Dallas (1978–1991)

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The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family.

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 J.R. Ewing (356 episodes, 1978-1991)
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 Cliff Barnes (339 episodes, 1978-1991)
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 Bobby Ewing (327 episodes, 1978-1991)
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 Sue Ellen Ewing (308 episodes, 1978-1991)
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 Miss Ellie Ewing / ... (300 episodes, 1978-1990)
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 Ray Krebbs (285 episodes, 1978-1991)
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 Clayton Farlow (262 episodes, 1981-1991)
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 Pamela Barnes Ewing / ... (251 episodes, 1978-1987)
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 Lucy Ewing Cooper / ... (235 episodes, 1978-1990)
Susan Howard ...
 Donna Culver Krebbs / ... (198 episodes, 1979-1987)
Deborah Rennard ...
 Sly Lovegren (180 episodes, 1981-1991)
Sherril Lynn Rettino ...
 Jackie Dugan / ... (167 episodes, 1979-1991)
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 Jenna Wade / ... (144 episodes, 1983-1988)
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Popular evening 'soap-opera' style television drama. The show was set in Dallas and chronicled the exploits of wealthy Texas oil millionaires. Many of the plots revolved around shady business dealings and dysfunctional family dynamics. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Howard Keel refused to do a script reading for Dallas producers at his first meeting with them, saying he was a "lousy reader" and that "what they saw was what they got". See more »

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[repeated line]
JR Ewing: Oh Barnes, you just get dumber and dumber every day.
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Dallas - the Soap with Balls!
2 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dallas is the greatest TV series of all time - sure it's a guilty pleasure, escapist fantasy but extremely well done - compare this with utter drivel like Dynasty ( as Terry Wogan more accurately called it "Dysentery"!)

There's something - and someone - in it for everyone:- big business wheeling and dealing, bar-room brawls, love affairs, all the other Soap Opera staples - but with an unlimited expense account.

Strong male characters - Bobby, Ray, Jock, Clayton;

Strong female characters - Miss Ellie, Pam, Donna;

The most lovable villain ever created - JR Ewing, superbly played by Larry Hagman and then there's Sue Ellen, the equally superb Linda Gray, who is in a category all of her own.

At its mid-80s peak the most gorgeous women on the planet - and they're not made of plastic either.

Up until the infamous dream season - and thats 8 years into the show's run - even the slightly silly elements are kept within bounds and is part of its charm ( ie. the poison dwarf, only having one phone and one servant in the early series etc).

And of course, there's THAT theme music/opening credits!


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