I will never not love photos of celebrities standing next to their own wax sculpture. There are very few things that are funnier to look at. People falling down is funnier, and that’s it. (Oh my God, can you imagine someone, like, say, Kevin Costner walking up to his wax sculpture to have his picture taken and just when he’s about to get there he trips on the red carpet and flies head long into wax Kevin Costner and they both go tumbling down a flight of stairs? Now THAT would be the end of everything. A laughter singularity to be sure.) Here’s a question, though: why is Betty White just getting her wax sculpture now? Madame Tussaud’s originally opened in 1835, when Betty White was only 42 years old. Surely there have been better moments to capture her essence for all of time in a lifelike figurine. “No, wait until she looks like she is made out of wax already anyways.” IN THIS ECONOMY! Glad to see they nailed the outfit, too. Nice outfit. These guys leave no detail unperfected. There was this story that came out around the time that the documentary about Robert Crumb, Crumb, came out that Robert Crumb went to a screening and he was so upset by the depiction of him and his life and his family–not because it was cruel or sensational, but because it was honest–that he walked down to the river by himself and threw his trademark hat into the river because he “didn’t want to be R. Crumb anymore.” I feel like that’s what it’s like when you meet your wax statue. Summer Bummer! Facebook says, Betty White’s Wax Sculpture To Host The Muppet Show!

Caption this photo. Either the lady or the fake lady. Your choice. Winner will receive special placement in the Monsters’ Ball, which is basically our wax museum.

Comments (44)
  1. One is made out of wax. The other is responsible for a show called “Off their Rockers.”

    Advantage: mannequin.

  2. Can the Betty White wax figure rap?

  3. we won’t know which one is real until the propellers get spinning.

  4. Talk about waxing nostalgic.

  5. Moldin’ Girls

  6. RT @gwynethpaltrow I’m glad it’s not a Betty Black wax figure

    -NY Post

  8. The eyes of Betty Wax are looking directly into my soul.

    • And with that comment, nbluth was caught in a maelstrom of fire and ice as Evil Betty grinned the wretched grin of the damned. The time for the feast was at hand.

  9. 2older 2cougarer

  10. I don’t think that’s a wax figure. I think it’s evil Betty. Look at her eyes, but not directly, lest she consume your soul.


  12. Madame Tussolds

  13. Molding the breasts of the Betty White wax figure. #jobsnoonewants

  14. Going to wait for Valerie Bertanelli’s confirmation before I assume which one is real.

  15. “Who do you think you are? I am!” —Betty White

  16. but can it sing ‘Call Me Maybe’?

  17. Why is Betty White standing next to a wax figure of Mrs. Doubtfire in Juicy Couture?

  18. The figure was made from half of the candles on Betty White’s last birthday cake.

  19. posing with her wax statue? or faking out Miami cannibals?

  20. This is as close as I’m EVER getting to a Brazilian!

  21. Guys, I’m worried about Nathan Lane.

  22. It’s still more life like than Bea Arthur was alive.

  23. Crumb is a great movie. It’s inspirational. If that guy can succeed–seriously, whatever you’re doing, just stick to it. Crumb…

  24. If I ever get famous and they make a wax sculpture of me, they’d better put me in something a little cooler than a track suit, whether it’s recognizable or not (I’m assuming White wears a track suit in something).

  25. Do the eyes follow you everywhere? Or is the wax figure just better at looking at the camera than Betty White? Or is that Betty White?

  26. That woman is a national treasure.

  27. 3) How they got a shot with neither Robin Williams’ nor Betty Whites’ chest hair showing is a mystery.

  28. Sorry:

    More like Roppleganger Twinneowny Jr.

  29. “I’m the real one”- the real one

  30. The real question is: Can we turn it into a helicopter?

  31. I see Ireland’s Betty White lookalike competition was a little more successful than their George Clooney one.

  32. I realized why I am always at a loss whenever we must caption photos of actors and their wax figures, and why I don’t appreciate wax figures in general:

    Wax figures are one part Uncanny Valley, and one part Lynchian Doppelganger.

    The former unnerves me, and the concept of the latter scares me to death presently more than when zombies did when I was a child. I see Betty White’s wax figure strangling Betty on my computer screen, and the next thing I know she could be here in my room. It’s absolutely terrifying, doppelgangers.

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