Really Weird Stuff E14: Demons

Al Strobel in Twin Peaks (1990)

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!

Listen to the episode here!

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?

Listen to the episode here!

Paid in Puke S1E6: Carrie

Carrie

We dive head-first into Brian De Palma’s 1976 horror classic, Carrie*! It’s Keggers With Kids all episode-long as we’re joined by 12-year-old Lucy Green to discuss public school sex ed, detail-oriented bullies, and Piper Laurie’s one-of-a-kind line readings.

We also reveal what we would do with telekinesis. And, for a special treat, check out our Facebook page to see who wore it (pig’s blood) best: Carrie or Amy!

*Editor’s note: We had some audio issues during the recording of the episode. My apologies for the inconsistent levels and my big, stupid laugh occasionally piercing your eardrums. -Jessica