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February 10, 2010

Cool Betty White is Red-Hot!

Posted: 08:31 AM ET

You can't escape Betty White.

Her ad for Snickers, which debuted during the Super Bowl, was one of the most popular to air. (It's also gone viral.) She often pops up as a late-night talk show guest. There's also a movement afoot to have her host "Saturday Night Live."

White's mix of grandmotherly sweetness and comic brazenness (note her turn as a foul-mouthed widow who likes to feed the alligators in the 1999 horror film "Lake Placid") has made her a beloved figure to fans of all ages.

Leslie Spears, communications manager for the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Museum of Art, is one of the Facebook fans rooting for "SNL" to snag White. White deserves the opportunity after such a successful and lengthy career, Spears said.

"There's a cool factor with Betty White," Spears said. "She just says what's on her mind. The thought of her hosting 'Saturday Night Live' is groundbreaking because they have had so many duds [hosting the show] in the past."

"I would knock someone over for a picture with Betty White before I would cross the street to get an autograph from Lindsay Lohan," said Facebook fan Erika Nadeau Morgan of San Antonio, Texas. "She's a living legend who is simultaneously relevant and authentic."

Watch Betty White in the Snickers commercial

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Judie   February 10th, 2010 10:30 am ET

You Go Girl! I wish you the best,one the world's most funniest women.
There has only been a few,but she is one of them.


andy   February 10th, 2010 10:34 am ET

hi larry andy here from scotland have you any plans to bring
back dr steven greer on your show i,m sure you know how
the ufo subject is and should be told to the people of the world
but sadly thats not the case,
since we,ve only had this subject knocked back for well over 60 years
and more... don,t you think its about time we were told the truth

and dr greer is the man to do this i know my views will go in the bin
with respect but this is to me and many billions of other people
a truth telling subject i belive we,re 60 years to late.. but hey who knows maybe someone might just feel the same way..

sadly not anyone in goverment...

thanx for your time ps..love the show larry


L GRANT   February 10th, 2010 11:26 am ET

I got an email from my vitamin company on John McCain's new bill to stop the health food industry (vitamins, minerals, all supplements )
by putting them under FDA rules.
Now I know that you take supplements for your heart condition. Do you plan to have any shows on that new to enlighten the people on how our rights for health are being taken away? Hope you bold enough to take on this STUPID bill.


iloveseoul   February 10th, 2010 12:52 pm ET

Seh's still hot!


iloveseoul   February 10th, 2010 12:54 pm ET

She's still hot.


Cindy   February 10th, 2010 3:58 pm ET

Thanks to Betty for so many laughs over the years. She is one of the greatest and I look forward to seeing her many more years and having many more laughs.


melthompson   February 10th, 2010 5:11 pm ET

Betty White is one of those rare, transcendent television personalities. Just during my lifetime she's play the sex pot Sue Ann on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, confused Minnesotan Rose Nyland on The Golden Girls and now stars in a soon-to-be classic Superbowl ad. More power to her and to that kind of career longevity!


Awareness Home Funding   February 10th, 2010 5:54 pm ET

Larry, do you think that Betty White may become vernacular for an action or attidude? Like – "Don't go Betty White on me". her ad was my favorite.


Thomas John Brown   February 10th, 2010 6:10 pm ET

Betty White is one of the greats!


Navajo Joe   February 10th, 2010 7:11 pm ET

If you'd just crossed paths with me or may still. I don't care about the age difference or the wrinkles in your skin or any of the physical qualities that come with age, just that eternal beauty contained within your soul and thoughts. Don't you ever go and die on us, you heartbeat!


Brooke Paxton   February 10th, 2010 8:38 pm ET

Betty White is the bomb!! That Snickers commerical was hilarious and kudos to Betty for taking a chance on a project that turned out to her benefit!! Keep it up!!


Brooke Paxton   February 10th, 2010 8:41 pm ET

Betty White is the bomb!! That Snickers commercial was hilarious and kudos to White for taking a chance on such a rewarding project. White seems to show up on TV and movies when we least expect and when she does, her performance is always memorable. Keep it up!!


Kristy Lynn   February 10th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

I love Betty White. You ROCK girl!!!!!


Tammy McLeod   February 10th, 2010 10:34 pm ET

There's something wholesome and reassuring about our culture when Betty White is considered cool.


Bonnie   February 10th, 2010 11:12 pm ET

Betty White-you're the best!


Lakia   February 10th, 2010 11:28 pm ET

LOL Betty White is so cute lol I loved her new commerical.. I can't remember what it was for, but she was supposed to be playing football lol


Neil Patrick   February 11th, 2010 12:27 am ET

She is always great and superb.....


saxonb   February 11th, 2010 2:12 am ET

but what about ABE VIGODA!


lifeaftereighty   February 11th, 2010 2:22 am ET

Betty White got my job back in 1050. She was making a $100.000 ayear for Westinghouse and I was writing commercials for KANS in Wichita, KS in for $150/week. Nothing has changed, except that I"m a better writer than she is.


Donor Macneice   February 11th, 2010 7:10 am ET

Betty White is unique and one of the few today with true star quality in league with Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Rue McClanahan and Dame Judy Dench


aplaceforthoughts   February 11th, 2010 8:34 am ET

Betty White is hilarious!


Rob Lewis   February 13th, 2010 1:12 am ET

Betty White is a great example of how an older woman can still be sexy and cool. Being a great lover of animals and having that great sense of humor goes a long way.


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