Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Twin Peaks: Frequently Answered Questions
From: (Janet M. Swisher)
Date: 1990-11-09, 09:35

[I've changed the title slightly, since some of these questions were
asked only once or twice, but have been answered ad nauseum.]

Last update: 11/9/90

[Many of these concern what various people said.  Many thanks to Bart
J. Geraci, the man with the closed caption decoder.]

WARNING: This article may contain references to any episode up to and
including the most recent one shown in the U.S.  

1. a) What language was the little boy with the creamed corn speaking?
-- French
   b) What did he say?
-- J'ai une ame solitaire: I have a solitary soul.
   c) Didn't he look an awful lot like David Lynch?
-- Yes, that's because he's Austin Jack Lynch, David Lynch's son.
   (For handy reference, look at Gordon Cole (Cooper's boss): he's played
   by David Lynch.)

2. What was that ditty Leland was singing, and what does it mean?
-- The full lyrics of the song are:

	Mairzy doats and dozy doats
	and little lambzy divy.
	A kiddly divy, too, wooden shoe?

	Now if the words sounds queer,
	and funny to your ear,
	a little bit jumbled and jivy,

	Mares eat oats and does eats oats
	and little lambs eat ivy.
	A kid'll eat ivy, too, wouldn't you?

   If necessary, go look up "mare," "doe" and "kid" in the dictionary.

3. Wasn't the Giant also on Star Trek: The Next Generation?
-- Yes, he is Carel Struycken, who played Mr. Homm.  No, he didn't
	play Lurch.

4. Who was that standing outside the window while Josie was seducing
-- The majority of posters believe it was the Mysterious Asian
	Gentleman, also known as "Jonathan", Josie's "cousin" from
	Hong Kong.  Those who have suggested other people are pushing it.

5. What were the three predictions that the giant made to Cooper?
-- a man in a smiling bag
   the owls are not what they seem
   without chemicals, he points

   The giant also said something about "Leo locked in a hungry horse,"
	and that there was a clue at Leo's house.  However, these were
	not the "predictions" which will be fulfilled before Cooper
	gets his ring back.  The former refers to the fact that Leo
	was in jail in Hungry Horse, Montana when Theresa Banks was
	killed, and the latter refers to the Circle Brand boots that
	were found with the cocaine at Leo's house.

6. What did the person say who answered the phone when Andy called
	"Gwen and Larry", where he thought Lucy was staying?
-- "Adams abortion clinic"

7. What did Harold say to Laura and Maddy as he scratched his face
	with the garden fork?
-- "Are you looking for secrets? Is that what all this is about?
 Well, maybe I can help you. Do you know what the ultimate
 secret is? You want to know?
 Laura did.
 The secret of knowing who killed you."

8. Hey! Maybe 'BOB' is really J. R. "Bob" Dobbs of the Church of the
-- Cute, but no.

9. Is there any connection between all the donuts they eat on Twin
	Peaks, and JFK's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech?  What he
	literally said was "I am a jelly donut."
-- Cute, but no.

10. What was the poem that "Mike" recited in Cooper's dream, and later
	at the police station?
-- "Through the darkness of future past
    the magician longs to see
    one chants out between two worlds
    'Fire walk with me.'"

11. How were the funny voices in the dream sequence done?
-- Before shooting the scene, the actors were recorded reading their
	lines.  The recording was then played to them backwards, and
	they were recorded imitating it.  The imitation backwards-
	talking tape was then reversed to produce the voice track of
	the scene, and the actors lip-synched as the scene was shot.
	[Correct me if I'm missing any details.]

12. Who was that long-haired guy in the background when Cooper brought
	Audrey to the Bookhouse from One Eyed Jack's?  It looked like BOB!
-- Nope.  It was Joey Paulson, who's a friend of James and is one of
	the Bookhouse Boys (he was also the one who took Donna to meet
	James in the woods, early in the series).  Further evidence
	that it was Joey in that scene is that Joey gets a credit at
	the end of the episode (BOB does not).
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