Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m So Scared, Cliff’

Cliff Barnes, Dallas, Ken Kercheval, Kidnapped, Pam Ewing, Victoria Principal

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In “Kidnapped,” a second-season “Dallas” episode, Pam (Victoria Principal) passes through Southfork’s foyer before dawn and notices Cliff (Ken Kercheval) standing on the porch.

PAM: [Through the window] Cliff? Cliff, didn’t you sleep?

CLIFF: No. Did you?

PAM: [Joins him on the porch] I’m so scared, Cliff. You like now, don’t you, since you got to know him?

CLIFF: Yeah, I do. I like him.

Jock and Miss Ellie (Jim Davis, Barbara Bel Geddes) step onto the porch.

JOCK: Time to go, Cliff.

ELLIE: You bring my son home safe, I’ll be grateful to you forever. We all will.

Jock hands the bag of money to Cliff, who takes it and walks away.


  1. […] also figures into “Kidnapped’s” best moment: when Jock and Miss Ellie wish him luck before he departs to deliver the […]

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