Even Regis Philbin is cashing in on "Seinfeld" - at $75 for an episode.
The star of the nationally syndicated morning show, "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee," rakes in a $75 royalty check each time the episode he is featured in is rebroadcast, Philbin told TV Guide in its May 3 issue.The episode, which was the fifth-season finale, featured the character Kramer on "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" plugging his coffee-table book.
The only thing that makes Philbin wince was his lines in the show. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld insisted Philbin repeatedly exclaim, "This guy is bonkos!"
"Jerry insisted that people would scream with laughter if I said `bonkos.' Let me tell you, he was wrong. I'm the only guy in the history of `Seinfeld' who never got a laugh," Philbin said.