Whoopi Goldberg Apparently Chose Her Stage Name Because Of Farts, According To Her Granddaughter

Whoopi Goldberg Apparently Chose Her Stage Name Because Of Farts, According To Her Granddaughter

New York Times

“When you’re performing on stage, you never really have time to go into the bathroom and close the door,” she explained to the New York Times in 2006. “So if you get a little gassy, you’ve got to let it go. So people used to say to me, ‘You’re like a whoopee cushion.’ And that’s where the name came from.”