By Regis Philbin
Certain, he’s an excitable man. definite, he likes to whinge. yet Regis Philbin loves lifestyles . . . and with the wildly unpredictable one he’s led to this point, who wouldn’t? After 5 many years in express business—and approximately 17,000 unforgettable hours on television—he has a lifetime’s worthy of news to percentage. during this unique memoir, the irrepressible Reege—consummate talk-show host, man-about-town, loving husband, father, and sure, obsessive activities fan—looks again at his years in exhibit company. How I acquired this fashion is full of tales of classes learned—and elbows rubbed—with remarkable, and sometimes unsuspecting, academics: David Letterman; Donald Trump; George Clooney; Howard Stern; Jack Nicholson; mythical Notre Dame coaches Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, and Lou Holtz; and, after all, longtime cohosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly “Pippa” Ripa; in addition to his personal attractive spouse, Joy—to identify quite a few. even if he’s revealing what fairly drove him “bonkers” at the set of Seinfeld, how he survived the 1st recognized bomb scare on dwell television, what Jack Nicholson acknowledged approximately his attractive prime women in the course of their men’ evening out jointly, or poignant thoughts of his final moments together with his idol and costly pal, Jack Paar, Regis packs each web page along with his signature center, wit, dynamic strength, and gratitude for every thing existence has introduced him.
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I spelled it all out for Rankin, who shook his head and told me he didn’t want to get involved. But in the end, he finally relented—just to keep me happy. Next morning, I put the plan into action. I told Gomez that Rankin was upset about the lost magazine, then sent him outside to tend to the flowers while I made my call to cue Rankin that it was time to walk over and really lay into poor Gomez. I was already giggling to myself. This, I thought, was going to be fun! But there was one problem: Gomez had fallen into such a funk after I told him about the major that he didn’t go outside right away.
JOEY: Okay, I’m going to make your dream come true. I’m now about to reveal Regis’s dream. ” BING: Oh really?! JOEY: Wait till you hear this! REGIS: Wait a minute. I don’t even know what key. JOEY: I know what key! REGIS: Can I do it a cappella? BING: You can rest assured that if they found my key, they can find yours, Regis. . . JOEY: “Hey, Bing” now?! ” REGIS: You know, I’ll probably never get to see him again and it’s really a thrill to— JOEY: When you sing this song, I’ll GUARANTEE ya, you’ll never get to see him again.
Audience explodes laughing) What’s the matter? I’ve got a million of ’em, Bing! How about “On Behalf of the Visiting Fireman”? ” REGIS: See ya later, Joe. JOEY: Go ahead. No, go ahead—finish it! REGIS: Nah, Bing doesn’t remember the words. JOEY: I’ll go to the audience in between commercials. Go ahead. ” BING: He’s got me on that one. REGIS: How about “Small Fry,” Bing? BING: Well, I remember that, yeah. REGIS: Do ya? Can I get on your lap? JOEY: I’ll tell ya, boy, the bigger the star, the less humble he becomes!