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Cooper's Town

''Twin Peaks'' entered TV's hall of fame -- A sampling of what made the David Lynch show a hit

Forbidden Fruit
This year's awards for Most Astonishing Accomplishment Involving a Small Snack goes to Miss Audrey Horne resident of Twin Peaks, who applied for a job at One-Eyed Jack's with a trick involving a cherry stem, a tongue, and a skill that's not found in any Girl Scout Knot-Tying Handbook — but which certainly deserves a merit badge of its own. The trick can be faked and parodied (Victoria Jackson's send-up, involving a ribbon that turned into an elaborate bow, was the high point of her Saturday Night Live career), but it's hard for the untrained mouth to duplicate; the only other member of the Twin Peaks ensemble with that gift is actress Mädchen Amick (Shelly). Nonetheless, it was Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey who left millions of Americans tongue-tied with admiration. How did she pull it off? Well, the first step is to nibble the stem until it's completely soft. After that...sorry. Her lips are sealed, and so are ours.

The Peak Look
Spotlights
Coffee cups
Waterfalls
Pies
Tape recorders
Doughnuts
Moose heads
Saddle shoes
Lockets

Peakspeak
''Diane. 11:30 a.m. February 24th. Entering the town of Twin Peaks. Five miles south of the Canadian border, 12 miles west of the state line. I've never seen so many trees in my life.'' — Agent Dale Cooper

''Nervous about meeting J. tonight'' —from the diary of Laura Palmer

''You think that because I wasn't at football practice I killed my girlfriend?'' — Bobby Briggs to Sheriff Truman

''It's happy hour in France. Come on, cowboy, light your fire.'' — Shelly Johnson to Bobby Briggs

'' You'll never guess — there was fish! In the percolator!!'' — Pete Martell

''Ed, are you going to wait for those drapes to hang themselves?'' — Nadine Hurley

'' This must be where pies go when they die.'' — Agent Cooper

'' I have to talk to you about my sperms. — Deputy Andy to Lucy

''Do you like my ring? You know, sometimes I get so flushed...it's interesting. Do your palms ever itch?'' — Audrey Horne to Agent Cooper

''One day, my log will have something to say about this.'' — the Log Lady

Peak Freaks
The Invisible Giant
The Schizoid Visionary Shoe Salesman
The Backwards-Speaking Dancing Little Man
The Log Lady
Waldo
BOB

Originally posted Dec 28, 1990 Published in issue #46-47 Dec 29, 1990 Order article reprints