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A peanut gallery is an audience that heckles the performer. The term originated in the days of vaudeville as a nickname for the cheapest (and ostensibly rowdiest) seats in the theater; the cheapest snack served would often be peanuts, which the patrons would sometimes throw at the performers on stage to show their disapproval. The phrases “No comments from the peanut gallery” or “Quiet in the peanut gallery” are extensions of the name.



Joe Bradley curated the Salon in entry 24 of the journal.