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 for peanut gallery
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peanut gallery \Pea"nut gal"ler*y\
     1. The cheapest seats in a theater, being typically those
        farthest from the stage, as in the uppermost balcony.
        [PJC]
  
     2. In a television show for children, the section where
        visiting children sit as guests during the performance.
        [PJC]
  
     3. Hence: Any group of children, or the chidren in a group of
        people; as, let's have no noise from the peanut gallery.
        [Colloq.]
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  peanut gallery
      n 1: (figurative) people whose criticisms are regarded as
           irrelevant or insignificant (resembling uneducated people
           who throw peanuts on the stage to express displeasure with
           a performance); "he ignored complaints from the peanut
           gallery"
      2: rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the
         least expensive seats [syn: second balcony, family
         circle, upper balcony, peanut gallery]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "peanut gallery":
     Texas tower, auditorium, balcony, beacon, belvedere, bleachers,
     box, box seat, bridge, conning tower, dress circle, fauteuil,
     gallery, gazebo, grandstand, lighthouse, loge, lookout, loophole,
     nigger heaven, observation post, observatory, orchestra,
     orchestra circle, outlook, overlook, paradise, parquet,
     parquet circle, parterre, peephole, pharos, pit, proscenium boxes,
     ringside, ringside seat, sighthole, stall, standing room,
     theatre stall, top gallery, tower, watchtower
  
  

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