Right around the time when Dallas fell from the top two shows in the ratings was when they started making JR weaker and trying to make it funny when Sue Ellen did something to hurt him. It went on until at time it reminded me of one of those sitcoms where the father of the family is the butt of almost every joke and of course the wife and kids are all much smarter than the man. Remembering when Dallas was great really made it frustrating to rematch the series and see JR's power diminished to the point he was no longer even feared, and instead was used for comedy purposes. I wonder whose idea it was to make JR so much weaker and if Larry Hagman ever warned them that this was a very bad idea? He put up with all kinds of things from Sue Ellen that he never would have when Dallas was at its peak. Dallas became the most watched drama series of all time on the strength of the JR character and when they took away his strength and ability to intimidate, the public realized "This isn't the same show anymore"!