March 31st, 2011
05:26 PM ET
Betty White to host senior citizen prank show
NBC and Betty White are together again. The network that hosted "Golden Girls" for seven seasons has given White's new hidden-camera reality show the green light.
The 89-year-old actress will host and executive produce the 12-episode series, which is being called "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," but that's a working title. The show is based on an award-winning European program called “Benidorm Bastards" that was originally produced in Belgium.
According to a statement, “Betty White's Off Their Rockers” will follow “a band of seven senior citizens who make it their mission to play pranks on unsuspecting younger people."
Said White, "People have been telling me that I’m ‘Off My Rocker’ for years - now I can prove it.”
The comedy series is just the latest project White has added to her to-do list. On top of starring in TV Land's "Hot In Cleveland," her book on everything from celebrity to sex, "If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)," arrives in May.
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BETTY THANKS FOR BRINGING BACK THE LAUGHS TO OUR TELEVISIONS, A TRUE COMEDY GENIUS! NBC AND PAUL WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOU SEEING WE NEED MORE OF THIS GOLDEN GIRL! THIS SHOW WILL BE HOT AROUND THE WORLD! WATCH BETTY'S PREMIER INTERVIEW FOR THE BJK TODAY YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
How funny that some ignorant young people actually believe that they will never grow old !Shall we old hags begin to dig your graves now? Because you know... you."Know it all" snot nose, spine less,lazy, arrogant, DISRESPECTFUL little children, we old hags have quite a bit of stamina left in us for just that purpose! Just remember this you little Jack Asses..for every senior that passes away,or you wish to. "Go Away" One of YOU youngsters take our Place in the Senior Realm!!! Ha! Ha! Ha! That is the BEST prank of all! Wonder what will b e said of YOU when it's your time and turn!!
EVERYBODY uses vulgar language on those 'ROASTS' Who died and made you the 'Dirty Word Na zi' ? EVERYBODY drops an 'F-Bomb' now and then, sometimes intentionally sometimes unintentionally! Why is it that all the younger generations ignorantly believe that THEY invented and have exclusive rights or 'Dibs' on EVERYTHING? The very fact that such a sweet natured, congenial, mature woman very rarely but occassionally drops an 'F-Bomb' now and then just adds to the ROTFLMMFAO factor. AGAIN it boils down to her brilliant timing and delivery and giggle factor! Get over yourselves, you didn't invent nor do you hold exclusive rights to the rare well timed and placed 'Dirty Word' in a punchline!
'Ya still hit like a be-otch Muther F@*$er!'
Betty White likes to fill her colostomy bag with vodka to get super duper extra drunk.
I would pork her. She is a gilf!
Betty White is really funny..........just curious.....is she still being tracked at http://www.thedailycramp.com. Its weird if its true.....hahaha!
what are they going to do? sit next to an unsuspecting young person and fill their diapers?
They should just call it "Off Their Rockers" sounds greta and whio Better than with Betty White, wonderful old Lady, also an animal protector.
Betty White continues to debase herself all for the sake of gaining a little attention. Sad that such a legend has become a cartoon character.
I'm sure it will be funny with Betty White involved. But I'm afraid that we will see a few broken hips.
Young people are easy to prank and get the most upset !
Love ya Betty! You can "punk" me anytime!
I like Betty White, but I'm not sure shocking/scaring old people is a good premise for a show.
Now you all are picking on senior citizen you all have sunk to a all-Time low what next ?taking your parents and leaving them in the woods?just becase they got old.getting old is not a diseaseor the end of the world but a part of the human experience.what are all of you afraid of?Love ya betty u go girl!
Betty White IS great! I LOVE her on "Hot In Cleveland", along with the rest of the ladies....She will be a real HOOT on this NBC show.....BEST WISHES TO YOU BETTY 🙂
There's a funny cartoon about how they should make a Survivor-type reality show about determining the next reality show:
Like Top Chef for reality show producers.
Go Betty! You are an original and we can't get enough of you... punk'em good!
When is this annoying woman going to finally retire and get off the screen? These days talent means nothing and we just keep on recyling has beens who should have disaapeared many years ago.
its called learn to resepect your elders dipstick!
Go Betty go! You go girl!! Laughing my bajeebers off with ya! Fur burger indeed!
Love Betty White
Would she have gotten the job if she was Betty Black?
Go B.W go
I hope if they keep that name they at least make it grammatically correct.
All you Betty White lovers should know this, grow up and smell the coffee. She is a actress playing a role to entertain you Being obnoxious sells and that what she is doing. You don't really know her by watching her programs in the past, present, or future. You love the characters she plays not the person herself.
Not true...have you ever seen an interview with this woman? She is hilarious; she has a wicked sense of humor! And she's warm hearted and her compassion for animals is truly noteworthy. Maybe YOU are only familiar with her roles but some of us admire her outside of her work.
Love Love Love Betty White. She is a wonderful giving and nurturing person. I can't wait to see her new show! I am in my mid 20's and I love her to death. She's been on television longer than I've been alive and is still a hit. Not many people can say that. You go Betty lots of us support you!!
I would love to see this but I have a feeling this is somehow an April fools lol
i don't have cable but I may get it just to watch this show. I'm 25 and I think that this will be a hit for every age.
Golden Girls was on ABC for 7 seasons not NBC......So is the new show on NBC or ABC. Who ever wrote this didn't do thier research.
Golden girls was NBC however, Golden Palace might have on ABC
She's so awesome. How many people get to offer so much to the world (even if it's just for entertainment) in their twilight years? She'll be doing what she loves until they put the final nail in her coffin, and bless her for it! We love you, Betty.
I call "April Fools."
I thank betty white is awesome people that talk trash about her are wrong
She's SO GGILF-Y
Headline "Betty punks teens..gets curb stomped."
I'M AFRAID SHE'S GONNA JUMP THE SHARK WITH THIS ONE!!
okay lace, calm down
Rock On Betty! Go Girl ! Truly looking forward to this! I have loved and adored you and your immesurable talents and gift for entertaining so many generations over so many decades! You are so genuine and Lovable! You are what REAL entertainment is all about! May God continue to Bless with all the best in life and many more happy healthy years ahead!
Umm...Betty White has been an exceedingly talented Famous Actress/Comedian/All around Entertainer for DECADES............ numb nutz so how do you conclude that her 'Fame' or popularity is based on her age & that fact that's she's still coherent? Not to mention she's also still exceedingly vibrant, energetic and EXTREMELY funny and entertaining! You are a PhuqueTard!
» You and you're 'tarded comments are not even worth me wasting my time... Criticizing you would be the equivalent of booing at the Special Olympics!
So old people on television need to be stupid, too, huh?
correction!!above!! Please excuse my typo grammar/spelling police office, we all foget you are perfect
Betty is awesome!! Hope the show is a smash hit.
Lol..ok. CNN couldn't post what I really wanted to post before which was a simple sentance w/o curse words but yet they posted my abovre comment. lol....unreal. Okaayy!! night everyone.
Yes she is a Diva... The Head Diva in Charge ...lol. Just saying from a NJ girl.
Go Betty White! I met you in Hollywood 20 years ago, and of all the stars I met, you were by far the most congenial, courteous, and lovable one. Your stardom is not a superficial thing, it goes right to the core that makes you who you are. Betty, you have a good heart, and you will never be old! Success once more!!!
She was great as SueAnn. Good luck Betty
By the way ,I love you betty , you rock way more than they could understand . Peace be with you allways
Love myself some Betty White and I don't care how old she is. She's cool, crazy but cool.
The TV zombies just can't get enough. America is heading for a great future, TV zombies will preserve our freedom!
Anyone who has made a negative comment about Ms. Betty White is either very young and the only talent they watch is some trash or is someone who is threatened by her talent. Worried she might take your job? Ms. White is a super classy woman and I hope she has some good years left to share with us.
I'm so tired of hearing about this old hag. She's not funny.
Not funny? Really? I think it's YOU that's not funny. This woman has an amazing sense of comedic timing...just watch any GG or MTM episode. Sure, she's slowing down a little but she's still awesome!
I love Betty since tha golden girls, ill b watchin tha show
Betty, you are such a great person. Good luck........
Bless you Ms. White...
I am SO SICK of Betty White! She's a one trick pony and she's not famous b/c of her talent – she's famous only b/c she's SUPER OLD and still conherent. Stop encouraging her and she'll go away! (FYI – the same concept applies to Charlie Sheen)
I just pulled my cat's paw, and she farted.
I'm sorry that you were not loved by your grandparents or any one of a older age when you were young.
MR BAUER! Your remarks are distastful and unfounded. I do not feel that Iam as you wrote SUPER OLD and I am 80 and just getting started. Betty White a great inspiration to we SUPER OLD...
She's famous because she's extremely talented and has had a career that's spanned more decades than you've probably been alive. But I'm sure she'll be devastated to hear that some random internet loser wants her to "go away".
she's famous only b/c she's SUPER OLD and still conherent.
Learn to spell you idiot. Also, it is ridiculous to even mention Ms. White in the same sentence as CS
Jack, You are quailfied to belong to the School of Idiots. You're first in line looser!
Finally a new Candid Camera !!!
Hey Betty, Remember me from What's My Line ?
I still think Aunt Esther was funnier ! That look she would always give Fred Sanford was hilarious !
Sorry, I am in the minority here..Loved Betty White in so many things she has appeared in but she has fallen into the trap liberal producers use to seduce older and willing actresses and actors to lose all shame and portray themselves often in a very poor light.....the older the dirtier they seem to get....... like if they don't take the bait they will be forgotten.......it is really sad I think.
You are really selling Betty White short. I think she is quite capable of making her own decisions on what she wants to do with her career. She has earned that right over and over. Betty, keep doing what you're doing.
Liberal producers? Do you have any idea what you're talking about? I'll bet they make you wear a helmet when you go outside.
She's probably crying all the way to the bank.
I agree with Carol – Saw Betty White on TV doing a roast of some celebrity, and I had to turn it off – what a FILTHY MOUTH. I used to like her on Golden Girls but no more – wouldn't watch her ever!
Carol – how did you manage to see the show already. I'd like to see it too! Please post a link
Exactly my thoughts. Get the aging comedians, who succeeded by their skill and wits, to drop the f bomb in the vulnerable twilight of their careers, and, by lowering themselves, raise the younger crowd who can do little else. Disgraseful but predictable.
I am disappointed that Betty White would lend her name to, let alone participate in, such a demeaning project.
This is truly lowest common denominator TV.
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Sorry, Stacy–I've heard of Betty White, but never heard of you. The embarrasing resume accompanying your name didn't ring any bells. Sorry.
people have been making fun of the elderly for too many years, it's their turn. Love you Betty White, this is not demeaning to anyone. I really don't like media critics
She's not just participating and lending her name – she's producing it. Did you ever watch Candid Camera? Geez Stacy.
Whats the deal with listing your resume stacy? I think Betty White has been around long enough, and is successful enough to not concern herself with what you consider a "demeaning project". She's a pretty amazing woman, and if she wants to punk someone I think she's earned it.
Not a Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic just a fan of Betty White
Betty White is a beautiful womam. I adore her and love her so much. I remember her a long time ago. She's funny, good actress, talk so sweet.
I cant wait til it airs. I hope the first prank is for Ashton(punked).lol love them both.
You go girl been loving u since ROSE,on the Golden Girls.Keep telling them ST.Olve stories LOL!!
What a great and funny idea. And who, better than Betty White, to put it all together and pull it off? Can't wait to see what I am sure will be an instant hit big time. Go, Betty. All ages are with you on this one.
I am not old but I grew up on the golden girls and betty white! Last of the girls and she's still going? I hope to be that spunky if I make it to her age.
Love Betty White! She's always a joyful characto! God bless her with many more years she is a gift.
Betty White is a true diva!!! She sets the bar! Know it's gonna be a hit.
I understand it will feature adult incontinence. They're calling the show "SlackAss"
And she is no amateur...
I love Betty White too but as Sue Ann Nivens and Eunice's sister Ellen. I'm not into the whole Betty White phenomenon now but I'm glad to see her still very much active at at 89. You go Betty!!!
'Off Her Knockers' is going to be awesome!
I cannot wait for this hit. YoU go girl do your thing and prove to the entertainment arena that age is just a number. I wish you succ
It's very good to see an actual old person on TV ... too often the old are ony shown as senile "burdens on society" ... and it's young women in the anti-aging cream ads, so of course they look good ... ditto on the "you go, girl".
If she pranks me..I'll give her a roman helmet !
Ashton... It's not a Roman Helmet if you can't cover her forehead and nose! Silly little boy! Wish I was you though... Well done!
Before you go saying nasty things about Betty, you might want to learn how to spell your own last name, genius.
I adore this woman..I hope the show is a hit!
I agree I love her
old people arent funny,they get laughed at for other reasons
Yes. Couldn't have said it better. Such a wonderful sense of humor, doesn't take herself seriously, and loves to get right into the joke. You go, Betty! We love you!
Oh, and mcnertny: you haven't got a clue. Save you posts for ebaum's world.
She'd not manage to prank ME, unless she played like she was a tea partier...
Still, gotta love her.
She's still keeping active!
When she breaks her hip, I hope those young nurses punk her back..
89?! She gets around good and i'm sure has seen A LOT. Go Betty!
Oh man I actually might want to watch this. A bunch of oldsters punking teens would be priceless. Put the snotty kids in thier place. Must see tv.