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Betty White on SNL!

Yes, the 88 year old actress and comedian seemed a little nervous during her opening monologue. But she did a great job.

“I have so many people to thank for being here, but I really have to thank Facebook,” White said during her monologue.

“When I first heard about the campaign to get me to host Saturday Night Live, I didn’t know what Facebook was,” she said.

“And now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time.”

She went on to deadpan, “I would never say that people on it are losers, but that’s only because I’m polite.”

“Needless to say, we didn’t have Facebook when I was growing up. We had phone book … but you wouldn’t waste an afternoon on it.”

Also for the show, a bunch of former SNL cast members came back – including to of my favorites: Amy Poeher and Tina Fey.

I especially enjoyed Weekend Update’s Really?!? with Seth and Amy, which morphed into Really?!? with Seth, Amy and Tina by the end.

White held her own and displayed real comedic talent. I think my favorite character was MacGruber’s grandmother – who kept telling embarrasing stories about him. They fought a lot.

And then they got engaged in the end.

Oh, SNL.

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Posted by on May 10, 2010 in Comedy, Episode Commentary, SNL

 

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Tonight: Betty White Hosts SNL

I am so psyched for this.

Betty White is hosting Saturday Night Live tonight. The hilarious 88 year old actress and comedian will be doing a sketch with musical guest Jay-Z.

I’m mainly familiar with White for her role as the sweet-but-clueless Rose on the TV show The Golden Girls, which is a geriatric guilty pleasure of many of my housemates.

In case you are not as into 8os sitcoms as I am, you may also recognize White as the actress who played Ryan Reynold’s crazy Alaskan grandma who danced to the spirit gods with Sandra Bullock in 2009’s The Proposal.

Now White seems a bit nervous to be doing SNL, based on her interview in a NBC promo video I found on this EW.com page.

“The nerves are running ramped tonight because I’m scared to death, if you really want to know the truth,” she says.

White is an excellent comedian, but the live nature of SNL seems like it would be pretty nerve-wracking. I wish her the best and I am very excited to see how this episode turns out!

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2010 in Comedy, SNL

 

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Did You See Ke$ha on SNL last night?

The annoying blonde 23-year-old singer was the musical guest on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

Ke$ha is best known for her song, “Tik Tok.” I’m sure you’ve heard it before. It’s the one where she brushes her teeth with a bottle of jack, and then kicks dudes to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger.

It just so happens that the ever classy Ms. Ke$ha graced us with two musical performances on last night’s SNL, which one blog referred to as a “SUPER HARDCORE flop.” The assessment wasn’t really far off.

For her first performance, Ke$ha offered a fairly obviously lip synched rendition of “Tik Tok.” Poor thing looked wooden and nervous, but there is still no excuse for the horrible outfit and choreography.

Her back-up dancers wore helmets and space suits, while she stood stiffly behind an American flag and lifted her arms to display a superhero cape also made with fabric like the U.S. flag.

The dancing was poor quality and unimpressive.  Ke$ha did the robot a couple of times. Yes, it was as awkward as it sounds. And the aforementioned back-up dancers were equally as painful to watch. You see, crunking astronauts are never a good sign.

Song two  for the evening was “Your Love is My Drug,” which I had never heard before and don’t particularly care to hear again. This time, Ke$ha was wearing the most ridiculous multi-colored, glow-in-the-dark, tribal-style body paint I have ever seen in my entire life.

She looked like a Hawaiian tiki god who got hit with an unfortunate glowy Lite-Brite toy. Or a Native American totem pole trapped in a very freaky dance club from the 1980s.

Seriously. Whatever it was. It was disturbing.

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2010 in Comedy, Review, SNL

 

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