Betty White Birthday Special: The 'Golden Girl' Turns 90, Gets Song & Dance Salute On NBC (VIDEO)
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.