Friday, November 18, 2011

Goodbye Regis Philbin

After 17,000 hours as a host of television programs, Regis had his last morning as the co-host of Regis & Kelly. Somehow I don't think he is going to retire because he would not know what to do with himself if he did nothing all day. What he should certainly not be doing is riding scooters any longer as he discovered last night on Letterman. Can you imagine if he had hurt himself and could not make it to his show?

13 comments:

Rita said...

Will miss Regis!

Everytime I was sick and have stayed home, I would watch Regis in the morning.

Just laying on my couch, under a mountain of covers, sipping hot tea, watching Regis.

He was part of a soothing ritual to taking care myself. Will miss you a lot you ol' Irish loving fart!

Rose said...

Who is replacing him?

Susan said...

I love Reg and Kelly. I can't wait to find out who is going to replace him. I remember when Kathy Lee left and all the hoopla it caused when trying out replacements. I would love it if Mark Consuelos was the cohost.

Rita said...

NPH for replacing Regis!

I would definitely take more sick days to watch Neil Patrick Harris hosting every morning.

He's also hilarious with Kelly, and does not let her interrupt him much!

HudsonJoe said...

GOOD RIDDANCE!

In my opinion he was untalented and unfunny.

Robert said...

As someone pointed out elsewhere, in his 17,000 hours of TV, there were no drug/drinking/DWI/cheating/pedophile/sexual harassment/hooker scandals (that I know of,) so he can add that to his resume.

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Rita said...

@Robert - wowsa! that is so true. Completely rare nowadays.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

As much as NPH would be PERFECT to replace Regis, I don't think it can happen. HIMYM (including the actors) is locked in for two more seasons (this and next), and HIMYM shoots in Los Angeles.

It's a damn shame because Neil would be GREAT.

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

David and those white socks..too funny!

Rita said...

LMSM - He could do both! Kelly was when she first started, she had that show Hope and ... I don't who. Besides, the show is in its 8th season... Don't think they'll go more than 10.

Lelaina Pierce said...

I love Regis!! Going to miss him, but am really more interested in who the replacement is. Are they doing some sort of test/tryout or do they already have someone in mind. I'm not sure I'd want to see Mark on there but YES to NPH! Or someone like Ross Matthews. He's adorable.

Rita said...

I think they'll be going through the same process as they did when they were looking to replace Kathy Lee.

For months, Regis had different guest hosts every day, or every week. He simply clicked with Ripa. And they looked great for the audience too.