FAVORITE comedy legend Betty White passed away on December 31, 2021 at the age of 99.
In honor of her decades-long career, Saturday Night Live is rebroadcasting the only episode ever hosted by a Golden Girls actress.
When did Betty White host Saturday Night Live?
On May 8, 2010, Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time after years when TV host Lorne Michaels asked her to join the cast on stage.
“After three rejections, I stopped asking,” Michaels said, according to Entertainment Weekly…
In the end, she agreed to act as an MC after a Facebook campaign was launched to bring Betty to the show.
“I told my agent, ‘Thank you so much, I appreciate it, but not thank you,’” Betty told EW at the time.
“People had such an overdose of me – they don’t need me anymore!” she continued. “And he said,“ You have to do this. If you don’t, I will divorce you! “
According to former SNL star Seth Meyers, Betty was “the only SNL host I have ever seen to receive a standing ovation at an afterparty.”
In honor of the late actress, he continued: “The party at which she ordered vodka and a hot dog and stayed there until the bitter end.”
How can I watch Betty White’s SNL episode?
On January 1, 2022, NBC will re-air the Saturday Night Live series hosted by Betty White.
The show will air at regular time at 11:30 pm ET and 8:30 pm PT.
SNL reruns are also available for viewing on Hulu, Peacock and the NBC website.
As part of Betty’s debut at the reception, she had stars such as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph.
Rapper Jay-Z was the musical guest at the time of the event.
Is there a special Betty White documentary?
On Saturday, January 1, 2022, it was also announced that the movie about Betty’s long life will continue to be shown in theaters on her 100th birthday, despite her death at 99.
Betty White: 100 Years of Youth will be released on January 17, 2022.
In a statement to the NY Post, film producers Steve Boetcher and Mike Trinklein said, “Today our hearts mourn the passing of Betty White. Over the years working with her, we have developed a great love and admiration for Betty as a person. , and as an experienced artist.
“We are grateful for the many decades of admiration she has given everyone. Betty has always said that she is “the luckiest woman on two legs” who has been building her career for so long. And frankly, we’re lucky to have her for so long.
“We will continue our plans to screen the film on January 17th in the hope that our film will provide an opportunity for all who loved her to celebrate her life – and experience what made her such a national treasure,” the statement said.
The documentary will feature special performances from many stars such as Ryan Reynolds and Lin Manuel Miranda.
The film will cover her eighty-year career and will revisit some of her most famous performances from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls, among others.
What caused Betty White’s death?
Sources said TMZ that the iconic star passed away at her home on New Years Eve morning, December 31, 2021.
The source added that she did not have any illnesses and did not fight any illness and it is believed that she died a natural death.
Her agent and friend Jeff Witjas said in a statement to
“Even though Betty was about 100 years old, I thought she would live forever,” Betty’s agent Jeff Witjas said in a statement. PEOPLE…
“I will miss her terribly, as well as the animal kingdom that she loved so much,” he continued.
“I don’t think Betty ever feared death because she always wanted to be with her beloved husband, Allen Ludden.
“She believed that she would be with him again.”
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