Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Cooper's shady past
From: (Kevin Schraith)
Date: 1990-11-14, 08:44

As I was reading someone's posting about the picture of some Microsoft
software package that had a bunch of memos with TP character's names, I
noticed something unusual that I have not seen anyone mention (if this 
particular dead horse has already been thoroughly flogged, flame away).

The name on the posted memo list for agent Cooper was D.B. Cooper.  Maybe I
am just high, but wasn't that the name of the man who skyjacked a jet, took
$200,000 in ransom, and then bailed out somewhere over the state of Washington
and was never seen again?  I am not sure if we have been shown Dale's
middle name, but it could begin with a 'b'.  The show itself is set in the
heavily forested area of middle Washington.  Coincidence?  I think not.  I
sincerely doubt there would be any way this could be remarked upon by the
characters, but I would believe that Lynch (and Frost and all the other authors who added to the gestalt :^) would have intentionally put this in for kicks. 

As an added note, I too would like to know if there is an ftp site with TP
gifs and/or sound files.  If som kind soul could send/post this info, I
would appreciate it.

                                      Kevin Schraith, U of Illinois