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Jerry Seinfeld Talks About Filling In for Regis Philbin (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 17th 2011 4:30AM
Jerry Seinfield, 'Late Show with David Letterman'While there's yet to be any decision made on a permanent replacement for Regis Philbin after his retirement, Jerry Seinfield was chosen as the first fill-in co-host with Kelly Ripa. On 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), he dubbed it 'Operation: Smooth Transition.'

That said, though, Seinfeld isn't completely confident that he can fill the role. First of all, both he and Letterman acknowledge that Philbin is an institution, but there's something more specific that both Philbin does that Seinfeld says he can't.

"He sits there and ... he just kind of takes up people's time," he explained. "But you do it in a way that people say, 'I could take more of this.'"

Jerry Seinfield's co-hosting stint on 'Live! with Kelly' kicks off Monday, November 21.

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Seinfeld is going to be a lousy guest host, even though it's just for a few days. He's a smartass who won't even be listening to what the guest is saying, he's too busy setting up his next joke.

November 18 2011 at 1:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I really don't like Seinfeld, and I am glad Regis is leaving ,and if the could now just get rid of hs side kick Philborn, as she is as bad as the last Philborn.....Why does Regis make all of his co-host use the name Philborn....is it so they can keep the name the same Regis-n-Philborn? I don't understand other than he is a bragger who drops celebs names who he and his wife eat with, and how much money he spends, when so many people are starving and going broke,,,,,Go to hell Regis and Philborn too

November 17 2011 at 6:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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