Saturday, March 21, 2015

3/21/1980 Who Shot J.R.?

March 21, 1980.  There have been few times that more people in America were desperate to know Who Done It.  Dallas was a hugely popular show and its 1980 season finale ended with J.R. Ewing, played by Larry Hagman, shot by an unseen assailant.  All summer people buzzed and "Who shot J.R.?" t-shirts sold like Ewing petroleum.  When the answer was revealed on November 21, more people were watching than voted in the presidential election weeks before.

1 comment:

  1. The first few seasons were probably the best. We got a hold of the DVD's and watched the entire season over a couple of years---great fun!