Behind the Scenes Of Tonight’s Dallas Episode

Earlier, Jason showed a clip of tonight’s special Dallas episode, featuring some local notables appearing as themselves at J.R. Ewing’s funeral. After the jump, a look at how that came together.

PATRICK DUFFY: "Guys, Mayor Mike here is a little nervous. I was hoping you fellas could give him some tips about playing himself."
PATRICK DUFFY: “Guys, Mayor Mike here is a little nervous. I was hoping you fellas could give him some tips about playing himself.”
JERRY JONES: "Ah, heh, no problem, Pat. Mike, what you want to do is not be yourself, but sort of be a caricature of yourself. You've probably only got a few seconds of camera time, so you want to fall back on what I call, and as you know, and as Mark does also surely think, your signature looks, so to speak and vis a vis, of course. Let me show you what I mean."
JERRY JONES: “Ah, heh, no problem, Pat. Mike, what you want to do is not be yourself, but sort of be a caricature of yourself. You’ve probably only got a few seconds of camera time, so you want to fall back on what I call, and as you know, and as Mark does also surely think, your signature looks, so to speak and vis a vis, of course. Let me show you what I mean.”
JERRY JONES: "I call this one THE WILDCATTER. This is my serious business face, for negotiating contracts and such and so on. I try to imagine that I'm a riverboat gambler who can also throw a pretty dang good spiral."
JERRY JONES: “I call this one The Wildcatter. This is my serious business face, for negotiating contracts and such and so on. I try to imagine that I’m a riverboat gambler who can also throw a pretty dang good spiral.”
JERRY JONES: "And then I got this one. I call it the Ol' Sumbitch. I learned this guy from Switzer. It's like, you just caught someone doing something you don't necessarily like, but you're really in no position to judge, you know, of course, so you just sort of look the other way, but you also kind of admire it, too, as far as that goes."
JERRY JONES: “And then I got this one. I call it the Ol’ Sumbitch. I learned this guy from Switzer. It’s like, you just caught someone doing something you don’t necessarily like, but you’re really in no position to judge, you know, of course, so you just sort of look the other way, but you also kind of admire it, too, as far as that goes.”
MIKE RAWLINGS: "Heh heh heh, that's pretty good."
MIKE RAWLINGS: “Heh heh heh, that’s pretty good.”
MIKE RAWLINGS: "What about you, Mark? What are your signature looks?"
MIKE RAWLINGS: “What about you, Mark? You have any signature looks?”
MARK CUBAN: "Oh, sure. Let's see. Here's the Shark Tank."
MARK CUBAN: “Oh, sure. Let’s see. Here we go. This one is the Shark Tank. It’s sort of like a standard neutral reaction, with just a hint of, you know, maybe I shouldn’t have agreed to this. But just a hint. Mostly in the eyes.”
MARK CUBAN: "This one is one I used on Dances. It's called the Happy Mannequin. Boom."
MARK CUBAN: “This one is one I discovered on Dances. It’s called the Happy Mannequin. Can you tell I’m counting in my head? Of course you can’t. Bam.”
MARK CUBAN: "OK, Mike, now let's see yours, heh heh. I know you got something. Come on."
MARK CUBAN: “OK, Mike, now let’s see yours, heh heh. I know you got something. Come on.”
MIKE RAWLINGS: "Heh heh, OK, OK, OK. What do you rascals think about this? I call it, let's see, I call it the Citizen Mike."
MIKE RAWLINGS: “Heh heh, OK, OK, OK. What do you rascals think about this? I call it, let’s see, I call it the Citizen Mike. Check it out…”
(holds pose for a full minute)
(holds pose for a full minute)
JERRY JONES: "Hmmm. Well. The scene is short."
JERRY JONES: “Hmmm. Well. The scene is short.”