Origin of Famous Phrase Heaven’s to Betsy with Eddie Brill

HacksandWhacksPublished: January 12, 2015Updated: February 29, 20169 views
Published: January 12, 2015Updated: February 29, 2016

Have you ever wondered what crazy stories lie underneath the meaning of odd phrases and sayings? Let Professor Good N' Well end your suspense on this episode of Famous Phrases and Sayings, a HooplaHa Original series featuring comedian Eddie Brill.

This brand new episode follows Professor Good N’ Well, our in house expert on history and humor as he attempts to unveil the true identify of Betsy behind the phrase 'Heaven's to Betsy'. Professor Good N' Well not only uses the honest educated guesses of interviewees, but reveals the historical context of the phrase. The phrase relates to women of the prohibition era, however there is much disagreement regarding the original references. Some sources say trace her identity back to the Revolutionary War, others say 'Betsy' is actually Betsy Ross, the maker of the first American flag. Long story shot, your guess is as good as the Professors!

Eddie Brill has more than 100 appearances in both TV and film and is best known for his work on The Late Show with David Letterman. If you would like to stay connected to Eddie, follow him on on Facebook and Twitter.

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