Former Wheel of Fortune Contestants Shocked to Learn of Regis What’s-His-Name’s Retirement



It was with great sadness that we learned this morning of Regis Philbin’s passing (relax, there’s more) of the LIVE! torch to an as-yet unnamed successor. Yes, after 28 years of trading banalities with perky co-hostesses and celebrities alike, the easily befuddled king of daytime talk announced that he will hang up his hat for good this September.

Farewell, fair Reeg. May retirement bring you everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Or maybe you’re just freeing up the schedule for your next gig, hosting the all-new fifth hour of The Today Show. It’ll be just like old times! Quit bogarting the Zin, Kathie Lee.

To illustrate just how much Regis has become part of our cultural fabric, here’s a clip from a recent episode of Wheel of Fortune. Watch as three members of our armed forces battle to be the first to identify American broadcasting treasure Regis Philman. Philburn? Philkin. Philgin? Anyway, you know who they mean.



Will you watch a Regis-less LIVE!? Do you even watch it now?

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Jan 19, 2011
Too old and no longer relevant. I say good riddance....There should be a job about these fossils hanging on to jobs at that age. Old geezer probably in his ninety's for god-sake
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Jan 19, 2011
Yes, I will still watch the show.
Will Bob Woodruff and Randy Jackson be on the list for replacing Regis?
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Jan 19, 2011
i miss the old tv times and i miss waking up and watch good stuff. we miss u
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Jan 19, 2011
I used to watch it before I started working full time. He's a great broadcaster and will be missed. But at almost 80, he has every right to step down and enjoy his retirement. Now the race is on for a replacement.
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Jan 19, 2011
I use to watch the show occasionally but have generally got away from all daytime TV. My dad watches it through. I'm not surprised at his retirement considering he's well past retirement age for most jobs.
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