Betty White's 'SNL' appearance: 5 top moments
A look back at the career of TV legend Betty White, who died just weeks before what would have been her 100th birthday.
Beloved TV icon Betty White died on Friday, weeks before what would have been the actress' 100th birthday.
During White's storied Hollywood career, she appeared on numerous television shows and in movies — including the coveted hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live." However, White had turned down the role three times before accepting.
A viral Facebook campaign requesting her presence on "SNL" finally convinced her to take on the job.
Betty White appeared as the host of 'Saturday Night Live' in 2010. (Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Following the news of her passing, comedian Seth Meyers honored White by sharing a story from her time as an "SNL" host.
"RIP Betty White, the only ‘SNL’ host I ever saw get a standing ovation at the after party," he tweeted. "A party at which she ordered a vodka and a hotdog and stayed til the bitter end."
Here's a look at White's top five "SNL" moments:
White opened "SNL" with a monologue full of jokes regarding her age. The comedian was 88 years old at the time she appeared on the show, and she used that fact to make the audience laugh.
"When I first heard about the campaign to get me to host ‘Saturday Night Live,’ I didn't know what Facebook was. And now that I do know what it is, I have to say it sounds like a huge waste of time," White joked in her monologue.
"People say, 'But Betty, Facebook is a great way to connect with old friends'. Well, at my age if I want to connect with old friends. I need a Ouija board," she continued.
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White appears alongside Kenan Thompson in a skit during 'SNL.' (Dana Edelson/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
White appeared in a skit alongside Kenan Thompson's character Lorenzo McIntosh, a convict. White played the convict's grandma Loretta. Thompson's character brought his grandma to bully some teenagers into acting right.
White also appeared as MacGruber's grandma in the well-known sketch. MacGruber is attempting to defuse a bomb, and White's character continues to remind him to use his manners and tell stories from his youth, despite the urgency of the moment.