Did Animal House originate the ::COUGH::eatme::COUGH:: technique?

It’s certainly the first place I ever saw it. But in all the recent Animal House retrospectives I’ve seen the movie’s creators make no mention of originating the move. Anybody know?

(BTW I just saw another AH doc on Spike TV a few days ago. Again, hardly any mention of Tom Hulce! A couple of weeks ago I started a thread about his conspicuous absence during all the AH hoopla. No one definatively knew why. If anyone reading this thread knows the skinny on Hulce’s non-participation please post it here, or better yet, on my original thread. Thanks.)

No, it was a time-honored technique of immature people everywhere. My sixth grade classmates were doing it in 1964.