Yesterday on "The View", the guest host Ashanti and the rest of the ladies were having a riveting discussion on flu shots . . . when Whoopi Goldberg let one rip!

She jumped right out of her seat and said, "Excuse me!  Hold on for a minute . . . I feel SO much better now."

Then Rosie O'Donnell came over and helped fan the smell . . . and she and Whoopi blamed breakfast burritos.

Unfortunately they covered up the sound on the broadcast with a sound effect of an explosion and some crackling... but you'll get the idea.

It's not the first time this has happened, either.

Here's this -

Annnnnnd this...

Well, according to Wikipedia, Whoopi actually acquired her name because she is too much like a whoopee cushion - she has been quoted saying "sometimes you just have to let it out!"

Sooooo...