Philbin writes that while "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee" was on television, people always looked confused if they ran into either Philbin or Gifford by themselves. "Our names and personalities became so hopelessly intertwined that wherever either of us went ... people couldn't understand where the other one of us was," Philbin writes. "Somehow they couldn't understand why we didn't move around perpetually fused together twenty-four hours a day. It was a sign, of course, that we'd caught on as a combo in maybe the biggest way possible."