Veteran actor/singer Mandy Patinkin was treated to a double blast from the past during a recent appearance on U.S. Tv after he was reunited with two of his ex-girlfriends.
The Homeland star had previously been surprised by Live with Kelly and Michael hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, when they read out an email from the girl who he shared his first kiss with during his last visit to their morning show in December (13).
And when he recently returned to Live with Kelly and Michael for a pre-taped interview, which aired on Wednesday (19Feb14), he revealed that his plan to meet Sandy, his first love, had yet to come to fruition.
He explained, "The minute I left here, I got in the car... and I called her up and we just started gasbagging (chatting) on the phone... And then we were going to get together but she moved to Texas... I'll be in Texas (soon) so then we'll get to see each other."
The actor was left shocked when the planned reunion took place then and there, as Sandy waled out onstage to greet the star 40 years after they last saw one another.
Patinkin exclaimed, "Oh my God! Oh my God!" and embraced his childhood sweetheart.
But Ripa and Strahan weren't finished with the surprises - they prompted Patinkin to share another tale about his failed efforts to track down a college sweetheart, a woman named Lenore 'Nori' Haines from Topeka, Kansas.
He said, "You know when you're about 60 - I'm 61 years old - you just wanna find everybody again!
"Not only have I tried (to find Haines), I have friends from doing the various shows that I've done, from the Fbi to the Cia, I have literally called my Fbi and Cia connections and I've said, 'Will you hunt this woman down for me?' I don't know if she has a married name, I don't know what happened, but she was a dear friend, I want to find her..."
Looking into the camera, he then made a public plea for Haines to get in touch, but once again, his wish came true immediately, as his lost love appeared before him.
Stunned Patinkin said, "I can't take this! Am I dying or something? What's happening?"
The former lovers reminisced about their time together while attending the University of Kansas and at the end of the chat, Patinkin was given the chance to take both of his exes out on a lunch date as a final treat from Ripa and Strahan.