“It’s too huge. You can’t wrap it in your arms. He literally holds the Guinness Book of Record for most hours on television, ”the Emmy-winning producer and writer tweeted.
“For decades, Regis was still there, on TV, chatting, complaining and making people laugh. He didn’t need any explanation, ”Schur continued. He said articulating the length and significance of Philbin’s career has been difficult. But memorabilia and old documents found in the Hollywood star’s office just do the job, the producer said.
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the Parks and recreation The co-creator tweeted photos of four typewriter documents, relics of Philbin’s first sports coverage for television in 1956. The yellowed newspapers recalled an NFL game where the Cleveland Browns beat the College All-Stars 26-0. The decades-old documents also included the sneaky comments and observations of the deceased host.
“Want to see a career that no one will ever duplicate? It’s here. A guy who was on TV when Harvey Haddix took out Duke Snider and also handed out million dollar checks on a futuristic game show, ”Schur said of Philbin’s memories. “A guy who brought in both Lou Groza and Eli Manning, Yogi Berra and Gary Sanchez.”
Schur supplemented the thread by saying that his stepfather “hated the memory trail” “and hoped the TV host would forgive him” for this last trip, “noting that no one will even come near the Philbin.
“No one will ever be what he was, in the milieu to which he devoted his life. What a race, ”Schur tweeted.
Philbin died of natural causes on July 25. He was 88 years old.