Remember When Dolly Parton Hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’?
Dolly Parton is a country music legend, but she's also got a great sense of humor! The icon showed both talents off when she hosted and served as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
On April 15, 1989, Parton took the SNL stage with her voluminous blonde hair and blue sparkly threads to host the night's show, as well as perform on it. She called her outfit the "NBC peacock," and said she was told to shake her tail feathers while onstage, which she did. Parton showed fans so many years ago that she's not just another pretty face with a great voice. Turns out, she's somewhat of a comedian! Parton starred in a few skits that night, including “Planet of the Enormous Hooters” (yes, really!) and “Celebrity Restaurant.”
Her bustline was the focus of some laughs during her opening monologue, too.
"Wow! Well, howdy out there," she says in the clip above. "Whoa boy, you are alive tonight! Oh boy. Thank you so much! ... Oh, it really is great to be here in New York. I always have a good time here. But I have to be honest with you, though, I was a little nervous and a little worried about coming here," she says as the camera focuses more and more on her chest. "You know, it’s Saturday Night Live and all, and you hear all kinds of things, but … don’t you folks believe that for a minute! These folks have gone out of their way to make me feel like one of the family.”
The whole episode of SNL was star-studded and included both regular talent and guests like Conan O’Brien, Jeanne Dixon, Victoria Jackson, Mike Myers, Ben Stiller and Jack Nicholson.
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