Dolly Parton stopped by the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night (Nov. 20) to talk about her upcoming Netflix special, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, which brings the stories behind her songs to the small screen. The first of the eight episode series is Jolene, starring Julianne Hough and Kimberly Williams Paisley.
But that’s not all Dolly had to say. The 73-year-old icon shared that the psychic ability “kind of runs in my family.” With that, Jimmy had her give it try on him and asked her to read his palm. Dolly obliged.
“Well, I see that you’re gonna be very successful with a late-night talk show,” she said reading his palm. “That you have a very long…career ahead of you.”
“What’s that?” she continued. “I think there’s a melted M&M in there,” she said before giving Jimmy’s had a good licking.
“I’m framing this. My hand is going in the Smithsonian!” Fallon shouted.
After all the laughter, Dolly and Jimmy did continue to talk about Jolene and who the song was originally based on.
“The real story was about my husband. This woman I tell the story about, this girl that worked at the bank when we first got married, this beautiful redhead and he’s spending more time at the bank than we had money,” Dolly said “I thought, ‘Well that ain’t gonna work out too good.'”
She continued, “Just so you know, I did see Jolene not too long ago. She’s not so hot now,” Parton added. “She used to have that beautiful red hair and now she’s gray. She used to have a little tight butt. Now, it’s a tight spot getting her butt through the door now. She used to wear a D-cup—now she’s wearing Depends.”
Leave it to Dolly to give us all a good laugh.
Jolene begins airing on Netflix on November 22.