Betty White’s ‘SNL’ appearance: 5 best moments E! News UK

Beloved TV icon Betty White passed away on Friday, weeks before what would have been the actress’ 100th birthday.

During White’s Hollywood career, she appeared in numerous television shows and films, including the coveted “Saturday Night Live” hosting concert. However, White had turned down the role three times before accepting.

A viral Facebook campaign calling for her to be on “SNL” ultimately convinced her to take the job.

Betty White appeared as the host of “Saturday Night Live” in 2010.
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Following the news of his passing, comedian Seth Meyers paid tribute to White by sharing a story from his time as the host of “SNL.”

“RIP Betty White, the only ‘SNL’ host I have ever seen receive a standing ovation at the after party,” he tweeted. “A party at which she ordered a vodka and a hot dog and stayed until the end. “


Here’s a look at White’s five best “SNL” moments:

Opening monologue

White opened “SNL” with a monologue full of jokes about his age. The actress was 88 when she appeared on the show, and she used that fact to make audiences laugh.

“When I first heard about the campaign to host ‘Saturday Night Live’, I had no idea what Facebook was. And now that I know what it is I have to say it sounds like a huge waste of time, “White joked to herself. monologue.

“People say, ‘But Betty, Facebook is a great way to connect with old friends.’ Well at my age if I want to connect with old friends. I need a Ouija board, ”she continued.

Scared Straight : l’intimidation avec Betty White

White appears alongside Kenan Thompson in a skit during “SNL.”
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White appeared in a sketch alongside Kenan Thompson’s character, Lorenzo McIntosh, a convict. White played the condemned man’s grandmother Lorette. Thompson’s character caused his grandmother to bully some teenagers into acting right.

MacGruber: grandmother

White also appeared as MacGruber’s grandmother in the well known sketch. MacGruber attempts to defuse a bomb, and White’s character continues to remind him to use his good manners and tell stories from his youth, despite the urgency of the moment.

Census taker versus old lady

Tina Fey asks White's character about the census.

Tina Fey asks White’s character about the census.
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White appeared in the infamous census taker sketch. Tiny Fey asks about White’s character for the census. The sketch was first performed by Tim Meadows and Christopher Walken in 2000, but White brought his own style to the sketch in 2010.


After hosting “SNL” in 2010, White made a special aspect in the show’s 40th anniversary special. The actress appeared in the skit “The Californians” in the 2015 episode alongside a handful of other stars, including Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper and Kerry Washington.

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Betty White’s ‘SNL’ appearance: 5 best moments E! News UK