I loved Bobby Ewing from ages 7 to probably around 14. I would gather up my Cheese Doritos and bean bag and sit for a night of awesomeness. Dallas was sandwiched in between Dukes of Hazard and Falcon Crest. Yeah, Friday nights were in two words – the bomb.
Dallas is one of the few shows where I still remember certain episodes and nearly every actor’s name. I used to “play” Dallas with my best girlfriend (not quite sure how we “played” Dallas but I specifically remember running up to my bedroom and yelling “Let’s play Dallas!”). I had Patrick Duffy’s mug shot ironed onto my pastel purple t-shirt with the words “I love Bobby Ewing.” I remember wanting to be like Bobby’s wife, wasn’t Pam her name? I remember waking up some mornings having dreamt of meeting the Dallas crew and being asked by them to star in the show. Am I a freak, or what?!
So, with that background, you will see why I about had a heart attack when I read that Dallas is coming back on the air. I am heading to the grocery for that bag of Doritos and hauling up Maria’s bean bag to the family room. I can’t wait!