Reba McEntire Reveals Hysterical Bernie Sanders Meme in Reference to Self-Titled Sit-Com

by Joe Rutland

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is the latest “meme” superstar on the Internet. Country music superstar Reba McEntire joins in the fun, too.

McEntire poked a little fun at her old sitcom “Reba” by adding a new character to the cast. Well, he would have been a “new” character.

Sanders’ pose superimposed in the photo comes from his appearance at the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States. He showed up in comfortable clothes and mittens, too, for the clear-yet-cold day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Check out Reba McEntire poking fun at herself, Sanders, and the “Reba” show cast.

“Reba” ran for six seasons on The WB and The CW networks between 2001 and 2007. In the sitcom, McEntire played a single divorced mom who works on keeping the house together. The sitcom had both hilarious and serious moments, too.

It brought McEntire into a whole new audience far beyond her country music fans.

Reba McEntire Wishes Dolly Parton A Happy Birthday

On Wednesday, Reba McEntire took time out to send happy birthday wishes to another country music superstar, Dolly Parton.

“Happy birthday Dolly Parton,” McEntire posted to Instagram. “I love you more than my rhinestones! We sure have shared a lot of memories over the years and I’m looking forward to many more ahead of us. I can’t imagine a world without Dolly.”

Last September, Parton went on McEntire’s podcast and spoke with her about how to forge your own path in life. 

“You need to know when to stand up for yourself,” Parton told McEntire. “That’s kind of what you have to learn: To stand up and know that you’ve got to live with all the decisions you make. I make decisions every day. The good ones inspire me and the bad ones just kind of teach me, so that’s kind of how you have to look at it.”

As one example of that principle, Parton also related how she turned down Elvis Presley, who had wanted to record “I Will Always Love You.” The problem? His manager was demanding 50 percent of the royalties.

“It didn’t have anything to do with Elvis,” Parton said. “I loved Elvis. It was Colonel Tom Parker … who was brilliant; you can’t take that away from people, he did alright by him. But I had already had a number one song on ‘I Will Always Love You’ and that was the most important copyright I had in my publishing company.”