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Betty White once performed a metal version of the Golden Girls theme tune and it's just about the best thing ever

Betty White
(Image credit: SNL, Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Betty White, the actress and comedian who sadly passed away on December 31, 2021, was a woman who famously knew how to have a good laugh. A great example of her infectious humour was in 2010, when she appeared on Saturday Night Live to perform a rendition of The Golden Girls theme tune – which she starred in as Rose Nylund from 1985 until 1992.

Of course, it was no ordinary cover. White, who was 88 years of age at the time, hilariously surprised audiences when she tackled the theme song with a metal AF twist. While wearing a ski mask over her face, White ferociously growled the number while actors aggressively moshed around her. That's our kind of old lady.

The skit, which was aired the weekend of Mother's Day, featured a comedic glut of actors including Andy Samberg, Amy Poehler, Jason SudeikisMaya Rudolph and more.

Starting off with the cast performing a tame version of the track, White soon stops the performance while declaring that she'd like to perform her own preferred version instead, before signing off with the statement: "Happy Mother's Day, motherfuckers!".

At the end, she even appears out of breath, which to be honest, isn't surprising, considering she just spent the last few minutes spanking her associates, making naughty hand gestures and smashing people with a baseball bat in a moment of blood-thirsty metal chaos. Rest in Power, Betty.

Watch the clip below:

Liz Scarlett
Liz Scarlett

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.