At 88 1/2, as she put it, Betty White is the oldest host Saturday Night Live has ever had. Her appearance this past Saturday night as guest host of SNL is all thanks to fans who spearheaded a campaign on Facebook. White thanked her fans and had some funny quips about Facebook that she tied in with her age. Particularly funny was her comment that her generation had “phonebook” but wouldn’t spend the entire day looking through it. Other skits that White was worked into included MacGruber, a spoof of the old MacGyver TV series, and which will transcend the boob tube onto the big screen for a May 21st release date.
A lot of past female cast returned for the special episode, which had them reprising some of their classic roles, into which White was integrated. (However, not all of these skits aired.) White and musical guest Jay-Z seemed to hit it off, and she apaprently she went to the afterparty and hung around until 3 am — though apparently her beverage of choice was H2O.
If you missed Betty White’s appearance on SNL, you can see it and some unaired skits at the NBC.com and Hulu. She’ll also be on a new TV series, Hot in Cleveland, starring a slew of other well-known actresses incuding Wendy Malick (Just Shoot Me, Herman’s Head), Jane Leeves (Frasier), and Valerie Bertinelli (Touched By Angel). The first video clip below is a trailer, and the second is a behind-the-scenes of the show, which begins production May 10 and airs Jun 16 on TV Land.