peanut gallery


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peanut gallery

The topmost balcony in an auditorium.
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I got to see a bunch of my old friends from my college days and heckle and cheer with/hem from the peanut gallery, It was the kind of good time you think of when you think "backyard barbecue blow-out.
I well remember my view, from the topmost peanut gallery, of King George VI, the Queen Mother, the future Queen Elizabeth II, and her sister, Princess Margaret, all craning their necks to see from Covent Garden's inhospitably placed Royal Box.
The crowd creates "a peanut gallery of sorts" that cheers on favorites and creates positive energy, Ms.
The best was when he landed and the hot crew peanut gallery was like, "Who are you?
Buffalo Bob would ask his Peanut Gallery of children ages 3 to 8 years, gathered in an NBC studio in New York at 30 Rockefeller Plaza every afternoon, five days a week, in the late 1940s and 1950s.
The two have spent night after night up in the peanut gallery, gazing down at the dazzle of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Jeanne is, quite simply, a monster; if she had been born 200 years earlier, you can picture her cackling contentedly in the guillotine peanut gallery.