Monday, March 15, 2010
Yeah! It looks like the Facebook campaign to get Betty White on as host of Saturday Night Live actually worked...
Facebook has gotten Betty White the gig she never asked for: host of Saturday Night Live.
The 88-year-old actress, beloved by generations of TV fans, will host NBC's late-night veteran May 8. The Mother's Day episode also will feature a reunion of six former female cast members, most of them moms: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch.
Michaels says that as the live show's oldest host, she can perform "as much as she wants to do" but adds that the physical demands of the show led him to plan the cast reunion, though make no mistake: White is the solo host.
With Betty and that cast of hilarious women from SNL past...it should be an amazing show. Hopefully they'll let Tina Fey and Amy Poehler write most of the sketches.
And, fingers crossed, perhaps we'll get a visit from Tina Fey's Sara Palin and, my personal favorite...
Mary Katherine Gallagher.