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Whoopi Goldberg's Dates Must Pass a Smell Test: 'It's Very Important That They Smell Correct'

According to Whoopi, the most nefarious among us have "a stink" about them.
  • Whoopi Goldberg's smell-o-meter is unmatched. (Photo: ABC)
    Whoopi Goldberg's smell-o-meter is unmatched. (Photo: ABC)

    You know it's a lighthearted day on The View when Ted Bundy comes up during a discussion about dating apps.

    On Thursday morning, Whoopi Goldberg revealed that all of her dates must pass a smell test, as she's able to tell someone's true colors by their "stink" alone. The bizarre admission came during a Hot Topic about Tinder adding a feature that allows users to run background checks before they meet someone in person, a move that Whoopi implied is positive, but less effective than her strong smell-o-meter.

    While the ladies were all in favor of Tinder's new feature — "You don't want to meet a guy for a bagel who's a sex offender," said Joy Behar — guest co-host Stephanie Grisham said that people with privacy concerns should "go meet somebody at a bar the old fashioned way" rather than dealing with a background check. "Well, that's the only way to do it," replied Whoopi. "I can see if you're a drunk, and you can see if I'm a drunk."

    When Behar said that there could still a "murderer" lurking at your local pub, Whoopi insisted that she would be able to sniff one out. "People lie at bars, but you can smell them! You can smell them," she said. "It's very important that they smell correct."

    "Does the name Ted Bundy ring a bell?" asked Behar. "Yes! He had a stink," replied Whoopi. "Yes he did, he had a smell. I would've smelled it."

    Who knew the "G" in EGOT stood for "Great sense of smell?"

    Elsewhere on The View... Whoopi's big day continued when she thew shade at Kim Kardashian for telling women to "get your f**king ass up and work" in a new interview with Variety. "She had a big head-start compared to most people — mmhmm," said the longtime moderator. "You remember what that head start was? Think back. Think back if that's what you mean to say."

    "The sex tape, you mean?" asked Behar. "Yeah!" replied Whoopi. "Remember how she was dealt with, as the joke. And everybody decided she was going to be nothing for years. And then that blanket statement that 'people don't seem to want to work anymore' isn't true."

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Whoopi Goldberg, ABC, The View, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Stephanie Grisham, Sunny Hostin, Ted Bundy