thoughts arrive like butterflies
The Betty White episode of SNL was so good. Betty was in almost every sketch and just absolutely killed it. Even some of the weirder sketches were saved by Betty White’s superb comedic timing. Unfortunately, there were a few long-time favorites that didn’t get a chance to make it to the actual show.
One of the unseen sketches (except by people attending the rehearsal show) was a Debbie Downer sketch featuring Rachel Dratch and all the rest of the Will-Ferrel-era SNL alum that came back for the special Mother’s Day show: Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. It also features Kristen Wiig and of course, a small role by Betty White as Debbie Downer’s grandma.
Another rehearsal only sketch that they did was Bronx Beat, featuring Maya Rudolph and (a pregnant) Amy Poehler: