This popular and long-running morning talk show owes much of its success to the chemistry between its two hosts, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. Although the format is not significantly different from most other morning shows, viewers are attracted to the pair's conversations about their families and personal lives. Written by
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I've watched this show every morning for the past 3 1/2 years. Compared
to other talk shows, it's no great shakes, but the host chat is worth
watching for two reasons. Kelly Ripa (replacement for the much hated
Kathie Lee Gifford) is wonderful! She is hip, beautiful, warm, smart
and one of the quickest wits around. Her spontaneous, off-the-cuff
sense of humor makes me laugh out loud several times every show. In
contrast to Regis Philbin, she is self-effacing, modest and takes a
genuine interest in the guests. I find her absolutely delightful.
The second reason I watch is to see Regis fall on his face every five
minutes. How this man has sustained a show business career all these
years is a mystery. He has no talent and he can't pronounce or remember
a name, a place, or a date if his life depended on it. He doesn't do
his research and it shows during his interviews. He totally lacks any
warmth, has a monumental ego (talks about himself incessantly and often
refers to himself in the third person!), and is completely technically
incompetent. He can't open a bottle, operate a cell phone, or work a
VCR, among many other failures. He is also a wuss (watch him during an
animal segment - he's scared of everything), a bully, a curmudgeon, a
screamer, and can be incredibly rude. He interrupts everyone and barely
lets Kelly get a word in edgewise. The best shows are when he's away
and Kelly can let loose with a fill-in co-host. However, it's a riot
watching how many times he can screw up during each show.
Watch this show for Kelly Ripa and try not to throw your shoe at the
screen every time Regis Philbin messes up or yells at the camera.
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