| Royce Lumpkin
| Character Information
Royce Boss Hogg Lumpkin is the father of Lurleen Lumpkin.
Royce abandoned Lurleen when she was four years old. Aside from a phone call when her musical career took off, Royce apparently had no contact with Lurleen for the next thirty years. He didn't reappear in her life until Marge Simpson tracked him down, after the family overheard her crying about missing her daddy. Royce and Lurleen had a joyous father-daughter reunion, which inspired Lurleen to write a song called "Daddy's Back".
All too soon, however, Royce reverted back to type and abandoned Lurleen again. This time, he went one step further: He took Lurleen's song, "Daddy's Back", re-wrote the lyrics and gave it to The Dixie Chicks as "America's Back", telling them that he had written the song. When Lurleen saw The Dixie Chicks (with Royce) performing "America's Back" on TV, she immediately realized what had happened and was heartbroken. Later, however, with Homer's and Marge's support, Lurleen tracked Royce down and confronted him with the theft. When The Dixie Chicks learned of the theft, they joined with Lurleen in beating up Royce with their instruments.
Royce was also working on another version of "Daddy's Back" to make into a Chevy ad, but he wasn't able to finish it before Lurleen confronted him and revealed his crimes.
Royce's personal trademark (aside from his dishonesty) is that he does a very good hambone dance. Also, to Homer's envy, Royce has a full head of hair. He also is a heavy whiskey drinker.
Behind the Laughter
Royce Lumpkin's middle names are the same name as the central antagonist in the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard.
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