Entertainment The Good Place creator Michael Schur pays tribute to father-in-law Regis Philbin: 'What a run'
Prolific U.S. TV host Regis Philbin dies at 88, People magazine reports
Prolific U.S. TV host Regis Philbin dies at 88, People magazine reports"His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him – for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about," the statement said. "We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss.
From one TV veteran to another,and co-creator paid tribute to in posted Friday.
Schur's connection to Philbin, who, goes a bit deeper, however: the writer is married to Philbin's daughter J.J., who is also a TV writer and producer.
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"I've never really been able to articulate what his life and career meant. It's too huge," Schur wrote on Twitter. "You can't wrap your arms around it. He literally holds the Guinness Book Record for most hours on TV. Luckily, I've never really *had* to articulate it, because most people just kind of get it. For decades, Regis was always there, on TV, chatting and complaining and making people laugh. He needed no explanation.
"Still, I've been trying for 20+ years to find a way to explain, in a pithy way, how monumental his career was in the medium that his daughter and I both work in," he continued. "Over the past few days, I think I found it."
I've never really been able to articulate what his life and career meant. It's too huge. You can't wrap your arms around it. He literally holds the Guinness Book Record for most hours on TV. (Like 17,000, or something equally absurd.)
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Still, I've been trying for 20+ years to find a way to explain, in a pithy way, how monumental his career was in the medium that his daughter and I both work in. Over the past few days, I think I found it.— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous)
Schur then sharedfound among Philbin's personal collection of memorabilia ("he kept *everything*," Schur notes): the script from the legendary host's first time reading sports news on TV, in 1956, with reports on the football, baseball, and boxing news of the day. The script includes references to then-current, now-legendary players such as Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams. As Schur puts it, "Regis is 25, and he's on TV talking about Mickey Mantle (who won the MVP that year, at 24), Ted Williams, and Duke Snider. It was so long ago, the Cleveland Browns led the news."
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"You want to see a career no one will ever duplicate? Here it is," he continued. "A guy who was on TV when Harvey Haddix struck out Duke Snider, and also handed million-dollar checks on a futuristic game show set. A guy who reported on both [1940s-60s Browns player] Lou Groza and Eli Manning, Yogi Berra and Gary Sanchez."
Philbin's 60-year career, of course, took him from the sports desk to legendary status as the host of Live With Regis and Kathie Lee,, and more.
"Regis hated 'memory lane,' so I hope he forgives me for this one last trip. No one will ever be what he was, in the medium he dedicated his life to. What a run," Schur concluded, adding links to donate to theand the charity in Philbin's honor.
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Executive producer Michael Davies fondly recalls the "last great broadcaster," who died July 24 at age 88.I was in one those old ABC Entertainment Center offices — the one on Avenue of the Stars that's since been consumed by the CAA Death Star — when Regis called. Not many people saw Millionaire the way we did, certainly not ABC. But Regis knew it was the modern making of one of those great game shows of the 1950s. Over that call, he sold me on something I'd already been evangelizing. If he was my first choice before that conversation, he was my only choice by the end of it.
The Good Place Creator Michael Schur Pays Tribute to Late Father-in-Law Regis Philbin .
"No one will ever be what he was, in the medium he dedicated his life to," Michael Schur wrote of Regis PhilbinOn Friday, the Good Place creator — who is married to Philbin's daughter J.J. — shared a tribute to the beloved star "in his memory," writing in a lengthy thread on Twitter, "I've never really been able to articulate what his life and career meant. It's too huge. You can't wrap your arms around it. He literally holds the Guinness Book Record for most hours on TV. (Like 17,000, or something equally absurd.