28 February 2010

thank you for being a friend

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Sex and the City was a copycat, and a sad and pathetic one at that.  What's so original about four single women living in the same city, sitting around talking about their sex lives (or lack thereof) over the vice of their choice?


You know why?  Because the Golden Girls did it first and they did it better, which is why I love the fact that there's been huge public demand to have Betty White host Saturday Night Live. 

I don't think there are enough words in the English language to describe how awesome that would be. She's been in show-business for eight decades, and yet, she has never hosted the show.  I guess the producers and Lorne Michaels were too busy trying to convince the athlete du jour to host (and suck out loud.)

I don't know about you, but given the choice between a butterface who swam and won a few pieces of gold in a Communist country who couldn't act/host his way out of a paper bag or someone who is legitimately hilarious and knows what she's doing, I pick the latter.  This is a woman who sent flowers to her co-star (who happened to be recovering from a stroke) with a message that read, "I hope you die so I can be the last Golden Girl."  I'm sorry, but that is awesome.(Also awesome is the fact that her co-star found it hilarious as well.)  How can you not want someone that wickedly funny to host your show?

Apparently, this dream is almost a reality.  Rumour has it that SNL is talking about putting together a "Women of Comedy" episode that would have her working alongside two of my other favourites, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.  Excuse me while I have a nerdgasm.

I thought Sandra Bullock and Betty White in the same movie was awesome, but Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Betty White on the same show...that's just too much  Betty's dry, caustic wit (a phrase an English teacher used years ago to describe my writing style) is as funny now as it was back in the day, when women were allowed to be funny, but not "mean."  Plus, she's got this twinkle in her eye, even at 88 years of age, that tells you that she'd be up for anything.  I have a feeling she would fit in quite well at our local Ladies Curling Bonspiel.

Oh, Betty White, your sense of humour and your love of animals is legendary. Never ever change.


  1. SNL doesn't air in the UK, so I've only ever seen a few clips via YouTube.

    I love me some Tina Fey though courtesy of 30 Rock.

  2. Betty White is basically my grandmother's celebrity clone. I love her/them.


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