Regis and Kelly did Day 3 but clearly the show wasn't live from Prince Edward Island. I had read where they only taped two days. Wednesday's weather matched Monday's, and we didn't have a temperature update.
Given the Monday/Wednesday taping schedule, it was no surprise that Kelly came out in pants for Wednesday's episode. As you may recall, Kelly had an upskirt incident just as the camera showed her on Monday. The wind was more intense for Wednesday's episode.
Regis and Kelly came in accompanied by a bagpipe group — College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada.
Food once again ruled the show. As the two read a couple of e-mails, one of the e-mail referred to poutine. So Regis and Kelly got to try poutine. As Kelly put it after eating the poutine:
It's delicious. Why is everything so good in Canada?
Kelly mentioned Cows once again. If she ever does a commercial for the ice cream, you'll know why. The extra butterfat makes the difference.
The local chef of the day was Ted Grant, an instructor from the Culinary Institute of Canada and Holland College. Ted brought out in order a fried oyster sandwich, known as a po' boy on the island (and elsewhere), mixing in prosciutto and what sounded like okra. Grant also served linguine vongole "clams" and a gazpacho shooter with little bit of mussel inside.
Even if Regis seems reluctant, the rest of us are salivating, especially given how fresh the seafood is. Regis got to find out for himself in a taped segment.
Regis is throwing a clambake, even if the menu didn't mention clams. We saw Regis go after lobsters, potatoes, oysters, and mussels — all known quantities on Prince Edward Island.
In the crosstalk segment, Regis noted that the first settlement in PEI started around 8500 BC. They ran the Kelly horsebacking segment that they ran out of time for on Monday.
We saw them ride through beautiful green fields and streams, even if the weather was a bit stormy. Kelly saw her first uncaged eagle, a majestic sight.
Speaking of majestic sights, we got to see the Confederation Bridge, a relatively new way to get to PEI with a car. Before the bridge was built in 1997, you could only get to the island via a ferry, or as they noted, swimming.
We saw island notables as they were coming back to the show — highlights from the Canada Day Boat Parade as well as Point Prim Lighthouse and the summer harbor behind their stage at the park.
Regis and Kelly play the trivia question, and the participant was playing for a trip to Prince Edward Island. I knew the answer to the question, but the woman didn't get the question. So no trip. This is also bad because in winning, they describe the trip. No trip, no description.
Stephen Moyer was the primary guest. Moyer had mentioned that he has worked in Vancouver and Toronto, and also had a Great Lakes adventure. Moyer's fiancee is Oscar-winner Anna Paquin, who was born in Winnipeg before her family moved to New Zealand when she was four.
Melanie Fiona was the musical guest: the R&B singer from Toronto did a really nice job. Regis and Kelly talked with her briefly after the musical number, but there wasn't any Canadian connection to her roots in the conversation.
Tomorrow is the conclusion, and if the pattern holds, the weather will be beautiful (as it was Tuesday). Regis will show his clambake, and Canadian actress turned Hollywood star Elisha Cuthbert will be on the show.