10 Reasons Betty White Should Host Saturday Night Live

More than 90,000 Facebook fans are petitioning for the former Golden Girl to host SNL. You hear that, Lorne Michaels?
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10 Reasons Betty White Should Host Saturday Night Live

More than 90,000 Facebook fans are petitioning for the former Golden Girl to host SNL. You hear that, Lorne Michaels?

-Carrie Seim

Betty White

It’s not often that an 88-year-old woman becomes the star of the Super Bowl and Facebook all in one week. But when you’re Betty White, anything is possible.

The much-admired comedienne has induced giggles in TV audiences for more than 65 years, delivering virtuoso performances with carefully orchestrated naivete. She’s stolen the show on The Golden Girls, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mama’s Family, Password, The Bold and the Beautiful and Boston Legal, among others – not to mention her various film roles. She’s been nominated for 18 Emmys and won six. And her hilarious rough-and-tumble turn in Sunday’s Super Bowl commercial for Snickers (with Abe Vigoda!) ranked first on USA Today’s ad meter.

But there’s one feat the funny lady still hasn’t accomplished: Betty White has never hosted Saturday Night Live.

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That travesty is at the center of an explosive Facebook craze. More than 90,000 Facebookers have joined the group Betty White to Host SNL (please?)!

Well, sign us up as 90,001. Here are 10 reasons Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels should book Betty White ASAP!

10. Betty’s pretty much hysterical.

While receiving her Lifetime Achievement Award at the SAGs last month, she ribbed vivacious presenter Sandra Bullock, asking, “Isn’t it heartening to see how far a girl as plain as she is can go?”

And she proved she isn’t afraid of SNL’s often smutty style. “I actually know many of you and I’ve worked with quite a few,” she said, adding quietly, “Maybe had a couple. And you know who you are.”

9. Betty doesn’t suck.

We’ve had to put up with January Jones, Steven Seagal, Paris Hilton, Michael Phelps and Nancy Kerrigan as sucky SNL hosts. Betty White could take all of them and their mamas. Come on, Lorne, give your fans what they’re really hungry for – a big bite of Betty!


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0 thoughts on “10 Reasons Betty White Should Host Saturday Night Live

  1. Candice says:

    Loveeee Betty White!!

  2. kitty says:

    Go Betty! I’d tune in for Betty hosting just about anything!

  3. deborah says:

    We just LOVE BETTYS!

  4. hope_xo says:

    #1 – Betty is a Betty!!!! :)

  5. Fern says:

    Team Betty White!

  6. khc1114 says:

    Betty on SNL!!!

  7. vdub4 says:

    YES! She is SO FABULOUS!

  8. crazycatlady58 says:

    Betty White is one of the funniest women we have just goes to show we get better with age.

  9. livetogossip says:

    Would love to see her and Kristen Wiig throw down on SNL.

  10. queenana says:

    betty white should host snl! when on golden girls, there was an episode where she was medicated in prep for surgery. she asked her ‘show’ daughter to move in closer. daughter did & betty yelled out: ‘live from new york! it’s saturday nite’. now we are here wondering whether she should host snl? you betcha…couldn’t think of a better hostess.

  11. dessie81 says:

    Betty’s the best! Golden indeed! I’d like to see her in anything.

  12. lbk says:

    Hell yes she should host!!! SNL would have TOPPPPP ratings if she does!

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