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Look, Ma, no hands

Posted by ESC on June 29, 2000

In Reply to: Look, Ma, no hands posted by Hiroko on June 29, 2000

: Could someone please tell me what the origin of this phrase is? A story?
: I've found several websites by this name but have no idea where it's from and what it means.
: Thanks in advance.

The image it calls up for me is a boy carelessly riding a bicycle and saying, "Look Ma, no hands," (no hands on the handlebar) right before crashing his bike. I am guessing that it was part of a TV ad. But I'll check further and post again if I find more information.