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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Really Weird Stuff E4: Rest in Pain

On RWS E4, we’re discussing S1E3: “Rest in Pain”, written by Harley Peyton and directed by Tina Rathborne. It’s the first episode without any direct Frosty Lynchness, but we do get plenty of time with the delightful Shakespearean insult machine that is Albert Rosenfield, and two iconic Bobby Briggs moments. Special guest Chris Brugos joins us to explore mysteries such as:

HOW can two perfectly terrific women be in love with Ed?
WHY doesn’t Donna wear that derby hat more often?
WHAT is up with that dumb Bookhouse Boys signal?
WHERE are Gersten and Harriet Hayward?

PLUS: James, WHO?

Grab your best funeral garb and join us!

Listen to RWS Episode 4 here!

Paid in Puke S6E6: Mulholland Dr

Baxter’s in her dream place talking about David Lynch’s 2001 surreal Hollywood Noir, Mulholland Dr, starring Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring. We do our best to explain what it all means, and marvel at Naomi Watt’s myriad acting talents.

On the Lunchtime Poll, we tell of dreams that bled into our waking lives. 

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PS: This seems as good as time as any to mention that Baxter and Annie have a Twin Peaks podcast called Really Weird Stuff, available on our website and wherever you get your podcasts!

Really Weird Stuff E3: Zen or the Skill to Catch a Killer


Zen or the Skill to Catch a Killer” is also known for being the episode that really leans into the weird stuff. We have Sarah Palmer’s visions, Nadine’s super strength, Cooper’s unusual methods, Albert Rosenfield’s delightful diatribes, and a visit to the Red Room! It’s written by David Lynch and Mark Frost and directed by David Lynch, so you know it’s gotta be a juicy one. 

Special guest Chris Brugos joins us to explore mysteries such as:

WHY does Ben Horne eat his sandwich from the middle? 
HOW hard is it to talk backwards?
WHERE is Queer Street in relation to the police station? 

PLUS! An acapella version of Audrey’s Dance. 

Grab a double scotch on the rocks, and a double scotch ‘nother and join us!

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