Betty White will guest star on 'Community' premiere

Betty-White-on-communityImage Credit: Harper Smith/NBC; Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosPin-up calendar It Gal Betty White will guest star on the second season premiere of NBC’s Community as Professor June Bauer, “an esteemed, albeit slightly unhinged, anthropology professor.” Perfect. She is kind of already that anyway. Aren’t we all anthropology professors, in a way? Maybe, but most of us don’t have the pressure to beat the life out of CBS’ Big Bang Theory weighing on our 88-year-old anthropology professor shoulders.

Community and Big Bang will go up against each other on Thursday nights. Can Betty ‘n’ Chevy win? And is anyone else even more excited about the near-certainty of Betty White making a cameo on The Soup? [The Live Feed]

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  • Ceballos

    I know some people are OD’ing on Betty White-mania, but I’m totally down for this.

    She’s a funny woman and hopefully she’ll bring more attention to this funny show than it would ordinarily get.

    • Liz

      I am one of the OD’ing on Betty White masses. It just seems like she suddenly popped up and is everywhere and there’s only so many raunchy grandma jokes she can tell before it gets boring. I hope it gets more people to watch Community though because Community was THE BEST comedy on TV last season.

      • Buzz

        I’d OD on Betty anyday …jonesing for her sly remarks presently..oooohhh

    • Monty

      Am I the only one hoping theres a Betty, Pierce, Leonard love triangle on the episode?

      • sm

        bahaha i laughed out loud at the thought.

      • Taylor

        I want to see a Betty/Pierce/Senior Chang triangle (Pierce can wear the pant suit again) — and Abed can film it.

    • Jackson

      Enough Already!! Jesus, you’d think Betty is actually Jesus or something.

      • Buzz


      • Joanne

        ““an esteemed, albeit slightly unhinged, anthropology professor.”

        Just reading that and thinking of White made me laugh out loud! It seems I will be watching Community for the first time.

      • red

        Prepare to be sucked in. I didn’t think I liked television until I started watching Community. It transcends funny.

  • Pam

    Getting my DVR geared up for Thursday nights this fall! Yahoo!

  • Madd

    Now I’m even more excited for Community to come back. I got into late in the game, and I’ll admit it can be inconsistent, but it’s an awesome show.
    This is (kind of) unrelated, but if Joel McHale ever stops hosting The Soup I might just cry myself to death.

    • davey

      Similar here…just caught the last two repeat episodes on Thursday night and realized what i’ve been missing all season. A REALLY funny show :)

    • Chris

      so excited to see betty white on community, but would absolutly die if she was on the soup… joel mchale rocks!!! and i would cry too…

  • HD

    I love Community, “Modern Warfare” was one of the best episodes of ANY show ever! I enjoy BW but it is becoming a bit much but good for her, let’s ring out all her talent while she’s still alive to enjoy!

    • Dave

      It was indeed. Just wish I had seen every one of the films they homaged (not a word, is it?!) so I could have enjoyed it even more.

  • JC

    Betty White is getting as annoying as Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Twilight and Glee

    • Buffy Freak

      LOL!!! I don’t agree but it’s a funny post!

    • Josh

      If you watch any interview she does, she says she doesn’t understand it. So really, you can’t blame her. Maybe the attention she’s getting from some media outlets is annoying, but the woman herself is hardly being annoying. Annoying=anyone with an E! reality show.

      • jmo

        Betty is a professional. Her timing is spot-on which makes any line funny. Other actors could learn a lot from her. I’ll DVR BBT and watch Community on Hulu. Win Win!

  • melissa

    i love that betty white seems to be enjoying the love-fest as much as the rest of us. more betty! community is a good show, so i’m excited for her episode!

  • chris

    First of all, why are you od-ing on Betty White, is she for some reason only allowed to work a certain amount? The woman has always done alot of guest starring roles since Golden Girls. Ally McBeal, Boston Public etc. The only difference is now EW feels the need to report everything she does.

  • Chaz Winterbottom

    My god! Betty White is more ubiquitous these days than a Mel Gibson headline!

  • ml

    I rather watch Betty on TV Land’s Hot In Cleveland. It is so funny. Not NBC.

    • Alan of Montreal

      do you work for TV Land? because if you really had a sense of humour, you wouldn’t be saying that

  • fuhrer

    I can’t wait for this Betty White fad to crash and burn and never, ever resurrect again

    • Taylor

      Betty herself is not a fad. She has been on TV consistently for most of her life. The fact that people are suddenly going crazy over her may be the fad. It must seem strange to her after all these decades.

  • tim

    Anything is better than ‘Big Bang Theory’.

    • HD

      Amen! My god I don’t get that show’s appeal!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chelsea

    I just want to see her and Chevy go one-on-one. Let the comedic genius explode!

  • couchgrouch

    so tired of Betty White. never gave a frak in the first place. I hope I die before the same thing happens to Ted McGinley in 2050.

    • Buffy Freak

      I can see being tired of Betty White though I’m not. But to compare her to Ted McGinley? You have gone too far! ;-)

      • couchgrouch

        yeah, that was probably pushing it. maybe Tom Bosley?

  • craig

    would love to see Goldie Hawn reunite with Chevy on this show, maybe as his ex-wife?

    • sm

      i think you meant Beverly D’Angelo, yes to that, but let’s wait. Too many guest stars can ruin a show.

      • Ceballos

        …or maybe Craig just likes “Foul Play” more than the “Vacation” movies.

    • Taylor

      Pierce has several ex-wives. Goldie and Beverly should both show up.

      • orville

        Larraine Newman, Jane Curtin…anyone else?

      • Ceballos

        …Christie Brinkley?

  • Chris Shifty

    Community was easily the funniest network comedy last season, Big Bang Theory is good for a laugh but you don’t care for the characters and Sheldon’s act along with the other characters are wearing thin. Even after three seasons Big Bang hasn’t done a good enough job to introduce recurring characters to help support the show while in just one season Community has created a whole universe to explore and expand on for their second.

    Great news for Community.

    Over the last two years Betty White was in a Sandra Bullock comedy, a Snickers commercial, an episode of SNL and just started a TV Land sitcom. There are way more over exposed stars in the media.

    • AT

      Easily? I thought Modern Family and 30 Rock were both “easily” better.

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