Will Betty Draper Be Funny When She Hosts SNL?

Can a beautiful woman be funny? The long-debated question — Christopher Hitchens’ 2007 piece for Vanity Fair, “Why Women Aren’t Funny,” comes to mind — will be running through our heads when the ever-so-lovely January Jones hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend. In her favor: She has both dated Ashton Kutcher and worked at a Dairy Queen; both would require a well-developed sense of humor. What’s going against her: Betty is like Barbie. The fact that we can only think of Jones as pretty Betty, a woman who has inspired many reactions from us over the past three seasons — anger, pity, sadness, frustration, what have you — but never laughter.

In the interest of research, and because frankly, the thought of our first Mad Men-free Sunday night in months gives us the shakes, we’ve compiled some our favorite Betty shots after the jump. Let us know which “Betty” you prefer — and if you think any of them have comedic potential.

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Single in the City Betty

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Nordic & Needs Therapy Betty

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NRA Betty

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Medicinal Glass of Wine Betty

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Polka Dot Dress for Days Betty

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Preppy Princess Betty

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Equestrian Betty

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Infidelity Betty

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Just Had a Baby Betty

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Randomly Speaks Italian Betty

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Totally Pissed at Don for Having a Secret Identity Betty