Betty White is 91, but she's still keeping up on what the young whippersnappers are buzzing about. In a new promotion for her Lifetime show, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," the veteran actress spoofs Miley Cyrus' much-discussed "Wrecking Ball" video.
OK, so we're guessing White's not actually riding the wrecking ball Cyrus straddles in her video -- computer magic, you know -- and she's not naked, as the young singer is. But it's a pretty smart promo nonetheless.
"I got some ideas from recent pop culture events that really got the kids talking," White says brightly in the promo as she's seen crashing through walls riding the wrecking ball.
Cyrus laviciously licks a sledgehammer in her own video, and White's game there, too -- kind of. "Can someone bring me a sledgehammer?" she asks, and then sweetly kisses it, with none of the infamous Cyrus tongue action.
And White has seen a certain MTV Video Music Awards number, too. "How about a foam finger?" she then requests, in a nod to another Cyrus prop.
"Betty White's Off Their Rockers" ran on NBC for two seasons before being picked up by Lifetime. The third season will premiere in 2014, with reruns beginning on Lifetime Wednesday.
First published October 21 2013, 2:46 PM