VIDEO: Lily Tomlin's Reprises 'Ernestine' for PETA's Anti-SeaWorld Campaign
In the video for PETA below, legendary funny lady Lily Tomlin, reprises her role as the all-too-honest telephone operator Ernestine from the 1960's comedy series LAUGH-IN. In the video, Ernistine attempts to distract callers fromSeaWorld's business plan, which has been less than popular since the company announced that it was ending its captive-orca breeding program.
Tomlin was nominated for two Golden Globes, lead actress in a comedy series for Netflix's Gracie and Frankie and lead actress in a comedy film for Sony Classsics' Grandma. She has received five Emmys, a Writers Guild Award and a Screen actors Guild nomination and that's just for television.Tomlin made her Broadway debut in 1977 with the hugely successful APPEARING NITELY, written and directed by her partner Jane Wagner and adapted as both an album and an HBOspecial. Her next Broadway appearance was in THE SEARCH FOR INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, which ran SRO for a year.She was nominated for an Oscar for her work in Robert Altman's NASHVILLE, her film debut. Since then she has starred in dozens of movies, both drama and comedy, including 9 to 5, Woody Allen's Shadows and Fog, Short Cuts and the film adapatation of The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.