Really Weird Stuff E10: Coma

It’s part two of the David Lynch-directed double shot that kicks off Twin Peaks Season 2. “Coma” is written by Harley Peyton. It originally aired on October 6th, 1990. This episode is full of fun and frivolity, but it also features some top-notch BOB scares and arguably the worst Twin Peaks moment of all time: A little ditty called “Just You and I”. On this episode, we explore such mysteries as:

WHY do Coop and Harry have so much trouble adjusting those hospital stools?
WHO is going to eat all that food that Coop and Albert ordered?
HOW many times did James make Maddie and Donna practice that song?

PLUS: Once again we ask, where exactly in Washington state is Twin Peaks?

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Really Weird Stuff E9: May the Giant Be with You

On this episode, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 1: May the Giant Be with You. This episode first aired on September 30th, 1990. It was written by Mark Frost and David Lynch and directed by David Lynch. This is a very special episode for many reasons, not the least of which is our guest, the lovely and talented Krishane Jones! Krishane has lived a life steeped in Twin Peaks and has many unique insights into our favorite small town yokels.

Join us to explore such mysteries as:

WHY does Gersten feel so much pressure to succeed?
HOW does Albert make it through Ed’s story without making a wise crack?
WHAT possessed Norma to wear Hank’s clothes?

PLUS: A candidate for the scariest scene in the original series!

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Really Weird Stuff E8: The Last Evening

On episode 8 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing the Twin Peaks season 1 finale: The Last Evening, written and directed by Mark Frost. It’s the one with all the cliffhangers, including Coop bleeding out on the floor of his hotel room. This episode originally aired on May 23rd 1990 and angered 11 million viewers, who thought they were going to learn who killed Laura Palmer. Hosts Annie Malone and Jessica Baxter explore such mysteries as:

HOW much does Hank spend on payphone calls?

WHY is Doc Hayward literally everywhere?

WHAT makes Coop so good at Blackjack?

PLUS: How invested is Leo in the plot of Invitation to Love?

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Really Weird Stuff E7: Realization Time

On RWS E7, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 1, Episode 6, “Realization Time”, written by Harley Peyton and directed by Caleb Deschanel. This is best known as the one where Waldo the Myna bird helps the investigation, and the Bookhouse Boys go to One-Eyed Jacks. But there are so many other delicious scenes, including Audrey sleuthing all over Horne’s Department store and a nod to “Double Indemnity” in Catherine’s scene with the ambitious life insurance agent, Mr. Neff. Special guest, Matt Fisher of Ex-Rated Movies Podcast helps us explore such mysteries as:

HOW does Audrey know exactly what to say to the stock boy?
WHY doesn’t the Bureau have a budget for better wigs?
HOW does Blackie keep from gagging during that failed flirtation with Big Ed?

PLUS: Matt discusses why Twin Peaks is the only television drama he’s watched more than once!

Listen to RWS Episode 7 here!

Really Weird Stuff E6: Cooper’s Dreams

“Cooper’s Dreams” is the 5th episode of Season One of Twin Peaks. It was written by Mark Frost and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, who is one of the more experimental auteurs in the Peaks-verse Lynch/Frost, notwithstanding. It originally aired on May 10th, 1990 and is perhaps best known for being the one where Cooper’s a little on edge and only has time for coffee, and the gang hikes to the Log Lady’s cabin for tea and spooky log testimony. Special guest, Cecelia Gunn joins us to explore such mysteries as:

WHAT is Doc Hayward doing, tagging along on strenuous police field work?
WHY does “Flesh World” keep publishing photos of Leo’s truck?
HOW come nobody, including Maddy, remembers meeting Maddy?

PLUS: Donut Crimes, gun-happy Peakers, and of course, STFU JAMES!

Listen to RWS Episode 6 here!

Paid in Puke S6E10: A Star is Born

On the series 6 finale, we’re hate-watching Bradley Cooper’s 2018 abuse-masquerading-as-romance remake, “A Star is Born”, starring Lady Gaga and no other women. It’s a tough hang in every sense of the phrase, but hopefully you’ll enjoy hanging with us and making fun of it. Who does the best Jackson Maine as Sling Blade impression? Which is the worst song? What’s the best part of the brownie? What happened to the Bradley Cooper who was in Wet Hot American Summer? All this and more will be revealed! 

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Paid in Puke S6E9: Dirty Dancing

On today’s episode, we’re carrying a watermelon for Emile Ardolino’s 1987 romantic drama, “Dirty Dancing”, starring Jennifer Grey, Cynthia Rhodes, and Jane Brucker. It’s a slumber party classic for women of a certain age. We reminisce about how much of the plot we understood when it first came out, Johnny’s chaotic energy, and the short-shrifting of Lisa Houseman. 

On the Lunchtime Poll, we discuss memorable moments from our youth that resulted in our radicalization. 

Paid in Puke S6E8: Annihilation

On today’s episode, we get existential AF with Alex Garland’s 2018 surreal sci-fi film, “Annihilation”, starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Tuva Novotny. 

This is a heady one, but it’s a lot of fun if you can stomach some pretty intense body horror and a trippy synth score. It’s basically John Carpenter’s The Thing on acid but with WOMEN. 

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Really Weird Stuff E5: The One-Armed Man

On RWS Episode 5, we’re discussing Twin Peaks S1E4, “The One-Armed Man”, written by Robert Engels and directed by Tim Hunter. This is a very plot-heavy episode but it’s still a lot of fun. Special guest Ryan Weadon (Ex-Rated Movies Podcast) joins us to explore mysteries such as:

WHY won’t Lucy just tell Andy what’s on her mind?
WHAT is the real purpose of Ben’s Little Elvis?
HOW much time did Hank spend on his domino sketch?
IS Hawk’s girlfriend a local gal?

PLUS: Ryan inspires our very first t-shirt with the line, “Call me when you’re a drawer, Josie!” Get it here!

Listen to RWS Episode 5 here!

Paid in Puke S6E7: Fatal Attraction

On today’s episode, we’re talking about a film that won’t be ignored: Adrienne Lynne’s 1987 problematic as-HELL thriller, “Fatal Attraction”. This film was a box office smash that starred Glenn Close, Anne Archer, and we guess a little bit Michael Douglas. It tells the story of woman named Alex, a 34-year-old NYC book editor who becomes impregnated after sleeping with a married man she meets through work. When she expresses an interest in having a relationship with him, he becomes violent and irrational, eventually coercing his wife into murdering her. 

What a piece of work is man!

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