|Larry Hagman as the villainous oilman J.R. Ewing|
|The original cast of Dallas|
|Momma's boys. Larry Hagman, Barbara Bel Geddes and Patrick Duffey|
JR was one of those characters that, as a nerd, I lived vicariously through. JR had meticulously planned schemes, stratagems and gambits. Just when you thought JR was down for the count, he struck back even stronger than ever. He never let his enemies see him look beat. He always kept that smug smile on at all times even though on the inside he had never felt more defeated. Like JR, I never let the bullies get my goat and never let them see they had me on the ropes. Like JR, I used my wits and at times, just bluffed a whole hell of a lot to get out of any potentially hazardous situation that I often found myself in during my, at times, rather treacherous high school years. Of course I wasn’t always as successful as JR but nor was I as self destructive. Often times being more like Bobby was the smarter way to go.
|David Selby as "Richard Channing"|
|The J.R. Ewing of outer space?|
|R.I.P. Larry Hagman: 1931-2012|