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‘SNL’ episode hosted by Betty White to re-broadcast after actress’ death’ – Billboard

Saturday night live is paying tribute to Betty White by re-broadcasting the episode she hosted in 2010.

White, who died overnight Thursday to Friday in her sleep at age 99, just weeks before her 100th birthday, won an Emmy for best guest actress in a comedy series for her work SNL.

That episode, which first aired on May 8, 2010, featured White in the sketches, including an episode in which she played an inmate’s grandmother (Kenan Thompson) who brought her in to scare off the people. bully and another episode in which she plays a woman as investigator taker (Tina Fey) who gets really annoyed with her bizarre answers.

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That marked White’s first and only time organizing SNL, though she did return to appear in the 40th anniversary special in 2015.

According to executive producer Lorne Michaels, his request for White to host the show was turned down only three times. She finally appeared after a viral Facebook campaign.

Jay-Z was the featured musical guest on the 2010 episode, which will air at 11:30 p.m. ET Saturday (January 8) on NBC, following a classic episode of SNL at 10 p.m. ET.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.

https://www.billboard.com/culture/tv-film/betty-white-snl-episode-reairing-after-death-1235015188/ ‘SNL’ episode hosted by Betty White to re-broadcast after actress’ death’ – Billboard

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