Friday, September 12, 2014

Terrific TV Toys: Dolly's doll is a keeper, and so is the star herself

Once in a while, what looks the most fake is actually the most real. Funny how that works. But when it comes to Dolly Parton, her "more" has always been much more, and her honesty has also been front and center, in your face. She's refreshingly frank about who she is. We like that about her. So it was very timely when she appeared on "The Wendy Williams Show" a few weeks back to talk about her latest album, "Blue Smoke," and about her "Auntie"-ship to pop star Miley Cyrus, and just about herself and who she is. That quote from the "Oprah" show a few years back popped up again: "It takes a lot of money to look this cheap!" Wendy loved it, and we love it, too.

When this author was a little girl, Dolly Parton had a TV variety show on the air and a related doll on the store shelves. Remember those variety shows? Dolly was a household name, so she seemed a good fit, though the show lasted only one season. The doll lasted longer, even if it is a little rough around the edges. You'll see it in the video below, the latest installment in the BRBTV series, Terrific TV Toys (*of a vintage nature) ...

In her couchside chat with Wendy Williams, Dolly was as bubbly as ever and still going strong. After a whole lotta years in show biz. Rock on, girl.

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