Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Quote of the day

"If I did give you power then you've got nothing. Nobody gives you power. Real power is something you take." --- 'Jock Ewing' on the TV show Dallas (1978)

For reasons I can't explain, I had a fixation on the character 'Jock Ewing' when Dallas first began back in the late 70s. For those who don't know, Jock was the patriarch of the powerful Ewing clan.

Actor Jim Davis played him and did an entertaining job. I say 'entertaining' because I thought Jock could be hilarious at times. Therefore, I could never quite figure out if Davis was intentionally being campy or if this was just one of those unexplainable things that made me laugh.

The whole show seemed campy to me, but I lost all interest in it when Davis died, which caused his character to be written out of the show. That was a smart move because I don't think any actor could have brought what Davis did to that role.


Mister "Calll me Jim" Jimmy said...

when Davis died, which caused his character to be written out of the show.
Just like writers and producers1 OOOOH! I'm giving them the frowning of a lifetime!

Joltin' Django said...

I was very young when "Dallas" was ├╝ber-popular. My mom and dad watched said show religiously. What I remember 'bout "Dallas" is this: I got really excited watching the opening credits scene in which Texas Stadium was featured.

I have a "Who Shot JR?" single-record, in its original sleeve. Reckon it's worth anything?!

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Joltin' Django said...

"Hired to play J.R. Ewing in the beleaguered big screen version of the hit television series, Dallas over two years ago, John Travolta has reportedly been fired ..."