Book Club: May television

For this month’s small screen preview, The Dunce Cap has just two words (on repeat) –
BETTY WHITE BETTY WHITE BETTY WHITE!

Channel surfing:

White in the newsstand edition of Entertainment Weekly

Betty White is 88 years old and a comedic legend. And on May 8, thanks to the power of the Internet, she will finally be hosting Saturday Night Live. The special Mother’s Day episode will also reunite former cast members Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch in a girrrrrrl power hour (and a half) of sketch comedy.

A Facebook campaign, initiated by White’s appearance during a Super Bowl XLIV commercial, insisted White finally host the famous NBC show, and the fans had their voice heard. The former “Golden Girls” actress will host the show Saturday with Jay-Z.

Check out the SNL promo below, and watch this hilarious musical tribute to the wonderful woman on YouTube.

(editor’s note: “The Simpsons” had a hilarious cultural critique of an opening last night. So excited to see the blogosphere erupt – the video is already all over YouTube. The opener? A choreographed, lip-synced take on Ke$ha’s godawful “Tik Tok.”)

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