In “Charlie,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) is seated in a restaurant, where Mandy (Deborah Shelton) walks from table to table, modeling her dress.
J.R.: Uh, Miss?
MANDY: Yes, sir?
J.R.: That’s an awful nice-looking outfit. What’s the material in that?
MANDY: This is lavender matt jersey with a silk rosette, available in the couture department.
J.R.: Oh. How much something like that cost?
MANDY: Thirteen hundred and fifty dollars at The Store.
J.R.: Thirteen hundred and fifty dollars, huh? Would you have anything a little more expensive that’d be nice as a gift for a friend of mine?
MANDY: Well, I’m sure I could find something for you. [Begins to step away]
J.R.: Say, you know, you look very familiar. Um, have we met before?
MANDY: [Pause] I don’t believe so.
J.R.: My name’s J.R. Ewing. Does that ring any bells?
MANDY: Well, it’s very difficult to live in Dallas not know the Ewing name. No wonder you wanted something more expensive.
J.R.: [Chuckles] Well, you know who I am. Perhaps you’d return the favor?
MANDY: I’m not supposed to do that. [Turns to leave]
J.R.: I know. Neither am I, but I did it anyway. [They both laugh.]
MANDY: Mandy Winger, but I have to get back to work now. [Turns again to leave]
J.R.: Mandy Winger, do you suppose we might get together for a drink sometime?
MANDY: Whatever for?
J.R.: Well, to discuss the high price of clothes, and why such a beautiful girl as you shouldn’t have to work for a living.
MANDY: I like working. But maybe we could. Anything’s possible.