By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
“National treasure” is a term oft touted about casually, yet in Betty White’s case, it’s true. Talented, hilarious, beautiful, and heart warming, Betty truly is a national treasure.
NBC aired a 90th birthday party with an impressive line-up of stars to roast/praise Betty and tell why she is important to them. This is why she’s important to me:
After my parents divorce, we moved to Vegas to live with my Nana. I have fond memories of climbing in bed with bro and sis to watch The Golden Girls with Nana. All the innuendo completely lost on us, we loved every minute of it. Grandma died. No more Golden Girls.
Flash forward, I’m living in Florida (mostly duress!) with my current boyfriend who reintroduces me to The Golden Girls syndicated on Lifetime, and I’m instantly hooked. I get all the innuendo this time around, coupled with the warm fuzzies of climbing in bed with gram and belting out that timeless, feel-good theme song- off pitch, albeit.
I have seen a lot of highs and a lot of lows in LaLa Land. Hell, my rock bottom has a trap door in it. The Golden Girls was always there for me, considering them the grandmothers I know longer had. So, the Golden Girls were always there and Betty still is. Hey, Betty. Thank you for being a friend. Happy 90th, Ms. White!
Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the ’70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael’s first published book, Homo-Hero’s Big Book of Fun and Adventure (www.greencandypress.com). Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (www.youtube.com/fullfrontaltv), A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (http://www.youtube.com/user/rktcommander), and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at www.monsterburg.com. Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the “Divas and Lassoes” panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his “underground” status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!