History Series / Dallas

16th Mar '18 5:45:15 AM GusF
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* MythologyGag: A major part of Gary's backstory is that he is an alcoholic. In the {{Series Finale}} "Conundrum", the alternate reality version of Gary from the world in which J.R. was never born says that he doesn't drink and never has. This makes perfect sense since it was J.R. who was largely responsible to driving him to the bottle.

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* MythologyGag: A major part of Gary's backstory is that he is an alcoholic. In the {{Series Finale}} "Conundrum", the alternate reality version of Gary from the world in which J.R. was never born says that he doesn't drink and never has. This makes perfect sense since it was J.R. who was largely responsible to for driving him to the bottle.
13th Mar '18 7:47:18 AM GusF
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* {{Back for the Finale}}: Sue Ellen, Ray, Gary, Valene (who also came back for the ''Knots Landing'' finale), Kristin and Nicholas Pearce.
10th Mar '18 9:59:33 AM GusF
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* MythologyGag: A major part of Gary's backstory is that he is an alcoholic. In the {{Series Finale}} "Conundrum", the alternate reality version of Gary from the world in which J.R. was never born says that he doesn't drink and never has. This makes perfect sense since it was J.R. who was largely responsible to driving him to the bottle.
14th Jan '18 9:45:20 AM nombretomado
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* Gary Ewing was [[MiddleChildSyndrome weak but well meaning]] and spin-off bound ({{Knots Landing}}). The BlackSheep of the family, an alcoholic drifter who dumped his daughter Lucy on his parents and took off.

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* Gary Ewing was [[MiddleChildSyndrome weak but well meaning]] and spin-off bound ({{Knots Landing}}).(''Series/KnotsLanding''). The BlackSheep of the family, an alcoholic drifter who dumped his daughter Lucy on his parents and took off.
14th Jan '18 9:43:42 AM nombretomado
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Inspired a glut of failed copycat shows (''Secrets of Midland Heights'' and ''Texas''), the most successful being ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'', its SoBadItsGood counterpart that ended up becoming the show's chief rival during the mid-1980s. It was also given a SpinOff, ''KnotsLanding'', which was based around Gary Ewing, though the dream season ultimately led to both shows severing ties with each other.

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Inspired a glut of failed copycat shows (''Secrets of Midland Heights'' and ''Texas''), the most successful being ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'', its SoBadItsGood counterpart that ended up becoming the show's chief rival during the mid-1980s. It was also given a SpinOff, ''KnotsLanding'', ''Series/KnotsLanding'', which was based around Gary Ewing, though the dream season ultimately led to both shows severing ties with each other.



* LongRunners: 13 seasons (14 if you count the original miniseries) and its SpinOff ''KnotsLanding'' ran for 14 seasons and a miniseries as well. If the {{Revival}} is successful this could lead to it being an even ''longer'' running series.

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* LongRunners: 13 seasons (14 if you count the original miniseries) and its SpinOff ''KnotsLanding'' ''Series/KnotsLanding'' ran for 14 seasons and a miniseries as well. If the {{Revival}} is successful this could lead to it being an even ''longer'' running series.



** Gary Ewing (Ted Shackleford) returns to Dallas in the second season (after the ending of ''KnotsLanding'', some 20 years earlier), and spends time at the Southfork ranch with the rest of the family.

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** Gary Ewing (Ted Shackleford) returns to Dallas in the second season (after the ending of ''KnotsLanding'', ''Series/KnotsLanding'', some 20 years earlier), and spends time at the Southfork ranch with the rest of the family.
10th Dec '17 5:02:26 PM nombretomado
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Inspired a glut of failed copycat shows (''Secrets of Midland Heights'' and ''Texas''), the most successful being ''{{Dynasty}}'', its SoBadItsGood counterpart that ended up becoming the show's chief rival during the mid-1980s. It was also given a SpinOff, ''KnotsLanding'', which was based around Gary Ewing, though the dream season ultimately led to both shows severing ties with each other.

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Inspired a glut of failed copycat shows (''Secrets of Midland Heights'' and ''Texas''), the most successful being ''{{Dynasty}}'', ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'', its SoBadItsGood counterpart that ended up becoming the show's chief rival during the mid-1980s. It was also given a SpinOff, ''KnotsLanding'', which was based around Gary Ewing, though the dream season ultimately led to both shows severing ties with each other.
5th Dec '17 6:06:02 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: During an attempt to acquire offshore drilling rights to a region of the Gulf of Mexico, Cliff Barnes claims that he has a nose for oil that is so good that he can sense when a deposit is under water. In response, Pamela exclaims that "now he thinks he's The Man From Atlantis". "The Man From Atlantis" was Patrick Duffy's first starring role, which aired the season before {{Dallas}} premiered.

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* ShoutOut: During an attempt to acquire offshore drilling rights to a region of the Gulf of Mexico, Cliff Barnes claims that he has a nose for oil that is so good that he can sense when a deposit is under water. In response, Pamela exclaims that "now he thinks he's The Man From Atlantis". "The Man From Atlantis" was Patrick Duffy's first starring role, which aired the season before {{Dallas}} ''Dallas'' premiered.
27th Sep '17 6:22:38 PM FordPrefect
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* ButtMonkey: Cliff Barnes. He is humiliated by J.R. in almost every episode (ranging from [[InsultBackfire lame insults J.R. knocks down easily]], to buying Ewing 6 and finding out it was dry (then having to sell it back to J.R.), to suing the Ewings and having confidential information about his family being revealed during the trial, and much, much more. While he gets a better ending that most by the end of the reunion movies (he sells Ewing Oil back to Bobby, buys stocks in Google and goes to retire with his daughter), it's little consolation in light of the near-constant humiliation he suffers over 14 seasons.

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* ButtMonkey: Cliff Barnes. He is humiliated by J.R. in almost every episode (ranging from [[InsultBackfire lame insults J.R. knocks down easily]], to buying Ewing 6 and finding out it was dry (then having to sell it back to J.R.), to suing the Ewings and having confidential information about his family being revealed during the trial, and much, much more. While he gets a better ending that than most by the end of the reunion movies (he sells Ewing Oil back to Bobby, buys stocks in Google and goes to retire with his daughter), it's little consolation in light of the near-constant humiliation he suffers over 14 seasons.
22nd Aug '17 7:30:10 AM CosmicFerret
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* CharacterOutlivesActor: Jock Ewing goes on a trip to an oil reserve in South America, in order to keep him alive as long as possible after his actor, Jim Davis (not [[{{Garfield}} that one]]), died. As with Mr. Hooper, his death (which occurred on the return trip) wasn't addressed until some time later.

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* CharacterOutlivesActor: Jock Ewing goes on a trip to an oil reserve in South America, in order to keep him alive as long as possible after his actor, Jim Davis (not [[{{Garfield}} [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} that one]]), died. As with Mr. Hooper, his death (which occurred on the return trip) wasn't addressed until some time later.
17th Jul '17 10:27:23 PM RaiderDuck
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** At least once per episode during the second season, John Ross would get either a phone call or a text on his Windows Phone, with the camera suitably lingering on its distinctive tile screen.
** Southfork, previously said to be in the fictional Dallas suburb of Braddock, is now referred to as being inside the city of Dallas proper (WordOfGod stated this was because the city itself was picking up part of the production costs, as the show makes a great advertisement and Southfork itself is a tourist attraction in real life).
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