If you are a true American or perhaps an unAmerican who is familiar with the American culture, you are a fan of the TV show, Dallas, which was popular from 1978-92, and you are also aware that the show has returned with many of the same actors, including aged J.R. Ewing, Sue Ellen Ewing, and Bobby Ewing. Lucy Ewing, who was 19, playing a high school girl at the beginning of the series, is now 53. And looks it.
You are probably asking, “Are they bringing back that gorgeous young actress who appeared in 18 episodes in the early 1980s, the one who was eating in the restaurant as Bobby was at the next table with his girlfriend, who was also sometimes Sue Ellen’s maid or walking in front of the Ewing Building on the sidewalk?” I happen to know who you mean.
You mean Miss Sugar!
Above is a photo submitted by her modeling agent to get Miss Sugar the job as an extra. If you don’t believe me, I can provide an old pay stub. Also, I refer you to an earlier blog, My Station in Life, in which I mention Miss Sugar’s modeling career after winning the swimsuit portion of the Miss Texas contest and being a finalist therein.
When Miss Sugar was on the set of Dallas, she and all others involved with the show who had a peek at the filming of the Who Shot J.R.? episode were required to sign a secrecy agreement, vowing to not reveal the answer to that question until the episode revealing the answer was broadcast. Miss Sugar kept the secret.
One of my cousins, aware of Miss Sugar’s past as an extra in Dallas, wrote us yesterday and asked whether she had been contacted to be in the revived show. The answer is “no,” as incredible as that seems to all genuine fans of Dallas.
I will explain my theory about why Miss Sugar has not been invited back. My theory is that Lucy will not allow Miss Sugar to be on the show because Miss Sugar is waaaaay better looking than Lucy. Frankly, I support Lucy on this. I don’t want Miss Sugar to go back on the set because I would miss her too much.
So, please, write to the producers and urge them to continue to not contact Miss Sugar about returning to the Dallas TV show. Let’s keep our beauty queens in Colorado!