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Betty White May Host 'SNL'

by Scott Harris, posted Feb 22nd 2010 10:30AM
When it comes to the internet, there's no denying the power of Facebook, as the countless millions of Farmville requests in your inbox show on a daily basis. But now there's proof that Facebook is more than just a forum for people to reveal that they enjoy pickles more than Nickelback. The unlikely avatar of Facebook's influence? Betty White.

Yes, according to Entertainment Weekly, 'Saturday Night Live' is close to signing the octogenarian comedian to host an upcoming episode, a move that comes in the wake of a highly publicized push by Facebook users urging 'SNL' producer Lorne Michaels to consider the 'Golden Girls' star.When it comes to the Internet, there's no denying the power of Facebook, as the countless millions of Farmville requests in your inbox show on a daily basis. But now there's proof that Facebook is more than just a forum for people to reveal that they enjoy pickles more than Nickelback. The unlikely avatar of Facebook's influence? Betty White.

Yes, according to the Ausiello Files, 'Saturday Night Live' is close to signing the octogenarian comedian to host an upcoming episode, a move that comes in the wake of a highly publicized push by Facebook users urging 'SNL' producer Lorne Michaels to consider the 'Golden Girls' star.

There's one catch though: White likely won't be hosting alone. No, she won't be joined by her Super Bowl Snickers ad partner Abe Vigoda; instead, according to the article, Michaels is considering having White headline a "Women of Comedy" episode, which may feature former 'Saturday Night Live' standouts Molly Shannon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler among others in an attempt to lessen the hosting burden on the 88-year-old White.

Not that it appears White needs such concessions considering that, if anything, she seems to be getting stronger with age. The timeless star, who began her television career way back in 1949, is in the midst of a career revival, having become the go-to guest star for everything from 'My Name Is Earl' to 'Boston Legal' to 'Ugly Betty.' And she's been even more successful on the big screen of late, turning in a much buzzed about appearance in last year's blockbuster smash 'The Proposal.'

So what do you think? Is White a good pick? Should she host the show solo? Or do you think the idea of a "Women in Comedy" episode is a fitting tribute to the grand dame of television? Let us know how you feel.

But please: Spare us the Farmville requests, okay?

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