Betty White is featured in a Snickers candy bar commercial,...

Betty White is featured in a Snickers candy bar commercial, which aired during Super Bowl 2010.

Live from New York . . . it's Betty White.

Or so it seems.

The 88-year-old actress will appear on "Saturday Night Live" in the near future, she confirmed to People magazine at Elton John's annual Oscars viewing party on Sunday night.

Fans have been asking for the "Golden Girls" star to do "SNL" since her comic turn in a Snickers ad during the Super Bowl. One Facebook page on the subject has attracted half a million fans.

When asked by People if she is doing "Saturday Night Live," she answered, "Yes," even if she claims to still not understand the campaign on her behalf.

"I don't know why or how," she said, "but it's been wonderful."

White offered no specifics about the gig, including when she'll appear or what she might do.

In addition to her Super Bowl ad, White has been in the public eye because of her star turn in the Sandra Bullock film "The Proposal." She also recently was given a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild.

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