Veteran television actress and funnywoman Betty White is joining studio 8H to host “Saturday Night Live” on May 8.
Joining her are “SNL” veterans Molly Shannon, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey in an all-star “SNL” salute to women on Mother’s Day weekend.
Betty’s first “SNL” promo is available and she hilariously says she’s hosting “SNL,” “thanks to the internet.” It’s funny ’cause it’s true. The Betty White Facebook campaign is certainly at least partially responsible for her hosting gig.
We also love that they’re playing up her supposed cougar status. We aren’t sure what Betty’s been up to in recent years, but she met her husband Allen Ludden on the set of “Password” in 1962 and was married to him until his death in 1981, it was really quite romantic.
Betty White’s “Saturday Night Live” airs Saturday, May 8 at 11:30 p.m. ET.