Dave’s Tribute to Regis: A Scooter and a Top Ten List

by | November 18, 2011 at 12:39 PM | TV News

Regis Philbin and David Letterman (Photo: CBS)

Regis Philbin and David Letterman (Photo: CBS)

Regis Philbin brought his “farewell” tour to David Letterman’s “Late Show” and received several gifts — a special “Top Ten” list in his honor and a bright red Vespa motor scooter.

He also sought another passionate kiss from Dave — like the one Dave planted right on Regis’ lips when Dave appeared on “Live with Regis and Kelly” on Wednesday — but on his own show, Dave was more prudish.

ā€œI enjoyed every second of it,” Letterman said of the kiss, after videotape of the smooch was shown on “Late Show” Thursday night. “Iā€™d do it again in a heartbeat.ā€

Regis Stays Calm, Cool, Unemotional in Farewell Show

Earlier, Dave devoted the evening’s “Top Ten” to Regis with “The Top Ten Things We’re Going to Miss About Regis.” Among them:

“No. 10: Smell of Ben-Gay and Captain Morgan!”

“No. 8: His stories about baby-sitting for Knute Rockne!”

And a Jay Leno reference: “No. 3: His antique cars and his enormous chin!”

Watch the rest of Dave’s Regis “Top Ten” here:

Later, Dave presented Regis with his new Vespa and we immediately wondered how this 80-year-old man (Regis, not Dave), spry as he might be, would be able to tool around in Manhattan traffic on a scooter without getting himself killed.

We got our answer a few minutes later, though, when Regis was seen scootering away from the Ed Sullivan Theater.

Watch Regis ride his scooter in this clip:

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