You wouldn’t think a great guy like Regis Philbin would have to thumb it to get anywhere in life. He’s practically a living legend if you believe in such a thing.
With such status though, he had no trouble thumbing a ride with three strangers in a van. And then those three strangers had no issue selling the footage to TMZ to get a buck or two.
Letterman’s right though, this isn’t normally how these situations play out. Regis could’ve easily ended up with his head on a spike and his body being eaten by hogs in a rural part of New York. Instead he ended up at CBS and on TMZ. I don’t know what’s worse.
(Via The Late Show)