In the midst of challenging times, Dolly Parton is giving people hope and making them smile. As much of the world went into self-quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parton began sharing messages filled with faith, love, and laughter.
“It’s gonna be alright, God loves us!” she said in one video.
Parton has also addressed the current situation with her signature sense of humor. During an interview with TODAY, she joked that she and her husband of nearly 54 years, Carl Dean, may not make it through quarantine together.
“The reason [the marriage] worked for me is because I’ve stayed gone,” she said. “I can’t get away now. I’m stuck there now. I might find out who he is. We may not make it until the next anniversary.”
Parton also shared an updated rendition of her hit song “Jolene,” changing the lyrics to make it be about the importance of handwashing.
“Jolene Jolene Jolene Jolene, I’m begging of you, please don’t touch my man,” Parton sang while washing her hands at the kitchen sink. “Jolene, Jolene, Jolene Jolene. If you touch him, please go wash your hands.”
Parton brought the laughs with yet another comical video she shared about quarantine in the midst of a global pandemic.
The clip shows Parton in her filming studio, and she jokingly grows frustrated when somebody makes a bunch of racket and interferes with her video.
“Can you hold it down in there? I’m trying to do a video in the studio,” Parton yells. “What? My accountant’s calling? Well, tell him to kiss my assets goodbye because they’re dwindling to nothing. No, you can’t put a mask on a turtle!”
After tossing out that joke, Parton begins reciting a humorous poem she wrote about life in quarantine and how it’s driving everybody mad.
“This too shall pass as all things will,” Parton says to open her poem. “If the virus don’t kill us, the staying home will.”
Some lines that are sure to get a chuckle out of parents are the following: “The kids are bored and restless. They scream and yell and squawk. And the teens and tweens, they’re just plain mean. They bite your bleeping head off.”
That’s just one of the many laugh-out-loud moments you’ll hear when you watch Parton recite her poem about quarantine below. We appreciate her taking the time to brighten our days with little videos like this!