Bob Saget’s Sweetly Hilarious Memory of Betty White – ‘Betty, You and Me in the Bathroom? Mile High Club?’
Like many people who knew her, Saget recalled a funny exchange he had with White where he suggested they join the “mile-high” club. He also said if there is an afterlife White and her husband would be reunited.
Bob Saget celebrated Betty White in the sweeted and funniest way
Saget wrote a tribute to White the day the media announced she had died at age 99, only weeks before her 100th birthday.
“From the first time I snuck into The Mary Tyler Moore Show at 15 years old and watched her hit everything she said out of the park, to decades later, getting to hang out with her on several occasions, I had a small peek into what a remarkable talent and human being Betty was,” Saget shared on Facebook.
“We were on an ABC jet once for a junket,” he recalled. “And I was sitting across from her, both of us sipping Bloody Mary’s. We had been laughing for hours— I looked into her eyes and faux romantically said, ‘How ‘bout it, Betty, you and me in the bathroom? Mile High Club?'”
“She answered me before I had a chance to finish the invite— ‘Of course, Bob, you go in there first and I’ll meet you as soon as I finish my drink,'” he continued. “And then of course she went right to sipping from her straw. I waited in that bathroom for over two hours. (That would be the joke on a joke part, in case you take things literally.)”
He hoped she would be reunited with her husband in the afterlife
Saget also hoped that White would be reunited with her husband, who had died in 1981. “She always said the love of her life was her husband, Allen Ludden, who she lost in 1981,” Saget recalled. “Well, if things work out by Betty’s design— in the afterlife, they are reunited. I don’t know what happens when we die, but if Betty says you get to be with the love of your life, then I happily defer to Betty on this.”
White’s friend actor Vicki Lawrence shared that Ludden’s name was White’s last word. “I talked to Carol [Burnett] yesterday, and we agreed it is so f****** hard to watch the people you love go away,” Lawrence told The Hollywood Reporter. “She said she spoke to Betty’s assistant, who was with her when she passed, and she said the last word out of her mouth was ‘Allen.’ That’s so lovingly sweet. I hope that is true.”
Bob Saget died at age 65 only days after Betty White’s death
Only days after White’s death, Saget was found dead while on tour in Florida. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department reported no foul play. “Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case,” according to a tweet.
Just hours earlier, Saget tweeted about how excited he was to be back on the road. “Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this s***. Check http://BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.”