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Betty White’s the boss

I just found this on the internet. I have no idea who made it, but it delights me.

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Bravo! Incidentally, Betty White turned 87 one week ago.

My lady friend and I have been catching up with the “Ugly Betty” series on DVD and during the second season, Betty makes a guest spot on this episode that is sidesplittingly funny.

Betty also made me laugh while she was a guest on Craig Ferguson‘s show during the election when she said of Sarah Palin, “That is one crazy bitch!” A clip.

And, of course, I love that she’s been a vegetarian and animal rights advocate for years. UPDATE: BETTY IS NOT A VEGETARIAN, APPARENTLY.

What’s your favorite Betty performance or guest spot?

All of ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ on DVD now

As an avid fan of the Mary Tyler Moore show, I’m thrilled to learn the entire series will finally be available on DVD. I watched Seasons 1-4 in a breathless marathon only to be shocked to find out the last three seasons were not available on DVD.

Lucky for me, the folks at 20th Century Fox got on the ball. It was probably because Oprah made such a fuss over the show last spring when she hosted an hour-long tribute to the show (and converted her studio into a replica of the WJM newsroom).

Mary Tyler Moore deserved every Emmy it won for its groundbreaking portrayal of a single thirtysomething career girl. Mary Richardson paved the way for bright single ladies like Liz Lemon. Plus, look at those kicky clothes:

The show’s cast – the peerless Valerie Harper as Mar’s best pal Rhoda, Ed Asner as her curmudgeony boss Lou Grant, Ted Knight as dufus weatherman Ted Baxter, a vivacious Cloris Leachman as Mary’s neighbor Phyllis, and future Love Boat captain Gavin MacLeod as the unflappable Murray Slaughter – set an unbeatable standard for television ensembles.

Later, the show added Betty White and Georgia Engle to the shenanigans.

I seriously got chills when the entire cast -sans the late Ted Knight – reunited for an appearance at the Oscars two years ago. (Click to enlarge):

Also, best opening tune ever! And covered by everyone from Joan Jett to Husker Du.

Even cooler: every single member of the cast, with the exception of Ted Knight and Georgia Engel, is a vegetarian. Makes me love them all even Moore, uh more. UPDATE: ACTUALLY ONLY MARY TYLER MOORE AND CLORIS LEACHMAN ARE VEGETARIANS.

Are you a fan of the show? Do you have a favorite character?

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