Dolly Parton once smashed music record linked to “I Dream of Jeannie” actor
The nostalgia for the 80s has gained popularity in recent years. Look no further than Strange things and the renewal of ghost hunters. However, lesser-known titles often cluster together, resulting in something like Dolly Parton and I dream of Jeannie Barbara Eden appearing in a hilarious 20th Century Fox comedy. Their connection runs even deeper, involving a musical feat with a particular “Jeannie”.
Dolly Parton and “I Dream of Jeannie” Barbara Eden reunited in the same comedy setting
Prior to Disney’s purchase, 20th Century Fox put up a collection for sale: 9 to 5 + DVD Harper Valley PTA 80s Satire Comedy with Dolly Parton.
The ’80s comedy set included two films, one starring Parton and the other starring I dream of Jeannie Eden.
The editorial review on Amazon says that 9 to 5 is an “office satire about three female secretaries who decide to take revenge on their tyrannical and sexist boss by kidnapping him and running the business themselves.”
9 to 5 released on December 19, 1980, and starred Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, with Dabney Coleman as their boss.
Parton plays Doralee Rhodes, Coleman’s married secretary. However, although the two characters are married, he constantly flirts with Parton’s character.
During this time, Harper Valley PTA released on May 23, 1978. It starred Eden as Stella Johnson, a widowed cosmetics saleswoman.
A song of the same name inspired Harper Valley PTA. Coincidentally, this didn’t mark the first time Eden performed in a song-based image.
Eden’s movie ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ was based on a country song that shared a feat with Parton
Country singer Jeannie C. Riley released her hit single Harper Valley PTA a decade before the movie Eden.
What are the chances that a singer named Jeannie will inspire a movie starring the I dream of Jeannie actor?
However, the rabbit hole goes further.
Riley’s “Harper Valley PTA” made her the first woman to top the Billboard Hot 100 and US Hot Country Singles charts with the same song, but not at the same time.
And Riley’s accomplishment spanned over a decade. 13 years later, it happened again. Parton’s song “9 to 5”, created for the film, accomplished the same feat in 1981.
That this second degree link between Parton and I dream of Jeannie Eden has become the reason the two-movie bundle remains unconfirmed.
It certainly forms a bizarre web, however.
Both films share their titles with a country song
Parton and Eden have a strange story although they have never acted together in movies or on television.
While Hollywood probably has no plans to revisit the Parton or Eden films, the 9 to 5 + DVD Harper Valley PTA 80s Satire Comedy with Dolly Parton provides the starting point for a single sign-on.
Riley broke barriers with her song in ’68. She paved the way for Parton to repeat her success and for I dream of Jeannie Eden will star in a film inspired by the song.
A little like Harper Valley PTA, I dream of Jeannie was inspired by a song. “Jeanie with light brown hair” was born in the 1800s.
Whether it’s an American sitcom or an ’80s comedy, music has a funny way of bringing people together.
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