Video: New Twists on Old Favorites

Strange things happen when aging hits try to freshen the mix

Barbara Bel Geddes, matriarch of Dallas' Ewing clan, enters the front door at South Fork after a hard day of trying to hold her troubled TV family together. An uninvited guest is waiting for her in the living room. "Who are you?" demands Bel Geddes. "Why, I'm Miss Ellie," replies Donna Reed. A troubled look comes over Bel Geddes' face as the music swells to a cliff-hanger close. "But," she protests, "I'm Miss Ellie!"

The above scene will, in all likelihood, not appear in next week's episode of Dallas. Bel Geddes this fall reclaimed the role she originated (Reed replaced her...

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