Saturday, August 23, 2008


In the second episode of the next season of 'How I Met Your Mother', Regis Philbin will be appearing as himself. Apparently, the gang runs into the talk show host at a NYC burger place that means a lot to Marshall.

Because of this League of Themselves appearance, Regis can now be the link between 'How I Met Your Mother' and the following shows in which he also appeared as himself, but in a fictional setting (unlike his many game show/talk show credits):

"All My Children"

"One Life to Live"

"Primetime Glick" - Regis Philbin/Russell Crowe

"The Famous Jett Jackson" - New York

"LateLine" - Pearce on Conan

"Caroline in the City" - Caroline and the Sandwich

"Style and Substance" - A Recipe for Disaster

"Second Noah" - Diving In

"Soul Man - Grabbed by an Angel

Marry Me (1997 TV movie)

"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" - I, Stank Hole in One

"Hope & Gloria" - Listen, Sister

"Women of the House" - Dear Diary

"The Cosby Mysteries" - Big Brother Is Watching

"The Larry Sanders Show" - Like No Business I Know

"Seinfeld" - The Opposite

[Now, it could also be that Reege was appearing as himself in the episode "The Chaperone", also from 1994. He did an uncredited voice-over as the Miss America Pageant announcer, but I think Regis himself would have taken that gig....]

"Kung Fu: The Legend Continues" - May I Ride with You

"Mad About You" - The Man Who Said Hello

[His wife Joy Philbin appeared with him also in that episode.]

"Number 96" - Chick Hits It Big

Regis also appeared as himself in other TV dimensions:

"Spin City"
- The Bone Collectors
- How to Bury a Millionaire
- Radio Daze

And in the Tooniverse, he connects these animated series:

"Lilo & Stitch: The Series" - Drowsy: Experiment #350

"The Simpsons"
- Old Yeller Belly
- Treehouse of Horror IX

[Actually, in "Treehouse of Horror IX, Regis appeared live action, but a vortex in space brought him into contact with characters from the Tooniverse.]

"Family Guy" - Family Guy Viewer Mail #1

I think Regis qualifies for the mega-induction special for next year's anniversary of the TV Crossover Hall of Fame!

Toby O'B

Note that picture with this post? I'm back at Toobworld Central, baby! No longer hobbled by dial-up! "Inner Toob" will resume with regular postings by tomorrow!

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