The gist of nearly every Betty White "SNL" skit was "dirty old granny." Not that we're complaining -- it's a helluva lot better than the 90's rapping granny trend. But now Florence Henderson is hopping on the bawdy bandwagon. In a new interview with NYPost.com's PopWrap, she reveals that fans always ask her about the men she's slept with.
"People always want to know who I had an affair with. I mostly get Frank Sinatra ("no, but I could have"), Henry Kissinger ("no") and now Tiger Woods. Yes, definitely! I was his 18th hole [laughs]!"
But that's not the only way FloHend is riding Betty's coattails -- she would also like her fans to start a Facebook campaign to get her on SNL!
whole IV under cut -- also talks about Sue Sylvester stealing her hairdo, loving Lea Michel and why Nicole Scherzinger shouldn't win Dancing with the Stars (random)!
Florence Henderson: I’ve hugged almost everyone in the United States ... and Canada!
If there was ever a woman who needed no introduction, it'd be Florence Henderson. The esteemed actress has been performing for more than 50 years and created Carol Brady, one of television's most iconic characters. Florence is now applying her love of TV to a series of new Fox radio spots called "What's Florence Henderson Watching?"
I got the answer to that question, and many others, when the icon called me for a little afternoon chat. Needless to say, interviewing Florence made my day week month -- especially when she revealed her sexual history with Tiger Woods!
PopWrap: How did you become the voice of FOX’s new radio spots “What’s Florence Henderson Watching?”
Florence Henderson: They called me and asked if I would do it. I listened to the Adam West ones from last year and I just fell in love with them. I had the most fun recording them.
PW: Typically actors like yourself don't have time for TV, what do you make sure to watch?
Florence: I don’t have a whole lot of time to watch television, but I love it. I grew up in it and I want to be on "Glee" [laughs]. Especially since they made a joke about my old hairdo! I was at an event the other night where Glee was honored for “Wheels,” and I met some of the producers. I told them, "I want to be on your show." And they said, “well, we owe you one” [laughs]. They certainly do!
PW: Any dream role?
Florence: Well, those kids are so talented. Especially Lea Michele, I saw her and Jonathan Groff in "Spring Awakening." They were so amazing. But I don’t care, I’ll sing with any of them – maybe Jane Lynch! She’s the one emulating my haircut, so why not.
PW: What else do you watch?
Florence: "American Idol." Competition always intrigues me. I also think Hugh Laurie is to die for on "House." I also watch "Dancing with the Stars," a lot of news and "Law & Order."
PW: As for competition shows, your name is always bandied about for "Dancing with the Stars," would you ever actually do it?
Florence: Every year they announce I’m going to do it. I think I’m on the dummy list.
PW: Probably more like the dream list.
Florence: [laughs] oh you’re sweet. I’ve gone to the show, I love the energy and I love competition shows.
PW: Who are you rooting for -- Nicole Scherzinger, Erin Andrews, Chad Ochocinco or Evan Lysacek?
Florence: "DWTS" isn’t about somebody who is that good. I know last week Nicole cried about it not being easy and while I know that she’s never done these dances, you can’t look that good if you’re not a trained dancer. Erin is amazing, she keeps getting better – and that Maks is no slouch either [laughs]. But I adore Evan though. He’s just the sweetest, nicest person.
PW: Did you hear NBC just canceled "L&O?"
Florence: I heard! But hopefully people will get a campaign going so they can’t do that.
PW: Well if your fans can't get you on "DWTS," they're going to get you on "Saturday Night Live" -- there are petitions you know?
Florence: No, really? Oh, that would be awesome! I did "SNL" a long time ago, and I had the best time. But oh yea, do it! Keep that petition going. Look what Betty [White] did there, just unbelievable. I just adore her, I’ve known her for a long time and I love her.
PW: You two seem to be mentioned in the same breath when people talk about actors who mean something to them -- what does that feel like?
Florence: It’s very gratifying. People always want a hug from me. I’ve hugged almost everyone in the United States .. and Canada. And a few other countries [laughs]. But I’m very grateful for that. I think Betty and I are similar also in that everyone thinks we’re sweet – which we are – but we can also be a little risqué, which people don’t expect, so it becomes twice as funny.
PW: Part of your All The Lives of Me show is a Q&A session with the audience -- are you ever surprised by what people want to know about you?
Florence: Yes [laughs]. Some of the things people want to know about me blow my mind. But I love it. When you tell the truth -- or have a sense of humor -- you can handle most any questions that people ask you.
PW: What was the craziest?
Florence: In my show, I also pass a hat. It’s a recreation of what I did as a 4 year old and I was doing that in a show one night when this guy said, “I’ll put some money in if you do a strip tease." So I went, "oh, I’m only 4 years old, you must be a pedophile." The audiences loved that.
PW: What is the most common question?
Florence: People always want to know who I had an affair with. I mostly get Frank Sinatra ("no, but I could have"), Henry Kissinger ("no") and now Tiger Woods.
PW: What do you say to that one?
Florence: I say yes, definitely! I was his 18th hole [laughs]!
PW: Sounds like you thrive in a live audience situation.
Florence: I love spontaneity. That comes from experience and loving an audience. I feel very safe there. I’m always a wreck backstage, but once I get out there and feel the spirit of the audience, I’m ok.
PW: Having worked in so many mediums over the years, what would you like to accomplish next?
Florence: Every day I feel like I have so much more to do. I try to give 200 percent to everything I do and make it the very best. That’s why these Fox radio spots were so fun, it was different for me and I got to do so many characters. I always think tomorrow will bring the most exciting thing I’ve done so far!
Florence is currently touring with her show "All The Lives of Me" and started FLOHClub.com, which offers senior citizens technical support.