I’m Pretty Sure You Want To See Dolly Parton Sing “Dumb Blonde”

I’m pretty sure of this even if you aren’t typically a Dolly Parton fan.

This is one of her first TV appearances, and it is amazing.

Let’s all sit down in a circle and drink some cocoa (in August?) and talk about what aspect of this video is best. Here are some thoughts on the parts that may be best:

1) Whoa, Dolly Parton was a babe. Look at how pretty she is!

2) Whoa, Dolly Parton’s hair looks as though she should be in a tumbril on her way to the guillotine.

3) Whoa, is that hair even real? Is it a French aristocrat wig?

4) How amazing is the announcer guy’s jacket? Are those cactuses? Are those cactuses made out of sequins? Like, a rainbow cactus sequin jacket? Why is no one running through Greenpoint wearing this ironically right now?

5) Who is the man who comes on in the middle? Is Dolly Parton married to him? His hair doesn’t move. I don’t think his hair is a wig, but I do think its been sprayed in a way that would paste a cat to a wall.

6) Dolly Parton’s dress is actually very subdued considering that she’s appearing on a show where the announcer is wearing a rainbow sequin cactus blazer.

(Thanks to @fimoculous)

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    • Goldie

      I don’t have room here to express my love for Dolly, but here are some fun facts:

      The “announcer guy” is Porter Wagner. This clip is from The Porter Wagner Show. He basically launched Dolly’s career and they were professional partners for a long time. When she left his show he was livid. She wrote “I Will Always Love You” for him and performed it on his show when she left.

      Re: #5. No. She’s been married to the same dude since 1966. He has seen her perform exactly one time ever.

    • Meghan Keane

      Dolly Parton=best. Always and forever.

    • Karen

      I, also, am just here today to profess my undying love for Dolly. Thanks for the post!