At age 88, White was a famous host SNL in May 2010 after a fan-launched petition that garnered hundreds of thousands of signatures. In the original Mother’s Day filming, White appeared in each sketch, and was accompanied by the former SNL cast members Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch. With JAY-Z serving as the evening’s musical guest, the episode ended with more than 12 million views-one of the most-watched telecasts in recent history.
An encore telecast of White’s SNL The episode will air tonight at 11:30 pm ET/PT on NBC. In the meantime, check out some sketches from the stage below.
Following the White’s news THROW on Friday, formerly SNL Cast member Seth Meyers shared a funny anecdote about White’s post.SNL after the party. “The only SNL host I saw get a standing ovation after the party, ”Meyers recalls. “A party where he orders vodka and hotdog and stays until the bitter end.”
Meanwhile, a film commemorating White’s 100th birthday screen in theaters as planned on January 17.