Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Heart Betty White

I am a huge Betty White fan, so I was really excited to see the feature on her in Entertainment Weekly this week.  The Mary Tyler Moore Show is--hands down--my favorite TV show, and Betty's Sue Ann Nivens frequently makes me laugh out loud.  And, I essentially grew up with The Golden Girls.  My brother and I watched religiously on Saturday nights.  I even love watching her on Password and Match Game.  She has such an easy--but sharp--sense of humor.

I think a real testament to her comic genius that she's still so in demand.  Her Catherine Piper was a great foil to James Spader's Alan Shore on Boston Legal.  She was hysterical in The Proposal, and I can't wait to see her on Saturday Night Live next weekend.  How great was that Snickers Super Bowl commercial??

It should come as no surprise that I find her devotion to animal welfare to be particularly admirable.

Betty has something of a timeless quality about her.  She's obviously gotten older since her Happy Homemaker days, but she's always looked more or less like Betty White.  So I was excited to find this picture of her hosting the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (with Lorne Greene from Bonanza) in 1965.  Doesn't she look absolutely beautiful?!


  1. She really does. What a talented actress she is. Look at the contrast between her character on Mary Tyler and Rose on the Golden Girls. She is such a gem!!!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE her! Betty White rocks.. my fav right now is that snickers commercial! She is one funny lady.

    Happy friday follow


  3. I just read that article this morning and can't wait until SNL next week. I will definitely be DVRing that one!

  4. She's just great! I had forgotten about her on Password and Match Game since I haven't seen any episodes in awhile (no longer have Gameshow Network!) but she was always fantastic on those game shows!!