In “Dallas’s” fourth-season episode “Executive Wife,” Bobby (Patrick Duffy) enters the Cattlemen’s Club and begins questioning J.R. (Larry Hagman) about Jock’s business deal, while Jock (Jim Davis) looks on.
JOCK: Now, you just hold on Bobby. J.R. don’t discuss my business with you or anybody else unless I tell him. You understand?
BOBBY: Okay, Daddy, then why didn’t you tell me? Didn’t you think I should know?
JOCK: I was going to tell you tonight.
BOBBY: Tonight? I want those kind of things discussed with me before you act, not after! Your dealing behind my back is making me look like a fool.
JOCK: Now just what the hell are you talking about?
BOBBY: I called Les at the bank and asked him to transfer $12 million from the account.
JOCK: So what? We’ve got a hundred times that much.
BOBBY: I’m talking liquid assets. Cash, Daddy, cash — and we don’t have that amount! And you know why? Because you took $10 million.
JOCK: [Rises from his seat, faces Bobby] You damn right I took it. It’s mine!
BOBBY: That money belongs to Ewing Oil.
JOCK: And who in the hell do you think Ewing Oil is? It’s me! Ewing Oil belongs to me and don’t you forget it, boy.
BOBBY: And you gave me Ewing Oil to run, in writing! And that makes you obliged to consult me before you do anything that concerns that company.
JOCK: Obliged? You’re telling me that I’m obliged to ask you how to spend my own money any damn way I see fit?
BOBBY: That’s right. You gave me the power to run that company, and damn it, I intend to run it!
JOCK: So I gave you power, huh? Well, let me tell you something, boy. If I did give you power, you got nothing! Nobody gives you power. Real power is something you take!
BOBBY: Well, I’m going to remember that.
JOCK: You do that.
Bobby walks away.