Betty White Charms on SNL, Pulls in Golden Ratings

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Betty White made her highly-anticipated appearance on Saturday Night Live, charming viewers and keeping us laughing as only she can do. From the opening Lawrence Welk skit, her delicious muffin (missing its cherry), to her very special Mother’s Day wish and the census skit that wrapped the show, White hit a home run. On Facebook, where fans started the campaign to get White on SNL, many quoted her best lines while fans on Twitter helped make #BettyWhite and Betty White trending topics. 

It wasn’t just Facebook and Twitter where fans converged, viewers tuned in too. According to Entertainment Weekly, White’s appearance helped SNL earn “its highest overnight ratings in 18 months” when “John McCain appeared alongside Tina Fey as Governor Sarah Palin.”

If you missed Betty White’s SNL episode watch it after the jump along with a skit that didn't make it onto the air!