Question: On The Dukes of Hazzard, what was the name of Roscoe’s Bassett Hound?
Last Question: Who signed off his show, “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams”?
Answer: Robin Leach
Before there was MTV’s Cribs, there was Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous hosted by Robin Leach. The show aired from 1984 to 1995. In the final season, Leach cohosted the show with Shari Belafonte, and the show was renamed Lifestyles with Robin Leach and Shari Belafonte.
Many actors and comedians parodied Leach’s English accented voice. And I’m sure that just about every one of us had also done a “Robin Leach” voice at one time or another.
Robin Leach now lives in Las Vegas and writes for the daily VegasDeluxe.com web site.
Here are a couple of segments of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous:
My first love was Daisy Duke
in them cut-off jeans
It was appointment TV on Friday nights in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Ah, The Dukes of Hazzard. It had comedy (Rosco P. Coltrane comes to mind) and tons of action with fights and car chases. It had the greatest car at the time – The General Lee, had the coolest theme song performed by the legendary Waylon Jennings, who also narrated the show. And of course, it had the woman – Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke.
Daisy worked as a waitress at the Boar’s Nest, the local bar owned by Boss Hogg, as part of an agreement with Boss Hogg so that he would give Uncle Jesse and Bo and Luke a loan for a lower interest rate so the boys could purchase the entry fee for a race that they wished to race General Lee in. The arrangement was supposed to be for an indefinite time, but there were several times throughout the series that Hogg fired her. However, he always ended up rehiring her at the end of each episode because of various circumstances.
Daisy was known for her high-cut jean shorts, which became known as Daisy Dukes. At one time Catherine Bach’s legs were insured for $1,000,000.
Jessica Simpson went on to play Daisy Duke in the most recent Dukes of Hazzard movie, but nobody can beat the original!
Question: In the movie “Better Off Dead”, what was the name of Lane’s younger brother?
Last Week’s Question: What was the name of the bar on Dukes of Hazzard?
Answer: Boars Nest
The Boar’s Nest was the oldest establishment in Hazzard County, and was owned by Boss Hogg. Daisy worked there, and the Dukes frequented there. Boss Hogg had an office there, and it is where he planned a lot of his schemes.
The Boar’s Nest joins Cheers, the Regal Beagle (Three’s Company), and Kelcy’s (All in the Family) among some of our favorite television watering holes.