Things You Didn’t Know About "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"

By | September 26, 2018

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Television Personality Robin Leach sighted on February 28, 1989 at Sfuzzi Restaurant in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

From 1984 to 1995, we were offered a glimpse into the lives of the ultra-rich thanks to the television series Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Hosted by the impeccably accented Robin Leach, the show capitalized on the attitude of conspicuous consumption that defined the 1980s. Each week, viewers got to see the extravagant homes and witness the luxurious lifestyles enjoyed by wealthy entertainers, business tycoons, and professional athletes. Here's what you may not remember or have ever known about the television show that made us all jealous of the one-percenters

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Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

It was the show's host, Robin Leach himself, that coined the catchphrase of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. In fact, "champagne wishes and caviar dreams" was one of the most popular catchphrases of the 1980s. Even today, the phrase pops up in songs and movies, further cementing its place in pop culture.