In “Shattered Dreams,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen and Pam (Linda Gray, Victoria Principal) are sitting in a Hong Kong restaurant when a man (Bruce Baron) approaches.
MAN: Howdy. Did I hear that Chinese fellow call you ladies Ewing?
SUE ELLEN: Why?
MAN: Well, excuse me, ma’am. I’m forgetting all my manners. My name’s Benjamin Alan Moody. I’m from Waco. [Extends his hand, which Sue Ellen doesn’t shake] Well, you know, the name Ewing’s not entirely unfamiliar to us in Waco, ma’am, and I was wondering if you all might be related to ol’ J.R.
SUE ELLEN: [Glances at Pam, then turns back to the man] We’re distant cousins. But my family hasn’t spoken to his family for several years.
MAN: I’m sorry, ma’am, to hear that, but since we’re all from Texas, maybe I can buy y’all a drink anyway.
SUE ELLEN: [Smiles] I don’t drink, and neither does my friend. [Pam, about to take a sip from her wine glass, puts it down.] But thanks, and give our regards to Waco. [The man walks back to his table. Pam chuckles. Sue Ellen rolls her eyes and sips from her glass.] Perfect timing. Are you all right?
PAM: Yeah. You really handled that well.
SUE ELLEN: Well, it wasn’t hard. It’s amazing you have to fly halfway across the world to run into a jerk like that.