So at the age of 88, Betty White will finally host Saturday Night Live. Yes, a Facebook campaign helped, but more importantly, she has a fan in SNL boss Lorne Michaels.
But consider this when you watch SNL on May 8. When Lorne Michaels was all of 7 years old, Betty White was the boss of her own show, “Life With Elizabeth.” She created, produced and starred in the sitcom, and for some reason it’s one of the first shows I remember.
She was ahead of her time in 1952, and in 2010, she may still be ahead of her time.
Oh, and one other thing. The voice that will announce, “and now your host, Betttttttttty Whiiiiiiiiite?” It belongs to Don Pardo. He’s 92.