Really Weird Stuff E22: Twin Peaks – Double Play

On episode 22 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 14: “Double Play. This episode was written by Harley Peyton and directed by Uli Edel (Body of Evidence). It’s best known as the one with a whole lot of time spent on the three most intolerable plots (James & Evelyn, Little Nicky, & Ben Horne’s Civil War re-enactment), but it also delivers a very compelling horror vignette when Leo attacks Shelly in their perpetually under-construction home. Special guest Chris Brugos joins us to explore such mysteries as:

HOW can Windom carry so much literal dead weight without any help?
DO Ed and Norma know you can divorce someone BEFORE they go to jail or lose their mind?
WHAT should Ben have re-enacted instead of the Civil War?

PLUS: A full deconstruction of the “Asian Man Killed!!” news article prop!!

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Really Weird Stuff E21: Twin Peaks – Checkmate

On episode 21 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 13: Checkmate”. This episode was written by Harley Peyton and directed by Todd Holland. It’s best known as the one where Jean Renault meets his end, and ladies (specifically Nadine and Denise) save the day! Special guest Matt Fisher of Ex-Rated Movies Podcast joins us to explore such mysteries as:

DOES anyone like the James and Evelyn plot?
WHY is Windom Earle So extra?
WHERE is Nadine’s high school comedy spin-off?

PLUS: Matt brings us another viable theory for where to stick FWWM in the viewing order!

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Really Weird Stuff E20: Twin Peaks – The Black Widow

On episode 20 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 12: The Black Widow”. This episode was written by Harley Peyton and Robert Engels and directed by Caleb Deschanel. It’s best known as the one where Dougie dies and Denise and Audrey help Coop clear his name. For an episode that features Evelyn, James, and that Little Nicky business, it’s surprisingly funny. Special guest Chris Brugos joins us to explore such mysteries as:

DID Coop learn to taste random white powders at Quantico?
WHAT is the deal with the woman from Galway?
WHO has the more compelling forehead, between James and Malcolm?

PLUS: We analyze Audrey’s reaction to meeting Denise!

Editors note: In this episode, we mention that the episode titles were added after they first aired in the United States. The titles were later bestowed by unknown persons when they aired on German television.

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Really Weird Stuff E19: Twin Peaks – Masked Ball

On episode 19 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 11: “Masked Ball”. This episode was written by Barry Pullman and directed by Duwayne Dunham. It’s best known as the one with the Milford Wedding and the introduction of DEA Agent Denise Bryson (David Duchovny)! Special guest Chris Brugos joins us to fawn over Denise and explore such mysteries as:

WHY are there so many psychotic outfits in this episode?
WHERE is Doc Hayward?
WHAT possesses Josie to return to Catherine?

PLUS: An idea that’s sure to catch on – The Objections Brunch!

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Paid in Puke S7E10: ACS Impeachment – The Wilderness

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie Feldstein, Sarah Paulson, Cobie Smulders, Judith Light, Mira Sorvino, Edie Falco, Annaleigh Ashford, and Character Actress Margot Martindale. Episode 10 is “The Wilderness”, written by show runner Sarah Burgess, and directed by Michael Uppendahl.

This series finale drives home all the themes from the season including the raw deal for sexual assault survivors and women who receive any sort of media attention. We also discuss the problematic nature of “redemption stories” told without the input of the victims, and the way society expects people to accept their trauma after they’re tired of hearing about it. 

We end it all with a fun Lunchtime Poll about which writer we would choose to tell our story. 

Paid in Puke returns fall 2022 with Series 8 and a return to our film format! 

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Paid in Puke S7E9: ACS Impeachment – The Grand Jury

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie Feldstein, Sarah Paulson, and Annaleigh Ashford. Episode 9 is “The Grand Jury”, written by show runner Sarah Burgess, and directed by Rachel Morrison. It’s the penultimate episode in the series.

This is the best of the worst of times for Monica. She actually experiences a smidge of vindication when she tells her story to 22 sympathetic (and one incredulous) members of the Grand Jury. On the other hand, Linda is taken aback at how much people don’t like people who tape their friends. 

On the Lunchtime Poll, we talk about some famous people we would love to grill, Grand Jury-style. 

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Really Weird Stuff E18: Twin Peaks – A Dispute Between Brothers

On episode 18 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 10: “A Dispute Between Brothers”. This episode was written by Tricia Brock and directed by Tina Rathborne. It’s best known as the one with Leland’s funeral and Coop’s suspension from the FBI. Special guest Chris Brugos joins us to explore such mysteries as:

IS Sarah Palmer really OK?

COULD two people in love really have caused all this?

WHY does emotional baggage seem so sexy to a teenager?

PLUS: Extra special guest Brutus the Pug shares some of his thoughts in the form of grunts and heavy breathing throughout.

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Paid in Puke S7E8: ACS Impeachment – Stand By Your Man

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie Feldstein, Sarah Paulson, and Edie Falco. Episode 8 is “Stand By Your Man”, written by Flora Birnbaum and directed by Rachel Morrison.

This particular episode is all about the Clintons. Unfortunately, it makes for one, glaring Hot Prob, which is the attempt to make Hillary a sympathetic figure. Meanwhile, Monica is a pioneer of quarantine, having to spend 4 months at her dad’s house, learning to knit. And Bill really puts the “baby” in “baby boomer”. 

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Paid in Puke S7E7: ACS Impeachment – The Assassination of Monica Lewinsky

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie Feldstein, Sarah Paulson, and Mira Sorvino. Episode 7 is “The Assassination of Monica Lewinsky”, written by Flora Birnbaum, Daniel Pearle, and showrunner, Sarah Burgess, and directed by Michael Uppendahl.

If you thought it was hard to watch a young woman be detained by wolf-like lawyers in a hotel room, you may need to hold this show’s proverbial beer. Whilst America was saturated with puerile BJ jokes and a disgusting Lewinsky smear campaign, the subject of that press coverage was trapped in her apartment watching the whole thing. We dive deep into how awful that must have been.

On the Lunchtime Poll, we tell stories of times when a misconception about us hindered our lives.

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Really Weird Stuff E17: Twin Peaks – Arbitrary Law

On episode 17 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 9: “Arbitrary Law”. This episode was written by Mark Frost, Harley Peyton, and Robert Engels. It wasperhaps slightly over-directeddirected by Tim Hunter, but it also feels like a seminal episode for The Return. It’s best known as the one where BOB shuffles off to Buffalo, taking Ray Wise with him. Special guest Ryan Weadon of Ex-Rated Movies Podcast joins us to explore such mysteries as:

WHY do they mis-translate ‘J’ai une âme solitaire’?
WHAT is the deal with BOB’s folksy personality?
ARE Lucy and Andy actually children in adult bodies?

PLUS: Piper Laurie is on WikiFeet!

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