I Just Might Watch SNL One More Time

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Betty-white Betty White fans, your prayers have been answered. The former "Golden Girl" will appear on "Saturday Night Live" in the near future, she confirmed to PEOPLE at Elton John's annual Oscars viewing party on Sunday night.

Fans have been clamoring for White, 88, to do "SNL" — an idea she called "ridiculous" just a few weeks ago — ever since her comic turn in a Snickers ad during the Super Bowl. One Facebook page devoted to the cause has attracted half a million fans.

When asked by PEOPLE, "Are you doing 'Saturday Night Live'?" she answered, "Yes," even if she remains perplexed by the groundswell of support.

"I don't know why or how," she says, "but it's been wonderful."

White didn't offer any details about the "SNL" gig, and it remains unclear when she will appear — or what it will entail.

Nice to see a resurrgence in her career.

UPDATE:  Apparently, it's an appearance, not a hosting gig.  Betty is 88, and presumably, would like to see 89.