Betty White solidified her status as TV’s golden girl of the moment by drawing big ratings for her Mother’s Day hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. But the big draw as well was the reappearances of many of SNL’s most popular comediennes — Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, and Molly Shannon. Just a reminder that these women are funny. Everyone, and musical guest Jay-Z, averaged an 8.8 household rating/21 share in the metered markets. That is SNL’s highest rating in 18 months (since the telecast on the eve of the 2008 Presidential election). And Betty only got the hosting gig because of that Facebook petition.
Here’s the double entendre NPR sketch with Betty:
And this Amy Poehler-Seth Meyers-Tina Fey news segment: