The most useless catchphrase
known to man, much more so than "wocka wocka wocka" or "criminy jim-jim." Yes, some grungabiliacs
might think "what the hey" originated in that childfest
"The Suite Life of Zakkh and Cody," or in the frequently asked questions (FAQ'z, if you will) on "Weird Al" Yankovic's website, or even in a modest but kinda
mediocre "Far Side" cartoon by that King
of Cartoons "Gary Larson"--but the truth is that
"what the hey" was devised by the Rev. Oral McJorrity to keep Satan's House off Christian tongues. (hell)
"What the hey was in those popsickles?"
"Tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, PCP, ecstasy, and um, toxic waste
to give it the color."
"Oh my jeez! That's fudgin' bad!"
-A chat between a McJorrity
man and a not-so McJorrity