Pictured above are (L-R) George E.C. Hayes, Thurgood Marshall, and James M. Nabrit, lawyers who had argued against racial segregation, on the steps of the Supreme Court.
Twenty-two years ago today, one of the most high-profile shows in television history pulled one of the biggest surprises in television history. Dallas started one of the weakest storylines of all-time when Bobby Ewing was run over by his sister-in-law Katherine Wentworth in the 1985 season finale. Actor Patrick Duffy had decided to leave Dallas at the end of the season, so his character of Bobby Ewing was killed off, leaving the show in a tailspin without one of its most popular characters. Actor Larry Hagman, who played J.R. Ewing on the show, persuaded Duffy to return a year later. So, at the end of the 1986 season, Bobby Ewing was revealed to be alive and well, taking a shower, his death literally his wife’s nightmare. I remember that reveal as being one of the dumbest I’ve ever seen (yes, I watched the show with my mother). I couldn’t believe that the 1985-86 season was rendered meaningless and null (though I didn’t really care for that season, anyway).
Oh yeah, singer Enya turns 46 today.