SNL's Betty White Episode: 5 Best Scenes


>[Betty White was terrific, and returning SNL greats Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, and Tina Fey didn't disappoint either.]

Some highlights...

The monologue—Betty White entered gingerly, but proceeded to deliver some hilarious stand-up:

Cold Open: Lawrence Welk salutes Mother's Day with the Singing Sisters, featuring Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, and—as always—Kristin Wiig as the freakish sister:

Reprising their roles as hosts of NPR's soporific "The Delicious Dish," Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon welcome baker Florence Dusty (Betty White) to discuss the state of her "muffin":

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey join Seth Myers for "Really? with Seth, Amy & Tina," addressing the Times Square bomber, the plunging markets, and the Greek bailout crisis. ("Really, Greece—where did you expect the money to come from? Royalty checks for inventing civilization?..."):

Badass convict Loretta Macintosh (Betty White) and her grandson Lorenzo (Kenan Thompson) drop by the police station to scare some sense into teens Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, and Bobby Moynihan:

Also: Census worker Tina Fey conducts a perplexing interview with apartment resident Blarfengaard Blarfengaard (Betty White), and White performs a heavy metal rendition of "Thank You for Being a Friend."

NEXT WEEK: Alec Baldwin, with musical guest Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

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On Election Day in 1996, launched a weekly editorial cartoon feature drawn by Sage Stossel and named (aptly enough) "Sage, Ink." Since then, Stossel's whimsical work has been featured by the New York Times Week in Review, CNN Headline News, Cartoon Arts International/The New York Times Syndicate, The Boston Globe, Nieman Reports, Editorial Humor, The Provincetown Banner (for which she received a 2009 New England Press Association Award), and elsewhere. Her work has also been included in Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year, (2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010 editions) and Attack of the Political Cartoonists. Her children's book, On the Loose in Boston, was published in June 2009.

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After college she took what was intended to be a temporary summer position securing electronic rights to articles from The Atlantic's archive for use online. Intrigued by The Atlantic's rich history and the creative possibilities in helping to launch a digital edition of the magazine on the Web, she soon joined The Atlantic full time. As the site's former executive editor, she was involved in everything from contributing reviews, author interviews, and illustrations, to hosting message boards and producing a digital edition of The Atlantic for the Web.

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