Remember When Dolly Parton Appeared on ‘Reba’? [Watch]
Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire are two of the all-time queens of country music, and they have both pursued successful acting careers. Do you remember when they joined forces for a joint TV appearance?
The year was 2005, and McEntire was in the fourth season of her smash sitcom Reba on the WB. Parton guested on an episode titled "Reba's Rules of Real Estate," cast as Dolly Majors, the ruthless owner of a real estate agency where Reba lands a job. As the episode goes on and she begins to see behind Majors' sweet facade and realize how cutthroat she is, she comes to find out that if those are the requirements, maybe working for such a power player is not the right move for her, after all. The episode aired on April 15, 2005.
"Wouldn't that be a hoot? Yeah, I would consider that in a heartbeat," she said, fondly remembering their prior work. "I love Dolly Parton. When I was doing the Reba TV show, Dolly spent the whole week with us on set. She was one of the guest stars and that's the last time we really got to sit down and visit."
When the interviewer asked if she would be interested in doing a Thelma & Louise-type movie with Parton, McEntire didn't hesitate.
"Absolutely!" she exclaimed. "Sure I would. Anywhere you can go in the world and you say Dolly — you don't have to say Dolly Parton — everybody knows Dolly and everybody loves Dolly. Why wouldn't you want to hang out with her?"
McEntire and Parton actually did get the chance to work together again after that interview; they teamed up for a re-recording of McEntire's hit duet with Linda Davis, "Does He Love You," that appeared on her Revised, Remixed, Revisited album in 2021.
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