In “Saving Grace,” a ninth-season “Dallas” episode, Cliff (Ken Kercheval) is in the kitchen cooking when Jamie (Jenilee Harrison) answers the front door and greets Pam and Mark (Victoria Principal, John Beck).
JAMIE: Hi, come on in. How are you? [They kiss.]
PAM: Good, thanks.
PAM: Jamie, this is a very dear friend of mine, Mark Graison.
JAMIE: [Shakes his hand, stunned] Mark Graison?
MARK: [Puts his fingers to his lips.] Shh, shh, shh. Where’s Cliff?
JAMIE: He’s in the kitchen.
As Cliff tastes the sauce he’s making, Mark approaches from behind and peers over his shoulder.
MARK: Well, how does it taste?
CLIFF: Great. [Looks at him, does a double take, gasps]
MARK: Hello, Cliff. Pam wanted it to be a surprise.
CLIFF: Oh, boy. Oh, boy. She got her wish. [They shake hands, then embrace awkwardly.] Hey, where you been?
MARK: I’ll tell you all about it over dinner.
CLIFF: Okay. Great. Yeah. Boy, my sister’s had her share of shocks.
MARK: Yes, she has. I hope my being here doesn’t add to that. I came back to help her, Cliff.
CLIFF: Well, okay. I’m glad to hear you say that. Yeah. Because you know, she’s got a lot of responsibility. [Touches Mark’s shoulder] Oh, boy. You know, maybe we can both help her.
MARK: Uh-huh, I think we can. [Grips Cliff’s arm]