Here we go. It's the big night. Golden Girl enthusiasts, regular SNL fans, and Betty lovers all around the world will be tuning in to see how Betty White does on Saturday Night Live. The 88 and a half year old host will no doubt be a very good host, in my opinion. I'm excited to see how it goes. Along with Betty comes a bunch of old women cast members, to celebrate mothers day. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, and Ana Gasteyer all take the stage tonight.
Jay-Z is our musical guest. His new album is pretty good, and his two popular singles thus far, "Empire State of Mind", and "Young Forever" are both good in my book, so I'm excited.
The Lawrence Welk Show: Yes, yes. I knew we weren't going to get through the season without doing this sketch, once again. It was a good way to introduce all the women that were coming back tonight, too. The length and enthusiasm of the applause when Betty White came out was great.
Monologue: This was a really funny monologue. I loved her mentions of Facebook and "hay rides".
MacGruber: Yes, let's plug in the big movie premiere coming in two weeks from now. Just kidding. This was a good series of MacGrubers, with Betty White playing Will's grandma.
The Delicious Dish: This was a hilarious sketch, with the "muffin" talk. Obviously, they were paying homage to the Alec Baldwin "Christmas balls" sketch many years ago.
The Manuel Ortiz Show: This was another really funny sketch, just because of the performance. Betty White in that wig was hilarious.
Gingey: It was nice to see an original sketch. The mentions from Betty saying "Because, she's a lesbian." was great. Another great sketch.
Musical Performance: Jay-Z performs a medley of his old popular singles, including his newer single, "Empire State of Mind" with Alicia- Bridget Kelly... Oh well. We can't have everything. Still a great performance.
Weekend Update: A great Update, indeed. The jokes were all great, and Molly Shannon returning as Sally O'Malley was great, with Betty White coming on as Dottie O'Donegan. Maya Rudolph's return as Sally O'Malley was nice to see, too. And, of course, its not an Update without both Amy and Tina returning!
Scared Straight: This was another hilarious sketch. Betty's assertiveness even as the old grandma of McIntosh was hilarious.
CSI: Sarasota: This was another original and hilarious sketch. The liners that Betty would say when the camera would pan to her were just so hilarious, because they were so out there or just unrelated to what she was trying to say.
Thank You For Being A Friend: I actually really liked the real homage to Betty from the whole cast/guests of this week's show. And, then, Betty's return was hilarious. Especially when she ended it with, "Happy Mothers Day, Mother ..."
Musical Performance: Another good song by Jay-Z. And then there was Mr. Hudson...
Census 2010: A lot like the Chris Walken sketch 10 years ago. Betty made this so hilarious, with her weird answers, and her off-focus.
Wow, what a show. This was definitely a classic. Yes, I'm giving in. I know that many weren't a fan of them getting Betty White just because of Facebook's campaign, but, hey, when life gives you lemons, you make that lemonade. Betty was a really good host, and it's nice to see how sharp she still is after all her years of living. Jay-Z was also a great musical guest. I liked the return of the lady cast members, but, we didn't really get to see any of the other cast members, such as Nasim, Jenny, or Abby, really. But, anyways, it was a great show.
Next week is our season finale with Alec Baldwin and musical guest Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Hopefully they'll keep the good writing one more week.