Discussion in 'Dallas - The Original Series' started by Swami, Sep 12, 2016.
X - Sly doing some eXceptional work, above and beyond the call.
Y - Leslie Stewart was decidedly yacky.
Z - having been lulled in to a zenlike state via fantastic cinematography searching through the Bradford May season for a good shot of Sly, I missed out on Swami's Y post!
Y - indeed, though Sly did a yeowoman's work to support JR over the years, she occasionally had a bit of free time to lounge by the pool
(looking fantastic, I might add!)
A - Being lulled into your zenlike state gave you Ample time to find an Ample shot of Sly...glad you had the time.
Now that it is 2019, maybe Sly could come back to Ewing Oil and be in charge of the three B's.
C - Cars driven were mostly Cadillacs and LinColns and MerCedes and an occasional Chevy, but don't remember any Cordobas. Sorry RiCardo.
D - indeed, Sue Ellen’s battle wagon was almost surely, tragically devoid of rich Corinthian leather
E - I originally joined the Dallas chat forum 15-20 years ago. Ever since, we called it Swellen's Baggin' Wagon.
F - Charlie Wade was decidedly furciferous,
G - Gettin' Googly-eyed in her newest baGGin' waGon with ol' Cliffy.
H - Dandy Dandridge was a huderon.
I would like to provide some history for Sue Ellen's car. It seems so ridiculous now, but in it's time, that was a car that showed you had arrived.
Go back in your mind to the USA, Texas, and Dallas in particular. Wide open spaces, open highways, and adventures to be had.
Along comes a car that can do it all:
Monday car pool? Check! Seating for 8. EIGHT!
Tuesday antique shopping? Check! The back door swings out for passengers, or down for large items.
Wednesday lunch at the Oil Barrons Club? Check! This car is "distinguished with the smooth, quietness of its ride. Steel belted tires are standard".
Thursday dining in an upscale restaurant? Need to show luxury? Check! The Colony Park Wagon includes "Yacht deck paneling on the body sides and tailgate."
Friday pickup of Miss Ellie at the airport? Check! Enjoy the "Twin comfort lounge seats" on your ride home.
Saturday night romp with Dusty Farlow? Check! Fully reclining back seats. (And the cargo light gives of a romantic glow!"
Sunday drive with Mickey Trotter? Check! Impact resistant bumpers and seat belt interlock system.
Oh, yes! This was a great car for its time.
Just had to say it again,
"Yacht deck paneling on sides and tailgate"
BHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! They put that in the ad!
K - Leslie Stewart was a kailworm.
L - Love the line: "Yacht deck paneling on sides and tailgate". Teak on the sides of a Ford motorcar for the masses? Here's from wiki, for what that's worth...
"...same simulated wood paneling as the Colony Park as an option package. Called "yacht deck paneling" by Mercury..."
What I like about Texas down-home folk is the general lack of ostentation. No matter how much they make, they may get nicer things but generally still take pride in remaining just down-home folk.
Great post, LKP.
Most of the wealthier folks I know drive Chevrolet Suburbans. They seem to say, "I can afford any car I want, but I don't need of a status symbol, or ostentatious display (looking at you, Mark Graison).
Instead, I want something that shows I can afford the best in practicality and safety for my family.
It started here, with Ray Krebbs:
And has evolved into the unofficial car of Texas:
M - JR with his Mercedes I didn't feel was out of line...same with Bobby with his, then later the Maserati. Mercedes were pricier, but also a quality vehicle of style. Jock fit Lincoln perfectly.
Also, Clayton with his Rolls Royce for some reason never bothered me. To me it came off as ok, because a big deal was never made of it and it just seemed to fit him well. I did think it was garish to have him visit S/F in that overblown chauffeured 60's Rolls limo tho'. That didn't fit, but it was glitz and glamour selling tho'.
N - what started as a functional vehicle in Ray’s day has ended up as the nexus of Jock’s Lincoln and Sue Ellen’s wagon, with all the bells and whistles and more
O - Leslie Stewart was an otacust.
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