In Memoriam: Our 2016 ‘Dallas’ Tributes

Dallas Decoder remembers the “Dallas” actors, crew members and other contributors who died in 2016. Click on each person’s name to learn more about his or her career at   Anthony Addabbo Died October 18 (age 56) In the 14th-season episode “Smooth Operator,” Addabbo played John, a Hollywood wannabe who pitched Bobby on a […]

The Art of Dallas: ‘The Big Shut Down’

Bev and Lucy (Tami Barber, Charlene Tilton) attend a garden party in this 1981 publicity shot from “The Big Shut Down,” a fifth-season “Dallas” episode.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘But It Was So Beautiful, Cliff’

In “Dallas’s” fifth-season episode “The Big Shut Down,” Cliff (Ken Kercheval) is in his office at Wentworth Tool and Die, discussing the hospitalized Pam with Rebecca and Katherine (Priscilla Pointer, Morgan Brittany), who’ve dropped by on their way to the airport. CLIFF: You don’t need to worry about Pam. Mama and I will visit her. Although […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 83 – ‘The Big Shut Down’

“The Big Shut Down” is the first “Dallas” episode John Parker has scored since the third season, and it features many of the compositions he created during that era of the show, including Ray and Lucy’s musical signatures and Bobby and Pam’s love theme. It’s always nice to hear these classic numbers, but does the […]