1/9/21 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Betty White Monologue: Facebook – Saturday Night Live

Lorne Michaels was intrigued when a Facebook campaign recruited nearly a million fans to petition to have Betty White host Saturday Night Live– but it wasn’t the first time the producer thought of White. Michaels asked the beloved star three times between the ‘70s and ‘90s to appear in the show – and all three times he got rejected.

It wouldn’t be until 2010, when the petition came to light, that White’s longtime agent and close friend Jeff Witjas finally convinced her to say yes. “It was one of the most incredible experiences – it truly, truly was,” Witjas told People magazine following White’s death on Dec. 31 at age 99.

Betty White Monologue: Facebook – Saturday Night Live

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