TODAY | January 07, 2013
>>> back now at 8:21. betty white turns 91 a little later this month. she is not the retiring type. her nbc show off their rockers returns tomorrow night with betty trying to help her band of cohorts makes a viral video. they get some help from, who else, psy?
>> we got this.
>> psy, put your glasses on.
>> whoa! whoa!
>> you go, betty white . nice to see you. how are you doing?
>> just great, matt. how are you?
>> i'm fine. are you a psy fan?
>> that's the first time i met him, but i can't stop dancing since, you know.
>> you caught the bug, right? apparently he has said that he is retiring the gangnam style, that dance. it may be, trivia question, the last place people get to see it is on your show.
>> what more can i serve humanity with?
>> exactly. you are a dancer, though. you like to daps a little bit, don't you?
>> yes, i do. let's say i move well. i'm not a dancer, but i love to move.
>> i remember an older episode of " golden girls " where you actually did a little dancing. do you remember this? you see it in the monitors there?
>> oh, rue and i.
>> you and rue mcclanahan with a little tango there. what made you want to do a hidden camera prank show?
>> nothing, to tell you the truth. i kept saying, no, i won't. it was a show that started in belgium and it was the hottest comedy show in europe, according to the emmy folks. and so when they brought it here, they asked me to do it and i said no, thank you. i really don't have a schedule that will fit. i kept saying no. i had the backbone of a jellyfish. convinced me to do it.
>> there you go. we were talking during the commercial break . you have been a fan of the genre of this show. you remember the original candid camera .
>> that was the original. that was the good one. excuse me.
>> yours is a good one, too.
>> but that was wonderful, because alan kept such a dead pan and would do all these things and i used to laugh myself silly. these are fun and they're silly, but sometimes they're sillier than they are fun.
>> you bring in a lot of friends and have cohorts here. you also have great comedic timing. is that something people are born with or do you think you can teach someone comedic timing?
>> comedy is like music. it's a rhythm. it's hard to teach it to somebody who doesn't have it, you know. they let the beat go too long or they cut it short or they -- and it's just something you sort of feel. and i had a wonderful mother and father. i did great work in choosing parents.
>> they were funny?
>> they were fun. and around the breakfast table or the dinner table, i was an only child and they would set up something and then they would knock it off and it always got to be great fun.
>> i said during the commercial break to betty, do you have a favorite joke, and she said does it have to be clean? and yes, here, it has to be clean. you're about to turn 91. how are you going to celebrate?
>> they're having a second annual 90th birthday for me.
>> smart. way to go.
>>> you can catch back-to-back "off their rockers" episodes tomorrow. happy birthday .
>> thank you so much, matt. i appreciate it.