World Cup Tournament The World Cup of Dallas

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  1. Barbara Fan

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    Surprised JR got knocked out, he was Dallas!

    easy one for me

    Miss Ellie / (BBG version) - the actress who gave Miss Ellie a heart and soul and could act her costars off the screen, a small part in Dallas compared to others but a mighty presence and her absence very visible when not around S7/13 original, I just loved her!

    Lucy - she is a Ewing and around for much longer than Kristin and I loved how she had JR well sussed and as said i loved her one liners

    her best scenes were with Mickey trotter, as she grew older they didnt know how to write for the character - but as the "Poisoned dwarf "in early years , she made her mark (RIP terry Wogan) and was a thorn in JRs side!
     
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    1. Jenna
    I really like the character the way she was portrayed by Priscilla. :)
    It worked well to bring back Bobby's first love as a love interest for Bobby after his divorce from Pam. Also Priscilla brought a softness and elegance to the character.

    2. Lucy
    She's always been one of my favorite characters. :)
    Charlene was perfect as the teen rebel Lucy early on in the show. She was spiritued, sassy and charming. I also like the way they let Lucy develop from a rebellous teenager to a married woman. Her plot with Mickey was also really great.
     
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  3. Top Jimmy

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    Match 5

    Is there any doubt? Miss Ellie all the way. The video below shows some of Barbara Bel Geddes' best scenes. Jenna, eat your heart out.



    Match 6

    This one was much harder, as I loved Lucy and Kristin. Lucy, though gets it for being a Ewing and a thorn in JR's side. Loved her trading barbs with JR.
     
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  4. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson SoapLand Battles Moderator

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    1. Miss Ellie
    Thanks for that Best Of video, some great scenes indeed.

    2. Kristin Shepard. Because I'm watching Sisters and we're doing the Sisters Soap Battle, and maybe there's going to be a Shepard Sisters Competition.
     
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  5. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    Would that be before or after your BIRTHDAY Willie?
     
  6. Willie Oleson

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    The first day after my birthday is also the first day before my next birthday.

    So, to quote the legendary Sue Ellen Ewing: "I...I honestly don't know how to answer that question".
     
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  7. Rove

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    Match 5; Miss Ellie. For giving birth to THE most iconic television character EVER, JR Ewing.

    Match 6; Kristin. For putting a bullet into THE most iconic television character EVER, JR Ewing.
     
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  8. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing World Cup of Soaps Moderator

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    Don't forget to cast your vote for who you want to win between Ellie vs Jenna and Lucy vs Kristin. The poll closes at midnight on Monday.

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  9. Jock Og

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    Match 5: My vote goes to Ellie. The beloved family matriarch was for the most part always around to offer support, to be an earthy wife to Jock and later Clayton plus mama totally remodelled in season 7 (DVD-8). Unlike others I accepted the two Ellies. However I can understand the reasoning behind the less fandom, for Ellie II.

    Jenna who was played by three actresses had a good back story but when the ex wife of Elvis landed the role things didn’t always play out all that well, with all due respect to Priscilla.

    Match 6: Lucy has the edge here. Gary and Val’s daughter was a spoiled brat when DALLAS started and then she slowly morphed into a respectable young woman. Charlene Tilton’s character did get a bit of a mixed bag, writing wise though. When she shone Lucy sparkled with the best of them.

    ‘Who Shot JR?’ – “It was you Kristin!” Oh yes Sue Ellen’s younger sister in the spring of 1980 had the oil tycoon near dead, in a cliff-hanger to beat all cliff-hangers. IMHO Kristin was an entertaining character who will go down in history, for this reason.


    Ellie goes to Ewing Oil, for a showdown with Bobby and JR. She means business….(a scene from season 9, DVD-10, 1986-’87):

    Ellie: “Hello Phyllis!”

    Phyllis: “Hello Mrs. Ewing!”

    Ellie: “Is JR in his office?”

    Phyllis: “Ah yes he is but ah.”

    JR on the phone: “Say I’ll get back to ya! Mama what brings you here?”

    Ellie goes around to JR’s chair: “Sit down JR, where I can see you and get your brother in here.”

    JR: “Something the matter?”

    Ellie: “Now JR!!!!”

    JR buzzes Bobby, on the phone: “Bobby, mama is in my office. She wants to talk to both of us. Can you come in here, a minute please?”

    Bobby: “Be right in.”

    Bobby: “Mama. JR. What’s going on?”

    Ellie: “Sit down Bobby! I want to talk to you and JR.”

    Bobby: “Sure!”

    Ellie: “I always thought no matter what happened I’d standby my family. It was always that way with the Ewings. It was always the family, against all outsiders. We always stuck up for each other, even when we knew we were wrong. But no more, it as gone too far and I won’t defend either of you, any longer. I can’t!”

    Bobby: “Mama what do you mean?”

    Ellie: “I’ve thought about this a lot and believe me this is one of the hardest things, I’ve ever had to say but as far as I’m concerned you two don’t deserve to own Ewing Oil!”

    JR: “Well mama this is daddy’s company, you’re talking about.”

    Ellie: “Don’t you ever, ever speak his name in front of me again. You disarm his name and his company and I guess that’s what hurts me the most because you’re daddy would have been so ashamed of you. I know he would because I sure as hell am!”

    JR: “Well mama I know you’re upset but can we talk this over?”

    Ellie: “I have nothing more to say. You are both on your own now and as far as Ewing Oil goes it should have died with your daddy. It would have saved us all, a lot of trouble.”

    Ellie leaves the company, founded by her husband and her sons, sitting like two reprimanded children.
     
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  10. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing World Cup of Soaps Moderator

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    Today is your last chance to vote for your winner between Ellie vs Jenna and Lucy vs Kristin. The poll will close at midnight UK time.

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  11. Maryann

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    I vote for

    Ellie

    Lucy
     
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    1. Miss Ellie - Is any explanation needed? She is the matriarch of the Ewing family and is a very good mother to JR and Bobby. Her loyalty to her family is admirable as is her loyalty to her land - Southfork! She is kind, yet strong. She is feminine, yet tough. She's quite a remarkable woman and an interesting and entertaining character to watch!

    2. Lucy - This one is at least a contest. If this were just regarding season 3, Kristen would easily win. But when I take into account Lucy's longevity to Kristin's lack thereof, and I take into account the variety of storylines in which she has been an integral character, especially the Mickey Trotter story, I have to give the nod to Lucy.
     
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  13. Angela Channing

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    The poll has now closed and the votes have now been counted. The results for matches 5 and 6 are as follows:

    Match 5
    Ellie - 15
    Jenna - 2


    Match 4
    Lucy - 12
    Kristin - 5


    The following characters therefore declared the winners of their matches and go through to the quarter finals:


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    So we bid farewell to Jenna and Kristin while Ellie and Lucy progress to the quarter finals.

    Thank you to everyone who voted in this round. Details of the final first round matches will be posted later today.
     
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  14. Angela Channing

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  15. Sarah

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    No surprise with Miss Ellie, delighted and delighted for Lucy :) YAY! Whose next?
     
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    The four who hasn't competed yet are: Jock, Digger, Cliff and Pam.
    But who will be up against who?
     
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  17. Angela Channing

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    Well worked out. Not long before everyone finds out. :)
     
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  18. Angela Channing

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    This week's matches (week 4) will be the last 2 of the first round, one is a contest of sibling rivalry and the other is a fight between former partners.

    Match 7 is between Cliff Barnes and Pamela Barnes Ewing and Match 8 is between Digger Barnes and Jock Ewing.

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    You are voting for the character you would like to win each of the two matches.

    Please post the name of your preferred winner for each match who you would like to go through to the quarter finals. It adds to the interest if you give reasons for your votes but this is entirely optional and you can just post the names if you prefer.

    Voting will close at midnight on Monday 12th February 2018.
     
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  19. Michelle Stevens

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    This was tough,

    Match 7- Cliff Barnes

    Match 8- John Ross "Jock" Ewing Sr.
     
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  20. Sarah

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    1. Match 7 - Cliff - loved him as a character, in my top five faves on the show, and Ken Kercheval played him brilliantly. Speaking ill of Pam seems to be sacrilege around here, but I'm afraid I'm not a fan. I appreciate her importance, and don't dislike her, but I feel the show survived well without her and only deteriorated once Sue Ellen left, mainly due to the JR/Sue Ellen dynamic. Although I enjoyed many of Pam's storylines, Cliff takes it for me as being the far superior and more interesting character. Pam just doesn't interest me enough. I loved Cliff's personality, his humour, his spirit and his struggles to beat JR.

    2. Match 8 - tough but I'm going to say Digger, as I found Jock intimidating and he could be nasty. Champion of the underdog me!
     
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