According to her granddaughter, Whoopi Goldberg was once involved in a "fart war" between Robin Williams and Billy Crystal and an elevator.
Amara Skye Dean shares her 66 "favorite" stories as a "View" co-host in Monday's Entertainment Weekly clip "Claim to Fame" Did.
The story involved Williams, who died in 2014 at the age of 65, and his "Father's Day" co-star, 74.
"[She], Robin Williams, Billy Crystal [was] standing in the elevator and Robin Williams was just farting," Dean explained. I think we were soaking up the atmosphere and playing dutch ovens with each other.”
She said Goldberg, whose real name is Caryn Johnson, was given her onstage nickname because, "She likes to fart." So,' he added.
Dean explained: That's how Caryn Johnson became Whoopi Goldberg.
The EGOT winner has previously been behind her name. I acknowledged some whimsical inspiration. 2017 "The Graham Norton Show" Interview.
"The theater I worked in was very small and didn't have much backstage space. I had to [fart] until the end," Goldberg said at the time. "People would say, 'You look like a whoopee cushion.' That's why I became."
Talking Elevator, she's been "pretty supportive" of Dean over the years — including her "raise to fame" stint.
"At first she didn't understand slides in DMs and how people are behaving right now," Dean told the New York Post last month . , adding that Goldberg's endorsement is "always important." "To her.
Goldberg, Williams and Crystal were longtime friends. When she celebrated her birthday in November 2020, Krystal visited her set of "The View" and gifted her with a memory photo of her fellow comedians.
He told Goldberg he had seen the photo. rice field. Every morning. "