In “Digger’s Daughter,” “Dallas’s” first episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) shows Pam (Victoria Principal) around the Southfork grounds.
J.R.: Did your brother put you up to this, Miss Barnes?
Pam looks stunned.
J.R.: Well, I don’t think that’s an unusual question to ask, Miss Barnes.
PAM: [Angrily] Mrs. Ewing. Excuse me, please.
She begins to walk away. J.R. grabs her arm. She stops.
J.R.: Perhaps it would be more appropriate to ask what sort of settlement you’d require to annul this farce.
PAM: Let go of my arm.
J.R.: I’m willing to spend some money now to avoid any inconvenience. But if you insist upon being driven away – which you surely will be – you’re going to come out of this without anything, honey.
Bobby (Patrick Duffy) approaches.
BOBBY: Hi there. What’s going on?
J.R.: Oh, just talking a little business.
BOBBY: Mama don’t like business talk with supper on the table, J.R.
J.R.: [Chuckles] Well, you know Mama. She’s so old-fashioned.
BOBBY: [To Pam] Come on, honey. Let’s go.
J.R. smiles as he watches them walk away.