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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 Guru

    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. 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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    Thumberland
    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

    Location:
    Brighton
    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

    Location:
    Rosyth
    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'.