SNL Lives: Betty White, Girl Power and Lesbians to the Rescue!

Remember when SNL was actually funny? Yeah. Them, too.

Remember when SNL was actually funny? Yeah. Them, too. So last night, in honor of finally landing the 88 year old Betty White to host, they invited the funniest women of the last 15 years of the show back to celebrate for a funny-lady-powered Mother’s Day extravaganza. The result? Me trying to not to wake my sleeping girlfriend when I actually LoL’d (for realsies, as Cage would say) at not just one, but several SNL sketches for the first time since I was old enough to know better.

White, who had previously turned down invitations to host the show something like eight times, was finally persuaded to appear on the show after a highly successful Facebook campaign inspired by White’s famous Superbowl commercial. She was joined in several sketches by SNL vets Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Mya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey. Yeah. Take in that list of names for a moment.


Here is last night’s show in full. We haven’t watched the entire thing yet, but so far we recommend the following sketches:

  • 12 minutes in – Ana and Molly follow up their famous “Pete Schwetty’s Balls” foodie radio show sketch with a new one about eating Betty White’s “muffin.”
  • 23 minutes in – What happens when Little Women is recast with Idgie Lezgood as the youngest sister? Betty White gets a new catchphrase. That’s what!
  • 30 minutes in – It’s Molly Shannon (“I’m FIFTEH! FIFTEH years OLD!”) vs. Betty White on Weekend Update.
  • 33:30 minutes in – Special correspondents Amy Poehler and Tina Fey join Seth for the usually super not funny “Really? REALLY?!” segment.

Which other parts of this should we be watching? You tell us!