On The Tonight Show, Fallon recalled how Philbin started out as an NBC page at 30 Rockefeller Center. "He could do everything," Fallon said. "He could sing. He was funny—he was really funny. He was an entertainer. He always was game to do a bit or dress up. He would do anything for a laugh. I loved him. My grandparents loved him. They introduced me. My mom and dad loved him." Fallon also said he looked up to Regis when he was starting out. "When I started to become famous on Saturday Night Live and people would ask, 'What's it like when people recognize you on the street?' I would be like, 'I feel like Regis.' And everyone understood that," Fallon said. "There was no need for explanation because he was the king of New York." On Late Night, Meyers said: "I was lucky enough to meet Regis a few times, and it was a delight how he was exactly the same in person as he was on television. The most amazing thing about Regis wasn't his contagious enthusiasm. It was how many years he maintained that contagious enthusiasm."