Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
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A Long Time Ago There Was A Show Called "Twin Peaks"

Remember "Twin Peaks"? That show was so very awesome. Or at least the first season was. It went off the rails a bit toward the end. Anyway, read this.

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freetzy (#7,018)

Laura Palmer really should not have answered her dad's calls while she was ovulating.

Smitros (#5,315)

Let's rock.

Here's a thought. Without Twin Peaks, there might not be The Sopranos, The Wire and Mad Men.

Rollo (#3,202)

Maybe so. Unfortunately, I loved Twin Peaks so much that it ruined all subsequent TV dramas for me.

HiredGoons (#603)

also: X Files.

Conventional wisdom is that the last season went downhill, which is fair enough, but there's no better TV than the last two episodes of the series. Holy crap, I gotta go watch those right now.

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Precisely. Also, that first group of episodes from season two is top-notch, as well. (The Lynch-directed eps 8 + 9 all the way through no. 16 are unmissable, if you're counting the pilot as episode 0, like you should.) The "second season sucks" mantra only applies to about nine or 10 episodes–less than a third of the show's full run.

Also: in the late 90s, I interviewed Al Strobel ("The One-Armed Man") in PDX, for my high school newspaper. He gave me a can of garmonbozia (creamed corn) with the Black Lodge logo that he said Lynch had once handed out at a wrap party. I still have it.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

Tried to watch it again last year — that gum we all liked has no flavor now.

iantenna (#5,160)

my wife and i are certainly among the obsessives. we hit the town(s) in washington where it was filmed on a road trip, and ate pie at the double r. protip: they have a map at the diner to get to all the other twin peaks filming sites!

also, hawk lived in albany (ca) forever (still?) and i used to see him at the ivy room on occasion. i definitely drunkenly fanboy'd him into a corner at least once. also, my friend's grandpa played the evil, mill owner who faked his death. also, another friend owns the fucking chair from the black lodge. also, a final friend text messaged me this last week "my girlfriend is on stage with the log lady right now". ok. i'll stop. sorry.

hockeymom (#143)

I am so watching this.
Sort of OT, does anyone remember that weird movie,"Boxing Helena" and surrounding controversy with Sherilyn Fenn and Kim Basinger? Basinger dropped out, Fenn took the part and all I can remember is that she ended up having all her limbs cut off and living in a box. In the movie, not real life.

maebefunke (#154)

Would you rather bone Audrey or Laura Palmer? OR LARA FLYNN BOYLE??

garge (#736)

Um Audrey DUH

garge (#736)

I want to brush Laura's hair and make Lara gnocchi–

iantenna (#5,160)

yeah, sherilyn fenn is the clear winner here. in my more masturbatory days i may have owned her playboy and a dubbed vhs of her sexier scenes in movies i would never remember existed if it weren't for her (fatal instinct, anyone?).

Art Yucko (#1,321)

madchen amick.

HelloTitty (#830)

Joan Chen.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

Loved Sheryl Lee's cameo in Winter's Bone, btw.

thatsrealbutter (#2,095)

Or the whole thing is awesome, 2nd season dead man in chess piece Leo Johnson tarantulas included and you dutifully pull out your box set and have a marathon + hot toddy's every year when it starts to get cold!

Art Yucko (#1,321)

yeah after revisiting the entire series awhile back, I realized that the 2nd season was much better and more complicated than realized the first time around (and by that I mean the very first time around.) Groupreact isn't always right… especially pre-internet.

jetztinberlin (#392)

Between this and the Simpsons post, ohmyword I'm OLD. And I guess senile, because I cannot remember any awesome references like Gef. So I will just go with:
Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

iantenna (#5,160)

THERE'S A FISH, IN THE PERCOLATOR!?!

6h057 (#1,914)

Just reminded me to restart my On The Air download.

hazmathilda (#839)

Coincidentally, I just finished watching the whole series for the first time! Saw the finale two days ago! Second half of the second season was lousy!!
Sincerely,
A Young

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