Betty White's "schtick" is that she doesn't talk like an 88 year old woman should. With an apple pie face and sultry voice, you laugh when she says something that would make a sailor blush.
And it was put to good effect with the "double entrendre" version of "The Delicious Dish", a spoof NPR cooking show, in which Betty touted her "muffins".
Problem is… it doesn't work when she does it for 90 minutes. The joke gets old fast.
Too bad the SNL writers didn't use her for other purposes.
And now, appropos of nothing, here's Mama Bear helping to get Baby Bear out of a tree: