The series follows the investigation, headed by Special Agent Dale Cooper, of the brutal murder of a popular teenager and homecoming queen, Laura Palmer. Its set in a small fictional Washington town. Twin Peaks became one of 1990s' top-rated shows, a critical success both nationally and internationally. Reflecting its devoted cult fan base, the series became a part of popular culture.
Last EpisodeTV Movie: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Aired: Aug. 28, 1992
Essentially a prequel to David Lynch and Mark Frost's earlier TV series "Twin Peaks". The first half-hour or so concerns the investigation by …
Twin Peaks: Season 1, Episode #2 - Traces to Nowhere
Agent Cooper enjoys the comforts of the Great Northern Hotel; Bobby Briggs and Mike Nelson are released from…
Series Fun Facts
- The veterinarian investigated in season 1 is named Dr. Lydecker. The myna bird examined in the same season is named Waldo. A leading character in the film noir classic Laura is named Waldo Lydecker.
- SPOILER: In her 2011 autobiography, Piper Laurie says that to maintain the secret of whether her character, Catherine Martell, survived the mill fire long into the second season, the…
[show]SPOILER: In her 2011 autobiography, Piper Laurie says that to maintain the secret of whether her character, Catherine Martell, survived the mill fire long into the second season, the producers hatched a plan for her to be on set only in her "Japanese businessman" costume and prosthetic makeup; the rest of the cast and crew were told only that she was a (male) Japanese movie actor named Fumio Yamaguchi who had worked mostly with the acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa, and that Yamaguchi didn't speak much English. Laurie's name was removed from the credits, and she was restricted from telling the press or even her own family that she had not been fired from the show. Several of her costars were fooled at first, including Jack Nance (who played her husband) and Peggy Lipton (who suspected it was David Lynch's then-girlfriend Isabella Rossellini in disguise instead).
- Appeared on Time magazine's list of the "All-Time 100 TV Shows" by critic James Poniewozik in the September 5, 2007 issue.