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"Peanut Gallery"

Posted by ESC on October 16, 2000

In Reply to: "Peanut Gallery" posted by Teresa on October 16, 2000

: Can anyone tell me where the phrase "No comment from the peanut gallery" originated. Why Peanut gallery?
: Thanks..

The old U.S. children's television show Howdy Doody (with Buffalo Bob) had a Peanut Gallery. If memory serves, that's where the audience sat. I don't know if that's the original Peanut Gallery or not. Anyone?