Dolly Parton might not have heard that Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are teaming up again for the new Netflix series “Grace and Frankie,” but she’s down to get in on the fun. The trio of ladies starred in the 1980 comedy “9 to 5,” and Parton tells “Today” she’s “in” for a reunion.
“Well, I don’t know exactly what you’re talking about, but whatever they’re doing, I’m in!” she says in this clip from Friday’s (March 21) show. “Whatever it is, all I can say is we better get to it quick or it will be ’95’ instead of ‘9 to 5.'”
The “9 to 5” movie was so successful that it went on to spawn a TV show of the same name that ran from 1982 to 1988. It starred Rachel Denison, Valerie Curtin and Sally Struthers. There also was a successful “9 to 5” musical.
In the new Netflix series, Tomlin and Fonda play “long-time rivals brought together by a rather unusual change in their marital circumstances”: Their respective husbands announce they’re in love with each other and plan to get married, leaving them with nowhere to to turn but to each other. Maybe there’s room in there for a Parton cameo as well.