Los Angeles - "Nobody wanted to screw with the iconic nature of the Spoof website,' Larry Hagman said tonight, "but we saw a unique opportunity and ran with the ball."
The 80 year-old star was commenting on reports that he and his fellow Dallas actor Patrick Duffy have just been outed as long time writers on the iconic fake news site.
"Always reckoned some on the site might have had their suspicions," Duffy explained amid continuing revelations.
These include that the 1980s smash-hit TV show actors 'were long suspected of hanging around the website's forums, honing satire skills and filching gags'.
Tonight their publicists confirmed Hagman and Duffy have just completed the final edit of a Spoof Dallas script based loosely on the satire site's oligarch stories.
The plot of Dallas Revisted is rumored to focus on John Ross Junior's takeover of a bent Ecuador cartel that's trying to screw $18 billion from beleaguered US super major Chevron.
And the identity of the actor who's been headhunted to play the John Ross Junior star role?
Step forward Justin Bieber, photogenic little munchkin of the year and top contender for the $20 million contract.
Victoria Principal is 69.