Kathie Lee Gifford's Today co-hosts, Hoda Kotb and Regis Philbin, jokingly fought over their pal before her big Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame induction on Tuesday.
"Fifteen years together she was incredible," Regis told ET, remembering their time sharing the spotlight on Live With Regis & Kathie Lee.
Regis later teased that Kathie Lee might have actually downgraded by pairing up with Hoda.
"Now eight years with this one, and so-so, you know?" Regis said, referring to Hoda.
Hoda playfully shot back, reminding everyone that Kathie Lee didn't win an Emmy until she joined her on the Today show.
"I did get my Emmys with Hoda, but when I finally left the show with Reg, that's when he got his," Kathie Lee said. "I was the problem with that."
Regis and Hoda helped usher their friend into the B&C Hall of Fame by co-hosting the event at New York City's Waldorf Astoria. Before hitting the stage, they had nothing but wonderful things to say about their cohort.
"She's one of those ladies you don't meet in this business," gushed Regis, who is also a B&C Hall of Famer. "She's smart. She's beautiful. She can handle anything that comes her way, and I just think she's terrific."
"I think that every now and then someone steps in your life and completely changes it," Hoda chimed in. "Every year, I tell Kath that she totally changed my life. I had a nice life. I thought it was nice. I didn't know how extraordinary it could be since I met Kath. She's the only person who could laugh like she laughs through tears like nobody's business. And by the way, it's not what she says, it's what she does. That's what you have to watch with Kath. It's what she does, and it's extraordinary."
Kathie Lee and her late husband, Frank Gifford, were both inducted during the B&C Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary. Frank was posthumously honored with a Lifetime Achievement award.
Kathie Lee paid tribute to Frank during her acceptance speech, saying, "I have to thank my incredible husband, who taught me so much, who was the most generous person I've ever met."
Frank died from natural causes at the family's Connecticut home on Aug. 9. He was 84.