What better way to show appreciation for one of the greatest stars of TV than to sing to her? And that’s just what Terry Crews did to honor none other than TV legend Betty White.
Crews, who was this year’s TV Land Awards’ host, opened the show with a show-stopping lip sync performance of the theme songs from a variety of classic TV shows. The medley included the theme from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The Addams Family, and even Friends.
But the best part? When the theme for the Golden Girls came on and Crews headed out into the audience to serenade one of the most memorable stars of the show, Betty White.
White’s reaction to Crew’s performance is priceless and endearing as she smiles and grabs hold of his arm. As the Hollywood Reporter stated, White appeared to be “flattered” as Crews mouthed the words to “Thank You For Being A Friend.”
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The awards show, which was taped on April 11, is set to honor White, making her serenade even more fitting.
The 93-year-old White is being recognized with TV Lands’ Legend Award. The award has been given to such TV stars as Regis Philbin, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Don Rickles, and Garry Marshall. With White’s acceptance of the award, it will mark “the first woman to receive the award,” according to People.
White has made quite the name for herself throughout her time on TV. One of her most memorable roles was playing Rose Nylund, the lovable airhead good for a laugh, on the Golden Girls. White also appeared on Mary Tyler Moore, The Carol Burnett Show, and on Mama’s Family with whom would be her Golden Girls costar, Rue McClanahan.
White’s latest efforts, though, are on the TV Land series Hot in Cleveland, where she is still making audiences laugh with her role as Elka Ostrovsky.
White has also been known to make appearances on the WWE, where she encountered the New Age Outlaws.
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One thing is certain, though, and that is “there’s no such thing as too much Betty White.”
Want to watch the whole show? The TV Land Awards will air on Saturday, April 18, on TV Land at 9 p.m.
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