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Larry Hagman is dead

 
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On the other hand



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:12 am    Post subject: Larry Hagman is dead Reply with quote

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Larry Hagman's J.R. Ewing was Darth Vader in a 10-gallon hat.
Hagman, who played the dastardly oilman on Dallas, and, as such, became TV's highest-paid actors, died Friday in the city that served as the backdrop for his signature role. He was 81.


One of my earliest memories is of seeing(not really watching) I Dream Of Jeannie on TV. But I had no idea who he was at the time.

I remember Who Shot J.R. being the catch-phrase of the year in 1980. I watched the episode where the answer was revealed, and actually pretended to have an opinion. Might be the only full episode of Dallas I ever watched.

Other than that, he was good as the Democratic elder-statesman with dark secrets from his past in Primary Colors. I never could figure out which real-life politician he was supposed to be. Maybe a composite?

There was some controversy about his liver transplant in '95. Something about being such a heavy drinker and possibly being fast-tracked to the front of the list.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes. Forgot about this...

"I got federal price controls on my oil. And the ragheads are beatin' the shit outta me, Dick."
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supposedly, Larry Hagman wants to be burried in a field of wheat and pot. Then, he wants his friends to harvest the wheat and pot and bake a pot-laced cake and he wants his friends to "eat" him.

At least, that is what I read.

Hagman, the son of a lawyer who worked with actual oil barons in Texas, was an active supporter of liberal causes.

Ahh...you have to love the older generation.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps3d0qYdeSE

People from my childhood TV days are dropping like flies. Sherman Helmsley (right?), Horshack, etc.

This doesn't bode well for my hopes of immortality.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know you're old when you identify "I dream of Genie" with Hagman more than you do w/ "Dallas". Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be defensive, they were I Dream of Jeannie re-runs that I remember, which aired along with Hogan's Heroes and original Star Trek re-runs. Oh, and Barney Miller and All In The Family.

Never got into Dallas for some reason.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

caniff wrote:
To be defensive, they were I Dream of Jeannie re-runs that I remember, which aired along with Hogan's Heroes and original Star Trek re-runs. Oh, and Barney Miller and All In The Family.

Never got into Dallas for some reason.


I think they would've JUST gone into syndication when I was seeing them on local TV. It was around 5:00 PM, so not prime time obviously. I remember being slightly freaked out by the image of Jeannie's eyes in the lamp.

Later, I got seriously into re-runs of Bewitched, the Ur-text of the genre. Pretty much all the major cast members from that show are dead.
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Kuros



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reason claims Larry Hagman Saved Romania from Communism

A fun video. Ultimately, I believe the collapse of the USSR had more to do with Ceausescu's demise.
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caniff



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the other hand wrote:
caniff wrote:
To be defensive, they were I Dream of Jeannie re-runs that I remember, which aired along with Hogan's Heroes and original Star Trek re-runs. Oh, and Barney Miller and All In The Family.

Never got into Dallas for some reason.


I think they would've JUST gone into syndication when I was seeing them on local TV. It was around 5:00 PM, so not prime time obviously. I remember being slightly freaked out by the image of Jeannie's eyes in the lamp.

Later, I got seriously into re-runs of Bewitched, the Ur-text of the genre. Pretty much all the major cast members from that show are dead.


Syndication, that's what I meant (duh). Yeah, I recall the shows I mentioned (and Bewitched) running late afternoons. Now I just watch a few minutes of the History Channel before crashing out or sometimes a Celtics/Pats game. TV these days is almost dead to me, but I keep cable because my wife likes to watch the ghost shows on the sci-fi channel or whatever it is and I think it helps her with her English.
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Los Angeloser



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry's mother was Peter Pan(Mary Martin) and he was the most popular TV actor of the time/1980's during the 'Dallas' run.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Martin
"Martin as Peter Pan in the 1960 telecast, "the actress still most identified with the starring role" according to famoustexans.com"
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I caught plenty of him on Nick at Nite reruns but had no idea he had any connection with Dallas. That should tell you how many episodes of that show I watched.
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