Lizard Lick Towing Staged?

Amy and Ron Shirley are starring in Lizard Lick Towing and All Worked Up on TruTV.

Not too many fans of Lizard Lick Towing,on Tru TV, may know the names of Ron and Amy Shirley, but they will recognize them as the owners of Lizard Lick Towing and Recovery in Wendell, N.C.

The TruTV website says in a Lizard Lick trivia game, that the town got its name from a bunch of lizards licking themselves.

However says the name was derived from a 19th century whiskey, that attracted small four legged reptiles.

These are a few of the sayings spoken by Shirley:

  • “I wasn’t the toughest guy on the block,” he explains. “But the toughest guy sent me Christmas cards.”
  • “But being on TV don’t make you important any more than being born in an oven makes you a biscuit.”
  • Amy – “She’s tougher than a $2 steak”

Lizard Lick Towing was first featured as part of the All Worked Up series on TruTV. It was so popular the network gave them a show of their own. Lizard Lick Towing recently finished their first season.

It is almost a sure thing that the series will be picked up for a second season.

Bobby Brantley, Shirley’s cohort on the repossessions had this to say about whether Lizard Lick Towing is in effect a reality show by saying:

“Some does, and some they stage,” he says. “I’m not gonna tell you any stories. Sometimes we have to egg ’em on a little bit: ‘What you got? What you got? What you gonna come get me with?’ We might have to … poke ’em a little bit, to get them riled up.”

The following articles, give more background on Lizard Lick Towing, telling much more about Ron, Shirley and Bobby.


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

8 thoughts on “Lizard Lick Towing Staged?”

  1. I have an 8yrs. old grandson that loves Lizard Lick Towing! Any time it’s on you can bet your bottom dollar he’s in front of the tv, watching it. He watches it every nite before going to bed on his mom’s phone. He wants his hair cut like Ronnie’s! That child even plays lizard lick with the other kids.

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