It was thirty years ago today...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Smokin Joe, 2 Apr 2008.

  1. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    ...that "Dallas" first hit the screens in the UK.

    What a series! JR Ewing became my all time hero, a man who recognised integrety for what it really is, an inconvenience that gets in the way of success.

    They don't make 'em like that anymore!
  2. I like to think that me and me brother were among the first to recognise that Dallas was not to be taken seriously. We were watching it - sometime in late 78 - when Bobby and JR had one of their regular bustups, and as they squared up JR said 'Hey. You gonna punch me up, Bobby?'
    This became a bit of saying between me and Mark.
    Okay, maybe you had to be there, but we found it amusing.:biggrin:
  3. And as for 'Who shot JR' in 1980...
    I always reckoned it was Raoul, the butler. Think about it. Every week he would serve up a sumptuous breakfast on the verandah of Southfork, only for JR to storm off without eating a thing, in the aftermath of another row with Sue Ellen.
    I rest my case.
  4. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    You may have a point!
  5. longers

    longers Veteran

    Hearing this meant it was time for bed :biggrin:.
  6. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    hehe...I think I stayed up to watch Match of the Day that came on straight after, if memory serves me well.
  7. Renard

    Renard Guest

    I seem to associate it with Monday nights.
  8. OP
    Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Naw, it was a Saturday show.

    Mind you, I see you are from Avondale, wherever that is. Did you have TV there in the seventies and eighties, or even electricity?

    No offence mind, I just wondered. :blush:
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Dallas wasn't really that good, it only became popular becuase Terry Wogan used to plug it every day on his radio show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Adverts on the bbc? Whatever next? :blush:
  11. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Saturdays. It was utter rubbish. Don't listen to Tony. He's unreliable when it comes to TV.
  12. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    ISTR that when it first came out it was a twice a week half hour show on weekdays. It morphed into an hour of prime time Saturday evening soon.
  13. Renard

    Renard Guest

    We even had flushing toilets! :biggrin:

    FWIW I still think it was a weekday (circa 1981) and when it began to get popular (as Keith says after TW plugged it mercilessly) it might have been moved to Saturdays. Not that it really matters :ohmy:
  14. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Dallas was on on a Wednesday you chumps.

    Damn it Barnes!
  15. Renard

    Renard Guest

    I knew it was definitely a day ending in 'y'.
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