Craig Glazer Shares Dave Coulier Stories As The Comedy Legend Visits Kansas City Again
TKC NOTE: Our friend Craig Glazer shares some of his celebrity adventures upon a return visit to Kansas City for a television sitcom icon.
‘Full House’ Television Legend At Stanford’s This Weekend.
Mister Clean Cut, best known as ‘Uncle Joey’ on the decade long TV Series ‘Full House’ will take the stage at Stanford & Sons Friday and Saturday night. It’s hard for me to believe, but this will be Dave’s 17th appearance at Stanford’s in Kansas City over the last two decades.
While Dave Coulier is best known for his iconic role in ‘Full House’ with co-stars Bob Saget, John Stamos and The Olsen Twins; his credits are endless. Dave also starred in ‘The Surreal Life’ with Flava Flav; hosted ‘America’s Funniest People’; ‘Skated with the Stars’ and found time to do cartoon voices like Scooby Doo, Fred Flintstone and is currently the voice of the naughty Ronald Reagan on Adult Swim.
You will soon see Dave and Comedy Stars like Dave and Jim Gaffigan on their ‘Good Guys and Clean Cut Comedy Tour’ in theaters and across America. Coulier even co-starred in the most watched episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ last week. Yes, it’s true, in Dave’s younger days he dated Alanis Morissette who reputedly wrote her hit song ‘You Oughta Know’ about their break up.
And this morning while doing Kansas City media; everything from 98.9 The Rock’s ‘Johnny Dare Morning Show’ to Kansas City TV 41; we reminisced about our twenty year history together. There were some dramatic moments. The most memorable being my engagement party in Los Angeles back in 2002. My friends rented out a restaurant banquet room. Present was a long list of Hollywood agents to TV and Film Stars including Sandahl Bergman, ‘The X-Files’ Dean Haglund and comedians including Carlos Mencia, Pablo Francisco and of course, Dave himself. Yup, Dave saw me get down on my knees… and ask my soon to be bride, Connie, if she would marry me. That was a great night.
Dave was also with me during one of the saddest moments of my adult life. While we were having lunch at the Cheesecake Factory on the Plaza in ’03, I got a call from Stanford’s that my 90 year old grand-father, Bennie Studna, had collapsed in his car outside. Dave was kind enough to say, ‘Craig, go take care of your Grandpa, I’ll wait here for you.’ Grandpa Bennie, who was like a father to me, died in my arms. It haunts me to this day. Coulier waited several hours at the restaurant until I called him from the hospital with the sad news.
On a brighter note, as Dave and I passed Winstead’s this morning on the Plaza, Coulier pointed at the famous burger eatery and said ‘Craig, that’s where I filmed my first TV series called ‘Out of Control’.’ ‘One reason I love Kansas City,’ said Dave, ‘is all the great people and all the dramatic moments.’ I consider Dave one of my good friends.
If possible, you might want to consider sharing some memorable moments with a great talent and remarkable individual, Dave Coulier.