Favorite verbal fights on DALLAS

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    What are your favorite fight scenes from DALLAS -- not because they became physical and turned into a brawl, but the verbal sparrings which worked well dramatically.

    I liked this one. It's crisp, fairly brief, to the point, and reflects a lot of what was so good about the year they were competing over Jock's will:

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    Jock & Bobby after Bobby learns that Jock has withdrawn $10 million for the Takapa project.

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    Not exactly a screaming match but this scene packed a punch. So much history was tied up in this one scene. Miss Ellie visiting the Ewing Oil offices was rare. I love how she marched into the office as if she owned it. Miss Ellie wearing black was an ominous sign. And there sits two grown men, being scolded by their mother as if two young boys had just got caught after getting up to mischief. Brilliant.
     
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    I've been doing a play for the last few months where one of the characters says, "What do you take me for?" And then in my head I always mentally rerun the following lines from Season 5.

    "I take you for a fool!"
    "Well take the damn stuff - split. I tell ya, the last thing I need right now is female emotionality."
    "Emotionality?? Cliff, you are the perfect person to be talking about emotionality. Why do you think JR Ewing whips you every time your paths cross? It's because you always use your emotions. You never use your brains."
    "Well, what about the deal with Thurman? That didn't have anything to do with emotions, it was just real good business."
    "You absolutely amaze me, you know that ...?"

    etc.

    I think I've always liked it so much because it feels like a genuine tit-for-tat argument between a couple, but the dialogue also carries enough information to carry the storyline forward.
     
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    I really like this one between J.R. and Sue Ellen, even if it's very one-sided. (Also, I know she throws a bottle at him toward the end, but it's still technically only verbal.)

     
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    I always liked the one at the end of season 6 where Cliff comes in drunk, arguing with Afton and spits and hollers out our relationship is a joke! Love the way he takes a swig of beer and spits.
     
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    You can find some of them in this video (my favorites always involve J.R. and Pam...) :

     
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    Jock telling Bobby: “So I gave you power. If I did, I gave you NOTHING. Real power is something TAKE!!!”

    Ms Ellie to JR: “You destroyed her again. Will you ever LEARN?!??”
     
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    Perhaps my favourite encounter between JR and Pam.


     
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    Cheerio, Mingbag!!!! :D
     
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