It is true — the enduring actor and comic was born Caryn Elaine Johnson, and when she began performing, she glided by Whoopi Goldberg. However why?
Nicely, Whoopi’s granddaughter, Amara Skye Dean, seems on tonight’s episode of the ABC recreation present Declare to Fame, and in the course of the episode (through Entertainment Weekly), she reveals the reality behind what makes Whoopi, properly, Whoopi.
So, in the course of the episode, Amara tells an anecdote involving her grandmother and legendary comedians Robin Williams and Billy Crystal — particularly, about how all three of them obtained right into a fart-off in an elevator. Sure, actually.
“I suppose they had been Dutch Oven-ing one another, simply basking within the atmosphere of farts,” Amara recounted, after saying that “Robin Williams was simply farting his life away.”
“My grandma obtained her title as a result of she likes to fart rather a lot,” Amara stated. “So, whoopee cushions, farts. That is how Caryn Johnson grew to become Whoopi Goldberg.”
What a revelation! Though, to be clear, this is not the primary time we have gotten a whiff — sorry — of how Whoopi’s love of flatulence impressed her stage title.
“Once you’re acting on stage, you by no means actually have time to enter the lavatory and shut the door,” she defined to the New York Times in 2006. “So should you get just a little gassy, you have to let it go. So individuals used to say to me, ‘You are like a whoopee cushion.’ And that is the place the title got here from.”
Hey, let’s face it — farts are humorous, and so is Whoopi Goldberg. It is a match made in flatulent heaven.