Goldberg admitted this week on Watch What Happens Live that her bladder isn’t quite what it used to be. When Andy Cohen asked her if she could do one jumping jack in ten seconds (referencing 1986’s Jumpin’ Jack Flash) she said: “No. You know why? Because every time I land I pee.” She also alluded to the fact that her intestines had somehow improved. “I don’t fart as much as I used to but I find that a sneeze is dangerous. A cough can be dangerous.”
Speaking of that, when a caller asked how Whoopi got her name, her casual response was “Uh, I’m a farter.”
“Well, you know when you work in the theater sometimes you have to do quick changes and it’s not a big theater so you’re running around. Sometimes you’re just letting go. That was the joke. It became Whoopi Goldberg,” she explained, adding that “Goldberg” is a family name.
She also refused to answer a question about overrated comedians because she’s “menopausal,” and confessed that she’s “intensely puzzled” by reality shows and wears a white shirt every day on The View because she’s “not comfortable” in anything else.
[“I’m just trying to keep my eyes moist” is the best excuse for rolling your eyes at Barbara Walters.]