10 November 2004 | reginald-craig
Dallas puts me in Oil Heaven
It was a real joy and pleasure to be back on Southfork with the Ewing Family. The highlights from the cliffhangers beginning and ending, as well as the intertwining the bloopers and practical jokes made for a very entertaining evening. The beginning of the show with JR arriving by helicopter was very majestic looking with the Ewing Oil Logo on the side. Jr, Bobby, Pam, Cliff, Ray, Sue Ellen and Lucy. My wife told me that I was in Hog Heaven, it was more like Oil Heaven. One of the single greatest shows ever produced, and JR Ewing was by far the most interesting and complex character that TV has produced. I think that one of the biggest failures in TV was a failure to give Larry Hagman an Emmy for his portrayal. No one else could have played that character. I wonder how they decided on which fans to invite. I still have most of the episodes on tape. I named my first born son after Patrick Duffy, I even located the real Ewing Oil company. I always thought that I was the biggest fan. My brother first told me about the show in 1978, to me it was like a modern day western, with western music to boot. Jim Davis was a favorite Western actor of mine for many years before Dallas, I thought that he was perfect in the roll. All of the characters were superbly cast, including the supporting characters. They really were not mentioned the other night, but they definitely added weight to the show. All of the characters seemed to have aged a great deal, with the exceptions being Linda Gray and Victoria Principal, they have aged very well. The show still gives me goosebumps after all these years.