CBS this week handed out big bags of peanuts to all the critics who attended a panel on Jericho. This was not an act of extraordinary generosity. CBS has 40,000 pounds of peanuts lying around its offices that Jericho sent in during the successful campaign to save their show. That's 20 tons of peanuts. That's 8 million peanuts. They were mostly shipped by a company called Nuts Online, which you may now safely assume is the biggest corporate fan of Jericho in the universe.
Jericho cast members, though they thought the campaign was great, wouldn't have made nuts the designated item of protest. Asked what they would have chosen, Skeet Ulrich promptly replied: "Snakes." Disagreed Lennie James: "Strippers." James, in fact, says he's going to set up an online delivery service called Strippersthatbounce.com to reap windfall profits the next time Jericho is canceled.