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02/01/2012 05:40 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2012

Regis Philbin Referees Bill Murray Kicking Field Goals On 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

"Late Show With David Letterman" (Weeknights, 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS) celebrates an incredible 30 years on the air Wednesday, February 1st.

Ahead of the big day, host David Letterman was joined by his first-ever guest on the show, Bill Murray, plus Regis Philbin, who has appeared on the show a whopping 43 times.

How better to celebrate than for the three showbiz veterans to indulge in some football in honor of Sunday night's big game?

The hair may be whiter and more sparse than in 1982, and the knees may have been creaking, but Murray gamely pulled on a uniform to show off his placekicking prowess.

As the pipes swirled outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, the irrepressible Reege ran out in his referee's uniform to take charge of proceedings. With a besuited Letterman looking oddly out of place kneeling down on 53rd Street as placekick holder, Murray ran up for three kicks.

The crowd is on its feet ... He hit the upright on the first attempt and misjudged his second kick. However, on the third try, tears in his eyes as he lines up this last kick, Murray scored. The crowd goes wild ...

He didn't exactly threaten Lawrence Tynes or Stephen Gostkowski for a place at the Super Bowl, but one for three wasn't too shabby for a 61 year-old.

The celebrations continue on "Late Show With David Letterman," Weeknights, 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS. "Super Bowl XLVI" airs Sunday, Feb. 5, from 6 p.m. EST on NBC.

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