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Larry Hagman, Dead at Age 81

Discussion in 'The OT' started by SayWhat?, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Lord Vader

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    I watched the original and will state for the record that if JR Ewing had not been cast in the reboot, I wouldn't have watched it. Now that he's gone, I may end up doing just that--not watching it after his character is no more.

    Regardless, to the producers I have but one plea--please don't write him off as having vanished in some South American jungle!
     
  2. Lord Vader

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    But as I said, Jock wasn't the main character. As good as Dallas's ensemble was, the show centered around JR Ewing more than anyone else.
     
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    I didn't like that when they wrote off Jock that way. Then with him "maybe" coming back as Wes Parmalee. Just write his death off as just that. A character (and actor) passing away.
     
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    I think I see what his point is. Jock to JR was the same as the new series JR is to John Ross. John Ross surviving on. But Larry Hagman had the staying power. Not sure if the actor that plays John Ross has that.
     
  5. Steve

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    The New York Times obit reminded me I first saw Mr. Hagman in Failsafe, one of my top-10 flicks. That cast also included little-known Dom DeLuise, alongside stars like Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau.

    I never watched Dallas, but I was a big Tony Nelson fan.
     
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    I went to a yogurt shop yesterday and the two girls behind the counter were both in their twenties. I mentioned the passing of Larry Hagman, and neither of them had heard of him.

    I must say kids today are very smart about computers, but they are very short on knowledge. I recall when Rock Hudson passed, and I was in my twenties. Although the bulk of his work was done long before my time, my friends and I all knew who he was. The same for Natalie Wood, who also died around that time.
     
  7. Lord Vader

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    As a teacher, believe me when I say that as intelligent technologically as young people often are, they're otherwise pretty clueless. It's sad, really.
     
  8. xmguy

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    Not all people in their 20s are like that. I'm 28 and was a huge fan of Dallas I liked Jeannie too.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    Larry Hagman I know, but I do know when I was watching the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, there were a few celebrities I'd never heard of. Though I did feel a bit bad when I saw the Sesame Street float and my first thought was"He's still alive?!" when I saw Bob.
     
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    Unfortunately more the exception. A lot of 20 or even 30 year olds won't watch a show or movie that's not in color. They're missing out on a lot of good stuff.
     
  11. James Long

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    I'm not sure the TNT reboot is good enough. I watched this season ... but I was not committed to watching the next, with or without Hagman.

    TNT’s Dallas Cast & Crew ‘Deeply Saddened’ Over Larry Hagman’s Death
    http://www.accesshollywood.com/tnts...ddened-over-larry-hagmans-death_article_72905
    “Larry Hagman was a giant, a larger-than-life personality whose iconic performance as J.R. Ewing will endure as one of the most indelible in entertainment history,” Warner Bros., the studio behind the show, said in a joint statement with “Dallas” executive producers Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin, and the drama’s cast and crew.

    “He truly loved portraying this globally recognized character, and he leaves a legacy of entertainment, generosity and grace. Everyone at Warner Bros. and in the ‘Dallas’ family is deeply saddened by Larry’s passing, and our thoughts are with his family and dear friends during this difficult time,” the statement concluded.

    How Will Larry Hagman’s Death Affect TNT’s ‘Dallas’?
    http://www.celebuzz.com/2012-11-24/how-will-larry-hagmans-death-affect-tnts-dallas/
    When he died on Friday afternoon, Dallas veteran Larry Hagman had already filmed six of the 15 episodes of the TNT drama’s upcoming second season, due to launch on Jan. 28.

    The reboot of the legendary series will now have to adjust its storylines to account for the absence of one of television’s most beloved characters, villainous oilman J.R. Ewing.

    “As of now, things are fluid and it is unclear how his passing will affect the production on the show, which was scheduled to resume following the Thanksgiving break,” reports Deadline Hollywood.

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    When you have a star who is 81 you have to plan on them not coming to work some day.
     
  12. xmguy

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    I grew up watching Lucy so I've seen B&W shows.
     
  13. dpeters11

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    I'm not talking about you, it's the typical 20 something. In this case, you're not typical, which isn't a bad thing :)
     
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    I know. Its sad most of today's generation won't know how much of an impact Larry Hagman had. Only him and JR cod have made 38 MILLION people watch to see who shot JR.
     
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    I watched this season, although I also was not committed to watching next season. In all likelihood, however, I will end up watching next season. The death of Larry Hagman really won't change my plans. I am a big fan of the original series.
     
  16. Lord Vader

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    It just won't be the same without JR Ewing. :(
     
  17. Lord Vader

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    On the news this weekend they said the "Who Shot JR?" episode got 350 million people worldwide to watch it. :eek2:
     
  18. xmguy

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    You are right. I miscalculated. I think that is more people that watched the Olympics this year.
     
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    We had some friends who got stationed in Germany, and we would tape Dallas and send them tapes of the show, they would watch, and pass those around to alot of people stationed over there... it was a Friday ritual at our house...

    As a kid, I watched the reruns of Genie alot during the summer time...

    RIP Larry...
     
  20. dpeters11

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    In terms of US households, it was 41.47 million households, or 53.3%. It comes in second to the series finale of MASH. Of course back then there were fewer options. I think when that Dallas episode aired, CNN had only been available 5-6 months.

    Honestly, I don't think Dallas really had much competition. Looking at the schedule, ABC had a Friday night movie, and NBC had a David Brinkley news magazine. This isn't to say anything against its impact, but in current days of 500 channels, we need to keep it in perspective.
     

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