Really Weird Stuff E13: 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!

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 E11: 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?

Listen to the episode here!

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?

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Really Weird Stuff E9: 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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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!

Really Weird Stuff E7: 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!

Listen to RWS Episode 7 here!

Really Weird Stuff E6: Cooper’s Dreams

“Cooper’s Dreams” is the 5th episode of Season One of Twin Peaks. It was written by Mark Frost and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, who is one of the more experimental auteurs in the Peaks-verse Lynch/Frost, notwithstanding. It originally aired on May 10th, 1990 and is perhaps best known for being the one where Cooper’s a little on edge and only has time for coffee, and the gang hikes to the Log Lady’s cabin for tea and spooky log testimony. Special guest, Cecelia Gunn joins us to explore such mysteries as:

WHAT is Doc Hayward doing, tagging along on strenuous police field work?
WHY does “Flesh World” keep publishing photos of Leo’s truck?
HOW come nobody, including Maddy, remembers meeting Maddy?

PLUS: Donut Crimes, gun-happy Peakers, and of course, STFU JAMES!

Listen to RWS Episode 6 here!

Really Weird Stuff E5: The One-Armed Man

On RWS Episode 5, we’re discussing Twin Peaks S1E4, “The One-Armed Man”, written by Robert Engels and directed by Tim Hunter. This is a very plot-heavy episode but it’s still a lot of fun. Special guest Ryan Weadon (Ex-Rated Movies Podcast) joins us to explore mysteries such as:

WHY won’t Lucy just tell Andy what’s on her mind?
WHAT is the real purpose of Ben’s Little Elvis?
HOW much time did Hank spend on his domino sketch?
IS Hawk’s girlfriend a local gal?

PLUS: Ryan inspires our very first t-shirt with the line, “Call me when you’re a drawer, Josie!” Get it here!

Listen to RWS Episode 5 here!

Really Weird Stuff E4: Rest in Pain

On RWS E4, we’re discussing S1E3: “Rest in Pain”, written by Harley Peyton and directed by Tina Rathborne. It’s the first episode without any direct Frosty Lynchness, but we do get plenty of time with the delightful Shakespearean insult machine that is Albert Rosenfield, and two iconic Bobby Briggs moments. Special guest Chris Brugos joins us to explore mysteries such as:

HOW can two perfectly terrific women be in love with Ed?
WHY doesn’t Donna wear that derby hat more often?
WHAT is up with that dumb Bookhouse Boys signal?
WHERE are Gersten and Harriet Hayward?

PLUS: James, WHO?

Grab your best funeral garb and join us!

Listen to RWS Episode 4 here!

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