Regis Joins List of Hosts Saying Goodbye

From Johnny Carson to Oprah to Regis Philbin, the best farewells of all time.
2:52 | 11/16/11

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After 28 years Regis Philbin is signing off life this Friday. In the upcoming special Regis building the morning -- Katy Kirk asked him about how he'll take his -- -- after all these years. Have you figured out what you'll be seen on your last day. Not to cry. How -- you know I -- I'm not -- try to win the -- about confronting. Yeah I'll -- you and ten bucks is taking a minute -- incline and a lot none none none of them. Big wise guy when I say that T it'll be meaningful will be from my and I were relieved me and has been a wonderful -- 2829. Years one. TV audiences hold on to those last words which sometimes come as a complete surprise. -- -- Jack park shot every one but he was leaving the Tonight Show in 1962. And then there's another famous could live from the Tonight Show Johnny Carson in 1990. There's been an honor. And a privilege to come and your homes all these years and entertain you. And I hope and I find something I want to do and I think -- like -- come back to be as gracious inviting new home who have been. -- -- to a very heartfelt goodnight. Some quote the classics to make their exit. We're like the venerable newsman David Brinkley signing off this week back in 1996. On this my last word here on ABC. Quote Shakespeare who said all's well that ends well. My time here now ends extremely well. Thank you. Sometimes the sign off -- a chance to clear the -- as when Conan O'Brien ended his short run on the Tonight Show in 2010. Every comedian every comedian dreams of hosting the tonight -- And for seven months I got to do it and I -- my way with people I love I do not regret 12. -- anything. More than sixteen million people tuned in for Oprah's final thoughts ending her long -- as daytime talk queen in 2000 left. I thank you for being. As much of a sweet inspiration for me as I've tried to be for you. I won't say goodbye. I'll just say. Until. We meet again. And the Everyman lost a voice earlier this September when Andy Rooney shared his last thoughts on sixty minutes. All this time I've been paid to say what is on my mind on television. -- don't get any luck here in life than that. Whatever his words the man who holds the most hours in television history. Will forever be remembered.

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