Why Is Bob Saget At Cornell Right Now?

Outside the window from where I’m doing work (check out my zoomed-out Photo Booth pic) Bob Saget is being filmed and slowly amassing a crowd behind Uris Library, above the cocktail lounge.

I can’t leave my desk, but what the heck is he doing here? Readers… please share!

UPDATE: Helpful commenter Michael has clued me into Saget’s upcoming A&E series Bob Saget’s Strange Days “which busts down barriers to investigate some of America’s most fascinating and mysterious worlds.” And an anonymous tipster hanging around Willard Straight Hall informed me that the mysterious world which Saget is exploring at Cornell is Seal & Serpent Society, a fraternity currently known for its lacking membership and odd name.

Mystery solved!

2nd UPDATE: Former IvyGate writer and Seal & Serpent Society (despite it’s name it’s actually a fraternity) alum Max Wasserman has got the inside scoop on Bob Saget’s presence in Ithaca. In an email he wrote,

Well as you said, he’s filming for his new A&E show about interesting subcultures. So the specific subculture he’s covering at Cornell is fraternities and the plan is that he will actually go through initiation. The reason why he’s in Ithaca following Seal & Serpent  is that the producers approached national fraternities about filming, but the national chapters were reluctant to have their secret rituals filmed at any of their houses. The producers then decided to look at independent fraternities as they don’t have to deal with national chapters. They approached S&S (oldest independent fraternity in the country) who agreed. The producers were present at the frat’s initiation dinner a few weeks ago.

So that’s why Bob Saget is at Cornell. He’ll be there through the weekend when I believe he will go through initiation himself (though I could be wrong). There also may be another going-on at the frat related to the filming, but I’m not sure about that yet. UPDATE: Saget is there to showcase American fraternities, with S&S as the example, as they are a stereotype breaker. While he’s in Ithaca, S&S will hold a philanthropy event, a party, and a formal.

So there you have it. Cornellians, keep your eyes peeled over the weekend as Mr. Saget roams the campus. Maybe he’ll even make an appearance in Ctown (fingers crossed!) because I would totally appreciate him yelling profanities at the drunk girls with their dresses hiked up to their vaginas standing by CTP when the bars close.

41 Responses to “Why Is Bob Saget At Cornell Right Now?”

  1. Michael Says:

    According to his website, Saget is filming his new A&E comedy documentary series “Strange Days.”

    From Bobsaget.com: In “Strange Days,” Bob will immerse himself in the world of unusual sub-cultures in and around America. Becoming one with the world of Ukranian Mail Order Brides, All levels of Wrestling, Motor Cycle Clubs, College Frats, Hunter S. Thompson’s type of Vegas, searching for Big Foot.

  2. Michael Says:

    According to his website, Saget is filming his new A&E comedy documentary series “Strange Days.”

    From Bobsaget.com: In “Strange Days,” Bob will immerse himself in the world of unusual sub-cultures in and around America. Becoming one with the world of Ukranian Mail Order Brides, All levels of Wrestling, Motor Cycle Clubs, College Frats, Hunter S. Thompson’s type of Vegas, searching for Big Foot.

  3. Michael Says:

    According to his website, Saget is filming his new A&E comedy documentary series “Strange Days.”

    From Bobsaget.com: In “Strange Days,” Bob will immerse himself in the world of unusual sub-cultures in and around America. Becoming one with the world of Ukranian Mail Order Brides, All levels of Wrestling, Motor Cycle Clubs, College Frats, Hunter S. Thompson’s type of Vegas, searching for Big Foot.

  4. Michael Says:

    According to his website, Saget is filming his new A&E comedy documentary series “Strange Days.”

    From Bobsaget.com: In “Strange Days,” Bob will immerse himself in the world of unusual sub-cultures in and around America. Becoming one with the world of Ukranian Mail Order Brides, All levels of Wrestling, Motor Cycle Clubs, College Frats, Hunter S. Thompson’s type of Vegas, searching for Big Foot.

  5. Justine Fields Says:

    Thank you, Michael! I also just heard it has something to do with Seal and Serpent…

  6. Justine Fields Says:

    Thank you, Michael! I also just heard it has something to do with Seal and Serpent…

  7. Justine Fields Says:

    Thank you, Michael! I also just heard it has something to do with Seal and Serpent…

  8. D Says:

    What is significant about Seal and Serpent? Are they the only collegiate secret society the show could get?

  9. D Says:

    What is significant about Seal and Serpent? Are they the only collegiate secret society the show could get?

  10. D Says:

    What is significant about Seal and Serpent? Are they the only collegiate secret society the show could get?

  11. D Says:

    What is significant about Seal and Serpent? Are they the only collegiate secret society the show could get?

  12. CU'11 Says:

    S&S is not a secret society, it just has an antiquated name that harks back to earlier, non-Greek-letter organizations. It’s just a social fraternity like any other, though their dwindling membership means they are not very visible, and thus more likely to be the subject of speculation.

  13. CU'11 Says:

    S&S is not a secret society, it just has an antiquated name that harks back to earlier, non-Greek-letter organizations. It’s just a social fraternity like any other, though their dwindling membership means they are not very visible, and thus more likely to be the subject of speculation.

  14. CU'11 Says:

    S&S is not a secret society, it just has an antiquated name that harks back to earlier, non-Greek-letter organizations. It’s just a social fraternity like any other, though their dwindling membership means they are not very visible, and thus more likely to be the subject of speculation.

  15. CU'11 Says:

    S&S is not a secret society, it just has an antiquated name that harks back to earlier, non-Greek-letter organizations. It’s just a social fraternity like any other, though their dwindling membership means they are not very visible, and thus more likely to be the subject of speculation.

  16. Red Says:

    People forgot to mention that no one likes Seal and Serpent and they don’t even register as a frat to most. makes no sense.

  17. Red Says:

    People forgot to mention that no one likes Seal and Serpent and they don’t even register as a frat to most. makes no sense.

  18. Red Says:

    People forgot to mention that no one likes Seal and Serpent and they don’t even register as a frat to most. makes no sense.

  19. CU Says:

    Kneel & Slurp it

  20. CU Says:

    Kneel & Slurp it

  21. CU Says:

    Kneel & Slurp it

  22. CU Says:

    Kneel & Slurp it

  23. Nicholas Says:

    Hey,
    I’m a current brother at S&S. I wouldn’t say “no one likes Seal & Serpent” but we aren’t real well known. We’re a smaller fraternity at Cornell and have no national affiliation (don’t have to pay national dues and no national organization to say,”no you can’t be on TV”). We’re hanging out with Bob Saget all week doing philanthropy events, playing pool, bringing him to classes (if he’s coming to your class you probably already know), and throwing a party.

  24. Nicholas Says:

    Hey,
    I’m a current brother at S&S. I wouldn’t say “no one likes Seal & Serpent” but we aren’t real well known. We’re a smaller fraternity at Cornell and have no national affiliation (don’t have to pay national dues and no national organization to say,”no you can’t be on TV”). We’re hanging out with Bob Saget all week doing philanthropy events, playing pool, bringing him to classes (if he’s coming to your class you probably already know), and throwing a party.

  25. Nicholas Says:

    Hey,
    I’m a current brother at S&S. I wouldn’t say “no one likes Seal & Serpent” but we aren’t real well known. We’re a smaller fraternity at Cornell and have no national affiliation (don’t have to pay national dues and no national organization to say,”no you can’t be on TV”). We’re hanging out with Bob Saget all week doing philanthropy events, playing pool, bringing him to classes (if he’s coming to your class you probably already know), and throwing a party.

  26. Nicholas Says:

    Hey,
    I’m a current brother at S&S. I wouldn’t say “no one likes Seal & Serpent” but we aren’t real well known. We’re a smaller fraternity at Cornell and have no national affiliation (don’t have to pay national dues and no national organization to say,”no you can’t be on TV”). We’re hanging out with Bob Saget all week doing philanthropy events, playing pool, bringing him to classes (if he’s coming to your class you probably already know), and throwing a party.

  27. the truth Says:

    I have never been to a party at Seal and Serpent

    even if Bob Saget and his film crew are there, it’ll still suck balls

  28. the truth Says:

    I have never been to a party at Seal and Serpent

    even if Bob Saget and his film crew are there, it’ll still suck balls

  29. the truth Says:

    I have never been to a party at Seal and Serpent

    even if Bob Saget and his film crew are there, it’ll still suck balls

  30. the truth Says:

    I have never been to a party at Seal and Serpent

    even if Bob Saget and his film crew are there, it’ll still suck balls

  31. the real truth Says:

    I have been to a party at S&S [on accident], but it was not much different from other parties
    Just because you haven’t attended a party there doesn’t mean it sucks. Be a little more courteous maybe?

  32. the real truth Says:

    I have been to a party at S&S [on accident], but it was not much different from other parties
    Just because you haven’t attended a party there doesn’t mean it sucks. Be a little more courteous maybe?

  33. the real truth Says:

    I have been to a party at S&S [on accident], but it was not much different from other parties
    Just because you haven’t attended a party there doesn’t mean it sucks. Be a little more courteous maybe?

  34. the real REAL truth Says:

    it’s seal and serpent
    you don’t have to be courteous

  35. the real REAL truth Says:

    it’s seal and serpent
    you don’t have to be courteous

  36. the real REAL truth Says:

    it’s seal and serpent
    you don’t have to be courteous

  37. the real REAL truth Says:

    it’s seal and serpent
    you don’t have to be courteous

  38. CU '12 Says:

    max wasserman was in seal and serpent?
    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  39. CU '12 Says:

    max wasserman was in seal and serpent?
    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  40. CU '12 Says:

    max wasserman was in seal and serpent?
    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  41. CU '12 Says:

    max wasserman was in seal and serpent?
    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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