Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘J.R. Ewing Doesn’t Get Ulcers’

In “Strange Alliance,” a seventh-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) is sitting with his boots propped up on his office desk, eating pizza, when Vaughn (Dennis Patrick) enters. VAUGHN: J.R. J.R.: [Chewing] Picked up some pizza. You want some? VAUGHN: Oh, no thanks. I think my ulcer’s been acting up lately. [Sits] J.R.: Oh, hell, that’s […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 156 — ‘Strange Alliance’

“Dallas” is at its best when J.R. is at his worst. In “Strange Alliance,” our hero schemes against virtually everyone: Sue Ellen, whom he wants to punish for cheating on him; Bobby, whom he wants to keep from reconciling with Pam; and Cliff, whom he wants to teach a lesson for having the nerve to […]