Betty White's Roast
Betty White, still going strong at 90, arrived on white pony at the Sheraton Hotel in NYC for her Friar's Club Roast with two shirtless cowboys as her escorts. Later she nuzzled Uggie, the canine start of "The Artist." Aww. Not surprisingly, the evening was rife with jokes about our favorite nonagenarian's age. Here are come of the choicest barbs:
Barbara Walters, the Roastmaster: "[Betty was] the first woman to do Shakespeare in the Globe Theater -- literally, she did him in the balcony."
Bethenny Frankel: "I invented the Skinnygirl Margarita. She invented Prohibition."
Lisa Lampanelli: "Betty is a Renaissance woman -- she was born in 1543.... On her first game show, the grand prize was fire."
Larry King: "Betty, at your age, it's a fine line between a roast and a cremation.... Betty is so old, she remembers the first days of Pompeii. She's so old, she thinks I'm jail bait."
Jane Leeves:"Betty is so old, she babysat Larry King.
Jeffrey Ross: "Betty is the only person who truly saw Titanic in 3-D. She’s so old, the color white is named after her."
Freddie Roman:"The Last Supper was the first roast you attended."
At the end, Betty took the mike but refrained from hurling any zingers back at the celebrity. She said Lampanelli, who had skewered just about everybody in the room, "stole all my material."