Betty White

Taco Bell’s CMO on the Brand’s Big Super Bowl Reveal and Taking It ‘Beyond One TV Commercial’

Taco Bell has created plenty of pregame buzz around its Super Bowl spot without revealing very much at all. The Yum! Brands fast-food chain teased its first appearance since 2013 with a cheeky Jan. 7 press release.

#TBT: ‘Come Home to NBC’ With Michael J. Fox and Betty White in These ’80s Promos

NBC was on top of the television universe in the late '80s, with an arsenal of TV's most-watched shows, including The Cosby Show, Cheers, Family Ties and The Golden Girls. So the network had plenty of big guns to bring out each year as it put together its colossal promo for the new fall season.

The Day the Music Died

NBC’s Broadway baby last night toppled off the stage and into the orchestra pit, as Smash delivered disconcertingly tiny ratings.

Fast Chat: Betty White Talks Ads

Comedic actress Betty White first appeared in a TV spot decades ago for Panel-Ray heaters.

Betty White and Slash Make the Perfect Pair in L.A. Zoo Ads

Allen & Gerritsen put together this charming series of TV spots for the Los Angeles Zoo's LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles) environment. If nothing else, the agency should be commended for pairing up Slash and Betty White, who are both on the zoo's board of trustees and have an unexpected, and bewildering, on-screen chemistry. They must use the same amount of foundation, too, because Slash's complexion hasn't been this smooth since Reagan was president. Also, someone should tell the snakes in the second ad that Slash sold his place in the Hills. More spots after the jump.

Betty White Prank Calls People, Ogles Hunk for AARP

AARP has snagged Betty White to front its new campaign telling our seniors to "get over it" and join the retirement organization, even though it might make them feel old. They had her do a wacky telethon spot back in May. But these new spots, from GSD&M, which focus more on how you can be old and still get the most out of life, are far better. In one spot, Betty prank calls a bunch of people for the eff of it. Unlike your usual prank calls made by 15-year-old boys and referencing genitalia, Betty plays off the perception of old people as dotty and confused and comes across as a lovable troublemaker. In a second spot (after the jump), she objectifies a young hunk as he washes her Mercedes-Benz Gullwing. (We know how rich those AARP members are.) Betty is 89, but nothing about her seems old and boring. I only hope I'd one-third as awesome by the time AARP starts harassing me to join.