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 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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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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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 E16: Twin Peaks – Drive with a Dead Girl

On episode 16 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 8: “Drive with a Dead Girl”. This episode was written by Scott Frost and directed by Caleb Deschanel. It’s best known as the one where BOB has the time of his life carting Maddy’s body around town in the trunk of Leland’s car. Special guest Chris Brugos joins us to explore such mysteries as:

WHY do evil entities have such pedestrian names?
WHAT is Gwen’s deal?
HOW does Maddy fit into such a small bag?

PLUS: Harry’s Prosecution Complex!

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Really Weird Stuff E15: Twin Peaks – Lonely Souls

On episode 15 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 7: “Lonely Souls”. This episode was written by Mark Frost and directed by David Lynch. It’s best known as the one where Maddy goes galloping back to Missoula, Montana. To help us discuss the DOOZIEST of doozies, we have TWO special guests: Both halves of the Ex-Rated Movies Podcast, Ryan Weadon and Matt Fisher! We explore such mysteries as:

WHAT does the S. stand for in Harry’s full name?
WHY a horse?
HOW does David Lynch make history’s most unsettling hour of network television?

PLUS: Matt coins the phrase, The Coop Loop*!

*T-shirts forthcoming

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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 E13: Twin Peaks – The Orchid’s Curse

On episode 13 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 5: The Orchid’s Curse. It was written by Barry Pullman and directed by Graeme Clifford. Originally airing on October 27th, 1990, it’s best known as the episode with the One-Eyed Jacks Audrey rescue and Harold’s angry face raking. We get very silly in this episode, exploring such mysteries as:

WHY does Judge Sternwood cut off the D.A. mid-argument?
WHAT other abortion clinics did Lucy call before she settled on Adam’s?
HOW often does Coop talk through his yoga to Diane?

PLUS: Hawk doesn’t know about lesbians!

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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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