So for those of you who don’t know, today is the 90th birthday of America’s real sweetheart Betty White (suck it, Julia Roberts)! NBC even threw together a little television special in her honor, that included appearances by Mary Tyler Moore and other women in comedy. From Us Weekly:
Said Amy Poehler: “Betty, you’re going to hear a lot of jokes tonight about your age. But take comfort in the fact that come tomorrow, you won’t remember any of them.”
Quipped Mama’s Family costar Carol Burnett: “Like many of you, I first heard about Betty from the wonderful stories told to me by my grandmother.”
Chuck hunk Zachary Levi even proposed to White with a diamond ring — sealing the deal with a kiss on the lips! “I would like to be the mother of your children, he cracked.
Other stars paying tribute to White in the 90-minute special included Hot in Cleveland costars Wendie Malick, Valerie Bertinelli and Jane Leeves, President Barack Obama (presenting a birth certificate!) Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Morgan Freeman, Hugh Jackman, Jay Leno and Ray Romano with Brad Garrett.
“I’ve been the luckiest old broad on two feet to have all the jobs that I’ve had,” White gushed.
So Happy Birthday, Betty! Hopefully, you live for another ninety years, because you’re just that badass. But worst case scenario, we’ll just have you frozen, cryogenic style. Nothing can go wrong with that.