Back in 1974, the country music star was part of an elaborate Candid Camera gag. After "twisting her ankle," Dolly asked men to carry her to her car — but, dang it, she couldn't remember where her parking spot was.
Dolly with Captain Kangaroo
It was in 1976 when childhoods changed forever after Dolly Parton appeared on the Captain Kangaroo kiddies show.
Dolly Parton with Alvin and the Chipmunks
If you're a kid of the '80s, you probably caught the 1983 episode of Alvin and the Chipmunks featuring Dolly. The superstar made a guest appearance when Alvin entered a singing contest hoping to win a duet with his favorite singer (guess who).
Sylvester Stallone and Dolly in Rhinestone
This campy 1984 classic teamed up Dolly with Sylvester Stallone. In the film, country singer Dolly makes a bet with her sleazy nightclub boss that she can turn anyone into a country music star — including an uncouth New York cabbie played by Sly. Hijinks ensue.
Dolly in Wild Texas Wind
This mostly forgotten 1991 TV movie was a dark turn for Dolly. She starred as a singer terrorized by a drunk, abusive manager played by Gary Busey. Oh, and there's a murder mystery, too.
Barbara Mandrell & Dolly Parton - 1980 - "Can't Buy Me Love"
Dolly often collaborated with her good friend, fellow country star Barbara Mandrell. Dolly played herself in a cheesy TV movie about Mandrell's life, while Mandrell guest-starred on Dolly's short-lived '80s variety show.
Dolly Parton makes an appearance in the film Miss Congeniality 2
Miss Congeniality 2 was pretty odd to begin with, but the scene where Sandra Bullock tackles and gropes Dolly is really bizarre.
Miley Cyrus and Dolly sing "Jolene"
Many Dolly fans know that she's the godmother of queer superstar Miley Cyrus. Dolly featured Cyrus's father, Billie Ray, in one of her videos and hit it off with the family. At the 25th anniversary of Dollywood — Dolly's Tennessee amusement park — Miley showed up and guested on a duet of "Jolene."
Dolly Parton Raps for Queen Latifah
Promoting their 2012 musical film A Joyful Noise, Dolly appeared on Queen Latifah's now-defunct talk show. Dolly rapped — and it was... something.
Dolly on the cover of Playboy magazine
Dolly appeared on the October 1978 cover of Playboy, but the playful goddess only answered questions; she declined a nude photo shoot.