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Betty White To Host
SNL On Mother’s Day!!

I am – Hercules
Somewhere Abe Vigoda is shedding a single tear. Soon after Betty White’s commercial for Snickers aired during the Super Bowl, the Internet started twittering that White should host “Saturday Night Live.” Look! Press release!
LEGENDARY EMMY WINNER BETTY WHITE HOSTS NBC'S 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' ON MAY 8 NEW YORK, NY - March 11, 2010 - Legendary and multiple Emmy Award winner Betty White will take her long-anticipated turn at hosting NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on May 8. White will make her first appearance in Studio 8H. The six-time Emmy winner and cultural icon will host "SNL" for the first time in her illustrious seven-decade-long career. White is best known for her performance as Rose Nylund on NBC's "The Golden Girls," the beloved comedy series that aired from 1985 to 1992. Previously, she co-starred as Sue Ann Nivens in the classic comedy series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." In January, White was the proud recipient of the 2010 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. White appeared in the 2009 romantic-comedy feature film "The Proposal," alongside Ryan Reynolds and Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, and can be seen again this fall in the film "You Again," starring Kristin Bell. "I can't think of a better way to spend Mother's Day weekend than with Betty White ” said Lorne Michaels, Creator and Executive Producer of SNL. "Saturday Night Live" is from SNL Studios in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels. Steve Higgins and Marci Klein are producers. Ken Aymong is supervising producer. Seth Meyers is head writer. Don Roy King directs.
Word is the Mother’s Day show is also expected to feature a number of past female cast members, among them Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
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  • March 11, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    So when can we start the Bruce Campell petition?

    by Alfred_Packer

    I mean if it's this easy..

  • March 11, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    lol

    by bourne7855

    betty will kick ass in this. i used to watch golden girls with my grandma. she always made me laugh

  • March 11, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Campbell..

    by Alfred_Packer

    jeezus we need an edit button..

  • March 11, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    BRUCE CAMPBELL FOR FATHER'S DAY

    by J-Dizzle

    Bring in Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Will Ferrell, Eugene Levy, Christopher Walken, Bill Murrey, Dan Akroyd, and, just for the hell of it, Steve Martin.

  • March 11, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Nice!

    by fiester

    I wish they would do stuff like this more often. As someone said above, why not Bruce Campbell? There are so many funny, talented professionals out there and yet SNL keeps offering hosting gigs to hopeless flavor-of-the-month types who have no business being there and add nothing. Yay for Betty White!

  • March 11, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    AND CHEVY CHASE TOO

    by J-Dizzle

  • March 11, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Get Abe Vigoda next.

    by The_Maltese_Vulcan

    Before he really becomes Zombie Abe Vigoda.

  • March 11, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    This site was the only place I saw Betty White

    by V'Shael

    mentioned in connection to SNL. <p> What an odd meme. <p> Did Betty recently hire some new internet-savvy PR firm?

  • March 11, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    The Bruce... yes!!!!

    by br1947

    make it so!!!!!

  • March 11, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    It was more likely the facebook page

    by FSJGuy

    Than twitter, but either way its great to see her recognized, truly a great actress

  • March 11, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell can't host

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    The awesome magnitude of his presence would eclipse the rest of the cast. Would be a good episode though.

  • March 11, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Someone create a facebook group for BRUCE CAMPBELL

    by eric haislar

    Hosting Now! I tried to do it but i could not figure out how.

  • March 11, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    But it will air at 4PM.

    by tonagan

    Because old people go to bed early.

  • March 11, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=359808391620&ref=nf

    by eric haislar

    Facebook group lets do this!!!

  • March 11, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I'm there... just joined!

    by fox_cancelled_my_life

    Bruuuuuuce.

  • March 11, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    ...First live death on SNL?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • March 11, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Cohosting?

    by BigSteve03

    I thought she was supposed to be co-hosting with a bunch of other famous female comedians. I didn't think she'd be the sole host.

  • March 11, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    ...My petition...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...Get Michael Emerson to host!

  • March 11, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Bruce for SNL

    by eric haislar

    http://tinyurl.com/ycxtljy

  • March 11, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    ...Or i could host...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...I could sit still durin the whats up wit that skit... do a song and number in the monologue (the song would probably be either thong song or my heart will go on), AND i can stand in the background while Wiig steals my shine...

  • March 11, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    As much as I love Bruce, would his humour

    by V'Shael

    really match the audience of SNL?

  • March 11, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by cookepuss

    Not (usually) a crazy fanboy, but I totally approve. Granted, this hosting gig should've happened about 25 years ago, but better late than never. Besides, Betty is far classier and has far more natural comedic talent than 95% of the current hosts - and cast even. She should do great, provided that her material is all there.<p> <p> I think that I'm probably as stoked at the possibility of seeing past female cast members pop up. I'd LOVE to Ana Gasteyer appearing in a new skit - doing a Martha Stewart Mother's Day special. Really. Ana one of the greatest female SNL cast members who just, somehow, slipped through the cracks. She had a great personality & some amazingly funny characters. Everything that she needed to hit the big time, but.... she just didn't. I call it the "Dana Carvey Syndrome." Glad that Lorne hasn't forgotten about her.

  • March 11, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    OOOHHHH...... NPR

    by cookepuss

    Shannon & Gasteyer + Betty White = New NPR. YES. YES. I see it happening. YES. =)

  • March 11, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Must "what up with that" Betty White.

    by jimbojones123

    That is all

  • March 11, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Don't really watch SNL but I'll give it a look

    by HucksterFinn

    No matter who or what orchestrated this random meme/campaign, Betty White seems a 1000 times better than any unfunny, never acted a day in his life, famous athlete host, or insipid, young hot actress at the moment, cough, cough, Megan Fox/Lindsay Lohan. I hope Betty White has the time of her life! She seems like a genuine, lovely person.

  • March 11, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    I'd LOVE to see Emerson do SNL

    by jaysin420

    the show isn't funny anymore so it might as well be creepy.

  • March 11, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Lolz wut

    by VikkiMarsdale

    to kids young enough to think that Golden Girls is what Betty White is "best known for".<p>Title character on two sit-coms by the mid '50s, starred in "the Betty White Show" in both 1954 and 1973, recurring panelist on a dozen game shows, recurring role on Boston Legal reprising a character created in three episodes of The Practice. She was a superstar long before the Mary Tyler Moore Show was lucky enough to land her.<p>This is all kinds of awesome and is a good sign for SNL - they did a Betty White gag on Update and apparently paid attention to the audience reaction it got.

  • March 11, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Has this woman ALWAYS been old???

    by Triple_J_72

    It seems like Betty White has been 70 years old for the past 40 years.

  • March 11, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    She should have hosted 20 years ago!!!

    by TRON

    The team up with the SNL cast then would have been memorable.

  • March 11, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Something tells me...

    by Ronald Raygun

    ...a mildly annoying floodgate has just been opened. I imagine facebook petitioners as a spoiled child throwing a tantrum in a toy store. SNL is the mother who gives in and buys them the toy to shut them up. The result: petitions for every conceivable dumb idea that some idiot on facebook is able to get attention over. Granted, a very minor, inconsequential problem, but still... fuckin' internet fads.

  • March 11, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    i hope theres a golden girls spoof

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    comedy gold

  • March 11, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    let's have Brando host via this technology of mine

    by HypeEndsHere

    http://vimeo.com/10099844

  • March 11, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Abe Vigoda died in 1996. His corpse is pristine.

    by Onin Solstice

  • March 11, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    here is a picture of a very HOT Betty White

    by mr dark

    heres the link http://thighswideshut.org/images/NSFW/betty_white_nude.jpg remove spaces and you know the rest

  • March 11, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    She took some cheesecake photos early in her career..

    by mr dark

    I always thought she was kinda sexy/nasty back in her early Password days..

  • March 11, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Heres another hot playing card pic of betty whit

    by mr dark

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6wEww4DPj5E/SIYD8LCXMEI/AAAAAAAAAyQ/JfZPpDoAALc/s400/betty+white.jpg remove spaces

  • March 11, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    the guy from burn notice and "jack of all trades"?

    by punto

    and Xena? he's cool I guess.. why is he such a big deal tho? he wasn't even the lead role on those shows (jack of all trades maybe, but it got canceled pretty quick)

  • March 11, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Oh, good. So it's not a real episode.

    by HercThinksEntourageIsBetterThanArrestedDevelopment

    5-10 extra guest stars? Betty White will do a monologue, and be in two shitty sketches.

  • March 11, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Eh, why not, sounds like it could be fun.

    by mistergreen

  • March 12, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    I may watch SNL, for the first time in AGES.

    by Royston Lodge

  • March 12, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Finally!

    by gotilk

    It's about time that hot piece of GILF had her turn at SNL. She's one of the funniest women in history.

  • March 12, 2010, 1:32 a.m. CST

    mr dark

    by gotilk

    Awesome. Wow, you know what they say.. once a girl takes those kinds of pictures, it will haunt her forever and ruin her career. Can I get the world's loudest PHHPPTLT!! now? lol

  • March 12, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    punto -15pts from your geek card

    by br1947

    to get them back, your assignment is to watch Army of Darkness & Bubba Ho-tep at least 5 times each this weekend.

  • March 12, 2010, 4:39 a.m. CST

    If i had a cock this is where I'd tell you to go suck it.

    by alan_poon

    My jaw dropped when I first heard her say that line.

  • March 12, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    So now

    by NippleEffect

    Betty White is a fad

  • March 12, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Betty White's Never Hosted SNL Before?

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    OOOOH WHEE! What's Up With That? What's Up With That?

  • March 12, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Why wait until mothers day???

    by jtp8000

    For chrisake she's almost 90- get her on tomoorow- she may not last until May. And get Vigoda to make an appearance fast- he may not make it tomorrow

  • March 12, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Gotilk

    by mr dark

    Yeah...Thats what they say...I gotta tell ya I grew up watching her on password with her husband Alan Ludden and I always thought she was hot and humourous...Just that combo alone raises her hotness factor in my opinion. She must have been dynamite in the sack..

  • March 12, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    What Betty White should do on snl

    by NippleEffect

    aince she's like a meme / fad now<p> She should do *where's the beef* and *I've fallen and can't get up* skits

  • March 12, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Steve Martin should host SNL...

    by Blanket-Man

    I'll bet he'd be good.

  • March 12, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    If I threw a party & invited everyone I knew

    by buffywrestling

    it'd be a small fucking party. <p> Trivia: Did you know Joss Whedon's Dad wrote for the "Golden Girls"? Joss met Bea Arthur and this is how he became afraid of women wearing polyester jumpsuits.

  • March 12, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    buffywrestling

    by mr dark

    I'd be more afraid of bea arthur if she didn't have on the jumpsuit..

  • March 12, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    'Oscar winner Sandra Bullock.'

    by I_am_the_ultimate_product

    Sorry, I'm still having trouble with that concept.

  • March 13, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    "Bruce Night Live"

    by JAGUART

    That could be a regular thing.

  • March 14, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Betty White being tackled. GOOOD!! Pam Tebow being tackled. BAAD

    by Immortal_Fish

    Liberal hypocrisy. You do the math.