Dolly Parton detailed a date that lead to a bear encounter and a lesson learned for the future.
During her Friday (Feb. 5) appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Parton, Fallon and Noah Centineo played a game dubbed ‘True Confessions,’ where they were all given two envelopes
See how the game and conversation went down below.
“I dated a guy and he kicked me out of a car and made me walk home at night through a forest with bears and bob cats,” Parton said.
“What year was this?” Fallon asked.
“I was a teenager, I was about 17 or 18 years old,” Parton said.
“Did you encounters bears and bob cats or were they just present?” Centineo asked Parton.
“Absolutely, I’ve heard them, felt them,” Parton added.
“Do you know what car it was?” Fallon questioned Parton.
“Well, I know it was a really good car because I had a date with a boy and I only dated him cause he had a car and it was a nice car, I think it was a Chevy maybe a ’57 or something like that,” Parton explained.
“Why did he kick you out of the car, what was the thing that happened?” Centineo asked.
“Well, it was a put out or get out situation, so he kicked me out to walk home,” Parton replied.
“Where was this forest?” Fallon asked.
“This was up in the Smokey Mountains of East Tennessee, and we were about five miles from my home and that’s way back in the Mountains. I mean where there are bears and bob cats and there are those toothless mountain men in addition to the bears and all of that, so that was not a pleasant place to be,” Parton explained.
After Fallon and Centineo guessed if the story was true or false. They guessed that it was true, which in fact it was. Parton then shared some more details of what she learned that evening.
“I did learn something that night though, I thought if that ever happens to me again, i’m definitely giving it up, I would rather be chewed on by a boy than a bear,” Parton said laughing.
Watch the full game of True Confessions below.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs Mondays-Fridays on NBC from 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. EST.