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When I was young, my dad always let me listen to comedy albums. I always knew about comedy, I always loved comedy.The day that I saw Whoopi Goldberg on television, I cried so hard, because I kept looking at my daddy going, ‘Oh my god. there’s somebody on TV that looks like me! She looks like me! Yay! I can be on TV! I can be on TV! I can do it! Look at her look at her! she looks just like me.‘”

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“Well, when I was nine years old Star Trek came on. I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, ‘Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there’s a black lady on television and she ain’t no maid!’ I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.” - Whoopi Goldberg speaking of Nichelle Nichols

“When I was young, my dad always let me listen to comedy albums. I always knew about comedy, I always loved comedy.The day that I saw Whoopi Goldberg on television, I cried so hard, because I kept looking at my daddy going, ‘Oh my god. there’s somebody on TV that looks like me! She looks like me! Yay! I can be on TV! I can be on TV! I can do it! Look at her look at her! she looks just like me.‘” -Leslie Jones speaking of Whoopi Goldberg 

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Whoopi Goldberg Sister Act- I Will Follow Him (by Sovranita)

We’ve finally settled the ridiculous question “are women funny?” Bridesmaids and Tina Fey ended that conversation years ago.
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http://time.com/45771/how-amy-schumer-got-guys-to-think-feminists-are-funny/

BRIDESMAIDS AND TINA FEY DIDN’T END THAT CONVERSATION

Gilda Radner ended that conversation

Jane Curtin ended that conversation

Whoopi Goldberg ended that conversation

Margaret Cho ended that conversation

Laraine Newman ended that conversation

Rosie O’Donnell ended that conversation

Lucille Ball ended that conversation

Ellen Cleghorn ended that conversation

Lily Tomlin ended that conversation

Bridesmaids and Tina Fey continue to end that conversation in addition to:

Aparna Nancherla

Retta

Mindy Kaling

Amy Poehler

Jessica Williams

Aidy Bryant

Kate McKinnon

Leslie Jones

Nicole Byer

Sasheer Zamata

Tig Notaro

and like a billion more

Stop perpetuating the idea that women just got started in this game.

AND

don’t erase women of color from the historical landscape of comedy

don’t erase LGBT women from the historical landscape of comedy

don’t pretend we weren’t standing on stage right alongside Bill Murray and Jon Stewart.

don’t pretend we weren’t there.

Leslie Jones thanks Whoopi Goldberg for Inspiring her and Inspiring Black Women.

“The day I saw Whoopi Goldberg on television, I cried so hard because I kept looking at my daddy going, ‘Oh my God! There’s somebody on TV who looks like me! She looks like me! Daddy! I can be on TV. I can be on TV, I can do it. Look at her. Look at her. She looks just like me.“

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GUINAN: Data, do you even know what a joke is?
DATA: Of course I do. It is a witticism, a gag, a bon mot, a fluctuation of
GUINAN: Stop. Look, it’s just you and I here. We’re talking, we’re having an intimate conversation. Why? Because you’re a ‘droid and I’m a 'noid.
DATA: But why?
GUINAN: Because that’s what I am.
DATA: Have I said something to offend you?
GUINAN: No.
DATA: Then why are you annoyed?
GUINAN: Because you’re a 'droid and I’m a 'noid.
DATA: Humanoid.
GUINAN: Yes.
DATA: You told a joke.
GUINAN: Yes.
DATA: I am not laughing.
GUINAN: Yes.
DATA: Perhaps the joke was not funny.
GUINAN: No, the joke was funny. It’s you, Data.
DATA: Are you sure?
GUINAN: Yes.
DATA: I agree. What do I do?
GUINAN: Well, under normal circumstances, I’d say seek a higher power. But in your case, probably a smarter computer is in order.

walked into my mum watching a whoopi goldberg documentary on TV while Dad was next to her on his iPad and I glanced at his screen and he was googling “why doesn’t whoopi goldberg have eyebrows”

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Tony Goldwyn The View

I always loved comedy. The day I saw Whoopi Goldberg on television, I cried so hard because I kept looking at my daddy going, ‘Oh my God! There’s somebody on TV who looks like me! She looks like me! Daddy! I can be on TV. I can be on TV, I can do it. Look at her. Look at her. She looks just like me.
—  Leslie Jones’ tearful tribute to Whoopi Goldberg is why we need representation