ABC’s ‘The View’ was finally entertaining this week, but unsurprisingly, the fun had nothing to do with what came out of the star’s mouths. The hilarity came when the hosts were discussing the classified documents that were found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s house. At one moment, the hosts are having a normal (for them) political discussion, then before you know it there’s a spill on the table.
Then, at the perfect moment, a loud fart ripped through the noise, sounding almost like a cartoon sound effect. Except, ‘The View’ isn’t a cartoon. The hosts turned their attention briefly toward Whoopi as they smirked and tried to hide their laughter. Alyssa Farah Griffin can even be seen trying to continue the Pence discussion before she breaks into laughter again, at what, by all accounts, seems to be some horrendous flatulence from Whoopi.
The massive fart, combined with the hosts ineffectively trying to corral a water spill, made for one of the most iconic moments in the recent history of the show. Watch it here, staring at the 4:15 mark:
Thank goodness technology hasn’t evolved to the point where videos share scent, along with audio and visual, because I don’t think I could handle that clip. Now, just like most stories having to do with this show if you do a little more digging you find that the problem isn’t a one-time deal. According to People, Whoopi was once so prolific at farting that she would have elevator farting contests. Yep, you read that right. Here’s what they had to say in August:
In a clip from the ABC series Claim to Fame published by Entertainment Weekly, Goldberg’s granddaughter Amara Skye Dean recalled a story involving Goldberg, Billy Crystal and the late Robin Williams farting on an elevator for a silly gag — a “fart war,” as she described it. Whoopi’s granddaughter even gave a full recounting of the event:
“I wasn’t there, but it was my favorite story that my grandmother has told me, about her, Robin Williams and Billy Crystal standing in an elevator, and Robin Williams was just farting his life away. I guess they were Dutch-ovening each other, just basking in the ambiance of farts.”
“My grandma got her name because she likes to fart a lot. So, whoopee cushions, farts. That’s how Caryn Johnson became Whoopi Goldberg.” I always knew that she had no shame, but that etymology is news to me. Whoopi is also producing these gaffes at an alarming rate, even for her. It was only one month ago that she was made to apologize for implying that Turning Point USA, a college conservative group, were Neo-Nazis:
“So, on Monday we talked about the fact there were openly neo-Nazi demonstrators outside the Florida Student Action Summit of the Turning Point USA group. We want to make clear these demonstrators were gathered outside the event and that they were not invited or endorsed by Turning Point USA.” That marked her 34th retraction in 2022, what a year.