I missed Jay Z and Betty White on Saturday Night Live over the weekend (I don't watch much TV), but I hear the ratings for the 35th anniversary of SNL was through the roof!

I'm sure the ratings weren't affected in the least by Jigga's appearance on the show -- though he may think he had something to do with it. No, the ratings bonanza was all Betty White's doing. SNL's execs caved under the pressure after legions of Betty's fans signed a Facebook petition to get the 80-year-old "Golden Girls" star on the show.

Past SNL alumni also returned to make this episode one of the most watched in years!

Watch Betty's hilarious skits after the break!

  • Nika405

    Betty did the damn thing, Jay rocked it also I liked he shouted BW out at the end of the song too! Who knew she was would kill it? The scared straight skit was the best.

  • Anna

    I love Betty White. She is 88.

  • tampa813

    Betty was on point! Jigga ehh I couldve done without seeing him.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Betty White, just do the darn thing.

    As for Jay-Z..... I sure miss Biggie!!

  • SangriaSugar

    Betty killed it...and she is 80-something!!

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    I would have to agree I pressed stop on Jigga's performance and let Betty White play ....

  • Ebony

    @ iscream is about to be in here in 5.4.3.2. with her kissing faces and humping smileys :coffee:

    Iscream back away from your computer

  • mirsmommy

    attorneymom says:

    As for Jay-Z….. I sure miss Biggie!!
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    :cosign:

  • Nightshift

    Child please, Uncle Camel might be alot of things, but he sure can rock the mic. His performance kicked azz.

    Love Betty White! Rose Nilon will forever be one of the baddest chicks in the game. LOL.

  • FloridaChick813

    ....dont blame mr. charlie, mr. charlie is just a man and heee's doin the best he can... thats why i still love him like i do...

  • Anna

    Nightshift says:
    Love Betty White! Rose Nilon will forever be one of the baddest chicks in the game. LOL.
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    The funny thing is that Betty was suppose to play Blanche and Blanche was suppose to play Rose. In the reading they switched scripts.

  • musicluvher

    Betty White did great on SNL. God Bless her!!!

  • KrayZKat

    I've always loved Betty White even during the Mary Tyler Moore show (some of you youngins may not remember it). She's always been hilarious!

  • Daisy

    I actually stayed up and watched SNL just to see Betty and she did the darn thing

    I went to :yawn: on Jay sorry Iscream :lol:

  • KrayZKat

    Anna says:

    Nightshift says:
    Love Betty White! Rose Nilon will forever be one of the baddest chicks in the game. LOL.
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    The funny thing is that Betty was suppose to play Blanche and Blanche was suppose to play Rose. In the reading they switched scripts.
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    Very interesting. I'm glad they did because they both played the hell out of their roles.

  • VIBABY

    @Nightshift Excuuuuse you? She aint got shyt on Blanch Devereux(sp), lol.

    I still watch The Golden Girls......

  • Kat

    Dag, I'm mad that I missed it. I heard it was hilarious.

  • qtipthecat

    I watched it and I agree the scared straight was hilarious. Jay rocked it as usual. Hate all you want to, he still rocked it. I guess if your looking for Wacka Flacka Flame, you would be disappointed.
    Peash!

  • FloridaChick813

    OOPS, wrong Betty..

    :lol: @ myself.. I still love that song though... :whistle:

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    @ Ebony

    1111111 :kiss: and while I :heart: the Golden Girls I only watched for Jay so part of that ratings were for him.

    BW did the damn thing & I thought she was hilarious. Better than a lot of regulars

  • ohpretty1

    attorneymom says:

    As for Jay-Z….. I sure miss Biggie!!

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    :lol: but I agree. I thought he'd perform one or two songs like any other musical guest and leave, but no, he performed a melody of almost everything he's released. I was thinking, sit down and bring Betty back on. I also enjoyed Tina Fey, Amy and "Whitney"

  • tampa813

    Thank you for being a friend, travel down the road and back again;your heart is true-youre a pal and confidant!!

    Yup I'm a golden girl fan lol. My grans and I watch all those tvland shows when I visit.

  • Nightshift

    Anna says:

    Nightshift says:
    Love Betty White! Rose Nilon will forever be one of the baddest chicks in the game. LOL.
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    The funny thing is that Betty was suppose to play Blanche and Blanche was suppose to play Rose. In the reading they switched scripts.
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    Wow. Had no idea. I agree with KrazyKat they both did play those roles like nobody's business.

  • http://twitter.com/mrs_truth ms.truth

    :yawn:

    so did anyone see Nightmare of Elm Street? I heard it sucked balls.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    I guess Saturday Night Live couldn't get another musical guest and Jay Z was in town...
    :coffee:

  • ohpretty1

    :lol: @ "peash"

  • Daisy

    I still watch Golden Girls as well and Blanche is my fav but Rose was the funniest to me

    :pray: that one day the word hate/hater will be retired once and for all

  • Anna

    Nightshift says:

    Anna says:

    Nightshift says:
    Love Betty White! Rose Nilon will forever be one of the baddest chicks in the game. LOL.
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    The funny thing is that Betty was suppose to play Blanche and Blanche was suppose to play Rose. In the reading they switched scripts.
    ____________________

    Wow. Had no idea. I agree with KrazyKat they both did play those roles like nobody’s business.

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    Betty didn't want to play another sex kitten because she played one on Mary Tyler Moore(which I don't remember her being a sex kitten on that show). Either way every Golden Girls role was made for them. I love Sophia and her "Picture it, it's 1929 ect... :lol:

  • tesla

    Oh I hate I missed this. I heart Betty White...She is HILARIOUS!

    :offtopic: Sandra, how 'bout a shout out to Obama for his nomination of Elena Kagan to Supreme Court. It's rumored she's a member of your family.

  • Nightshift

    @Nightshift Excuuuuse you? She aint got shyt on Blanch Devereux(sp), lol.

    I still watch The Golden Girls……
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    Honey boom! Honestly Dorothy, who was my white auntie in my head, :lol: shut all them down! :rofl:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @TESLA
    "...It’s rumored she’s a member of your family..."
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    "She" looks like Rosie O'Donnel's brother...

  • http://twitter.com/mrs_truth ms.truth

    Daisy says:

    :pray: that one day the word hate/hater will be retired once and for all

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    :cosign:

  • Nightshift

    Nightshift says:

    Anna says:

    Nightshift says:
    Love Betty White! Rose Nilon will forever be one of the baddest chicks in the game. LOL.
    ~~~~~
    The funny thing is that Betty was suppose to play Blanche and Blanche was suppose to play Rose. In the reading they switched scripts.
    ____________________

    Wow. Had no idea. I agree with KrazyKat they both did play those roles like nobody’s business.

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    Betty didn’t want to play another sex kitten because she played one on Mary Tyler Moore(which I don’t remember her being a sex kitten on that show). Either way every Golden Girls role was made for them. I love Sophia and her “Picture it, it’s 1929 ect…
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    Ok! Everything was going back to Sicily. :lol: Dorothy use to call her out for lying in all those stories.

    Rose and those St. Olif stories use to leave me hollering. Dorothy use to go in on her everytime.

  • http://twitter.com/mrs_truth ms.truth

    does anyone know the show that used to come on before Golden Girls on Lifetime? I think it was Supermarket Sweeps or something to that effect

  • VIBABY

    @Nightshift My fav episode is the one where they went to therapy. When Rose told Blacnhe she was the exact moment dog poop turns white I DIED.......

  • teneicee

    @ mstruth...hey lol no I didn't get a chance to see it yet..I kinda figured it wasn't gonna be much..I just watched the horror movie with I think called "unborn" it was ok though

  • Daisy

    @mstruth YES u took it way back w/supermarket sweep I watched that game show faithfully for some reason wow I forgot abt that show

  • Al-Ameera

    Go iscream, it's your birthday! LOL
    I don't love Jay but since you do I want say anything bad about him

  • Ebony

    Now that we have a :kona: smiley can we get :sliceabytchthroat:

  • Nightshift

    VIBABY says:

    @Nightshift My fav episode is the one where they went to therapy. When Rose told Blacnhe she was the exact moment dog poop turns white I DIED…….
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    Girl mine was when they were in that dance marathon and Rose broke out and did all those cartwheels and that split. Hilarious! :rofl:

  • Ebony

    :kona:

  • http://twitter.com/mrs_truth ms.truth

    @teneicee...I tried to watch Unborn on ondemand yesterday and feel asleep. Movies have to catch me in the first 15 minutes or I'm either sleep on it or searching for another movie.

    @Daisy, I wanted to be on that show soooo bad. LOL! now that I look back on it, the "race through the supermarket" was the dumbest thing ever! :rofl:

  • shunda

    I love Golden Girls!! I have the DVDs. Supermarket sweep used to get me in trouble. I would scream the products at the tv. Lol

  • aqtpie

    I :heart: the Golden Girls!!

  • Daisy

    @shunda I was a kid when supermarket sweep aired and I wld yell at the tv as well and didn't even know the 1st thing abt grocery shopping :rofl: wow that was a blast from the past

  • http://iwriteitright.blogspot.com/ whatnow

    Go to Hulu.com and they have all the BW skits in a playlist. She's just adorable. JZ - not so much. He just shouts. Gimme some DJ Quik, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre - something with music in it.

  • sugar-booger

    I thought Betty White was great. I actually enjoyed Jiggas first performance even though I hate him. There is definitely something hilarious about hearing an 88 year old lady say Mother f@*#er.

  • pinksghetti

    I'm a SNL stan so I watch it no matter how unfunny it is but this one with Betty White was real good. It was nice to see all the women back from the past. I honestly was nervous for Bettty White because of her age but she pulled it off well.

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    i watched it for jay but enjoyed betty she really rocked it. she very alert for someone almost 90 especially with her remembering them lines as she was in almost every skit

  • Anna

    eastpointvet says:

    i watched it for jay but enjoyed betty she really rocked it. she very alert for someone almost 90 especially with her remembering them lines as she was in almost every skit

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    They don't have to remember lines. If you notice most try to be slick and sneek a peek off to the side because there are cue cards. Betty did do a great job. I so enjoyed that. I wish she would get another sitcom.

  • http://www.thesifirm.com securityone

    Sandra says;

    SNL’s execs caved under the pressure after legions of Betty’s fans signed a Facebook petition to get the 80-year-old “Golden Girls” star on the show.
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    Lorne Michaels, who runs SNL, said that he has been trying to get Betty White to do SNL for decades. He said that he asked her in the 70's, 80's 90's and 2000 and Betty White didn't want to do it. I think she caved under pressure.

  • BeautifulBliss

    I stan hard for Jay.
    Great performance as always.
    He's great live. Glad he got his voice back,
    he struggled at Coachella.

  • Anna

    Anna says:

    eastpointvet says:

    i watched it for jay but enjoyed betty she really rocked it. she very alert for someone almost 90 especially with her remembering them lines as she was in almost every skit

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    They don’t have to remember lines. If you notice most try to be slick and sneek a peek off to the side because there are cue cards. Betty did do a great job. I so enjoyed that. I wish she would get another sitcom.
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    I got my wish. Betty White along with Valerie Bertaneli (sp) have a new sitcom coming to Tv Land next month. It's called "Hot In Cleveland".

  • Shrbarnett

    Yo whoever that chick is singing A.Keys part in New York- Is the business!!!! Her voice sound phenomenal...