The imitable Dolly Parton may be one-of-a-kind, but it turns out she loves a good Dolly impersonation as much as anyone! On Monday (Dec. 14), the country icon took to social media to rave about being portrayed on Saturday Night Live over the weekend.
During the Weekend Update segment, cast member Melissa Villaseñor rolled up to the desk ostensibly as herself, though host Colin Jost was quick to question why she was in a blonde wig and sparkly top. ("Melissa, I'm a little nervous to ask you this, but are you dressed as Dolly Parton?" he deadpanned, to which she replied, "What? No! This is my special Christmas outfit. And these are my regular big old things!")
While the SNL comedian insisted she was "one hundred percent [there] to sing Christmas songs," it only took a couple renditions of "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Jolene" disguised as "Jingle Bells" in Parton's iconic timbre to reveal it was all a ruse to get her pitch-perfect impression of the singer on the show.