The 88-year-old has been a bit perplexed at the crescendo of support for the idea of her hosting, but finally relented, telling People.com that she's honored, if confused by the idea:
"I don't know why or how," she says, "but it's been wonderful."
Thing is, unless the writers screw this up, she'll probably be one of the better hosts this side of Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin and Justin Timblerlake. Her comedy chops are top notch and timing is a thing of beauty. This will be 1,000 times better than any uninspired Michael Phelps choise could be.