Dallas Drinks: The Cliff

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To honor Ken Kercheval’s performance on “Dallas,” Dallas Decoder and Cook In/Dine Out offer a Cliff Barnes-inspired “Dallas Drinks” cocktail. Enjoy!

#DallasChat Daily: What Was J.R.’s Worst Act?

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We all loved J.R. Ewing, even though he wasn’t exactly Mr. Nice Guy. During the course of the original “Dallas,” he lied, cheated and stabbed the backs of friend and foe alike. But what was his worst act of all? Was it putting Sue Ellen in the sanitarium? Having an affair with Kristin? Driving Cliff to […]

#DallasChat Daily: Who Deserved to be in the Dallas Credits?

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As much as we all love “Dallas’s” opening credits, they aren’t without their quirks. Linda Gray and Steve Kanaly weren’t added to the title sequence until the second season, while poor Ken Kercheval had to wait until Season 3 to get star billing. By the time the show was winding down, the credits had become a […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Margaret Michaels

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Margaret Michaels occupies a unique place in “Dallas” history. In 1988, one year after Victoria Principal left the original series, Michaels played Pam Ewing in two scenes designed to give the character closure after her fiery car crash and disappearance from Southfork. The following season, Michaels returned for a few episodes as Jeanne O’Brien, a […]

#DallasChat Daily: What’s Your Favorite Dallas Ball?

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Few traditions on the original “Dallas” could match the grandeur of the annual Oil Baron’s Ball. Do you have a favorite? Was it Miss Ellie’s moving tribute to Jock at the 1982 ball? How about the 1983 affair, when the Ewing and Barnes women faced off in the powder room and Cliff won the Oilman […]

#DallasChat Daily: What’s Your Favorite Dallas Wedding?

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Everyone loves the weddings on the original “Dallas.” Do you have a favorite? Was it Lucy and Mitch’s 1981 extravaganza, or Miss Ellie and Clayton’s understated 1984 affair? How about J.R. and Sue Ellen’s remarriage in 1982, or Bobby and Pam’s second-time-around in 1986? Perhaps you prefer J.R. and Cally’s union in 1989, or Bobby […]

#DallasChat Daily: What’s Your Favorite Dallas Pool Scene?

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The Southfork swimming pool scenes were one of the original “Dallas’s” most-loved traditions. Do you have a favorite? Was it the time Donna shoved J.R. into the pool? Or maybe it was the time Jamie pushed Marilee into the water? How about one of J.R. and Bobby’s pool fights? What about the season-ending cliffhanger that […]

#DallasChat Daily: Did Sue Ellen Love Any of Her Suitors?

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J.R. was the love of Sue Ellen’s life, but how much did she care for the men with whom she cheated during their marriage? Among her flings: J.R.’s arch rival, Cliff Barnes; little John Ross’s camp counselor, Peter Richards; investment banker Nicolas Pearce; and of course, everyone’s favorite rodeo cowboy, Dusty Farlow. Your #DallasChat Daily question: […]

#DallasChat Daily: Who’s Dallas’s Worst Father?

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“Dallas” has given us so many bad dads over the years, it’s hard to know which one is the worst. But let’s try to choose the franchise’s most feckless father anyway, OK? Candidates include Digger Barnes, who “sold” Pam to Jock; Jeff Farraday, who sold Christopher to Bobby; Amos Krebbs, who tried to extort money from […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Julie Gonzalo

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It’s no secret your Dallas Decoder is a big fan of Julie Gonzalo — a.k.a. Pamela Rebecca Barnes Ewing Ewing on TNT’s “Dallas” — so I was hugely excited to speak to her recently. Gonzalo was gracious, insightful, down-to-earth and generally awesome. She discussed Pamela’s many ups and downs — and offered a hint of […]

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