Tonight’s the night!! Ms. Betty White is hosting SNL and I am so freaking excited! I joined the facebook group ages ago, so of course I feel personally responsible for this magical night of entertainment. Actually, long before it was cool to love Betty White, I loved Betty White. It all started with Rose. I have such a soft spot for Rose, although I’m pretty sure that the novelty of her naivete would quickly wear off if we ever met face to face. I think what drew me in was the fact that Betty White reminded me of my Grandma, who didn’t take too kindly to that at first. I think I probably said that Rose reminded me of her, which my grandmother took to mean that I thought she was kinda dumb. She isn’t. And it wasn’t Rose, it was Betty. So pretty and so funny. I was too young to know anything about Password, or The Mary Tyler Moore Show, or anything Betty that pre-dated Rose. All I’m trying to say is that since I was nine years old, I have been a fan of Betty White. She loves dogs! She loves games! She’s really good at the games! She’s hilarious, and though she plays cute and innocent very well, she has a totally raunchy sense of humor. About ten years ago I discovered Match Game reruns. That’s when I was struck by the comedic genius of Betty White. I could barely believe that that woman would one day morph into my beloved Rose. Then there’s the animal loving. It is still one of my greatest desires to not only meet Betty White, but to introduce her to my dog. I always thought that would be Indy and that she would just melt when she saw him, but that ship has sailed. Now I think she’d get a kick out of Oscar because he is super-cute and super-funny. I’m still hanging on to that dream. I should probably head over to Rockefeller Center with the dog and spend today waiting for Betty White. I’m not going to though.
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Betty White
Mrs. Weezmer aka “Witch Lady” on My Name is Earl
Thank you, Betty White!! xoxo!