"Makin' Whoopee" became one of Eddie Cantor's all-time popular hits, and according to Don Tyler in Hit Songs 1900-1955: American Popular Music of the Pre-Rock Era
, it is about "the dangers of married life." Whoopee
was a 1928 Broadway show set in California. The song has retained it popularity, and has been used in many films including Sleepless In Seattle
, in which it was performed by Dr John.