That was the era of airy elegance and feeble clown shows, of yuck-yuck punchlines and toothy performers saying "gee whiz!"
gee whiz, O.J., couldn't you have just been boring like most athletes and almost all celebrities?
As archetypically “presidential” as Mitt Romney seemed, his perfectly square, gee whiz speech style was part of what did him in.
(also Gee whiz, gee whillikins, gee willikers) An exclamation of approval, surprise, mild disapproval, emphasis, etc; gosh: But gee willikers, he does arithmetic like lightning (main entry 1885+; others somewhat earlier)
An armed pickpocket
[1950s+ Underworld; fr gee, ''gun,'' and whiz, ''pickpocket'']