This Conversation Between Dolly Parton and Johnny Carson in 1977 is Super Inappropriate and Insane


Throughout her illustrious career Dolly Parton has been on every show and talk show imagniable, including a number of appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”

While Carson might be one of the most storied names in entertainment, this one particular interview with Parton from 1977 kind of makes my skin crawl.

First, Carson asked Parton, “have you always been kind of zaftig?” Which is a really random word for having large breasts. Parton handled it pretty well by saying, “healthy, I guess– bosomy. I’ve always been blessed. People are always asking if they’re real.”

And as Parton is trying to end conversation, Carson said, “I have certain guidelines on this show, but I would give about a year’s pay to peek under there.”

I’m sorry– what?

Of course, Parton is the most gracious human ever and laughed it off, but even in 1977 that was awful, right?