Tuesday, August 22, 2006

We All Know Shatner's Nuts...

This is Betty White.

Isn't she sweet?
Betty White stole the show at the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner. That's right - Betty White. Sweet, loveable Betty White, stole the show away from everyone around her.
We'll get back to how she did so in just a minute. First, a brief history.
Ms. White has made me laugh for years. First as sardonic, man-hungry,gourmand "Sue Ann Nivens", the host of The Happy Homemaker Show, in The Mary Tyler Moore Show from 1973 to 1977. White won two Emmy Awards for her role in this hugely popular series.
I also watched her on Match Game from 1973 to 1982. Match Game has the distinction of being my favorite game show ever and I would bet money that the entire cast was bombed during each taping of the show.
While I did not follow Ms. White to her long stint on "The Golden Girls" I have no doubt that she was just as sweet and loveable as ever.
Don't you believe it.
Betty White has a sarcastic streak a mile wide. Her double entendres are masterful. And, at 84 years old she has turned her appearance as a sweet old lady into comic gold.
As she took the podium she said "Isn't it sweet that all you young comedians get together to tell naughty stories?" Then, as she was sailing on the granny vibe, she turned to the audience in mid-rant and said:
"We all know Shatner's nuts. But George Takei's the only one who's tasted them!"


Blogger Cynthia said...

You had to know by seeing her as Sue Ann Nivens that she has an acerbic side to her humor. Sue Ann always had the hots for Mr. Grant. I always thought Betty White had one of the best roles on that show.

After I read your blog I went to Comedy Central to view some of the excerpts ("The Shat Hit the Fan"). The phone call between Shatner and Nimoy was hysterical!

And all the comments about incontinence--did something happen that I didn't hear about?

9:39 AM, August 23, 2006  
Blogger NoelCT said...

And a lot of people don't know that Betty White got her start with a bit of nude modelling, which she proudly defends to this day.

4:23 PM, December 31, 2008  

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