The Good News and The Bad News About Betty White

I remember Betty White from the TV game show Password, hosted by her late hubby, Allen Ludden.  I also remember her priceless portrayal of Sue Ann Nivens, the Happy Homemaker, on the Mary Tyler Moore Show.  Then as Rose Nyland, one of the Golden Girls.  And now, as SNL host and last, but certainly not least, as Elka on Hot in Cleveland.

That’s the good news.

It’s also the bad news.  If Betty White is 88 years old, that means I must be …..

Age aside, I am thrilled to see a mature woman who is not portrayed as a doddering old fool.  She’s Betty doing what Betty does best:  comedy.  Hot in Cleveland is also proof that a show can be successful – the sitcom premiered with nearly 5 million viewers – with four female leads, none of whose dialogue uses the word (and I use the word “word” loosely) “freakin'” every other second.  What a refreshing experience.  It appears that there is not even one breast implant between the four women.  Not one thong has reared its ugly head.  Eyeliner is used judiciously.  The characters actually seem to like one another.

That said, the show’s ratings have declined steadily since its premiere.  I’m hoping it’s not because there are no breast implants, thongs, decimated profanities, and so on.  The women are portrayed as intelligent beings with an element of dignity. I hope it’s not the kiss of death for the show.

Right now I am encouraged by Betty’s popularity.  It seems that she appeals to all ages.  She’s got a brand new Emmy and a TV show that’s been renewed for a second season.

Something old is new again, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s a not a second too soon.


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