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 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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Really Weird Stuff E14: Twin Peaks – Demons

On episode 14 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 6: Demons. This episode was written by Harley Peyton and Robert Engels. It was directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. It’s best known as the one that calls out the “Really Weird Stuff” directly (Gordon Cole, played by David Lynch, makes his first on-screen appearance). And Al Strobel knocks it out of the park as Phillip Gerard and MIKE, an otherworldly inhabiting spirit who broke good to stop his former partner in crime from killing again.

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

DOES Twin Peaks have an official ACAB stance?

WHO wore the red plaid jacket best?

WHY must we hear “Just You and I” every time we see James and Donna on screen together?

PLUS: Brugos has some mind-blowing theories on Tulpas, Maddy, and why Gordon Cole is deaf!

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Really Weird Stuff E12: Twin Peaks – Laura’s Secret Diary

On episode 12 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 4: Laura’s Secret Diary. It was directed by Todd Holland and written by Mark FrostHarley PeytonRobert Engels, and Jerry Stahl. It’s best known as the episode with too many cooks in the kitchen. Stahl handed in a non-sensical, blood stained draft that the other three men had to whip into shape in record time. Still, there are some shining moments. We explore such mysteries as:

WHY is Hank sleeping at the diner?
WHO is the real Josie Packard?
HOW is Harold supposed to be sexy?

PLUS: 9:30 is the hottest time to be at the Roadhouse!

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Really Weird Stuff E7: Twin Peaks – 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!

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