80’s started with a bang – literally – and that bang was followed by a
question that’s been immortalized in the history of television
“Who Shot J.R.?”
If your Friday evening didn’t revolve
around the infamous Dallas soap opera, you were either living in a cave
or you didn’t own a television. After all, the show had more than
300-million fans. Everyone knew the oil-rich Ewings and most of us
wanted to be them – no matter how dysfunctional they were.
In typical 80’s
fashion, Dallas could be broken down into a “good guy, bad guy” theme.
On the nasty and vindictive end of the spectrum, you had J.R. Ewing –
the antagonist we all loved to hate. Then on the opposite end, you had
J.R.’s brother – clean-as-a-whistle (and oh so cute), straight-laced
Of course Bobby and J.R.
were surrounded by a plethora of interesting (and sometimes downright
despicable) supporting characters. There was Jock and Miss Ellie, and of
course we can’t forget the multi-talented Sue Ellen and Lucy, the brat.
Pam was probably the closest semblance of normalcy from the entire cast.
Then again, nothing about Dallas was really “normal” so-to-say.
I just have one question... Could someone explain to me why such a rich
family would pack so many people under one roof?