‘SNL’ to Re-Air Episode Hosted by Betty White Following Actress’ Death

Saturday Night Live has released a 2010 episode Betty White hosted following her death to pay tribute to her.

White, who died in her sleep overnight Thursday into Friday at the age of 99, just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday, earned an Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her performance on Saturday Night Live.

The tribute episode, which aired on May 8, 2010, featured White in sketches such as one in which she played the grandmother of a prisoner (Kenan Thompson) who brings her in to scare bullies straight and another in which she played a woman who makes a census taker (Tina Fey) very uncomfortable with her strange answers.

White hosted SNL for the first and only time, however she did return for a cameo in the show’s 40th anniversary special in 2015.

Lorne Michaels, the show’s executive producer, stated that he had requested White to host the show three times but had been turned down each time. She eventually changed her mind after seeing a Facebook ad that went viral.

The 2010 show, which will run at 11:30 p.m., features Jay-Z as the main musical guest. ET Saturday on NBC, after a classic edition of Saturday Night Live at 10 p.m. ET.


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