While it may seem like a sick joke showing LaSalle eating out of a can of dog food, this was actually inspired by a national scandal (instigated by a report on 60 Minutes
(1968)) that elderly people, because of the effect of high inflation on their retirement incomes, weren't able to afford decent food and were therefore resorting to eating pet food. Congress ended up mandating automatic yearly increases in Social Security (and other Federal programs) to help alleviate this problem. See more
[Rocky is on the CB radio at the new diner he and his friend Vince Whitehead have just opened
Breaker, breaker, this is Little Beaver. Come on!
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford #2
That's a big ten-four Little Beaver. What's your twenty coming to Rocky's Summit? Say, have you put on the feedbag yet? We're slinging hash and pumping gas, come back!
That's negatory, good buddy! I had me some steak on the grill five miles north. So I've got the pedal to the metal trying to pick up time. Maybe next trip! This is Little Beaver with a ...