After weeks of campaigning, fans of Betty White have finally caught the attention of Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels.
The show announced today that White, 88, will host the legendary television show on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 8th. The hilarity that is sure to ensue may just well live up to the hype. At last count, the Facebook group which started it all — aptly named “Betty White to Host SNL (Please?)!” — has more than 485,000 fans.
Michaels confirmed that they had previously asked White to host in the past, but each time she said no. This time, it appears that the grassroots effort won over everyone. We can hardly wait to see what SNL has in store for one of our favorite animal-loving actresses.