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Betty White Facebook Campaign Picking Up Steam

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 11th 2010 4:40PM
Betty WhiteIs it possible for Betty White to become any more popular? She's been famous in every era of her adult life. Now the Facebook campaign for her to be the guest-host on 'Saturday Night Live' has reached 188,000 cyber-signatures.

Whether people remember her from 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' or 'The Golden Girls' (or even 'The Golden Palace') or her Super Bowl Snickers commercial, they want more Betty. While it's unlikely Lorne Michaels will do anything with 'SNL' that he doesn't want to do, this could be a publicity boon for the show. On the other hand, the public is very fickle when it comes to this sort of thing.

Can the 88 year-old actress even handle the stress of a rehearsal week followed by a late-night live show? Filming a commercial or a clip for '30 Rock' is one thing, but this would require a level of energy she may not have anymore.

Now where is that Facebook campaign for Abe Vigoda to guest-host 'SNL'?

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I noticed that this site is running a headline that says "Estelle Getty's emmy for sale on Ebay" right underneath the article about Betty. ---Draw your own conclusions.

February 15 2010 at 12:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What makes you think Lorne Michaels would succumb to 188,000 cyber-signatures?

He's ignored MILLIONS of viewers' requests for years to step down and/or make the show funnier.

February 12 2010 at 11:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Professor Zed

I believe that not only would Betty White be fantastic hosting the show (with no problem "handling" it) I also believe that she should be let loose in the writers room and kick some funny into their butts. They need all the help they can get. Quite frankly, for what Lorne Michaels has been "settling on" as talent in front of and behind the cameras lately, perhaps Betty White should take over running the entire operation, too!

February 11 2010 at 11:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Also, Betty White can handle anything. Of this I am sure.

February 11 2010 at 10:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Betty White won't be on SNL. Her respresentative said White has no comment.

February 11 2010 at 9:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My bad, I confused sites. I don't even see a link up on the original post.

February 11 2010 at 4:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It would possibly be useful to include a link there to the campaign as well. I know that the original article has it, but still...

February 11 2010 at 4:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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