The J.R. Ewing - Cally Harper wedding as a screwball comedy? "I still don't know why they let me get away with it," writer / producer Howard Lakin says in a new interview now posted on DallasFanzine.com.
But, Lakin tells the "Dallas" fan site, the technique of trapping all the characters in one setting for some heavy-duty drama in an episode such as the two-part "Country Girl"-"Wedding Bell Blues" has been used for decades.
Lakin chats about all kinds of other things from his "Dallas" days -- Sue Ellen's growing independence on the show, the fact that his own daughter served as the flowergirl at April's wedding to Bobby, the new "Dallas" feature film -- in the interview.
Lakin also wrote and produced for CBS' "Falcon Crest" (just one timeslot over from "Dallas" on Friday nights), as well as "Flamingo Road."