Why Whoopi Goldberg and her Banana Shoes are Worth Watching On The View

Ms Whoopi

Whoopi Goldberg is often referred to as "Ms. Whoopi". She is one of the few EGOT recipients, meaning she has received at least one each of the Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and Tony awards. Yes, that is quite a feat.

She is well-known for playing an outspoken psychic in the movie Ghost and for her outrageous personality. In 2007, she joined the panel of the television show The View and is a must-see part of the talk show's personality.

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She is Herself

A main reason why Whoopi Goldberg is worth watching on The View for her original personality.

She is confident in herself. She stays true to her personality throughout the show, even if doing so is not the most popular action with the show's staff and viewers.

For example, Goldberg has remarked during cooking segments in the show, upon tasting the food, that she does not like the flavour. She does not pretend to like items; she is true to her self. She says that she does not eat vegetables and is comfortable with being a larger-sized woman.

Even if her views on the "Hot Topics" segments are not popular, she still says them. When Bill O'Reilly was a guest in October 2010 and upset both her and fellow panelist Joy Behar, Goldberg and Behar walked off the set of The View . Goldberg does not keep her disagreements to herself. She speaks her mind and is respected for doing so.

Moderator Skills

Another great reason to watch Whoopi Goldberg on The View is for her skill as the show's moderator among the panel hosts. Goldberg takes the show to commercial breaks and transitions well between topics. Often she uses funny lines to switch between conversation topics.

As moderator, Goldberg also keeps both fellow hosts and guests on-topic. She ensures all guests are given adequate segment time within the show by keeping the beginning "Hot Topics" section of the show to a certain time limit. She also plugs many products or guest promotions that need to be added within segments in a meaningful way. Her genuine attitude helps encourage people to tune in to watch The View.

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Humour

She is a funny woman. Known well for being a stand-up comedian, this concept is not illuminating.

Whoopi Goldberg brings her humour to The View. She opens talks about bodily functions and the press went wild when she appeared to fart on one of the episodes.

Best of all, Goldberg never seems to get embarrassed. She laughs at herself just as hard as the people around her laugh.

Openness

Goldberg's openness with many topics also makes her both a great addition to The View and a reason to watch the show regularly.

For example, she talks openly about owning a vibrator and speaks with humour about being married several times for short periods. While many people shy away from their mistakes, Goldberg brings them to viewers' attention in order to educate others and bring laughs into the equation as well.

Her Shoes

If your only reason for watching The View is to see Whoopi Goldberg's shoes, you will not be disappointed. She certainly has her own sense of fashion.

The shoes are custom made for her and are eccentric. Imagine bright colors and wild patterns. Imagine wooden soles and large-heeled runners. You have just described part of Goldberg's shoe collection.

Yes, Whoopi Goldberg even has "banana" shoes. They are shaped like peeled bananas around her ankles. I am serious!

And So...

Whoopi Goldberg's shoes are unconventional, as are many aspects of her personality.

Her openness to many topics, her ability to laugh at herself, and her creative transitions between show topics are all reasons to watch her on The View. Get ready to laugh, learn about issues, and check out her shoes as well!

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ChristyWrites 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi Bobbi, oh it is nice to see you! Yes, Whoopi always makes me smile. I admire her confidence. Thanks hon for stopping by here!


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PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

Hi,

I have always loved Whoopi and I am a devoted fan---I have a lot of her movies. She is so funny---I think she would be a great friend---I know I would laugh a lot.

The View would not be worth watching without her. And thanks Christy

for writing this hub.

Bobbi Purvis


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ChristyWrites 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi Thelma! Well at least you can still see her in movies :) Thanks for stopping by to comment


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

I like Whoopi Goldberg. She´s so funny, direct and so true to herself. Just a pitty we don´t have her show in German telly. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@moonlake, do not be sorry for having a difference of opinion. We don't all have the same perspectives and I am always interesting in reading others viewpoints. I'm glad you have found a show that meets your interests. Take care and thanks for the vote!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I like Whoopi but I thought her and Joy walking off the show was ridicules. I can't stand Joy Behar. I use to like Sherry Shepard when she was down to earth and not so full of herself now I can't watch her. Absolutely can't stand Barbra Walters. Elisabeth Hasselbeck keeps her mouth closed so much and seems so unhappy. It is such an unhappy show I just can’t watch it. I watch Hoda and Kathie Lee every morning love their show. Sorry I don’t agree with you on The View but you have a great hub on Whoopi and I voted up.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@europewalker, There are certainly a mixture of personalities on the show. I' glad you connected with my hub and like Whoopi too!

@Jools, I like her confidence to say what she believes. I hope you found good views of The View on YouTube :) Thanks for the vote, share, and comment!


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europewalker 4 years ago

I love Whoopi on the view, but I don't watch it that often because Elisabeth gets on my nerves! Enjoyed reading this hub!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Christy, I love Whoopi Goldberg - I think she is really funny and whenever she has been interviewed in the UK she has been very interesting and certainly has plenty to say.

I enjoyed your hub and I quite liked her banana skin style shoes.

We don't yet get 'The View' over here so I am popping over to You Tube to have a neb and see what it's all about.

Voted up and shared!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Awe, how nice to see you here Bobbi. I am loving the love for Whoopi. She rides the edge of controversy sometimes and always comes out on top :)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Wow, thank-you for the wonderful compliments. I admire your writing, which makes your comment all the more meaningful for me. Whoopi is charismatic and there's something about I am just drawn to!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks DaryIn. I'm smiling as I see we have a mutual love for Whoopi!


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DarylnCochrane 4 years ago from New York, NY

I don't watch the View too often, but I've always loved Whoopi. He saw her on Broadway in her one-woman show a few years ago and she was brilliant. She's definitely very talented and a one-of-a-kind human being. Good hub.


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Dr Kavita Shaikh 4 years ago from MUSCAT

Christy, I have always enjoyed your hubs. They usually have an interesting topic, streak of humor and loads of entertainment. Great writing, keep it up. BTW Whoopi is one of my fav actresses; she can carry an entire movie on her shoulders. That is a tough thing to do, especially when you are doing a comedy. I loved her in Sister Act.


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

ChristyWrites,

Whoopi is one of my favorite actors--she is so funny. I videos of her movies. Yes, she is outspoken, but I like that--you do have to guess what she thinks.

This is so great of you to do this hub, I really enjoyed it. I voted up and awesome.

Bobbi


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Yes she was on there a number of seasons. Thanks Marc for the visit!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hehe Posh and Whoopi G have great characteristics in common I see! Thanks Posh for the visit and comment. Have a great day my friend.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks Kristine. I appreciate the new follow as well!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks Alicia. She is very comfortable in her own skin, which is what I like about her. Yes watch the show at least once and let me know your views on The View :)


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Marc Babineau 4 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

Another great post! I was a fan of Whoopi's way back when she was on Star Trek!!


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

ChristW Whoopi G speaks as she finds and that is the best way to be. I like straight talking no BS kinds of people. Good hub.


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Kristine Manley 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Great Hub, Christywrites. I don't get to watch The View that often, but I do like Whoopi's openness. Voted up!


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I've never watched The View, but I'm very tempted to after reading your hub. I've always thought that Whoopi Goldberg has a very interesting personality. Thanks for the description of the show and Whoopi's role in it.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks Alecia, your comment is great! I hope that you get to watch the show again soon, especially the Hot Topics portion. Take care.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hey thanks Carolyn. I'm glad to hear I listed the reasons that she captures your attention too, keep smiling :)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hehe that particular episode with Whoopi was so funny! Thank-you Sunshine for your great comment, what wonderful support! :)


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I love Whoopi on the View! She has a real swagger and she's very articulate in a way that most celebrities struggle with from time to time. And every point you made is valid. I miss seeing the View everyday but I will definitely say that's one of the biggest enjoyments for the funemployed! Great hub!


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Carolyn2008 4 years ago from Boston

You covered all the bases with this well-written hub. I like Whoopie too, for the same reasons. You captured all the reasons why she succeeds on the View.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I second this hub! Way to go Christywrites!!! Whoopi is The View. I used to be a big fan of the show, but a friend suggested Hoda and Kathie Lee and the rest is history. I agree that Whoopi is the real deal! Heck she even passes gas on live TV! She tells it like it is. She's UP and Awesome and so is this hub!!

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