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Whoopi: Back to Broadway - The 20th Anniversary (2005)

Twenty years before this video was produced, comedian Whoopi Goldberg took Broadway by storm in a one-woman show that established her as one of the wittiest, finest performers of her ... See full summary »

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Marty Callner

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Whoopi Goldberg
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Whoopi Goldberg ... Fontaine / Lurleen / Crippled Lady
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Twenty years before this video was produced, comedian Whoopi Goldberg took Broadway by storm in a one-woman show that established her as one of the wittiest, finest performers of her generation. The groundbreaking comic returns to the Great White Way in this HBO special that has her revisiting some of her earlier characters, such as the belly-aching druggie Fontaine, as well as new avatars such as Lurleen, a Southern belle facing menopause. Written by Anonymous

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Whoopi Was Here 1985


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HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whoopi Goldberg: The Spook Show See more »

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Cream Cheese Films See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Tyne Daly is credited for contributing "special lyrics". This refers to the song "Balding Pudendum" for which she composed the lyrics, to the tune of "Waltzing Matilda". Goldberg sings the chorus of this song while in character as Lurleen. See more »

Quotes

Fontaine: [sung] Around the world in eighty motha-fuckin' days...
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Connections

References All My Children (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Under Pressure
Written by David Bowie, John Deacon, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and Brian May
Performed by David Bowie and Queen
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Absolutely Hilarious!
24 November 2005 | by regal_coconutSee all my reviews

This is an uproarious stand-up special by Whoopi herself, and I was blown away by laughing so much. It's true; she's still got it, & she's had it all along. When she played Fontaine, she was just fantastic, and took the character in right away. As Lerleen, I actually thought she was telling a true story- she's so natural! And when she became The Cripple, it was very touching but still the type of stand-up that made you want to shoot your beverage out of your nose. I really loved this special, and hope to see Whoopi in other things like this very soon! It's a definite classic! The only thing I disapprove of is the language and the content, but otherwise, it's a must-see!


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