Dolly Parton made herself a little appearance on the Late Night with Conan O’Brien, back in 2005, however a clip from her visit was just recently caught some viral attention (Dolly pretty much goes viral once a week).
Now there’s one thing for certain about Dolly, she’s gonna bring the energy and radiate positivity everywhere she goes, and that’s why she’s made a name for herself as arguably the most beloved country music personality the genre has ever seen.
And we’re not even talking about the music… I mean, that speaks for itself.
On the show, she brought up her hilarious story of going to New York for the first time in the late ’60s-’70s, where her and her friend got kicked out of a hotel, and even pulled a gun on a dude who thought she was a prostitute.
However, perhaps the best part of the interview was when Conan brought up the incredible amount of media coverage she gets, especially in the tabloids.
And the topic of choice? Her breasts.
It seems like every week there’s another wild story about her breasts, whether they’re ruining her back, she can’t get out of bed, she’s having a reduction… it’s nonstop.
That’s when Dolly hilariously responds:
“They’re not that big, I’m just little and they’re big in comparison…”
“Okay they’re big, but what they usually say, they tell all these freak stories about it, that they are SO big, that I refuse to have them reduced, and they’re SO big that they’re ruining my life and my health, and they’re breaking my back.
And there are things where they say I’m flat on my back, I can’t move, I can’t get up and down because of my boobs.”
Conan then admits that it’s crazy the tabloids write about that kind of stuff, but adds:
“But they do seem like they’d be heavy though.”
And Dolly responded:
“Well they are heavy! That’s why I do so many Led Zeppelin songs.”
Dolly Parton ladies and gentleman… a living legend.
Dolly Parton Weighs In On Her Tattoos
After years and years of speculation, the cat is out of the bag.
Dolly Parton has some tats.
In a 2020 interview with People, Dolly verified the longtime rumor that she does in fact have a good amount of tattoos, although she doesn’t have two full sleeves like folks tend to speculate.
Dolly is known for always wearing long sleeves and hiding them, however some photos over the years have revealed that she probably has a few under there.
“I do have some tattoos, that’s true, but they’re tasteful. I’m not a tattoo girl.”
And while does have some, she also admits that many of them have begun as an effort to cover up a scar.
“My tattoos are pretty, they’re artful and they usually started out to cover some scar, not to make a big statement. Ribbons and bows and butterflies are the things that I have.
I was very sick for a while and I had to wear a feeding tube. It left a little indention in my side and I didn’t like it because I’m so fair that scars turn purple on me.”
And Dolly also added that she’s well aware of all the other rumors that are floating around out there in the supermarket tabloids.
“Oh yeah! I always laugh at them. One shows up about every three years in the tabloids, where I’m bedridden because my boobs are so heavy that I’m crippled for life on my back.
I just laugh. Well, they are heavy, but they haven’t crippled me yet.”
And she once toldLadies Home Journal that they don’t even call each other’s by their first names.
Apparently, Carl hates when Dolly calls him by his name, and prefers something a little more playful:
“It makes him fee-urious when I call him Carl. I always call him Daddy.”
I’m 99 percent sure that Dolly probably doesn’t call him that with the intent that most people use that word these days, but it’s pretty damn funny to think about her calling him “Daddy” all the time, even if they’re just at church or the grocery store.
I mean, I’ve heard plenty of people who have young kids call each other “mom” and “dad” as a term of endearment, but Carl and Dolly never had children of their own.
But in all honesty, Dolly’s not really all that delicate, so maybe she does mean it in a sexual way, who knows…. she has a pretty dirty sense of humor for being America’s resident southern belle.
But the thing is, Carl doesn’t ever call her Dolly, either:
“He calls me Mama or Little Kid or Angel Cakes. Sometimes he calls me Dotty to be silly: ‘Okay, Lil Dotty.’
Maybe once a year I call him Carl and it seems so cold that it really upsets him. Then he gets back by calling me Dolly, which cuts me to the quick.”
Of course, if you’re married long enough, I assume you come up with quite a few funny nicknames for your partner, but hearing that Dolly only calls Carly “Daddy” is probably the greatest thing I’ve seen all day.