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That’s right, The Golden Girls‘ own Rose Nylund… the incomparable Betty White, is slated to host the May 8th “Mother’s Day episode” of SNL! That this didn’t happen sooner is perhaps life’s biggest mystery.
Betty’s self-deprecating humor and quick wit is sure to be a great match for Saturday Night Live, and we’re excited to see what is likely going to be one of the more memorable SNL episodes.
According to People, “…the special Mother’s Day episode will also reunite six former female SNL cast members, most of whom happen to be moms: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch.” While the 88 year old Betty White is not actually a mom herself, she is perhaps “a mother of great comedy”. That’s good enough for us.
How did this happen? A Facebook fan page titled “Betty White to Host SNL (please?)!” creeped up soon after a Snickers commercial featuring Betty White getting tackled in a muddy football game aired during the 2010 Super Bowl. A groundswell of support and petitioning of Lorne Michaels made it all happen!
At a family gathering over the weekend, we got into a discussion about a Facebook fan page that was created by a 2010 Winter Olympics watcher strictly for The Norweigian Curling Team’s Pants. My family being blessed with both Norweigian roots AND a terrible sense of humor led me to say “Norweigian Pants, isn’t that a Beatles song?”… which in turn started a discussion about how you could put the word ‘pants’ into just about any Beatles song title to make it better…
All You Need Is Pants
Norweigian Pants (These Pants Have Flown)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Pants
The Pants on the Hill
Back In The U.S.S.Pants
Can’t Buy Me Pants
She Loves Pants (Yeah Yeah Yeah)
In My Pants
A Day In The Pants
And I Love Pants
Here Comes The Pants
Happiness is a Warm Pants
I Saw Pants Standing There
Martha My Pants
P.S. I Love Pants
Strawberry Pants Forever
The Ballad of John and Pants
With A Little Help From My Pants
You’ve Got To Hide Your Pants Away
All My Pantsin’
We went back and forth like this for quite awhile. This may have been the thing to my dad saying that we always post “weird” things on Facebook. He’s not wrong.
Are there more “pants’d” Beatles song titles? List them in the comments!
Last month Coral Anne created a Facebook fan page called ‘Can This Pickle get More Fans Than Nickelback‘. Guess what– it did! It only took about 3 weeks! This is good news for cucumbers everywhere. The page has more than 1,530,445 fans.
A lot of news sites are reporting that Nickleback frontman Chad Kroeger found out about it, and instead of laughing off the ridiculousness, he sent a message to the fan page’s creator. But this seems to be fake. I mean, make no mistake, we’re not saying that that poodle of a lead singer is not a d-bag, but c’mon Daily News.
According to the page creator…
“I have had no correspondence with Chad Kroeger or anyone affiliated with Nickelback. Anyone who says so is just spreading rumours and/or are mistaken by pictures that were posted on the site of someone with what was likely a fake account. Nickelback have not done anything wrong in lieu of the making of this page and if anyone out there says that they have, it is not true.
I am fully aware that I misspelled Nickelback as “Nickleback” in the name of the page. This is because Facebook doesn’t allow you to put the word Nickelback in the name of a page because I guess if someone did it would be copyright infringement.“
Also, the most famous pickle of this decade has now been forever immortalized on a t-shirt.