#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 of the Year Award and insulted Jock, triggering a knock-down, drag-out fight with J.R, Bobby and Ray? There’s also the 1985 ball, when Jamie threw a pie in Cliff’s face and Pam announced she was going to take Bobby’s place as J.R.’s partner in Ewing Oil? And who could forget the 1986 shindig, when Wes Parmalee told the world he was Jock Ewing?

Your #DallasChat Daily question: What’s your favorite “Dallas” ball?

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  1. I like all of the ball sequences each. But did ya ever notice C.B., Andy, Miss Jenny, & all DALLAS fans that Brother J.R. never actually won the “oilman of the Year” title & Clifford Q. Barnes Attorney wins it 4 a part that his Mama’s company created well b4 he took the helm. What a joke!

  2. One of the favorite ball moments was in 1986 when Wes Parmalee got to the podium and told the audience that he was Jock Ewing.

  3. tashawnda lee price says:

    My favorite Oil Baron’s Ball moment has to be where Sue Ellen punches JR for marrying his child bride, Calpernia

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