'Late Show': Regis Philbin explains hitchhiking in NYC

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'Late Show': Regis Philbin Explains Hitchhiking In New York City

Regis Philbin paid his pal, David Letterman, a visit over on the "Late Show," and of course they talked about that hitchhiking story.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Regis Philbin arrives for the 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: TV personality Regis Philbin enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on July 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic)
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385178 07: Talk show host Regis Philbin and new co-host Kelly Ripa speak to the audience during a broadcast of 'Live with Regis and Kelly,' February 5, 2001 in New York City. Ripa, who is known for her role on ABC's soap opera 'All My Children' replaces Kathie Lee Gifford who left the show in July 2000. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)
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About a week ago, TMZ posted a video of Philbin taking a ride from a couple of complete strangers. Of course, the video went viral.

BuzzFeed, USA Today, and TMZ were left wondering why the legendary host would be hitchhiking around Manhattan.

Well, Philbin finally explained the whole thing to Letterman -- he needed to get to the CBS studios for an appearance, but the network didn't send a car. Philbin said, "Nothing for Regis!"

Not mention that no cabs were stopping for him. However, a random white van did pull up -- with two fans inside.

Philbin insisted, "[They were] nice guys, so we had a nice little chat. We had a few laughs. I got out at 57th street. Before I know it, 'Regis Is Seen Hitchhiking!'"

Letterman couldn't believe the story, but Regis didn't seem to think he did anything wrong. He said the guys loved him!

As TheWrap highlighted, Letterman told his buddy that usually, stories like this end with police finding a decomposing body in Staten Island three months later.

Uproxx is still confused as to why a living legend like Philbin had such trouble hailing a cab –- or why he couldn't just call a car service himself.
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