Monday, June 22, 2015

John Ross (JR) Ewing's Punch Lines

In my previous post, Dallas Vacation, I had mentioned that I will write a post listing some of JR’s (television character in the Dallas TV Serial) punch lines that I like. A few of those punch lines were already mentioned by a reader while writing his comments. I am not going to repeat them. These are the ones I like:

                                                           John Ross (JR) Ewing
Good Morning JR. 
That remains to be seen. 

Like my daddy always said: if you can’t get in the front door, just go around to the back. 

Anything worth having is worth going for – all the way. 

You’re becoming a pretty poor excuse for a wife. 

I wouldn’t give you the dust off my car. 

A conscience is like a boat or a car. If you feel you need one, rent it. 

Contracts were made to be broken, but a handshake is the law of God. 

Never interfere with a man who’s correcting his wife. 

Never tell the truth when a good lie will do it. 

All that matters is winnin’. 

Revenge is the single most satisfying feeling in the world. 

Lots of men have tried to run roughshod over me – you can visit them in the cemetery. 

And finally, my personal all time favorite: 

JR: Call our lawyer now and ask him this question. 
Bobby: JR, it is 2 am in the morning and he is sleeping. 
JR: Wake him up. For the money we are paying, he should be sleeping on our front porch.

28 comments:

  1. JR Ewing was an absolute TV icon.
    He was the man they love to hate...and the star of a very popular show.
    How many times do you get to have the villain be the megastar of the show!

    Man: Are you JR Ewing?
    JR: Yes, I am.
    Man: I've heard a lot about you.
    JR: Nothing good I hope. (as he chuckles)

    Regards,
    Sir Mixalot (Seattle's all time best rapper)
    p.s. Even though my most famous song is Baby Got Back...my favorite line is from Posse On Broadway.

    Every time we do, the sucka M.C.'s wanna battle
    I'm the man they love to hate, the J.R. Ewing of Seattle

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sir Mixalot. I know you are one of the best rappers in the country. I like all your singles and albums. You can call yourself "the JR Ewing of Seattle". I know JR Ewing. JR Ewing is a friend of mine. And, you are no JR Ewing.

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  2. Wow! I've never come across this before and loved it. I specially liked the one on revenge ;-)

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    1. Thanks for your comments Ashwini. I am glad you liked this post.

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  3. This is my first time when i am reading post like this... this is really very unique idea...
    All punch lines are good and deserve to be punch line... :)

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    1. Thanks for your comments Vineeta. JR's punch lines are very popular in the United States. I am glad you liked them.

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  4. Though i have seen this ..but liked the punch lines..they are like quotes:)

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    1. Thanks for your comments Renu. As you said, we never get tired of JR punch lines.

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  5. Somewhat like our TR :P :)

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. By TR, I assume you meant T. Rajendar. Is he that villainous?

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  6. Interesting, profound and witty too.:)

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    1. Thanks for your comments Shilpa. I am glad you liked this post.

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  7. too good! my fav are the last three ! thanks for sharing :D

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    1. Thanks for your comments Ankita. One of my favorite is "Revenge is the single most satisfying feeling in the world."

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    2. Good ones :D
      Although they are punch lines but still I want to say I strongly disagree with the following:

      Never tell the truth when a good lie will do it.

      All that matters is winnin’.

      P.S I do not know If you do tag posts or not but I hope you find this one interesting. I tagged you.
      http://phsays.blogspot.com/2015/06/challenge-post-1.html

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  8. Thanks for your comments Ph_. Take it easy. These are only punch lines from a fictional character in a television serial. Supposed to be comic.

    Thanks for tagging me. I will take up.

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  9. Very meaningful all the ones just like popular quotes. Of course worthy quotes by a popular man will be popular only.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sarala. I am glad you liked this post.

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  10. One thing more 'Identification', they say,does not exist.Is it so?

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sarala. I personally think "identification" does exist. Say AT&T, you immediately identify with telephones. Say IBM, you immediately identify with computers. Say, Xerox, you immediately identify with photo copying.

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  11. Revenge is the single most satisfying feeling in the world... need to try this one and see.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Harini. It's a nice feeling. Isn't it?

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    1. Thanks for your comments sm. I am glad you liked this post.

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  13. those lines have quite the punch :D loved reading them.

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  14. Loved all of them. Thanks for sharing it with us here.

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