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 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 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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Really Weird Stuff E11: Twin Peaks – The Man Behind the Glass

On episode 11 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, episode 3: The Man Behind the Glass. This episode originally aired on October 13th, 1990. It was written by Robert Engels and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. It’s best known as the one where Albert declares his love for Sheriff Truman. Chris Brugos joins us to explore such mysteries as:

HOW much does Leland really know about BOB?
WHO cares about the Lucy/Andy/Dick paternity triangle?
WHY doesn’t Ronette get more credit for being such a survivor?

PLUS: What a piece of work is Emory Battis?

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Really Weird Stuff E10: Twin Peaks – 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?

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Really Weird Stuff E9: Twin Peaks – May the Giant Be with You

On this episode, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 1: May the Giant Be with You. This episode first aired on September 30th, 1990. It was written by Mark Frost and David Lynch and directed by David Lynch. This is a very special episode for many reasons, not the least of which is our guest, the lovely and talented Krishane Jones! Krishane has lived a life steeped in Twin Peaks and has many unique insights into our favorite small town yokels.

Join us to explore such mysteries as:

WHY does Gersten feel so much pressure to succeed?
HOW does Albert make it through Ed’s story without making a wise crack?
WHAT possessed Norma to wear Hank’s clothes?

PLUS: A candidate for the scariest scene in the original series!

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