Betty White, the Hollywood It Girl this past year, celebrated her 89th birthday in New York. There was a party on Tuesday (Jan. 18), though her actual birthday was Monday, and an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

“For an 89 year-old broad, I couldn’t be happier,” says Betty. Letterman busts out an old glamour shot of Betty in what we imagine is the early 1940s — woo woo, she was a looker.

When asked if she’s going to do “SNL” again, Betty quips, “I think you do a thing once and then you run like a thief.”

Letterman then asks her what she does in her free time and Betty says, “Oh, I like to do most anything. Play with animals, mostly. And vodka’s kind of a hobby.” So Letterman reaches down from behind the desk and produces a bottle of Grey Goose, to which Betty laughs heartily. They share some vodka, then she does a classic spit-take.

How can you not love her?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."