The Art of Dallas: ‘The Big Ball’

J.R. (Larry Hagman) beams at Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) while attending the Oil Baron’s Ball in this 1982 publicity shot from “The Big Ball,” a sixth-season “Dallas” episode.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Jock Ewing Was a Great Man’

In “The Big Ball,” a sixth-season “Dallas” episode, after Punk announces the Jock Ewing Scholarship at the Oil Barons Ball, Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) addresses the audience, flanked by Bobby and J.R. ELLIE: Jock Ewing was a great man, measured in the only true value of a man. Not in money or power, but […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 107 — ‘The Big Ball’

No matter how often I see it, the next-to-last scene in “The Big Ball” always gives me goose bumps. Punk Anderson stands before a packed ballroom of tuxedo-clad oilmen and their gussied up wives and announces the establishment of the Jock Ewing memorial scholarship. “I don’t know what old Jock would have said about this, but […]