/watch-what-happens-live/season-11/videos/full-house-sequel-in-the-works
And that was it. We were done. And I was exhausted. But my week wasn’t over yet. The next morning, I had to catch an early flight to Charlotte for a show in Spartanburg. The next two nights I did shows at The Comedy Zone in Charlotte, then flew back home to Los Angeles on Super Bowl Sunday. And then I was exhausted all over again.
Most of all, I’d like to thank all the fans who came out to see us in the cold weather that week in New York City. And the GREAT audiences in Spartanburg and Charlotte. I appreciate all of you so much!!! I’d really be nowhere without all of you.
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