TV Series | TV-PG | | Drama, Romance
J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.
Barbara Bel Geddes was only nine years older than Larry Hagman, though they played mother and son. Hagman was eighteen years older than Patrick Duffy, who played his younger brother, though we assume them to be only a few years apart in age.
Oh Barnes, you just get dumber and dumber every day.
The size and layout of Southfork Ranch cannot possibly hold the number of bedrooms the series suggests it has. When the show first starts, four bedrooms would be needed (one for Miss Ellie and Jock, one for JR and Sue Ellen, one for Bobby and Pam, and one for Lucy). The following year, a nursery is added along with a guest room for John Ross's live-in nurse, totalling six. In later years, Sue Ellen has her own room for a while, and during episodes of the 1984-85 season, there would need to be at least eight bedrooms to accommodate the family and various guests. Additionally, many of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms and walk-in dressing rooms, which cannot possibly match up with the exterior of the house.
"Swan Song", the ninety minute episode that killed off Bobby Ewing at the end of the 1984-85 season, is edited into two separate episodes in syndication.
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