RIP Morgan Woodward, another underrated actor from the movie and TV business. Lucky us who could enjoy his craft through our favorite series mainly "Dallas". Anyway, I never thought that the Katzmen were fair with him because they made Punk look a bit like the dumbest guy in the bunch of friends. I can imagine Jock teasing him in the early days... I enjoyed very much the scenes you have mentioned above, especially when he told Miss Ellie about the scholarship and when he became the middle man in the fight for Ewing Oil. Though I just hated the way Katzman used him in the awful Parmalee storyline by making him almost believe Wes was actually Jock. To be honest, I think that Mavis was a more layered character, maybe because she could interact with her friend Miss Ellie, and Punk only appeared when poor Jim Davis already was sick. They just had the Takapa business scenes to play together and the next time we saw him he was dealing with Ray in the Lubbock business and then reporting the Ewings about Jock´s accident. But he didn´t seem to have a life aside from that: no children? no Punk Anderson Oil? no scene at their ranch? If we did know more things about that nympho Marilee Stone (including her love for young boy toys)! Or even more things about Sam Culver! As I said before, Mavis was a much nicer, believable character and the actress had great chemistry with BBG. Her last scene confessing to her about Punk´s affair with his secretary was very well-written and acted. Another thing I didn´t like about Punk the character was how he suddenly became a friend or acquaintance of Clayton´s and Rebecca´s too. Everybody seemed to know those two except the Ewings. But Mr. Woodward played his scenes very well, and it was a shame they preferred to hire George Kennedy (who was a great actor but had to play the most stupid things to accommodate the contrived plots of the three last seasons). Punk might have become a more profound character who was key to develop Miss Ellie further in the post-Jock seasons instead of just pairing her up with Clayton. And yes, the western flavor was what marked the difference between "Dallas" and the other soaps ("Yellow Rose" apart), and they obviously bet on Howard Keel´s appeal for his Hollywood past.