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Wow…with all the fan support behind her, Betty White will get to be on SNL…how exciting! This thing is crazy. I loved Betty on Golden Girls …she was funny and adorable. I can’t wait to see the show.
Fans have been clamoring for White, 88, to do SNL â€“ an idea she called “ridiculous” just a few weeks ago â€“ ever since her comic turn in a Snickers ad during the Super Bowl. One Facebook page devoted to the cause has attracted half a million fans.
When asked by PEOPLE, “Are you doing Saturday Night Live,” she answered, “Yes,” even if she remains perplexed by the groundswell of support.
“I don’t know why or how,” she says, “but it’s been wonderful.”
White didn’t offer any details about the SNL gig, and it remains unclear when she will appear â€“ or what it will entail.