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NOW, HUGE NEWS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. NEXT WEEK IS BETTY WHITE’S 94th BIRTHDAY. (APPLAUSE) >> I’M SORRY YOU HAD TO SAY THE NUMBER. I WAS GOING TO SAY IT’S MY 58th. >> James: WELL, THE TRUTH, IS I COULD HAVE GOT AWAY WITH THAT AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE BELIEVED IT! THAT’S THE TRUTH! (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) THEY ABSOLUTELY WOULD! HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CELEBRATE THIS? VEGAS? >> NO, NO. I’M GOING TO CELEBRATE WITH ROBERT REDFORD. >> James: WHOO! HE DOESN’T KNOW THAT. >> James: HE DOESN’T KNOW THAT… >> I THINK HE’S OUT OF THE COUNTRY. BUT I’M GOING TO CELEBRATE IT WITH HIM. >> James: WE THOUGHT WE WOULD PLAY A GAME CALLED “DID IT EXIST.” I’M GOING TO TALK ABOUT THINGS FROM HISTORY AND YOU HAVE TO GUESS IF THEY EXISTED WHEN BETTY WAS BORN. OKAY? ALL RIGHT, SO THAT’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO.

FIRST ONE, PARTICULARLY PERTINENT TO YOUR BEING HERE, THE N.B.A., DID IT EXIST WHEN BETTY WAS BORN IN 1922? >> NO, IT DID NOT EXIST IN 19226789 I DON’T TH19 –IN 1922. >> James: YOU’RE RIGHT. THE N.B.A. DID NOT EXIST. BETTY WAS THERE AT THE BIRTH OF THE N.B.A., THE FIRST GAME. HERE SHE IS HERE PLAYING THE FIRST EVER N.B.A. GAME THAT’S EVER BEEN! (APPLAUSE) A GREAT DAY. >> WE WON! >> James: YES, YOU DID! OKAY. NEXT UP. NEW MEXICO. DID NEW MEXICO EXIST WHEN BETTY WAS BORN? REG, WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> Reggie: I THINK IT’S OBVIOUSLY YES. >> James: YOU THINK IT’S OBVIOUSLY YES. WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> NO. >> James: I CAN TELL YOU, REGGIE, YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, NEW MEXICO DID EXIST WHEN BETTY WAS BORN! (APPLAUSE) WHAT ABOUT THIS ONE. DID MICKEY MOUSE EXIST WHEN BETTY WHITE WAS BORN? 1922. >> 1922… NO. >> James: YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! MICKEY MOUSE WAS BORN 1928 AND WE’VE ACTUALLY GOT A PICTURE OF BETTY HERE WITH WALT DISNEY THE FIRST DAY MICKEY MOUSE WAS EVER.

LOOK AT THAT! A GREAT DAY! >> MICKEY WAS A GOOD KISSER! (LAUGHTER) >> James: OKAY. SLICED BREAD. SLICED BREAD. COULD YOU BUY SLICED BREAD WHEN BETTY WHITE WAS BORN? WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> SLICED BREAD HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME. >> SO HAS BETTY WHITE! (LAUGHTER) >> James: WHAT DO YOU THINK? I THINK MY ANSWER IS — >> James: WHAT DO YOU THINK, BETTY? DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS? >> NO. I DON’T KNOW. WHAT IS IT? (LAUGHTER) >> I THINK THE ANSWER IS NO.

>> James: YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, SLICED BREAD DIDN’T EXIST WHEN BETTY WHITE WAS BORN. HERE SHE IS HAVING HER FIRST EVER SLICED BREAD SANDWICH RIGHT THERE! BETTY WAS ACTUALLY ANNOYED ABOUT IT WHEN SLICED BREAD CAME OUT BECAUSE UNTIL SLICED BREAD CAME OUT, PEOPLE USED TO SAY YOU’RE THE BEST THING SINCE BETTY WHITE..

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