SNL Transcripts: Betty White: 05/08/10



SNL Transcripts: Betty White: 05/08/10 ]]>

 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 35: Episode 210

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

May 8th, 2010

Betty White



Rachel Dratch

Tina Fey

Ana Gastayer

Amy Poehler

Maya Rudolph

Molly Shannon

Bridget Kelly

Mr. Hudson


Lawrence Welk ShowSummary: Lawrence Welk (Fred Armisen) pays tribute to mothers with help from baby-handed Dooneese (Kristen Wiig).

Recurring Characters: Lawrence Welk, Dooneese.


Betty White’s MonologueSummary: Betty White pokes fun of the Facebook campaign that landed her as host after 35 years, and jokes about what they did for fun in the old days.


MacGruberSummary: Embarrassing childhood stories by Nana (Betty White) inteferes with MacGruber’s (Will Forte) attempt to diffuse a bomb.

Recurring Characters: MacGruber, Vicky.


Delicious DishSummary: Margaret Jo McCullen (Ana Gasteyer) and Teri Rialto (Molly Shannon) chat muffins with Forence Dusty (Betty White).

Recurring Characters: Margaret Jo McCullen, Teri Rialto.


The Manuel Ortiz ShowSummary: Manuel Ortiz (Fred Armisen) walks his endless line of guests through their problems with endless Spanish dancing.

Recurring Characters: Manuel Ortiz.


MacGruberSummary: Nana (Betty White) playing dead inteferes with MacGruber’s (Will Forte) attempt to diffuse a bomb.

Recurring Characters: MacGruber, Vicky.


GingeySummary: In 1904, everyone in her family suggests that Gingey (Amy Poehler) is a lesbian.

MacGruberSummary: MacGruber (Will Forte) apologizes to Nana (Betty White) for his outbursts and stops trying to diffuse the bomb so he can propose marriage.

Recurring Characters: MacGruber, Vicky.


Jay-Z performs “Real As It Gets”, “99 Problems”, and “Empire State of Mind” with Bridget Kelly

Weekend Update with Seth MeyersSummary: Whitney Houston (Maya Rudolph) is still on crack. Sally O’Malley (Molly Shannon) is still 50 years old, and fellow senior citizen (Betty White) is 90 years old. Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey ask “Really!?!” in egards to increased tension in Times Square, gaffes on Wall Street, and Greece’s national debt.

Recurring Characters: Whitney Houston, Sally O’Malley.

Scared StraightSummary: Hardcore inmates Lorenzo McIntosh (Kenan Thompson) and his grandmother (Betty White) try to scare another trio of young punks (Bobby Moynihan, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader) straight.

Recurring Characters: Lorenzo McIntosh, Officer Sikorsky.


CSI: SarasotaSummary: Vivian Caruso (Betty White) and Sy Horowitz (Rachel Dratch) think there’s a killer on the loose at a retirement village, in this latest CBS spin-off.


An SNL Digital ShortSummary: The cast sings “Thank You For Being a Friend” for Betty White, but she’d rather perform it hard-rock style.


Jay-Z performs “Young Forever” with Mr Hudson

2010 Census TakerSummary: Census taker (Tina Fey) gets runaround answers from an old bird (Betty White) who may or may not be living alone in her apartment.



Dress Rehearsal Cuts

Celtic WomenSummary: The Celtic Women perform their music.

Bronx Beat with Betty & JodiSummary: Betty Caruso (Amy Poehler) and Jodi Deitz (Maya Rudolph) chatter.

Recurring Characters: Betty Caruso, Jodi Deitz.

Car Bomb Press ConferenceSummary: Car bomber Faisal Shahzad (Fred Armisen) and his interpretor (Maya Rudolph) hold a press conference to address the charges against him.

Debbie DownerSummary: Debbie Downer (Rachel Dratch) brings everyone down at a lingerie party.

Recurring Characters: Debbie Downer.


Pretty LivingSummary: Joyologist Helen Madden (Molly Shannon) has a new best friend in Betty White.

Recurring Characters: Helen Madden.

UnicornSummary: Things go horribly wrong when a man (Jason Sudeikis) gives his girlfriend (Nasim Pedrad) a unicorn for her birthday.

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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Matt Vandermast
Matt Vandermast
3 years ago

Thanks for the time you put in on this. Again, it’s always great to see the list of dress rehearsal cuts when possible.

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