Listen, we’re all ladies here. And because we’re all ladies, we are also necessarily all Golden Girls fans. So before I talk about anything, we can all agree that Betty White is a goddess and everything she touches turns to gold. WHITE GOLD.
I’m sad she won’t be doing a full episode on her own, although I guess she is like a million years old and a little Betty is better than no Betty. Instead they’re doing a “Women of Comedy” episode. Again, if Betty White is there, I’m happy. And if all the other rumors are true–that Lorne Michaels is reaching out to Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Molly Shannon–that’ll be an excellent show. I can’t help but feel a little ambivalent, though, at the idea of this women of comedy special. There is certainly a trend for women to play the straight man and serve as catalysts for Hilarious Male Humor, but that is less and less the case. Every week on SNL is a women of comedy special, especially since Kristen Wiig is so freakin funny. I guess it just seems a little old fashioned to me. What do y’all think?