Let this week’s Throwback Thursday be forever known as the best Throwback Thursday ever. Today, Kathie Lee Gifford was joined by her fourth hour co-host Regis Philbin, formerly her Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee co-host.
Philbin joined Gifford for an episode as a co-host while Hoda Kotb is on vacation. The pair even sat in the exact seating arrangement they sat in when they started working together more than 30 years ago. Even though it’s been 16 years since they’ve hosted anything together, Gifford and Philbin’s chemistry was exactly what it used to be.
Philbin yelled and Gifford brought him back down to earth by correcting his stories and poking fun at his storytelling. And the fans ate it up. Everyone loved the way the two interacted with each other and that it brought them right back to the ’90s.
And for the BEST throwback ever… Regis and Kathie Lee!!! Well,… https://t.co/d00t35DTVQ
— Elizabeth S Rogers (@mrslizrogers) July 14, 2016
While they were talking, Philbin told a story of Gifford’s first day as a co-host. She was running to set from another show, so she had on her running shoes while they filmed the episode. Philbin said, “She wore sneakers! Can’t believe it! We’re trying to do a regular show and the woman wears sneakers!”
Luckily for them, and for us, no one saw the sneakers, and we got 15 years full of laughter and memories from the original two morning show hosts.
There was one moment, though, that felt a little strange: when Philbin forgot Hoda Kotb’s name!
All morning, fans have been posting tweets and pictures to Instagram talking about the reunion. Between Pokémon being the biggest craze of the moment and Philbin co-hosting with Gifford, everyone is wondering if we’ve been transported back a few decades. But no one seems to mind. Watching the two of them back together was the best treat of the week.