Face-Off Suggestion: Betty White vs. Cloris Leachman

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Cloris Leachman and Betty White have many things in common and not just generation-wise: these two enduring, endearing and awesome TV "old" ladies have collected multiple Emmy nominations and awards.

Both were awarded for their performances in Mary Tyler Moore (1970), then Betty White as one of America's The Golden Girls (1985) Rose Nylund and Cloris Leachman as the unscrupulous and embittered Ida in Malcolm in the Middle (2000) (where White actually starred in one episode as Ida's rival)... so speaking of Rose and Ida, they couldn't have been more different.

White is America's sweetheart and the eternal figure of the loving granny while 'Frau Blücher' is less archetypal and extended the eccentricity of her characters even in real-life where she set a new record in Dancing with the Stars (2005). White won the hearts and Leachman the Oscar.

Extending their rivalry from that episode of Malcolm in the Middle (2000), the last show that reunited them, let's ask the question:Which of these two awesome old ladies, is your favorite?

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Gitte Løyche

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To me, Cloris Leachman will always be Frau Blücher!
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To me, the name Frau Blücher always elicits horses neighing.
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Gitte Løyche

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Exactly!
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Betty White, definitely!  Personally, I can't stand Cloris Leachman.
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Not serious face off suggestion:

Deadpool: Who will die first:

  • Betty White
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Chuck Norris
  • Ruth Bader-Ginsburg
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Well, not Betty White - she's clearly immortal.  xD
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Betty White
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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You mean Betty White or... Betty White?
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Peter, Champion

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Betty White!
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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I prefer the third Betty White option.
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Silitonga

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I seconded the third Betty White option :D
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