More good tv tonight... how can that be? Usually it's the sameoldstuff, not worth even turning on to scroll through the guide. Tonight at 8pm EST on NBC we're invited to celebrate Betty White's 90th birthday with some of Hollywood's biggest stars. It should really be funny with the "greats," Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, Carl Reiner, Tina Fey and Ellen DeGeneres.
Betty celebrates with a cake flown by private plane from Minneapolis to Los Angeles by baking giant Betty Crocker, which is also celebrating it's 90th birthday! The three-tiered triple chocolate cake was layered with chocolate mousse and a chocolate ganache, decorated with red, orange and magenta roses, edible pearls and Golden Girl candles!
I loved her as Sue Ann Nivens, "The Happy Homemaker" on the old Mary Tyler Moore show back in the 70's. "Dear, sweet, naive Mary,"she'd say to put Mary in her place! She was more than a tad bit jealous of Mary, who was younger, more attractive and easily drew the attention of men. She could be sweet as sugar on air, but the real Sue Ann was sarcastic, man crazy and lived to zing Mary and Murray!
Later on in the mid 80's she played the snobbish Ellen Mae Harper on the Carol Burnett Show. Ellen was Eunice's well-to-do sister, clearly Mama's favorite. The rivalry between the two of them was hilarious!
If you have to pick a favorite character that Betty White has played, it probably would be Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls. Kind hearted Rose was naïve and simple, best known for her rambling stories about her hometown St. Olaf, Minneota. The girls would endure her lengthy stories with exasperated silence!
We can't even begin to count the number of smiles that Betty White has brought to our faces. She portrayed the best and the worst of human traits so realistically that we couldn't help but laugh out loud. Don't forget... 8pm EST (7pm Central) on NBC!