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Jock Ewing (Character)
from "Dallas" (1978)

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"Dallas: The Dove Hunt (#3.6)" (1979)
Jock Ewing: [talking about his past] I was wildcatting. Ah... tough times. Men shooting, killing each other. You know, things like... like happened today.

Jock Ewing: All right, maybe I did lean on you too hard. But it seems to me you've waited a hell of a long time to get revenge.
Tom Owens: I didn't want revenge. I wanted to spit in your eye.
Jock Ewing: Then what's all this?
Tom Owens: You crushed me like a bug. And after 32 years you don't even remember my name. You're gonna pay for that.
[aims his rifle at Jock]

Jock Ewing: I don't remember you, Owens, but I should have. Because you got a lot of pride. And when you get right down to it, that's all a man can take to his grave.

"Dallas: The Wheeler Dealer (#3.24)" (1980)
J.R. Ewing: [regarding Pam] Well, everybody can see that she's cracking up. Slowly and surely. And who can blame her? I mean, she finds out that her daddy, Digger Barnes is no relation at all and her real father is a saddle tramp and a thief. And her mother's a whore! Now who could find it in their heart to hate, that poor little girl, huh? Could you?
[Bobby punches J.R. in the gut. Jock comes between them before Bobby can land a second punch]
Jock Ewing: Now you knock it off! Both of you! You watch that temper of yours, Bobby!
[Bobby turns and leaves]
Jock Ewing: And you, J.R., watch that mouth of yours!

[the news of the nationalized oil fields in SE Asia is on TV]
Jock Ewing: [shouting] How much did we lose?
J.R. Ewing: Well, Daddy, the way I look at it, we just made ourselves a killing.

Jock Ewing: [Miss Ellie urges Jock to go visit Amanda] Well, if I do go, I want you to come with me. I don't want anything in my life to be kept secret from you again. Ever.

"Dallas: Jock's Trial: Part 2 (#3.23)" (1980)
Reporter # 2: Mr. Ewing, how do you feel?
[pushes a microphone under Jock's nose]
Jock Ewing: I'm mad as hell, boy!

Jock Ewing: Well, aren't you gonna ask me if I killed him?
Scotty Demarest: I don't deal in guilt or innocence, I deal in acquittals.

J.R. Ewing: Always knew that you didn't do it, dad.
Jock Ewing: Well, the way that prosecutor was going, I was beginning to believe I did.
J.R. Ewing: I'm sorry about having to testify against you. I sure didn't wanna do that.
Jock Ewing: Well, you did what you had to do, J.R., and you did it like a man.

"Dallas: Call Girl (#2.20)" (1979)
[a picture of Pam with a call-girl and a politician is front page of the newspaper]
Bobby Ewing: This is your style, J.R. My wife and the man that put Cliff Barnes in office.
JR Ewing: Your wife got in plenty of trouble before you all got married. And I, I don't understand why you'd think she'd change...
JR Ewing: [Bobby grabs JR] Hey, wait a...
Jock Ewing: [Jock comes between them] Knock it off, both of ya! Before I beat the hell out of ya!

Jock Ewing: J.R. If I find out you had anything to do with this, I'll kick your tail over to the next county, do you hear?
JR Ewing: There's no sense in looking a gift horse in the mouth, Dad.

Bobby Ewing: Ray and I got in a fight with a couple of boys in a bar last night.
Jock Ewing: I damn wish I'd been with ya!
Miss Ellie Ewing: Jock...
Jock Ewing: Well, nothing I like better than a little fight now and then.

"Dallas: Mother of the Year (#3.13)" (1979)
Miss Ellie Ewing: My daddy swore there'd never be any drilling on this land. So did I.
Jock Ewing: Well, if I could do anything about it, Miss Ellie, I'd do it.
Miss Ellie Ewing: Whatever needed doing, should have been done years ago.
Jock Ewing: What do you mean?
Miss Ellie Ewing: I mean J.R. You instilled in him a desire for power and money. Doesn't seem to care about anything else. Not even his home.

J.R. Ewing: Hey now, wait a minute, isn't anybody gonna say something like: "Thank you, J.R., for making us billionaires"? Mama, daddy, I did this for you.
Jock Ewing: You just gambled our home, that's all. And that sure as hell ain't anything to be proud of, J.R.

"Dallas: Election (#2.8)" (1978)
JR Ewing: [about Cliff Barnes] He's clean, I, there must be something wrong with the man, he's just clean!
Jock Ewing: Nobody's gotten that far in politics and stayed clean. He's just been careful, that's all. And don't forget, he's a Barnes. There's bound to be a body in that closet someplace. Find it!
JR Ewing: Alright, if I can't find it, I'll put it there!
Jock Ewing: Whatever.

Pamela Barnes Ewing: [shouting at J.R] How! How could you have done it?
[turns to Jock]
Pamela Barnes Ewing: And you! You let him!
Jock Ewing: Politics is politics.
Pamela Barnes Ewing: And that's your excuse? For taking a fine, good man and destroying him?
[turns back to J.R]
Pamela Barnes Ewing: And you, you don't need any excuse. You'd do it for your own self-seving entertainment!

"Dallas: Return Engagement (#3.14)" (1979)
Jock Ewing: She holds me responsible for running Gary off. But I loved your brother, you know that. But it broke my heart when I found out he didn't have any guts.

Jock Ewing: I... believe I have a son getting married here today. I'd like to attend the ceremony. If I'm welcome.

"Dallas: End of the Road: Part 2 (#4.12)" (1981)
Bobby Ewing: [after telling Jock he wants out of Ewing Oil] I want out! I almost did something today that I never would have been able to forgive myself for.
J.R. Ewing: Almost? That mean you didn't sign with Westar Oil?
Bobby Ewing: So you know about Westar, do you? Well, I can't say I'm too surprised.
J.R. Ewing: Well, Bobby... I built Ewing Oil into a power because I knew everything that was happening in Dallas. I still do. That's how you run a successful business.
Bobby Ewing: Well, maybe you're right. And maybe you can't care for the people.
[turns to Jock]
Bobby Ewing: I wanted to run this company on the up and up, Daddy. Only after awhile, the deals became more important than the people. I was borrowing from Peter to pay Paul, all the time pretending it was for the right reasons. And then I realized, after a while, that you can only lie to yourself just so long... that I could pretend that whatever was good for Ewing Oil was all right, but it's not. It's not all right for me.
J.R. Ewing: Well, if you didn't sign with Westar, that means you blew the deal with Jordan Lee and the cartel. And on top of that, we still owe them $12 million, money we don't have.
Jock Ewing: Is that true, Bobby? Did you go back on your word with the cartel?
Bobby Ewing: I hate to disappoint you, J.R. But we're just fine with the cartel.
[turns back to Jock]
Bobby Ewing: I phoned Jordan Lee and I told him why I couldn't go in on the deal with him. Then I put him together with Nick Hammond, Hammond Oil? Nick agreed to take over our part of the investment completely, with the blessing of the cartel.
[Jock smiles]
Bobby Ewing: We're in real solid with 'em, Daddy. Till they find out J.R.'s back.
J.R. Ewing: You're crazy, Bobby. You lost us millions of dollars.
Bobby Ewing: Well, I'm sure you'll find a way to get it back. You're very good at that sort of thing. A lot better than I wanna be.
[Bobby walks out]
J.R. Ewing: Well, if that don't tear the rag off the bush. He almost bankrupts us, he leaves, and I gotta cover his tail. I tell you!
Jock Ewing: Just what are you talkin' about, J.R.? Nothing wrong with the company! We got a refinery we didn't have before, plenty of product. We're even back in with the cartel. I'm proud of the way Bobby acted. He showed people that the Ewing name stands for something! He's a hell of a son! And a hell of a man!

Jock Ewing: Miss Ellie, I have some wonderful news for you.
Miss Ellie Ewing: [noncommittal] Do you?
Jock Ewing: I do. Bobby's giving the business back to J.R. and staying on at Southfork.
[she gives him a stony stare]
Jock Ewing: Well, I thought that would make you very happy.
Miss Ellie Ewing: Do you think I care who's running Ewing Oil? Don't you understand what's happened?
Jock Ewing: [bewildered, shrugging] Miss Ellie, I don't have the slightest idea of what you're talking about!
Miss Ellie Ewing: My son Gary. I've lost him forever. Now that your Ray Krebbs is running Southfork, Gary will never be back. There's no place left for him.
Jock Ewing: [sighs] It's what Gary wants.
Miss Ellie Ewing: And now Ray Krebbs, who hasn't one drop of Southworth blood in him, is running my daddy's ranch. You know how much Gary's coming back meant to me. I'll never forgive you for what you've done to him... and to me. You and Ray Krebbs.
[she walks off]

"Dallas: Mastectomy: Part 2 (#3.10)" (1979)
Miss Ellie Ewing: Jock, I was very hurt when you told me about Amanda.
Jock Ewing: I never meant to hurt you.
Miss Ellie Ewing: But if you hadn't told me about her, I would have found something else to try and drive you away.
Jock Ewing: Drive me away? Why?
Miss Ellie Ewing: Because I was so afraid of losing you after the operation.

Miss Ellie Ewing: Digger may have his shortcommings, but he's always been honest with me. Which is more than you've been.
Jock Ewing: He's a blowhard, a liar and a bullthrower! And I don't like it one bit that you're defending him to me.
Miss Ellie Ewing: You can be very callous and very cruel and right now, I don't want you around.

"Dallas: Paternity Suit (#3.17)" (1980)
Jock Ewing: We'll take care of Cliff Barnes. Noboby is gonna talk about the Ewings and get away with it.
Sue Ellen Ewing: What are you going to do about it?
Jock Ewing: I know one thing for sure: we can't kill him. But I'll guarantee you one thing: before we get through suing him, he'll wish that he'd never messed with us.

Sue Ellen Ewing: My mamma says: a lady doesn't dignify an insult by answering it.
Jock Ewing: J.R., will you tell your wife to sign the damn paper so we can get out of here?

"Dallas: Julie's Return (#2.16)" (1979)
Jock Ewing: Damn it! I am not an invalid. The day I start taking orders from anybody is the day they bury me.

Jock Ewing: I'm looking forward to rompin' around with that grandson of mine.
Julie Grey: You're sure it'll be a grandson?
Jock Ewing: I got J.R.'s word for it.

"Dallas: Bar-B-Que (#1.5)" (1978)
Jock Ewing: [to Pamela] Young lady, you've heard his side all your life. It's about time you heard the truth. I put that claim in my name to keep him from gambling his half away.
Digger Barnes: You didn't leave me nothing!
Jock Ewing: I come back with the claim. He's drunk. He looks at the paper, sees my name, jumps me, tries to tear my eyes out. I was gonna give him half of the money.
Pamela Ewing: Stop it. I can't stand this.
Jock Ewing: How can he stand himself? He's been a loser every day of his life. Couldn't even kill me the time he tried.
Miss Ellie Ewing: That's enough, Jock!

"Dallas: The Silent Killer (#3.3)" (1979)
Miss Ellie Ewing: Sue Ellen, Pam told me that the doctor says the baby is just just fine, he's gained four ounces.
J.R. Ewing: Yeah, he's gettin' to be a regular little fatty, isn't he?
Jock Ewing: Yeah, just like his daddy.
[pats J.R.'s belly]

"Dallas: Bypass (#2.4)" (1978)
Jock Ewing: [Bobby finds it difficult to work with J.R] You demand your rightful share.
Bobby Ewing: Look, I can go into the office every day and punch him out, but I don't want to live that way!

"Dallas: Home Again (#2.14)" (1979)
Jock Ewing: [about Garrison] Been away for 40 years and all he talks about is Digger Barnes.
Garrison Southworth: Well, I see the feud's still going on.
Pamela Barnes Ewing: Well it makes some people happy.

"Dallas: Ellie Saves the Day (#3.12)" (1979)
Bobby Ewing: Daddy it's... it's not your fault.
Jock Ewing: Well, maybe it is, Bobby. I trained J.R., thaught him everything he knows. Gave him the fever for big business. But I never taught him when to stop.

"Dallas: The Lost Child (#3.7)" (1979)
Jock Ewing: How long has it been since I told you I loved you?
Miss Ellie Ewing: Well, when was the last time Haley's comet appeared?
Jock Ewing: [smiles] Well, now, it hasn't been that long ago.

"Dallas: The Outsiders (#2.22)" (1979)
Sen. Sam Culver: How's Ellie, Jock? Same stick of fire as she always was?
Jock Ewing: Oh, she's mellowed some, but still all woman.

"Dallas: Fallen Idol (#2.12)" (1978)
Jock Ewing: Guzzler, lets you and I go in and have a taste of brandy.
The Guzzler: Sir, I thought you'd never ask.
Jock Ewing: I wanna find out if you're still a champion drinker.
The Guzzler: Yes, Sir!

"Dallas: The Heiress (#3.11)" (1979)
Jock Ewing: Well, you're doing a good job, Bob. You just keep coming at Barnes from the front and leave J.R. and me to handle him from the tail.

"Dallas: Love and Marriage (#3.15)" (1979)
Jock Ewing: You're mama means a hell of a lot more to me than Ewing Oil. I should be spending more time with her, especially right now.

"Dallas: Divorce, Ewing Style (#3.21)" (1980)
Jock Ewing: You know, I don't remember Kristen drinking anything but white wine.
Miss Ellie Ewing: Well, maybe that's all she does around you.
[Jock laughs]

"Dallas: Winds of Vengeance (#1.4)" (1978)
Jock Ewing: Somebody better call the sheriff before I blast these two slobs!

"Dallas: Black Market Baby (#2.5)" (1978)
Jock Ewing: A job? What does she need a job for? Ewing women don't work.
Bobby Ewing: Well daddy, Pamela doesn't consider herself a Ewing woman. And she wants a job.

"Dallas: Secrets (#3.4)" (1979)
Jock Ewing: Bobby, J.R. thinks you ought to run down to Austin and call in some of our markers.
Bobby Ewing: What sort of markers, daddy?
Jock Ewing: Any kind that'll set a barn fire under the OLM.
J.R. Ewing: They got us over a barrel, Bob. And I mean a barrel of oil.