In “Dallas’s” fourth-season episode “The New Mrs. Ewing,” Jock (Jim Davis) slams closed the doors to the Southfork living room, where he stands alone with J.R. (Larry Hagman).
JOCK: I couldn’t believe it. My own son, letting some little no-account alley cat swing you by your big toe. Letting her screw up the deal with the cartel. I thought I brought you up better than that. A woman’s place is in the bedroom, sure as hell not in the boardroom.
Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) enters.
ELLIE: Very nice, Jock.
JOCK: Oh, didn’t hear you come in, Ellie.
JOCK: Now, look Miss Ellie, you know I didn’t mean to –
ELLIE: I know what you meant. You believe that the woman’s place is two steps behind the man – except when walking through a minefield.
JOCK: You don’t understand, Ellie. J.R. let that uppity Leslie Stewart spoil his deal with the cartel.
ELLIE: Well, you and J.R. should know all about spoilers, Jock.
JOCK: Now, what’s that supposed to mean, Miss Ellie?
ELLIE: Everything you touch you spoil. Relationships, people’s lives.
J.R.: Well, Mama, I think you’re exaggerating a little bit.
ELLIE: Am I? J.R., you and your daddy use people up and then throw them away. Even members of your own family. [She begins to leave, then turns to face them.] You both sicken me!
She leaves, slamming the door behind her.