Betty White Gives a Sparkle to SpongeBob SquarePants (PHOTO)

Marisa Roffman
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Who’s visiting a pineapple under the sea? Betty White!

The actress lends her voice to the March 12 episode of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants as Beatrice, the owner of the store Grandma’s Apron. When the character Pearl searches for a job at the mall, Beatrice’s shop is the only one with an opening. “Like SpongeBob, Betty White is a comedy icon,” say supervising producers Vincent Waller and Marc Ceccarelli. “Also like SpongeBob, she looks fantastic in shorts and tube socks.”

And yes, the producers fell under White’s spell. “When she strolled into the record studio we didn’t know what to expect," they say.  "Happily, she is the exact person in the flesh as you’ve seen on the telly over the years. She is quick witted, gracious and welcoming to all that have the thrill to share a room or microphone with her.  Just under the surface of this polite dignified lady, she revealed to us a whip smart, bawdy gal that could make a room full of navy men...or in this case, a room full of cartoonist and actors blush to a deep shade of crimson."

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