Dolly Parton was having a grand ol’ time at the 2017 Emmy Awards with “9 to 5” co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
The trio’s big reunion was a complex moment to unpack, from political statements to vibrators. Fonda, 79, used Sunday’s platform to take aim at Donald Trump’s administration. “Back in 1980, in that movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical, bigot,” Fonda said.
“In 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, hypocritical, lying, egotistical bigot,” Tomlin added. The crowd erupted in cheers and applause for the actress’.
This year’s Primetime Emmy Awards were filled with Trump references, from Colbert’s statements in the show’s opening monologue to former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s surprise appearance.
Parton, 71, had something far more pressing on her mind. “I’m just hoping that I’m going to get one of those ‘Grace and Frankie’ vibrators in my swag bag tonight,” she confessed.
Sunday’s host Stephen Colbert brought the “Grace and Frankie” prop on stage later in the evening, but did not present it to Parton. Not on camera, at least.