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 E12: 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 E10: Coma

It’s part two of the David Lynch-directed double shot that kicks off Twin Peaks Season 2. “Coma” is written by Harley Peyton. It originally aired on October 6th, 1990. This episode is full of fun and frivolity, but it also features some top-notch BOB scares and arguably the worst Twin Peaks moment of all time: A little ditty called “Just You and I”. On this episode, we explore such mysteries as:

WHY do Coop and Harry have so much trouble adjusting those hospital stools?
WHO is going to eat all that food that Coop and Albert ordered?
HOW many times did James make Maddie and Donna practice that song?

PLUS: Once again we ask, where exactly in Washington state is Twin Peaks?

Listen to the episode here!

20 Actors Who Played Multiple Marvel Characters

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For actors, playing different characters is par for the course. It’s in the job description. Most of the time, audiences don’t give it a second thought. Ben Affleck can be both Daredevil and Batman. Of course, it can get a little out of hand at times – we get it, Tim Burton. You love Johnny Depp.

Then again, if an actor works, why not keep them around? Marvel studios loves to re-use actors. It’s done all the time with background actors and stunt people.

There are justifications for extending the practice to more prominent characters. Sometimes the actor wasn’t all that famous the first time, and so they have a chance to reshape their legacy in the Marvel oeuvre. For instance, Michael B. Jordan’s performance as Erik Killmonger in Black Panther has completely eclipsed Johnny Storm in that tragic Fantastic Four remake.

Mind you, there’s a difference between movies based on Marvel characters and titles that exist within the cohesive Marvel Cinematic Universe from Marvel Studios. Sticklers might complain that dual casing creates MCU canon contradictions. Fortunately, most fans don’t seem all that bothered. After all, suspension of disbelieve is a crucial part of enjoying any film or television show, and the comics have a long history of retcons.

Here are 20 Actors Who Played Multiple Marvel Characters.