Watch: NBC Previews ‘Betty White’s 90th Birthday’ Special


Last week we learned that NBC is airing a TV special TONIGHT in honor of Betty White’s 90th birthday tomorrow and right now we get to check out a short preview video for Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl. Betty has a long and storied history with NBC so it’s only right that they pay homage to our dear Betty on her 90th birthday. Click below to check out the preview video for tonight’s birthday special and read some deets about the celebration ahead.

Betty White only turns 90 once. To celebrate the momentous occasion, NBC gathered some of TV’s biggest and funniest names to party the night away with the “Hot In Cleveland” star in a televised special no less. “Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl” (Mon., Jan. 16, 8 p.m. EST on NBC) will feature comedy luminaries such as Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, Carl Reiner, Tina Fey, Ellen DeGeneres and Amy Poehler honoring White in the best way possible: with jokes. Other guests include White’s “Hot In Cleveland” co-stars, her former “Mary Tyler Moore Show” castmates, Joel McHale, Ray Romano, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Hugh Jackman. When asked what she wants for her birthday, White, who turns 90 on Tues., Jan. 17, told AOL TV in November she has a simple wish: “Just to keep things going as they’re going now. It’s one of the highest spots of my life.” But what do you get the woman who seems to have everything she could ever want? That’s what White’s “Hot In Cleveland” co-stars were trying to figure out. “The gift we gave her last year for her 89th birthday, she absolutely adored,” Valerie Bertinelli told The Huffington Post on the “Hot In Cleveland” premiere red carpet in November. “We rescued an elephant in Africa and we got her a hand-painted dish of her dog, Pontiac, that we got a picture of without her knowing. She absolutely loved it, so we’re S.O.L. right now for her 90th! I don’t know what we’re going to do.” In the exclusive clip above from the birthday party, White is swept off her feet in a song and dance number by some very well-dressed men. Following the birthday special, NBC will air a sneak peek at White’s new hidden-camera prank series “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.” “Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl” airs Mon., Jan. 16, 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

Anyone’s 90th birthday is worth a major celebration but for someone who has given us so much happiness and entertainment over the many, many years of her career? Yes, Betty White is a national treasure. We are so lucky to have her … and homegirl looks DAMN good! I’m not usually a fan of these cheesy TV specials but you better believe I’ll be tuning in tonight. I just love Betty, don’t you?

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  • muchacha

    I really adore this, not only is it great to see veteran actors being honoured in this way, but it seems to me that older women are usually pushed off-stage. Betty White is a beacon of hope for women who aspire to decades-long acting careers and long careers in general!

  • Lorraine

    For a moment I thought it said “Betty White’s GOTH Birthday Special” lol, can you imagine that?

    • ken

      i thought so too!

    • Missy

      Same here. Wouldn’t put it past her.

    • Katie

      I did the same exact thing! I couldn’t figure out what was so goth about the photos, lol.

  • Abbey

    You betcha I’ll be tuning in. It looks amazeballs.

  • Panti Christ

    Goth or not LOL I am excited to watch this! #popcorn #fuzzyslippers