Betty White on Johnny Carson

Before she became today’s beloved nonagenarian senior citizen, the ever-funny Betty White appeared in several skits on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show in the late 1970’s. These two skits are a nod to feminist/women’s rights legal issues of the time, and baby boomers will remember both Betty White and Johnny Carson delivering their tongue-in-cheek lines (mostly) straight-faced.

In 1978, women reporters wanted access to major-league sports locker rooms. 50+ Betty White interviews Johnny:


In 1979 Lee Marvin was in the middle of a precedent-setting palimony case, which Betty White and Johnny Carson satirized.

betty white, nonagenarian, senior citizens, senior humour, baby boomer tv, senior years, old lady, 50+, fifty plus, baby boomer, johnny carsonToday’s seniors will fondly recall the vintage Johnny Carson-era humour that was so popular for the baby boomer generation.

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Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & baby boomer writer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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