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  1. Swami

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    I - Angelica Nero was decidedly ill-will-ie.

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    Ray's Jeep
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    Here's a one minute mystery for you:
    Jeep did not sponsor the tv show Dallas. How do we know this from looking at the picture of Ray's Jeep?
     
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    K- A Kenworth with a Ewing Oil logo at a refinery.

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    The power of duct tape. :p Jeep J-series trucks we such slow sellers in the 1980's I'm surprised they felt the need. Lawyers I guess.
     
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    L - James Beaumont was a lunkhead.

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    M - from this angle it's hard to tell if this rather understated Ewing Oil tanker is a Kenworth or a Mack

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    Nice catch, Michelle Stevens.

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    I'm glad you posted this, Taylor Bennett, Jr. Because it shows how a few things have changed since the 80's.
    Notice that the executive is wearing a suit, and his foreman is wearing a blue shirt and hard hat. The very definition of "blue collar worker".

    And yes, the producers of Dallas got that exactly right.

    But today things are different. Especially out here in the field, you can't tell the executives from the hired hands. And I like that. Unless you knew Bobby Ewing from the company's social media, he could walk on to a Ewing Oil site and blend in so well that nobody would realize he was there. And again, I like that.

    Now, for safety reasons, we all wear different colored hard hats. Bobby's would be white, just like his foreman's.
     
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    N - Alex Ward was a nickninny.

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    O - master caterer Sam told his shocked partner Tilly that Digger's girl was on the nest

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    P - Dandy Dandridge was a palyard.

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    Thank you for posting this pic, Taylor Bennett, Jr.
    I enjoy when they film on location. Everything just feels so real. And let's look at the details they got just right:

    The felt hat worn by the guest on the left. Being cool that day, his felt hat is exactly what would have been worn. And it's not a Stetson hat. Not everybody in Dallas is wealthy.
    Now, let's look at Sam and Tilly. Irma P Hall (Tilly) was born in Beaumont, Texas. Sam (Haskell Craver) spent his entire life around Dallas, Texas. Another advantage of filming on location is using local actors, who probably came up with the line, "Digger's girl is on the nest".

    Now, lets look at another advantage of filming on location.

    In the foreground, we see guests celebrating and Sam and Tilly enjoying a moment of gossip. Life seems good.

    But look at the background. The part of the house we see is the solid columns and the patio on top, surrounded by a railing. Not only is the house not inviting, it is downright imposing. And look at the trees. They are dormant, with no leaves at all.

    Foreshadowing. . .
     
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    Q - Alex Ward was a quakebuttock.

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    R - I always thought the barbecue in Barbecue was one of the best-shot, most cinematic moments of the entire series, with a realism orders of magnitude above the later 'Ewing Galas' on the phony LA Southfork stage. It's always worth another look.

    (excellent commentary as always, @Lastkidpicked!)
     
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    S - Charlie Wade was a spulpin.

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    T - Guzzler was happy to see Bobby was using tiles on his first construction development instead of composition shingles, which cheapen the house.

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    Understandably confused, Guzzler didn't understand when Bobby told him,
    "Don't worry, Guzzler. 40 years from now, you will be internet famous when a soapchat member uses you for his profile picture."
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    V - BD Calhoun was a vouthman.

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    W - don't let the wispy hair fool you - the kidnapper they called Al was a vicious criminal who easily could have done to Bobby what he did to Gilhooley

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    Y - Dandy Dandridge was a yochel.

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    Z- After their marriage and move to Switzerland Ray and Jenna Krebbs no doubt traveled through Zurich.

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