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πŸŽ‰πŸˆπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders | 1979 Comedy Drama | Jane Seymour πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸˆπŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸˆπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders | 1979 Comedy Drama | Jane Seymour πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸˆπŸŽ‰


[disco music plays] ♪ Sunday ♪ ♪ Here comes that fever ♪ ♪ Here comes that fever ♪ ♪ That’s going around ♪ ♪ Sunday ♪ ♪ And you’re a believer ♪ ♪ You’re a believer ♪ ♪ In what’s going down ♪ ♪ You’re gonna
feel it, feel it ♪ ♪ Nothing you can do ♪ ♪ You know it’s
building, it’s building ♪ ♪ You’re catching it too ♪ ♪ It’s climbing
higher and higher ♪ ♪ It’s got hold of you ♪ ♪ Here it comes ♪ ♪ Sunday afternoon fever ♪ ♪ Burning with anticipation ♪ ♪ Good time vibrations ♪ ♪ Spreading like fire ♪ ♪ Hold on it’s generating ♪ ♪ Let it be taking ya
higher and higher ♪ ♪ You’re gonna
feel it, feel it ♪ ♪ Nothing you can do ♪ ♪ You know it’s
building, it’s building ♪ ♪ You’re catching it too ♪ ♪ It’s climbing
higher and higher ♪ ♪ It’s got hold of you ♪ ♪ Here it comes ♪ ♪ Sunday afternoon fever ♪ ♪ Here it comes ♪ ♪ Sunday afternoon fever ♪ ♪ Sunday afternoon fever ♪ [crowd cheers] – I’ve been watching
that cassette of the Super Bowl for a week. You know where the TV cameras
spend most of their time? On those girls. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. It’s incredible. Two best teams in the country going head to head on the field, the TV cameras are
panning to sidelines. Huh, those girls are the
hottest thing around. Every guy’s secret fantasy. How much lead time do
we need for a cover? – What we always
need, three months. – You’ve got two. I wanna put a
September cover story. – Since when are we putting out
a cheap cheesecake magazine? – We’re not, but even
a good serious magazine has to pay the bills. – Now you’re caving into those
clowns in the front office. – Those clowns in
the front office sign your paycheck and mine. They want more circulation
and I’m gonna give it to them. Besides, it’s not just sex. There’s a story there and I can smell it. – Do you have an angle? – I’ve been thinking about it. Behind the scenes with the
most gorgeous girls in America. – Spence, do you wanna be smart? Laura’s the one to write this. – Over my dead body. I don’t even wanna
talk to her again. Much less lay a hot assignment
like this in her lap, oh no, no, no. This is very special to me. I’m gonna write it myself. Janey, get me a roundtrip
ticket to Dallas, out tonight and back tomorrow. [disco music plays] – Come on, honey. Get out of here, you’ll
miss the signing up. – Maybe that’s what I
really want, anyway. – That’s not what you want. And You know it. – Okay. [sighs] [disco music plays] Hi. – Hi. – I knew there were gonna be
a lot of pretty girls here, but I, I sure never
figured on this many. – Me neither. – Hey, come on kids,
relax or you won’t make it through the registration,
let alone the tryouts. – I can’t help
it, I’m so scared. I mean just being
here at Texas Stadium, even thinking about
being a cheerleader. [sighs] I know I’m not
gonna make it, but. – Hey, now what
makes you two think you’re not gonna make it? – Oh, well. – Do you really think
we got a chance? – Definitely. – [Jessie and
Betty] Ooh. [laugh] – And I outta know, this is
my third year trying out. – Really? – I made it to the
finals last year. – Wow. – [giggles] Right
down to the final cut. There we were, all 53 of us,
dancing our little hearts out. I mean, I was smiling so much, I thought my face
was gonna crack. [giggles] And there I was
doing the Saturday Night Stomp, those judges all eyeing me. I mean, I thought
for sure I’d made it. And uh, and they um, called
out the final numbers, and little Kim Everly,
she just wasn’t there. – I’m so sorry. – Oh, don’t be. My boyfriend was so proud of me. I mean, he told all his friends that his girlfriend almost made the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. He treated me like a real
little princess, he did. – Wow, and here you are
going through all this all over again just for him. – Are you kidding? That heel, huh. – Well, why are
you doing it then? – I don’t know. I guess it’s the closest I’ll
ever come to any real glamour. [laughs nervously] [car engine whirs] [women mumble] – Ready for another season? – Yeah. – I’m glad you are
because I’m not. – Oh, come on Tex. You remember the
way it used to be? Eight girls going out
to the Sunday games? And who would have
ever have thought that it would have
gotten to be this large? – It’s amazing, isn’t it? – It sure is, there’s
a lot of them. Ladies, can I have
your attention, please. If you form a single line, we’re going to be able to get
you out a whole lot faster. How ’bout that, huh? Alright, now when you get back
up to the registration desk, you’re going to be receiving
three pieces of paper when you turn in your letters. A copy of the rules
and the regulations, the application,
and a fact sheet telling you all you have to
know about the preliminaries. Now you’re to fill out
that application in full, and bring it back with
you to the preliminaries. Thank you for your patience. – Ah, Miss Mitchell. Suzanne Mitchell? – Yes. – My name is Lyman Spencer,
I’ve been trying to reach you. I called you from New York. – Oh yes, yes, I
got your message. Mr. Todd in the press
office talked with you. – Yes, yes, I got
his message too, but I wanted to come down
here and talk to you in person about the article we– – Mr. Spencer, it’s
a company policy. We don’t accredit
journalists to do articles on the cheerleaders
without a detailed outline as to what is going
to be in that article. I think you call it your angle. – I have the feeling you
know we call it an angle. – I think you’ve made a
wasted trip, Mr. Spencer. – Well, now wait a minute, you haven’t heard
what I have to say. Look, the article is
gonna be truthful, upbeat glamorous, it’s gonna be–
– And in writing. – Fine, I’ll write it. – Mr. Spencer, I’m sure you
have some marvelous arguments, and a great deal of charm that
you’re prepared to use on me, but you’re wasting your time. – Well–
– Look at it our way. We haven’t had too much
success with some magazines. Now when the pitch is on, it sounds absolutely marvelous
and then when it comes out, it turns out to be an
unrecognizable jumble of distortions and
sometime outright lies. Now I am not prepared
to let anybody do anymore hatchet
jobs on my girls. – I don’t have that kind
of magazine, Miss Mitchell. We do not do hatchet jobs. – No, I realize that,
just put it in writing. – Alright, okay, that’s fine, let’s just say that, say
that I put it in writing, how much time are
we talking about? – Well you get it to
Mr. Todd’s office, and if he okays it, he
sends it to my office. My assistant reads
it, she okays it, she sends it to me, and if I okay it, I
send it on to Mr. Shram. – We’re a, talking about
a couple of months, huh? – At least. Then we’ll have to discuss it. – Another couple of months? – Maybe. – Okay Miss Mitchell,
I get the picture. – I knew you would. Have a nice trip back to
New York, Mr. Spencer. It’s been nice meeting you. [whimsical orchestral
music plays] [upbeat orchestral music plays] – And naturally now that the
big design houses in Paris are turning more and
more toward regional– – Come on Phil, that’s just
mealy-mouthed business talk. Now you’re a hot,
young designer, and what you say makes news. Now I want a really tough
quote to lead off the article. – And get every designer
in Paris mad at me. – [sighs] They’re
mad at you already. I mean you’re far too successful to have any designer friends. – Laura? They told me I’d
find you in here. You look great. Well then, why should
that surprise me, you always look great. – You’re interrupting a
very important interview, Mr. Spencer. – Ah, come on now. You can’t still be
angry about all the– – Can I? Then why am I
cutting out lunches, saving up enough money to have
a contract put out on you? – [laughs] Alright, okay,
so you’re a little sore, that’s not gonna stop me. We have to talk. – No, we have nothing
to talk about. – Oh, yes we do. Excuse me. I wanna talk about you. That’s your favorite subject. – You still know
how to hurt a guy. – Now come on, don’t
get feminine on me. I wanna give you the biggest
story of the year, Laura. I’m also gonna do
something for you that you can’t do for yourself. I’m gonna make you the hottest
journalist in the business. – Go on, I’m listening. – Mm-hmm, I thought
I’d get your attention. I really did mean it back there. You look sensational. – Come on, Spence. Just save the line, it just
doesn’t get to me anymore. – Oh really, could
have fooled me. – Look you’re handsome,
you’re charming, very bright and
sometimes a lot of fun, but you’re also
like the measles, when you’ve had it
once, you’re immune. – Okay for now. But someday you’re gonna
have to convince me that you really mean it. Did you ever see the Dallas
Cowboys Cheerleaders? – Who hasn’t,
they’re everywhere. – Did I detect a note of
quasi-intellectual disapproval? – Quasi-intellectual?
– Now, now, don’t fight it, make
it work for the story. – But What story?
You haven’t told me. – The girls. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. – And that is the biggest
story of my career? [shoe heel clicks on floor] Oh, come on Spence. I mean, you’ve
got to be kidding. – They happen to be the
hottest thing in the country. They’ve a, they’ve hit
some kind of nerve. Women from coast to coast
are looking up to them. All that goodie-goodie, look
but don’t touch nonsense. I wanna cut through all
that, that phony PR, and show those girls for
what they really are. And you know why? Because I’m in the new business. My readers have a
right to know the truth and that’s what
I’m gonna give ’em. If you had any pride
as a journalist, you’d, you’d be dying to
help me get this story. – No, you’re not gonna talk
me into anything anymore. Truth, pride, my
duty as a journalist. Why didn’t you say
what is really is? I mean, you’re circulation
is falling off, and you’re in trouble. The great Lyman Spencer, one step away from
the unemployment line. Don’t you think I’d know
you’d have to be desperate before you try to con me
into writing a story for you. – It’s not a con. Alright, I know
you’re bitter now, but we meant a lot to
each other once, right? – We never meant
anything to each other. We were just both in love
with you once, that’s all. – Alright, you wanna talk truth? Let’s talk truth. I need you for this one, Laura. How much is it gonna cost me? – I’m much too
expensive for you now. – Really? What you’d get for
your last article, $10,000, $12? – My last was $15. – Get outta here. You never made $15,000 dollars
for an article in your life. It’s alright, doesn’t matter. I’ll double it. You got $30. – I don’t believe
I’m saying this, but, ah… what do you want me to do? – I want you to get
the inside story, behind the scenes. I want you to make the squad, become one of the cheerleaders, and then just tell
it like it is. – With all the gory,
sensationalized details. – Well, my readers are
strong, they can take it. – Alright, you got a deal. – Oh, that’s great. That is great. I’m gonna go back to the
office and put it in writing. – No, you don’t have to. [tape player clicks and whirs] – $15.
– Get outta here. You never made $15,000 dollars
for an article in your life. It’s alright, it doesn’t matter. I’ll double it. You got $30. – Oh, it’s not that I
don’t trust you, Spence. – You’re the best. [disco music plays] [rooster squawks] – [J.R. Denton] Morning honey. – Morning. – You ah, still
thinking about Dallas? – Yeah. Yeah, I’m still thinking. – Betty, I really want
you to go up there and make that cheerleader squad. – Ah, J.R., I know
it sounds like it’s gonna be a whole lot of fun and real excitement
and all that, but I just don’t think–
– Now, no buts. I want you to do it
as a favor to me. Being married to
good ole J.R. Denton hadn’t been the barrel of
laughs I promised you’d it be. – I’m happy, J.R. – Maybe. – I am. – Okay, maybe ya are. And I gotta tell ya, there’s no guy happier
in Tyler, Texas than me. I can see the stirrings. You lookin’ kind of wistful at
all those fashion magazines, and the travel section
in the Sunday papers. I can see ya thinking
all the time. Maybe wondering how
it’d be if you weren’t stuck away down here
with a guy you’ve been going with since we were
both in the 10th grade. – That’s not true. It’s just that I, I don’t wannna ever be
anywhere without you. – Hey, just because you
could be going up to Dallas and be having some fun, that don’t mean you’re
getting rid of me that easy. We’ll see each other
every chance we can. I’ll be up sometimes
during the week, and I’ll be at every game. – Ah, J.R., I haven’t
even made the squad yet. – You will. You’re just so pretty. And when it’s all
over in a year or two, you’ll have something to
look back on and remember. And you won’t be like
your mother and mine. And all the other
women around here. Old before their time. Spending their
days thinking about all the life they could’ve had, if things had been
a little different. – And there you are,
enjoy your breakfast. Thank y’all. Mrs. Loomis? – Yeah. – I was wondering maybe
when breakfast is over, could I have a
couple of hours off? – You’re going to those
cheerleader tryouts, aren’t you? – Well, if you’ll give me
the time off, yes ma’am. – Jessie, I’ve been
meaning to talk to you. – Yes? – Yesterday, after you
took off for the day. – Uh-huh. – A man came by looking for you. Asking questions. – Oh? – Yeah, like where
you were livin’? What time you were
comin’ back here? A lot of questions. – Was he a big guy with
dark hair, about 25? What’d ya tell him? – A whole lot of nothing. Well first off I told him, I didn’t know where you lived, and you haven’t been
here for over a month, and I didn’t ever expect to
see you around here again cause you left here
on your week’s salary, I was dumb enough to
pay you in advance. [Jessie laughs] Ah, I didn’t like his looks. Reminded me of my third husband, and I told you what
a loser he was. – Well do you think it’s still
okay for me to work here? – Sure, after what I told him, he’ll be looking for
you in ten other places. [Jessie giggles] Jessie, if I was you, I’d think twice about trying
out for that cheerleader squad. They get their pictures
in the paper an awful lot. – I know. I’ve been thinking about that, but I just been dreaming
about for so long. – Well, sometimes you
have to let go of a dream. – Oh, it seems like I’ve
been doing that all my life. – You’re sure this is what
you really want to do? Even though you know that
fella’s looking for ya? [sighs] Okay, you can take off. – Oh, thank you Mrs. Loomis. – Ah, you don’t
have to thank me. I don’t think I’m doing
you any real favor. The best thing that
can happen to you is that you don’t
even make the finals. – No. [children laugh] [bell rings] – Alright, I’m gonna
leave this right up here on the blackboard, and we’ll
get back to it after lunch. Class dismissed. [desks squeak ] – Hi
– Hi. – I’ll take your lunch
period if you wanna run over to the stadium and take a look at
the competition. – Oh, no thanks. I don’t think I could stand it. – Joanne, there is
nothing to worry about. There’s just no girl
trying out today that’s anywhere
near pretty enough to knock you off that squad. I guarantee it. – Thanks, Mary Lou. – I’m still taking that
lunch period for you, so you can get out of here
and relax for a half hour. – You’ve got it. [children scream] – [Football Players]
[hands clap] Break. – [Quarterback] Hike, one, hut. Go. [ball thuds on hands] – Hey, kick me one. [ball thuds on foot] – It’s yonder.
[Kyle grunts] [Joanne yelps]
– Whoa. [Joanne laughs]
– Geez, excuse me. Are you alright? – Yeah, I’m alright. I don’t think my egg salad
sandwich is gonna survive. – Gee, I really didn’t
mean to step on it. I’m sorry. – It’s alright. I was watching the ball, too. Good kick, but not
enough hang time. Now you could’ve run it back
for a 100 yards or more. [laughs] And I’ve seen
you do just that, too. – Against Arkansas
in the Cotton Bowl. – Mm-hmm. – You know, after
all these years, I still remember every
foot of that 100 yards. – Oh, it wasn’t that long ago. – Try a lifetime. – [Football players]
Come on. [mumble] – I guess I better go. Sorry about your sandwich. – It’s alright. [atmospheric
orchestral music plays] [disco music plays] – Look at ’em all. – There must be twice
as many trying out as there were last year. – Hi Tammy. – Hi.
– Hi Joanne. – You just couldn’t stay away. – Oh, I really tried but I
guess it’s morbid curiosity. Had to see for myself how many
really pretty ones there are. – Just like the rest of us. – Sure are a lot of
pretty girls in Texas. – What part of the
state do you come from? – Jacksonville, Florida. – Boy, everyone’s just dying
to be a cheerleader in Dallas. – Not everyone, but
little Ginny here is. – Why, I mean what’s
so special about being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader? – I was Miss Florida in the
Miss International Contest last year, finished
second runner up too. – Sorry, I missed that. – Everyone missed it
but not this time. Once I’m a cheerleader,
those big TV closeups during the games and
all the other publicity. – Then it’s off to Hollywood
in a blaze of glory. – It’s happened before. – Hmm. – Hey, you know you’ve got a
chance to make the team, too. – Oh, thanks. – And in as much as
we’re both going to have to relocate to Dallas, why don’t we get an apartment
together and split expenses? – That sounds like a great idea. – Come on, would
ya relax a little? – Well I’m trying,
but I’m so scared. I, I can hardly breathe. – Just give it another try. It’s gonna hard making that
team without breathing. [Jessie laughs] [disco music plays] – Good afternoon, and welcome. Thank you for coming. I’m Ron Chapman with KVIL radio, and on behalf of the entire
Dallas Cowboy organization, we thank you for taking
time to participate in these auditions for the
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. Before we go any further, I’d like you to meet
the judging panel with whom you will
be working today. Ah, on the far end of the table, prominent Dallas
attorney, W.W. Mitchell. [group applauds] Right at my right, is the man, this is his office, he is the Vice
President in charge of the entire Texas Stadium
Corporation, this is Bert Rose. [group applauds] To my left, the lady we have
to call the house mother of the Dallas Cowboy
Cheerleaders, this
is Suzanne Mitchell. [group applauds] She calls all the shots, and the girl that
calls the dance steps is on the far
right of the table, our choreographer
Texie Waterman. [group applauds] Now, first thing we’ll
do this afternoon is ask you to come up
here in groups of four, come up in front of
the judges table. We’ll ask you for your
name and where you’re from, a little about yourself, and we’ll start
with the first four from right over here, please. – Some of those girls
are awfully pretty. – All rookies, that’s all. Let’s wait and see their
moves at final cut time. – Hello, ma’am, my
name is Jessie Mathews, and I’m from right
here in Dallas. – Are you working at
something now, Jessie? – Yes, ma’am, oh,
I’m a waitress. – That’s very good. – Morning. – [Texie Waterman] Good morning. – My name is Betty Denton. I’m from Tyler, Texas. I don’t do too much
of anything, really. I’m a housewife. – [Ginny O’Neil] Hello,
my name is Ginny O’Neil, I’m from Jacksonville, Florida, where I’m a model. – Hi, Miss Mitchell,
I’m Kim Everly. – Hello Kim. – Hello, my name’s
Laura Coleman, I called you this
morning from the airport. – Oh yes, of course. – I’m a secretary in New York. – You’re a long way from home. – Oh, most New Yorkers feel
that way even in New Jersey. – They’re are a couple
really beauties down there, but nowhere near the
winners we are, right? – [Group] Right. – And we’re all gonna
win this squad again. – Well I sure hope so. – No hoping about it,
we’re a winning team. – Three, and that’s it. We left out anyone’s favorite? – No.
– Not for me. – That’s good for me.
– Okay, let’s go. Alright girls, the judges
have made their decisions, we have our semifinalists. Now let me point out
that if your number comes up on the blackboard, we want you to come back
here tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock sharp. Conversely, if your number
is not on the blackboard, we hope you’ve enjoyed it, hope it’s been some
kind of fun for you, and we thank you very, very much on behalf of the
Cowboy Organization for your interest and
your participation. [group mumbles] [group screams] – Oh, Jessie, I
made it, I made it. And you made it, too. [Jessie screams] – See what did I tell
you, we both made it. Now, we’re gonna do a
little celebrating tonight, and I know just the place. I hope you got a
real knockout outfit. – Yeah, I have brought along
a head turner or two, why? – I heard about a disco place the cheerleaders go sometimes. We’re gonna go there tonight and throw so real
fear into them. – Now that’s what I like, a fully developed
killer instinct. – Developed nothing,
I was born with it. [whimsical orchestral music] [dramatic orchestral music] – Good morning, my
name’s Kyle Jessop, I have an appointment
to see Gil Brandt. – Yes, he’s expecting you, just right through that door. – Thank you. – Good morning. – Well hello, Joanne. – I was just dropping
my uniform off, I wanted to wait
around and say hello. – How nice. [knock on door] – Come in. – Hello Gil. – Kyle. Hey, you’re looking great. – Hey, you too. – I guess those are all the
registrations for the new girls. – Mm-hmm. – And I guess I maybe
wrong for putting you on the spot for even asking, but do you think I have a chance
of making the squad again? – But I haven’t lost it,
I can still do the job. – I’m bettin’ on it. That’s why I arranged
for that tryout. Kyle, we go too far back
together for me to kid you. – Good, because I’m not
just another over the hill running back scrambling to
hang on for one more season. I can help this team, and that’s why I don’t
mind going out there on an open tryout. I just wanna be sure you’re
taking me seriously, that’s all. – But every year
it just seems as if there more and more
new girls trying out. They’re all so young and pretty. – You have the same chance
as all the other girls. – Yes, I know, but these last four years, well, they’ve been just the best
four years of my life. I just don’t know how I’m
gonna be able to stand it if I’m not part of it anymore. – You show us something
in that tryout, and you’re gonna be busy Sundays running back kicks for
the Dallas Cowboys. – Sure gonna be having to pave
my way into Texas Stadium. Thanks, Gil. – See ya.
– You bet. – Get on, come on get out
of here, go back to work. What are you doing,
playing hooky? [Joanne laughs] Out you go. I’ll see you at the finals, huh. And ah, lay off
the french fries. – Oh, alright. – Thank you. – Hi.
– Oh, hello. We do keep runnin’ into
each other, don’t we? – Ah, hey look, ah? – Joanne. – Look Joanne, if you don’t
have a boyfriend or husband who would object, I sure
would like to make up for squishing your egg
salad sandwich at the park. – Oh. – As a matter of fact, I
can do better than that. How about dinner tonight? – Oh ah, well I did
have some plans. – Plans you can change? – Sure, why not? – Great, I’ll see ya out. [disco music plays] ♪ In the disco ♪ ♪ Who’s that dancing? ♪ ♪ By the river ♪ ♪ She’s been dancing all alone ♪ ♪ I’ve been staring but ♪ ♪ She don’t see me ♪ ♪ She’s just movin’
there alone ♪ ♪ She’s been in the disco ♪ ♪ First lady of the club ♪ – You sure you
don’t wanna dance? – No, thanks. That stuff makes me
tired just watching. Besides, I think I’d just
rather sit here and be with you. – I was thinking, what if you make the Cowboys
and I make the cheerleaders? You know the rules. – I sure do. – Well if that happens,
we won’t be able to see each other anymore. – Let me tell you a story. When I was playing at Texas, we had Notre Dame on
the schedule one year, and some of the guys got
really uptight about it. Finally the coach brought
us in the locker room, and said, “hey guys,
don’t worry about it “until the time comes.” – What happened? – We all stopped worrying
and Notre Dame killed us. [Joanne laughs] Anyway, we both are
gonna make the team, and we’ll worry about
it when the time comes. – Okay. – Hey, there’s a table. ♪ Nighttime, maybe
a hot romancer ♪ – Howdy girls, what’ll be? – What do people
drink here in Dallas? – Scotch, bourbon, gin. Same thing you Yankees drink. – Uh, scotch and water. – We’ll have two. – Where you girls from? – I’m from
Jacksonville, Florida, Laura here is from
New York City. We’re here to tryout
for the cheerleaders. – Good luck. – Thank you. Hi fellas. – Hello.
– Hi. – Wanna help us shake
away some of our jet lag? – Sure. ♪ I’m feeling romantic,
turning me on ♪ ♪ Make your dreams,
romancing, finally ♪ ♪ I see myself through
the camera, fine ♪ ♪ Living this life
of a perfect moment ♪ – Hey, they’re not too bad. – Bad, I’m afraid they’re great. ♪ Nighttime ♪ ♪ Nighttime ♪ ♪ Maybe a dream young dancer ♪ ♪ Nighttime ♪ ♪ Nighttime ♪ [disco music plays] – Thank you very much. – Hi, can I buy ya a drink? – Spence, you gotta be crazy
coming down here like this. – Ah, don’t worry. I won’t blow your cover. Come on, let’s sit down. – What are you doing here? Hey, what do you want? – Just came down to
see you, I missed ya. – Oh, come on,
Spence, be serious. – Maybe I am. – Listen Spence, I’m
here on assignment, and you’re the editor. Business, remember? – Yes, I remember but then
after seeing you again, I um, I really have missed you. – I don’t believe you. You’d do anything to make
sure I deliver that story. – I’ve been thinking
about it Laura. Maybe we gave up on us too soon. – And ah, all of this has
nothing to do with the story? – No, not this. ♪ You’re turning me on ♪ – Not the way I feel about you. But I am here on business. – Okay, business first. We’ll ah, table the rest of
it until all this is over. – Okay. Ah, are those all real
live cheerleaders? – Most of them. – I heard this is the
place they come to. – You still haven’t told
me what you’re doing here. – Came down to apply
a little pressure, how’s the story coming? – There’s a lot of
sanctimonious, goodie-goodie, “we’re just little
ole gals from Dallas” junk being tossed around. But, if the real
cheerleaders are anything like me new roommate,
Ginny O’Neil, the girl in the print dress. Female piranha, just
making a quick pit stop here in Dallas before blasting
open the gates to Hollywood. – I knew they were all
here hyping something. I can’t wait for you
to make that squad. We’re gonna really blow
this thing wide open. And we’re gonna do it a month
earlier than we figured. That’s the pressure part. I moved the story up. You’re in the next issue. – That’s impossible. – If we don’t jump circulation
with the next issue, then I’m out on my ear and you
don’t get your $30,000 bucks. Now you wanna tell
me what’s impossible? – Spence, for a guy who’s romancing me, you sure have a way with words. [disco music plays] ♪ Nighttime ♪ – What are you doing? – Studying. – Studying what? – About the Cowboys. Hey, you wouldn’t
happen to know what year it was they first went to
the Super Bowl, would you? – What do you have
to know that for? – I made it to the semifinals. – Really?
– Uh-huh. And this is all part
of the finals tomorrow. They havin’ a test to see how
much you know about football and the Cowboys Organization, and I’m gonna know just
as much as I possibly can. – I really got to
admire you, Jessie. – Me?
– Yeah, you. I know a little about
where you comin’ from. The orphanage, all
those foster homes, that fella following
you, whoever he is. And you’re not gonna
let any of that stand in the way of
what you really want. And I know you’ve been dreamin’
about this a long time, and it does look like
it could kinda be fun, but it’s not just the
fun and excitement you’re after with those
cheerleaders, is it? – Well it could be a little
more than that, yeah. If I tell you, you
probably gonna laugh. – I promise, no laughing. – Well, after a while it
gets so they beat you down so bad that you start
to feel like nothing. Really, nothing. But all that is behind me now. And I’m tired of feeling
like I don’t matter anymore. That’s why the cheerleaders
is so important to me. If I could just make it. If an organization
like the Dallas Cowboys could say that I’m good
enough to represent them, well then I can’t feel
like I’m nothing anymore, can I? [country music plays] – Now that’s what I
call much too good for those folks up in Dallas. – You like it. – What there is of it, sure. – I bought it for the finals. I figured if I’m gonna
go up there anyway, I just might as well
show’em what a Tyler girl is really like. [laughs] – You know, I guess
this is just about the happiest I’ve seen
you look in quite a while. – Ah J.R., I gotta admit it really is getting exciting. – And it’s gonna be
a lot more exciting once you make that squad. You’ll see honey, you’re really gonna have
some fun for a change. – Oh. – Hello ma’am, my name
is Jessie Mathews. – Jessie Mathews.
– Yes, ma’am. – Right here, number 12. Now you just take this, and go get your picture
taken over there and then find your seat. – Thank you, ma’am. – Michelle Vaughn. – Hi.
– How you doing? – Fine, thank you. – Stand on the tape for us. – Should I put this down? – Put the purse down. – Thank you. – [Photographer] Turn
your right shoulder away. – Uh-huh. – Big smile.
– Uh-huh. [camera clicks]
– Thank you. – Thank you, sir. – Okay, do just what she did. – Hi, Laurie Murdock. [camera clicks]
– Thank you. That’s it, now look
right in the camera. [camera clicks]
Thank you. – [Mary Jo] Number 38. – Okay, good number, thank you. – Morning, Mary Jo. – [Mary Jo] Morning, Joanne. Okay Joanne, you’re number 36. – Alright. Thank you. – Hi, Vonceil Baker. – Kim Everly, remember
me from last year? – Okay, Kim you’re number three, just go right on over there
to have your picture taken. – Thank you. – Okay? – Oh, Hi Joanne, how ya doin’? Good to see you again. Look right in here. [camera clicks]
Thank you. – Thank you. – I’m Betty Denton. – [Mary Jo] Okay, Betty. [ball thuds against foot] – [Quarterback] Go. – How’s it look coach? I can do better than that. [group mumbles] – Hi, I’m Laura Coleman. – Good morning, girls.
– Good morning. – Good morning.
– Good morning. We’ve only got a half hour. – Then we don’t stop to
breathe until after Super Bowl. [sighs] [group mumbles] – Alright, girls. Good morning, welcome
back, this is it. The first thing we’re going
to ask you to do today is to come up here
in groups of six, and show us some of
your best disco moves. We’ll ask on, obviously,
for numbers one through six. [disco music plays] ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Burning ♪ ♪ To my surprise ♪ ♪ One-hundred stories high ♪ ♪ People getting loose ♪ ♪ Getting down on the
roof, you could hear ♪ ♪ The folks were flaming ♪ – Alright, thank
you very, very much. Next 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. ♪ It was so entertaining ♪ ♪ When the boogie
started to explode ♪ ♪ I heard somebody say ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Disco inferno ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Burn that mother down ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Disco inferno ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Burn that mother down ♪ ♪ Burning ♪ ♪ Satisfaction ♪ ♪ Came in a chain reaction ♪ ♪ Burning ♪ ♪ I couldn’t get enough ♪ ♪ So I had to self-destruct ♪ ♪ The heat was on ♪ ♪ Climbing to the top ♪ ♪ I just can’t stop ♪ ♪ That’s when my spark got hot ♪ ♪ I heard somebody say ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Disco Inferno ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Burn that mother down ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Disco inferno ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Burn that mother down ♪ ♪ Burning ♪ ♪ I heard somebody say ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Disco inferno ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Burn that mother down ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ ♪ Disco inferno ♪ ♪ Burn baby burn ♪ [group applauds] – Alright, thank you. Thank you very much, all of you. Now the next thing we’ll do is break you into three groups. The first group, stay
right where you are, numbers one through 25 because Texie Waterman will
teach you a new dance routine. This is to see how rapidly
you pick up on new steps. Numbers 26 through 50, we want you to take a
written multiple part test. Now this is going to be to see your general
knowledge of football, and how much you know about
the Cowboy Organization, and the third group,
everyone from 50 on, down in this area
where Suzanne Mitchell will interview each of you. – Okay girls, let me have
numbers one through 10 in two lines, please. Quickly. Bounce. Good. Take a deep breath. [inhales] And let it
all out. [exhales] How do you feel? – Good. [group laughs] – Okay, now then, I want
you to take your right foot, tap out, roll that hip. – Okay ladies, please take
a pencil, fill the form out, when it’s completed
return it to the desk. Please take a pencil, return this to the desk
when you’ve completed it. – Hi Joanne. – Hi.
– Now what am I gonna ask you? – I don’t know. [laughs] – How are the kids at school? – Oh, they’re doing fine. – Out, in. Out, alright let’s take
it with the left foot. Ready, and, tap, out, in. – Well Vonceil I know
you so well, too, and I don’t know
what to ask you. So we better let the
new girls have a chance. – Thank you. – Alright, giving me [mumbles] – Hey.– [Texie Waterman] arms go out.I want your head
looking to the right, good.
Tap out, in, up and drop, tap out, in, up, hold it right there. Brush up, plunge out. And push, and push. Out, in, up. Out and up. Out and up. Kick up, and push, push. Okay girls, let’s
take it with music. Ready? Ron.
[disco music plays] – Very good, thank you Cindy. – Thank you. – Hello Laura. – Hi. – Tell me, why would a
New York girl like you want to be a
cheerleader in Dallas? – I don’t know, it
seems like a lot of fun. – It’s not going to be fun. It’s going to be long,
hard hours of practice, every night and
on every weekend. – Well if that’s what
it takes to be the best. – That’s exactly what it takes. – Well then I don’t mind because that’s what I
want to be, the best. – Alright, thank you. [disco music plays] And you’ve had a four
years of acting lessons? You know, there’s
not too much chance for an acting career
here in Dallas. – All I want here in
Dallas is a chance to be on the Dallas
Cowboy Cheerleaders. – Alright, thank you. – Alright, can you take
your seats, please. Thank you, your work
is largely done now, and ours is just beginning. We’re going to retire now and
tally sheets and so forth, and there’ll be some
refreshments here
while we’re gone. We’ll get back as
soon as we can, and announce who
the winners are. [group mumbles] – Tension’s so thick here you
could cut it with a knife. – Oh, you could say that again. Excuse me. – Hey.
– Huh? – It’s really important
to you, isn’t it? To make it to the squad? – Oh, it’s just the
most important thing in the whole world, that’s all. – Yeah, I’ll be really
disappointed if I don’t get in. – Ah, I just have to
make the cheerleaders, that’s all, I just have to. – Well, good luck. – Thank you. Good luck to you, thank you. – How was my dancing,
oh, did I do alright? – It was just great.
– Yeah? – How can you eat? You’re not nervous? – Dig in, it’s great spread. – No, I can’t. It’s like waiting for
brain surgery or something. – [laughs] Sure are a
lot of uptight girls walking around here. – Um, really. I mean there really are. [disco music plays] – Alright girls. The judges have
reached their decision, and if you’ll all
take your places, we’ll announce who
the winners are. This is it. We’ve been arguing
in the back room, but now I’m going
to call out 32 names of the new Dallas
Cowboy Cheerleaders. I’ll call the name
and the number, come on up when I do, okay? Alright. The winners are number seven, Gay Tara. [Gay screams]
[group cheers] Number five, Ann Briggs. [group cheers] Number 12, Jessie Mathews. [Jessie whimpers]
[group cheers] Number 14, Vonceil Baker. [group cheers] Number 20, Tina Hernandez. [group cheers] Number 19, Kim Killway. [group cheers] Number 29, Judy Kavitz. [group cheers] Number 22, Laurie Murdock. [group cheers] Number 26, Debbie Brooks. [Debbie screams]
[group cheers] Number 25, Robin Sindoor. [group cheers] Number 44, Angel Bland. [group cheers] Number 39, Debbie White. [group cheers] Number 40, Suzette Russell. [group cheers] Number 33, Vanessa Baker. [group cheers] Number 50, Shannon Baker. [group cheers] Number 47, Michelle Vaughn. [group cheers] Number four, Susan Jones. [group cheers] Number two, Lauren Moss. [Lauren screams]
[group cheers] Number 13, Pam Davis. [group cheers] Number 11, Denise Doran. [group cheers] Number 21, Susan Wally. [group cheers] Number 30, Tammie Roberts. [group cheers] Number 17, Sherry Worthington. [group cheers] Number 28, Debbie Wagner. [group cheers] Number 36, Joanne Vail. [group cheers] Number 30, Patty Dolan. [group cheers] Number 9, Jamie McKelvey. [group cheers] Number 49, Michelin Gosling. [group cheers] Number 34, Terri Richardson. [group cheers] Number 23, Cindy Sykes. [Cindy screams]
[audience cheers] Number 18, Christy Mathews. [group cheers] Number 42, Jill Wagner. [group cheers] Number 10, Laura Coleman. [group cheers] Number 41, Vanita Briggs. [group cheers] Number 31, Betty Denton. [group cheers] Number 27, Tammy Barber. [Tammy screams]
[group cheers] Number 45, Kim McKinney. [group cheers] and number one, Suzette Shorts. [Suzette screams]
[group cheers] Ladies and gentlemen, your new
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. [group screams] [camera clicks] – Kim, Kim, I’m so sorry. – Congratulations, Jessie. You’re gonna be the best Cowboy
cheerleader they ever had. – Ah, thank you. – And listen, you
don’t get too cocky now because I’m gonna come
back here next year, and I’m gonna try to take that
place right away from you. – You do that. – Well, Congrats. – Thank you. – Good luck. – Bye. – Miss Mitchell,
all I wanna know is what’s going on here? I’ve lost contests before, but I’ve been in
so many of them, that I’m an expert at
rating the opposition, and there are no
two ways about it, I’m the prettiest girl here. – Yes Ginny, you’re
a very pretty girl. – And there’s nothing wrong
with my dancing either. – No, there isn’t,
you’re almost a pro. – Then why? – Well I’m afraid
I’m the reason, there’s a little too
much showbiz in your bio. – Oh, I get it now. No career minded sharpies
on the cheerleaders. – Something like that. – So what, just means
I’m off to Hollywood six months sooner,
that’s all. [laughs] [group cheers] [group mumbles] – Wanna stretch? – Oh please, I need it. – Oh, ah, I’m in pain. – Oh, thanks, ah. – Good morning ladies. Could you gather around please? I would like to congratulate you on behalf of the Dallas
Cowboys Organization. [group applauds] Now you all have a
unique responsibility, and it’s up to every one
of you to live up to it. You were given a copy of the
rules and the regulations when you registered. And we expect you
to adhere to those. First of all, you must live
in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. You must have a regular
job or be going to school. There will be rehearsals
every night of the week. [group groans] And on weekends. [group groans] If you miss one rehearsal
prior to a home game, you’re not going to be
allowed to be in that game. You miss two rehearsals, and you’re not going
to be a cheerleader. Two games and your out. Okay? Alright, now you’re
going to be taking care of your own uniforms. You new girls will
be fit next week. You returning girls will
get the same ones back that you had last year
and they better fit. [group laughs] Now there’s something that
I want you to remember, and you must never forget. When you’re in those uniforms, you are representing the
Dallas Cowboys Organization. You have a duty to do it
well and keep our image. Okay, one thing I want
you to be aware of. I promise to be your very best friend. I can also be your worst enemy. So work hard, huh? Okay, let’s get to work. Let’s do it
– Okay girls, up. Four lines please. Quickly. [atmospheric music plays] And right foot, point out. Step across and brush the foot up. Step out and fall back. When you fall back,
put those hands up. Push back as the
elbow comes back. Hip comes up, and push. And put the hand up. Slap and groove. That’s it, alright let’s try it. Foot out. And step across, brush up. Step, fall back. And push, push, up and slap. And let’s try again. Ready, and step, brush up. Step, fall back, push, push, up. Up here, and slap. That’s it, good.
– Alright. – Again, foot out. And a one, two, three, four. Five and six. Seven and eight. Again, foot out, and ah, one. Two. Three. Four. Five. And Six. Seven, and eight. But faster. Alright now, Betty. – Yes?
– When you kick up, I want that toe pointed. – Oh yes.
– Alright. One out again, let’s go. – I am wiped out. – [laughs] I’ll see
you tomorrow, bye bye. – Can I have your autograph? – Oh sure. Here we go. There ya go. – Thank you. – Sure. – Laura, you sure
it isn’t any bother? – Bother? You’re
doing me a big favor. I took on that apartment
figuring I’d share it with Ginny O’Neil. She didn’t make it
through the finals so now I’m stuck with a place
that’s bigger than I need. – Can I have your autograph? – Sure.
– Sure, what’s your name? – Chris.
– Jonathan. – Well, I do need a
place to live in Dallas. – Well then, that’s settled. – Thank you.
– You’re moving in with me. – Thanks a lot. – Oh, Laura. I mean, you know I
can’t afford very much. Besides, you haven’t even
told me how much my share of the rent’s gonna be. – Well don’t worry about
it, we’ll work it all out. The main thing is that
we get to be friends, and we get to know
all about each other. You know like a, in
a sorority house, all the girls sitting around,
telling about themselves? – [laughs] I’m afraid I
don’t have very much to tell. – You’d be surprised. [ominous music plays] – Hello Jessie. I’ve been looking
all over for ya. Now look what a
celebrity you are, picture in the paper
and everything. – Now Frank, you
just leave me alone. – Jessie, oh Jessie, after all
we’ve been through together, how can I leave you alone? – Hello Jessie,
everything alright? – Yeah, sure, Jessie and
me are just old friends. Stopped by to say hello, and to congratulate
you on being picked for the cheerleaders. I’ll see you, Jessie. – [ Suzanne Mitchell] There
anything you wanna tell me? – No, ma’am. – Jessie, if he’s bothering
you, if anybody bothers you, I want you to come to me. Do you understand? – Thank you, Miss Mitchell. – Suzanne. – Thank you, Suzanne. – Okay. [ominous music plays] [upbeat music plays] – [knock on door] It’s Laura. – Oh, come on in. – How’s it going? – [Betty Denton] Ah, Laura,
it’s the best that’s all. I never had a bath
like this before. – You haven’t?
– Uh-uh. – It’s a women’s right. It should be part of the ERA. – The what? – Oh, the Equal
Rights Amendment. – Oh, I guess I should
know all about that, but I, I’m sorry, I don’t. – But you do know all about the
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. – Ah, I know that
doesn’t sound too smart to a New York City
girl like you. I guess I’m just a, a simple
Texas housewife, that’s all. – Well all that’s
going to change. You’re in Dallas now. You’re gonna have
to get out there and see a whole lot
more of the world. [upbeat music plays] Hi Spence, well nothing startling yet. So far just a go-getter who’s
speech from the iron butterfly who’s in charge, and a really bone-crushing
four hour rehearsal. First of what I fear
is gonna be many. I’ve ah, roped in one
of the cheerleaders into sharing the
apartment with me. So far all I’ve gotten from her is enough sugar and molasses
to kill four diabetics. [phone rings] – Hello. – [Frank Rand]
Mr. Lyman Spencer? – You got him. – My name is Frank Rand, I’m calling from
down here in Dallas, and I heard that you
might be willing to pay for some dirt on the
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders? – Where’d ya hear
something like that? – Ah, from a friend of mine. You spread word
around pretty good when you were down here. Now ah, how much
money are we talkin’? – That depends on
what you got to sell. – I’ve got a girl who just
made the cheerleader squad, special pictures, inside dirt, well you just name
it and you got it. Naturally, providing
the price is right. – Naturally. And if there’s no inside dirt? – Oh, you just write
up anything you want. I’ll get her to swear it’s
all true, every word of it. [ominous orchestral music plays] – Mr. Rand, I think you
just made yourself a deal. [children mumble] – Now you have a nice lunch. – Hello Joanne. – Hello Kyle. – You’re a mighty
tough lady to reach, I’ve been calling a lot. – Well, you know
how practice is. We seem to be at
it all the time. – I’ve left messages, you too busy to
make a phone call? – Kyle, I’ve been thinking, and well I just don’t
want to see you anymore. – I didn’t make the
Cowboys, you know that. – Yes, I know. – Then you’re gonna have to
tell me the reason why you won’t see me. – Please Kyle, I just don’t
want to… Isn’t that enough? – No, it isn’t. There’s gotta be a reason, and I wanna know what it is. I’m not moving until
I get my answer. – Alright, I’ll see you
tonight after rehearsal. I’ll tell you then. – Tonight. [upbeat music plays] – [Betty Denton] Oh, oh. [Betty laughs] [Better applauds] – Thank you. Bye. Oh, you know, I really
could get used to all this. – Well it’s not
too hard to take. – Want some more wine?
– Mmm. I guess we better
start looking for jobs. Either that or we’re gonna
have to face up to Suzanne, and tell her why
we’re not working. – Well quick, where’s
that Want Ad section? – What can you do? – Oh, I don’t know. Not too much of
anything, I guess. – Can you type? – Just a little. – Well you don’t have
to worry about it, you’ve got legs of
a great secretary. – Oh, thank you. Wait Laura, do you really think I could get a job in an office? – I guarantee it. – Oh, I sure hope so. – Betty, I hope you don’t
mind me asking this, but what are you doing here? You love your husband, and it sounds as if
he loves you, too, I mean shouldn’t you be back
home in Tyler making babies? – Oh, well, J.R. says there’s
plenty of time for that. – What else does J.R. say? – Well I, I guess you
must have figured by now, it isn’t my idea of being
on the cheerleaders. It’s just that J.R.
wants it so bad for me. – For you? – Well it’s a lot for J.R. too. – Why? I mean, what’s so
important about all this? – I don’t know, I don’t know, maybe he, maybe he feels it’ll make him stand a little taller with
some of his friends, you know? And all the people he
does business with. – [sighs] Sounds just like a
lot of macho garbage to me. – Oh no, Laura, no it isn’t. No, he wants it for me, too. He wants me to have some
fun and meet new people, maybe have some exciting
times, you know? – Well Betty, that’s
just exactly what you’re gonna be doing
for the next year. Going out, having some fun. Meeting a lot of
attractive young men. I mean, aren’t you a little
afraid of the wear and tear that’s gonna put
on your marriage? – Nah, I’m not just
a little afraid, I’m terrified. – Hello Jessie, I’ve
been waiting for ya. – Frank, you’ve just
got to leave me alone. – I don’t have to do anything. Come on Jessie, I
just wanna talk. – Frank, I’m gonna be
late for rehearsal. – Oh, come on, Jessie. We’re just gonna talk. – Will you let me go? – Sure. If that’s what you really want. Sure is good to see
you again, Jessie. – Frank, that is not
what you came here to talk to me about. – You know Jessie,
things haven’t been going too good for me lately. Had a couple of deals
I thought might happen, but they just kinda blew
apart at the last minute. – Hmm, what else is new? – Well I figure I used up
all my luck here in Dallas. Maybe I’ll head to LA, Vegas. That’s why I started
looking for you. See if you wanna
come along with me, and then here you are, big shot Dallas
Cowboy Cheerleader. – Frank, my being a cheerleader
has nothing to do with you. – Yeah, sure. – Frank, what are you
thinking of doing? – Me? Nothing. You’re the one who’s
gonna do it for us. – I’m not doing nothing. – Oh, yes you are. – Frank, Frank. Frank! – Now first you’re gonna
get some pictures taken, you’re gonna be the
only topless/bottomless Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. We’re gonna make a fortune. – Frank, I’m not
gonna do any of it. – Okay, alright
have it your own way, but then me being a
loyal Dallas Cowboy fan, I’m gonna have to tell
them all about you. All about us. – Oh, Frank. Frank, please don’t
do this to me. – You either do what I want, or I’m gonna tell
them everything. Either way you’re
off the cheerleaders, so let’s at least
make some money. [ominous orchestral music plays] – [Texie Waterman]
Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight. Two, two, three. – Tina, Keep your head up. seven, eight, let’s go girls. – Betty straight line. [upbeat dance music plays] Come on girls,
let’s get with it. Straighten the line, that’s it. Come on, arms straight.
– One, two, three, four, five, six. seven, eight, two,
two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. – Legs up, legs up.
– And reach up, girls. Reach with those feet, – gonna an audience out there, look up and smile, – And one, two, three,
-come on, sell it. four, five, six, seven, eight. Two, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight. – Texie. – Okay, hold it girls, hold it. – Come on, ladies. Preseason is just
around the corner, and you’re still
looking at your toes. Now Joanne and Jessie, I don’t know where
your minds are, but I sure wish
they were back here telling your feet what to do. [group laughs] Come on ladies,
that’s not funny. It really isn’t. In one week’s time, we walk out in the
middle of Texas Stadium to make complete fools
out of ourselves. Now let’s be serious, and smile and sell, now come on, let’s go. – [Texie Waterman]
One, two, three, four reach out, push those poms poms. Let’s go. Jessie, get those
arms up straight. Smile. – Heads up, big joy.
– Smile. And a one, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight. Two, two, three, four,
straight up, good. – Come on, in step, legs high. – Three, four, five,
six, seven, eight. Go girls. Smile. [upbeat dance music plays] – Thank you, yes. [crickets chirp] [knock on door] – Hi. – Evening, ma’am. I’m looking for
Mrs. Betty Denton. – This is the place. I’m Laura Coleman, and you just have to be J.R. – That’s right, glad
to meet you ma’am. This sure is a fancy place. – J.R., oh. I’m just so glad to see you. – Oh, don’t mind me. I’m just gonna get dressed
and get out of here. – I know it sounds crazy, but after practicing dancing for four hours
every single night, we come home, we rush out
again to do some more dancing. – You’re not rushing
anywhere tonight. You and J.R. just stick
around and get reacquainted. – Now that sounds
like a real nice idea. – Oh, come on J.R. There’s this really
cute little disco all us cheerleaders go
to, you’ll just love it. It’s real nice. Besides, we got
plenty of time to get reacquainted later on. – Yeah, sure. – Okay, let me just
get ready, okay? – Okay. [disco music plays] – Oh, I want you to
meet some of my friends. Hi.
– Hi. – This is my husband J.R. – Hi.
– This is Tammy and Michelle, and up there there’s
Connie and Kim and Suzan. This is my husband J.R. – Hi Betty, how about a dance? – Sure, okay. – Excuse us for a second.
– I’ll be right back. [disco music plays] – Joanne, it just
doesn’t make sense. – I’m sorry, it’s
the way I feel. – What kind of answer is that? – I can’t help myself. Kyle, I do like you, and I know we have fun together, but–
– But? Look I know it’s only
been a couple of weeks, but Joanne, I love you. [disco music plays] It can’t be that
I’m not some kind of glamorous jock anymore. – Oh no, it’s not that. – Look, football has given
me a good college education, I’ve made some good investments, I can take care of you. – It’s not that either. – Well then what is it? – I can’t help myself. Kyle, I want so badly to keep
on being on the cheerleaders, and every time I think of you– – I get it, I didn’t
make the Cowboys. So I’m a constant
reminder of what it’s gonna be like
for you next year or the year after when
you don’t make the team. I thought I knew you
better than that. How can you be so shallow? – I know it sounds shallow, but I don’t know, maybe I’m just scared. – Scared? Of what? – I don’t know. Maybe just gettin’ old. [disco music plays] ♪ Nighttime, baby
I need a dancer ♪ ♪ Nighttime, maybe
a hot romancer ♪ ♪ Nighttime, I feel your magic ♪ ♪ Turnin’ me on ♪ ♪ Instant colors in
all directions. ♪ – Do you know, J.R., I was just thinking, I’m just not gonna
listen to you anymore. Well, being on the cheerleaders, this is great and all and, and I love it, I do, but that doesn’t mean I
gotta live here in Dallas. I’m gonna call Suzanne first
thing in the morning and, maybe she’ll let me
live at home in Tyler, and that way I could
just drive back and forth for the rehearsals
and the games. – But that’d be a 100
miles of driving each way. – So what? I figure you’re worth it. – Woo. – Oh, J.R. Now come on, let’s get outta
here and get reacquainted. Come on. ♪ Nighttime ♪ ♪ Nighttime ♪ – Hi. What do you have
that’s good and strong? – Well how about martini? – Good, sounds fine.
Thank you – Hey, I thought
you didn’t drink? – Well that was yesterday. Thank you. Today it seems like a fine idea. – What’s wrong? Is there anything
that I could do? – Ah, well I don’t know. You promise you
won’t tell anybody? – I promise. – Well you see, there’s this
fella, Frank that I know, and ever since I’ve been
one of the cheerleaders, he’s been–
– From the gentleman. – Jessie, I’ll be right back. What are you doing here Spence? You said you
weren’t coming back. – I did, but you said
to keep it all business. Table the personal end for now. – Listen Spence,
I’ve been thinking, maybe we’re on the wrong track. I mean, we came out here
to do a whole big expose on the red hot media
hype of the year. Well I’ve been really into it, and there just is no story. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are everything that
their PR says they are. They’re just a lot of
nice, down home girls having some fun. And as far as, as far
as they’re concerned, they’re no nationwide
phenomenon. They’re just themselves. – They’ve really gotten
to you, haven’t they? – I guess so. I’ve even made some friends. – Please, you’ll
have me in tears. – Believe me, Spence. There is no story. Please, for me, let it lie. – No, I told you
I was gonna blast all this goodie-goodie
girl next door con, and I’m gonna do it. It’s gonna be expensive
though, but worth every penny. Good pictures, a
signed byline by one of your cheerleader pals. It’s your last
chance to be a star. I’m gonna do the story
with you or without you. You take your choice. ♪ Nighttime. ♪ ♪ Nighttime. ♪ – [Texie Waterman] One,
two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and two, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight, and reach girls, reach, girls, reach And one, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight. And two, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight. Take those pom poms up. Reach up. Reach out, come
on, let’s get down. That’s it. Please point those toes. [upbeat dance music plays] That’s it girls, and
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Two, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight. – Sure, it looks good. – Let’s, let’s break for
the night, okay girls? Oh, Suzanne would you like to
say something to the girls? – It looks good, it’s
really coming along. Your uniforms are over here, they’re all tagged
with your names. Oh, I do have a question, does anybody know
where Jessie is or why she wasn’t here tonight? Well then would someone
please pick up her uniform, get it to her and give
her a message from me, if she misses one more
rehearsal, she’s out. Thank you. Okay, let’s go. – Hey Laura, here’s yours. – Thanks. Anyone seen Jessie’s? – Here it is. – Oh, thanks. I’ll take it to her. [knock on door] [knock on door] – [Laura Coleman] Jessie? [knock on door] Open the door, it’s Laura. [knock on door] Please Jessie, if
you’re in there, please open the door. [knock on door] – Just a minute. – Hey, I brought your uniform. – [cries] Thank you.
– Jessie, what’s the matter? And where are you going? – I don’t know. I just know I have
to go somewhere. I’ve been sitting
here thinking about it for hours and hours, and I don’t even
know where to go. – Well what makes you think
you have to go anywhere? – Well it’s Frank. I tried to tell you before. I just can’t go through
with what he wants. – Well what does he want you do? – He wants me to pose
for some dirty pictures, and then swear to
some terrible lies about the cheerleaders
for some magazine. – [sighs] Spence. – Well, I just gotta run. I can’t pose for those
pictures and if I don’t, then Frank’s just gonna tell
some terrible things about me. – Lies? – No, the truth about how Frank and I ran away from one of those
foster homes together, and how we held up
some gas stations, and how I went to
reform school for it, and he went to prison. So see I’m just
gonna get kicked off the cheerleaders anyway. – You must have
been awfully young? – Well, I was 15. – Well no one is gonna
hold that against you now. – But Frank’s never
gonna leave me alone, and that magazine’s
gonna go ahead and print all those lies anyway. – Maybe not. First of all we’re gonna
get you out of here. – No, I don’t– – There’s no two ways about it. You’re moving in with me. I insist, now come on. – Well, okay. – Then we’re gonna see
about your friend Frank, and my friend Spence. [dramatic orchestral music] – Come in. Laura, my you’re up early. – Well there’s some things
I have to talk to you about. – Alright, have a seat. – No thanks, I’ll stand. I uh, I may have to beat a hasty exit. – Confession time? Well I always find it best if
you just start from the top. – Well, first of all I, I wasn’t a secretary in
New York, I’m a reporter, and I was sent down
here to do a hatchet job on you and the cheerleaders
from the inside. Well aren’t you gonna
throw me out of here? – I might when you finish. Right now I wanna
hear the rest of it. – Well for whatever reasons,
I’m not gonna do the story. – Out of curiosity, why? – I don’t know, I’ve
learned a lot about you and Texie and the other girls. Maybe even something
about myself. In any event, I’m not doing it, but my editor is
still determined to have a sizzling
front cover story, and he’s not too
particular about the truth, and that’s where
Jessie comes in. – Jessie Mathews? – He and some creep
out of her past are pressuring her into
some exploitation pictures, and a byline story full
of a whole lot of lies about the cheerleaders. And that’s why Jessie
didn’t come to practice. She wouldn’t do anything
to hurt any of you, and she was ready to run
away before I stopped her. I told her there was
no need to run away. That you wouldn’t hold
anything that she did at age 15 against her. – Age 15, probably not, but
I’d like to hear it first. – Good. Well if you’re game, I think I have a way
of getting these creeps off your back and Jessie’s. – How? – Do you know any local cops? [slow jazz music plays] [camera clicks] – That’s good, that’s
good, alright, now. Now why don’t you move
your legs over to the side. Make them look really
nice, that’s it, that’s it. Smile now, look
sexy, alright? Good. Rand, alright Rand. [camera clicks] That’s it, alright. One more like that, that’s fine. – Frank. [camera clicks] – Good, now tell her
to take off the vest. – Jessie, take off your vest. – Frank, please. – Which one of you
is Lyman Spencer? – He is. – Who are you?
– Beat it. Mr. Spencer, I’m
afraid I’m gonna have to take you into custody. – Come on, what for? – Article 3104 of
the Texas Penal Code. Registering at a public
inn for the purpose of conducting lewd
and lascivious acts. – Ah, yes. I thought I smelled a frame. – I did it just the
way you wanted me too. – You were perfect, Jessie. – I don’t suppose there’s some
kind of deal we could make? – You know there’s
a deal we can make. – Okay, you win. I’ll kill the story. – And you keep that
man away from Jessie. – Yeah, I’ll hire two
guys to break his legs if he even looks at her, okay? – Billy, what do you think? – I guess the best
way to handle it is to just go ahead
and file the charges, that way if it turns out
he’s not a man of his word, we can always get
extradition papers, and go up to New
York City after him. – I got it, I got it. – Come on you, outside. [atmospheric music plays] – It’s okay, go ahead. – You know something, Laura? I’m really sorry
it didn’t work out. – I’ll bet you are. – I don’t mean the story,
there are other stories. I’m talking about us. – Oh, that’s just it, Spence. There is no us. I used to think there was. Even after we split up, I, I used to hope that
someday maybe it’d work out. You know you’re
pretty heady stuff when you turn on that charm. I guess coming down here I, I learned a lot about myself. You just don’t
get to me anymore. – Remember I told ya, someday you’re gonna
have to convince me that you really mean that. – Believe it Spence. It’s true. – Hello. – Morning.
– Hi. – I’m here.
– Okay. – Hi, Jessie Mathews.
– Thanks, Jessie. – Hi.
– Alrighty, Betty. – Hi. – Hi. – Hi. – I know it’s first
game of the new season, so I thought I’d just stop
by and wish you good luck. – Oh, Kyle. I’ve been doing nothing
but thinking about you these last couple days. Even though I’m
terrified about not being a part of all this someday, I’m just not gonna let
it ruin things for me, or for us. [lips smack] – See you later? – See you later. – Hi, I thought I
outta bring this back. And I ah, I just
wanted to say goodbye before I head back east. It’s been an
experience all right. – Hi, Miss Mitchell, Kim Everly. – Hi Kim, okay, on your way. – We had to get a replacement
for you for the season. Laura, I’ve been thinking. You’ve been through
all the auditions, and the rehearsals,
and a few extra traumas we didn’t count on. So I think it’s just fair that you go on with
the rest of the girls in Texas Stadium just to
see what it feels like. – Really? – You know the routine. – Sure, go on. – Hey, that’s great. – Alrighty, here we go. [upbeat orchestral music plays] – [Announcer] Ladies
and gentleman. The Dallas Cowboy
Organization is proud to present, the
internationally famous, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. [crowd cheers] [disco music plays] ♪ If they could see me know ♪ ♪ That ole friend of mine ♪ ♪ I’m eatin’ fancy chow
and drinkin’ fancy wine ♪ ♪ I’d like those stumble
bums to see for a fact ♪ ♪ The kind of top-drawer,
first-rate chums I attract ♪ ♪ All I can say is “Wow-ee,
look-a where I am” ♪ ♪ Tonight I landed pow ♪ ♪ Right in a pot of jam ♪ ♪ What a build up, holy cow ♪ ♪ They’d never believe me ♪ ♪ If my friends could see me ♪ ♪ If my friends could see me ♪ ♪ If my friends could see me ♪ ♪ If my friends could see me ♪ ♪ Well if my friends
could see me ♪ ♪ If my friends
could see me now ♪ ♪ If they could see me now ♪ ♪ I’m running on the track ♪ ♪ If they could see me waving
pom poms side to side ♪ ♪ If they could see me on
the field, I’m not contrite ♪ ♪ We’re doing it all in
harmony so we can all rejoice ♪ ♪ If they could see me now ♪ ♪ My little dusty friends ♪ ♪ Traipsin’ round this
million dollar chick ♪ ♪ I’d hear those wheel deal
cats say, “Brother get her” ♪ ♪ Dressed in my best dress
made of three types of fur ♪ ♪ All I can say is “Wow” ♪ ♪ Wait till the riff and raff ♪ ♪ See just exactly how
I signed my autograph ♪ ♪ What a build up, holy cow ♪ ♪ They’d never believe me ♪ ♪ If my friends could see me ♪ ♪ If my friends could see me ♪ ♪ And if my friends
could see me ♪ ♪ If they could see me now ♪ ♪ If they could see me now
I’m running on the track ♪ ♪ If they could see me waving
pom poms side to side ♪ ♪ If they could see me on
the field, I’m not contrite ♪ ♪ We’re doing it all in
harmony so we can all rejoice ♪ [disco music plays] ♪ And if they could see me now ♪ ♪ That little gang of mine ♪ ♪ I’m eatin’ fancy food ♪ ♪ And drinkin’ fancy wine ♪ ♪ I’d like those stumble bums ♪ ♪ To see for a fact ♪ ♪ The kind of top-drawer ♪ ♪ First-rate chums I attract ♪ ♪ All I can say is ♪ ♪ “Wow-ee look-a where I am” ♪ ♪ I landed, pow ♪ ♪ Right in a pot of jam ♪ ♪ What a build up ♪ ♪ Holy cow ♪ ♪ If my friends could ♪ ♪ See me now ♪ [audience cheers] ♪ We’re doing it all in
harmony so we can all rejoice ♪ ♪ Rejoice, with all my friends ♪ ♪ I said Rejoice
will all my friends ♪ ♪ If my friends could see me ♪ ♪ Now ♪ [disco music plays] ♪ Sunday ♪ ♪ Here comes that fever ♪ ♪ Here comes that fever ♪ ♪ That’s going around ♪ ♪ Sunday ♪ ♪ And you’re a believer ♪ ♪ You’re a believer ♪ ♪ In what’s doing down ♪ ♪ You’re gonna
feel it, feel it ♪ ♪ Nothing you can do ♪ ♪ You know it’s
building, it’s building ♪ ♪ You’re catching it too ♪ ♪ It’s climbing
higher, and higher ♪ ♪ It’s got hold of you ♪ ♪ Here it comes ♪ ♪ Sunday afternoon fever ♪ ♪ Sunday afternoon fever ♪

20 thoughts on “πŸŽ‰πŸˆπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders | 1979 Comedy Drama | Jane Seymour πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸˆπŸŽ‰”

  1. Jane Seymour makes my wang as hard as a brick! Too bad she didn't get naked. I probably would have pounded one off.

  2. Thanks for the post. I so remember watching this when it came out. Made even a geeky girl like me believe I could do that on the field. Thanks for this great memory!You ROCK!

  3. I'm watching this for one reason — Jane Seymour. She is exquisitely
    beautiful and a good actress. I especially love when she plays a
    villainous role, which is not very often. Love you Jane.

  4. Maybe it's me … But the "Cheerleaders" of that day appeared more Beautifully Natural like the "Girl Next Door" … Today's Cheerleader feels more fabricated by cosmetics or enhancements … Just a personal reflection …

  5. Watching in 2019 my dream was to be a Cowboy cheerleader πŸ“£β­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈπŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

  6. I used to have this on VHS and have been trying to find this for YEARS, even here!!! No luck. I think it's come into the spotlight because the DCC Making the Team is on currently on CMT and Pluto TV now has a DCC channel showing all the first 12 seasons.
    How amazing that I haven't seen this film for years, but when the music started, I remembered "Sunday Afternoon Fever"
    Thanks for the upload, for as long as the DCC allow it to be on, anyway!

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