History Trivia / Dallas

14th Jun '18 12:49:05 PM ooh
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Due to a salary dispute, CBS was nearly determined to fire Larry Hagman and recast J.R. The plan was to have J.R.'s face disfigured in a collision with a tanker truck, leading to him to get plastic surgery and have him come out resembling the actor that would replace Hagman. CBS and Hagman resolved their differences, but the tanker truck accident was later used for Pam in Season Ten when they considered replacing Victoria Principal with another actress. Fan backlash led to the hastily-made excuse ("I'm leaving Southfork forever because I don't want my son to see me look like this") to write Pam off of the series.
** Principal was considered to return as Pam for the series finale in 1991, but turned it down because she was convinced that CBS wouldn't cancel it. (The episode was written to serve as both a season finale and a series finale should the show end up getting renewed for season 15.)

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Due to a salary dispute, CBS was nearly determined to fire Larry Hagman and recast J.R. The plan was to have J.R.'s face disfigured in a collision with a tanker truck, leading to him to get plastic surgery and have him come out resembling the actor that would replace Hagman. CBS and Hagman resolved their differences, but the tanker truck accident was later used for Pam in Season Ten when they considered replacing
WhatCouldHaveBeen: Victoria Principal with another actress. Fan backlash led to the hastily-made excuse ("I'm leaving Southfork forever because I don't want my son to see me look like this") to write Pam off of the series.
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Principal was considered to return as Pam for the series finale in 1991, but turned it down because she was convinced that CBS wouldn't cancel it. (The episode was written to serve as both a season finale and a series finale should the show end up getting renewed for season 15.)
28th May '18 11:58:03 AM ooh
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** Due to a salary dispute, CBS was nearly determined to fire Larry Hagman and recast J.R. The plan was to have J.R.'s face disfigured in a collision with a tanker truck, leading to him to get plastic surgery and have him come out resembling the actor that would replace Hagman. CBS and Hagman resolved their differences, but the tanker truck accident was later used for Pam in Season Ten when they considered replacing Victoria Principal with another actress. Fan backlash led to the hastily-made excuse to write Pam off of the series ("I'm leaving Southfork forever because I don't want my son to see me look like this").

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** Due to a salary dispute, CBS was nearly determined to fire Larry Hagman and recast J.R. The plan was to have J.R.'s face disfigured in a collision with a tanker truck, leading to him to get plastic surgery and have him come out resembling the actor that would replace Hagman. CBS and Hagman resolved their differences, but the tanker truck accident was later used for Pam in Season Ten when they considered replacing Victoria Principal with another actress. Fan backlash led to the hastily-made excuse to write Pam off of the series ("I'm leaving Southfork forever because I don't want my son to see me look like this").this") to write Pam off of the series.
27th May '18 5:55:14 PM ooh
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Due to a salary dispute, CBS was nearly determined to fire Larry Hagman and recast J.R. The plan was to have J.R.'s face disfigured in a collision with a tanker truck, leading to him to get plastic surgery and have him come out resembling the actor that would replace Hagman. CBS and Hagman resolved their differences, but the tanker truck accident was later used for Pam in Season Ten when they considered replacing Victoria Principal with another actress. Fan backlash led to the hastily-made excuse to write Pam off of the series ("I'm leaving Southfork forever because I don't want my son to see me look like this").
** Principal was considered to return as Pam for the series finale in 1991, but turned it down because she was convinced that CBS wouldn't cancel it. (The episode was written to serve as both a season finale and a series finale should the show end up getting renewed for season 15.)
26th May '18 3:16:39 AM jormis29
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* AbsenteeActor: All the main cast with the (unsurprising) exception of Larry Hagman, who appears in all 357 episodes. Hagman is followed by Ken Kercheval at 344 (justified, because of recurring status in the first two seasons) and Patrick Duffy at 327 (justified, because his "death" in season nine).
* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]]: Larry Hagman passed away on November 23, 2012. As a result, [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim J.R. died as well]].

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* AbsenteeActor: All the main cast with the (unsurprising) exception of Larry Hagman, Creator/LarryHagman, who appears in all 357 episodes. Hagman is followed by Ken Kercheval at 344 (justified, because of recurring status in the first two seasons) and Patrick Duffy at 327 (justified, because his "death" in season nine).
* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]]: Larry Hagman Creator/LarryHagman passed away on November 23, 2012. As a result, [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim J.R. died as well]].



** J.R. Ewing in season two of the rebooted series, in the wake of Larry Hagman's death.

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** J.R. Ewing in season two of the rebooted series, in the wake of Larry Hagman's Creator/LarryHagman's death.



** Larry Hagman died from throat cancer during production of the second season. The production crew worked around this by "jury-rigging" scenes to feature J.R. speaking to other characters (cobbled together from spare footage and voiceovers). While they had originally planned to keep J.R. around for years even in the event of Hagman's death (as an offscreen figure doing other tasks separate from the main cast), his sudden death forced the crew to rework several shots Hagman filmed as a final conversation with John Ross in "Furious and Fast".

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** Larry Hagman Creator/LarryHagman died from throat cancer during production of the second season. The production crew worked around this by "jury-rigging" scenes to feature J.R. speaking to other characters (cobbled together from spare footage and voiceovers). While they had originally planned to keep J.R. around for years even in the event of Hagman's death (as an offscreen figure doing other tasks separate from the main cast), his sudden death forced the crew to rework several shots Hagman filmed as a final conversation with John Ross in "Furious and Fast".



* SavingTheWorldWithArt: A ploy by the communist Romanian government backfired when they allowed 'Dallas'' to air within the country, intending to show the [[{{Eagleland}} wasteful, brutal American lifestyle]]. Instead, it made the citizens wonder why they weren't living such nice lives under the current regime. During an interview, a teary-eyed Larry Hagman recounted when a citizen thanked him by saying that his character J.R. saved their country.

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* SavingTheWorldWithArt: A ploy by the communist Romanian government backfired when they allowed 'Dallas'' to air within the country, intending to show the [[{{Eagleland}} wasteful, brutal American lifestyle]]. Instead, it made the citizens wonder why they weren't living such nice lives under the current regime. During an interview, a teary-eyed Larry Hagman Creator/LarryHagman recounted when a citizen thanked him by saying that his character J.R. saved their country.
10th Dec '17 5:02:19 PM nombretomado
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* FollowTheLeader: ''{{Dynasty}}'' clearly was made to capitalize on this show.

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* FollowTheLeader: ''{{Dynasty}}'' ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'' clearly was made to capitalize on this show.
14th Sep '17 10:50:52 AM ClintEastwood
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** As part of the promotion for the third season, "Ewing Energies" [[http://abcnews.go.com/Business/dallas-tvs-ewing-gas-station-selling-gas-198/story?id=22649333 opened a real gas station in NYC, for $1.98 a gallon]].

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** As part of the promotion for the third season, "Ewing Energies" [[http://abcnews.go.com/Business/dallas-tvs-ewing-gas-station-selling-gas-198/story?id=22649333 opened a real gas station in NYC, for $1.98 a gallon]].gallon.]]
14th May '17 2:57:08 PM RaiderDuck
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** Margaret Michaels played Pam for one late-season episode. Fan outrage nixed any further appearances as Pam, but this episode did lead to a YouLookFamilar a couple of seasons later (see below).

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** Margaret Michaels played Pam for one late-season episode. Fan outrage nixed any further appearances as Pam, but this episode did lead to a YouLookFamilar YouLookFamiliar a couple of seasons later (see below).
14th May '17 2:56:41 PM RaiderDuck
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** Margaret Michaels played Pam for one late-season episode. Fan outrage nixed any further appearances as Pam, but this episode did lead to a YouLookFamilar a couple of seasons later (see below).


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** Another unusual case: After Margaret Michaels played Pam in one episode, the actress returned a couple of seasons later playing a real estate named Jeannie [=O'Brien=]. Bobby and Cliff are both taken aback at her resemblance to Pam.
17th Feb '17 6:30:57 PM WaggishPony
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* AbsenteeActor: All the main cast with the exception of Larry Hagman, unsurprisingly. Hagman is followed by Patrick Duffy by thirty less episodes (though his "death" in season 9 justifies his absence).

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* AbsenteeActor: All the main cast with the (unsurprising) exception of Larry Hagman, unsurprisingly. who appears in all 357 episodes. Hagman is followed by Ken Kercheval at 344 (justified, because of recurring status in the first two seasons) and Patrick Duffy by thirty less episodes (though at 327 (justified, because his "death" in season 9 justifies his absence).nine).
17th Feb '17 5:37:22 PM WaggishPony
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* AbsenteeActor: All the main cast with the exception of Larry Hagman, unsurprisingly. Hagman is followed by Patrick Duffy by thirty less episodes (though his "death" in season 9 justifies his absence).
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