Neil Genzlinger in the obituary for Robin Leach, the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous host, who passed away last week at age 76:
“Sure, I speak fast and loud,” he said in a 1986 interview with The Globe. “But hear this: In the course of an hour, I deliver twice as much audio information and visual images as any other show on television. I’m fast and loud on purpose. I cram 10 pounds of caviar into an eight-pound pack.”
Caviar was part of Mr. Leach’s DNA, as it were: His famous signoff on the show was “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams.”
He was constantly accosted by fans — and their children — wanting to try out their Robin Leach impersonation on him. But what really irked him was when someone would mangle his catchphrase as “Champagne dreams and caviar wishes.”
His overlap with (and thoughts on) Donald Trump is also something...Read more...