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Regis Philbin


in New York City!!! [VIDEO]

6/6/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

No one taught Regis Philbin about stranger danger -- the iconic TV host hopped into a random van in New York City when he couldn't hail a cab … and it's all on video!

It all went down Wednesday afternoon ... when two guys happened upon Regis standing in the street, trying to get a ride.

Reege must have been in a crazy hurry, because he took the guys up on their offer for a lift. Check out the photo below ... he wasn't exactly hopping into a town car!

Despite the creepy unmarked van, Regis got where he needed to go -- 8 blocks away -- in one piece. 

Don't try this at home, kids.


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Raymond F. Pittam    

Why would anyone be afraid to Hitch Hike? I have the best part of 60 years. Even when I was an Entertainer. The best people I ever met on this Planet were people who picked me up and hauled me as far as 2,000 miles out of their way. I have even done that in my youth. I owned a 1949 Beautiful Ford Custom Red and white Convertible. And it was snowing in St. Joseph, Missouri and there was this lady standing on a corner waiting for a bus. I stopped and ask her where she was going? She said the grey Hound Bus Depot. I ask her where she was headed and she said San Diego, Ca. I said to her I sure wish I could afford to go there and she said, You take me and I will pay all your expenses. Baby, My Ford was on the way. I didn't even call home and tell them where I was headed. I as Cousin Clem aka Clem Johnson Hitch hiked from St. Joseph, Missouri to Roy Roger's and dale Evan's Museum because I had met them when i was ten years old and wanted to get better acquainted with them. I did and knew and worked different times with and for Roy Roger's. You are only who you make yourself to be. and I wanted more than what I was offered as poor kid in St. Joseph, Mo. I am now 75 , retired and well known in many different Circles of life.

136 days ago


LOVE this man! I'd give anything to meet him just once!

87 days ago
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