Peakspeak

Have you had a damn good cup of cup of coffee lately? If so, then you, like Agent Dale Cooper. have been slipping into "Peakspeak." Herewith some of the more memorable - or is that deathless? - dialogue from Twin Peaks's early episodes. What does it all mean? Ah, only the dwarf in the dream knows...

PILOT
"My air sacs have never felt so good."
-Ben Horne quoting a Norwegian businessman visiting Twin Peaks

"Good day for a picnic."
-James Hurley to Donna Hayard at school before the announcement of Laura's death

"Diane, I'm holding in my hand a box of small chocolate bunnies."
-Cooper, dictating to his secretary

EPISODE ONE "Old habits die hard. Just about as hard as I want those eggs."
-Cooper to waitress

"Do your palms ever itch?"
-Audrey Horne to Cooper

"I'm no pea-brained chambermaid looking for a tumble in a broom closet."
-Catherine Martell to Benjamin Horne

"Don't drink that coffee. There was a fish in the percolator."
Pete Martell to Cooper and Truman

"If you ever pull a stunt like that again, you'll he scrubbing bidets in a Bulgarian convent."
-Benjamin Horne to daughter Audrey

"I just know I'm going to get lost in those woods again tonight."
-Laura Palmer

EPISODE TWO "We had those Vikings by the horns. What happened?"
-Jerry Horne, after the Norwegian businessmen departed

"Damn good coffee. And hot!"
-Cooper

"I had subconsciously gained knowledge of a deductive technique involving mind-body coordination operating hand in hand with the deepest levels of intuition."
Cooper, awakening front a dream about Tibet

EPISODE THREE "I've got one man too many in my life, and I'm married to him."
-Shelly Johnson

"This must be where pies go when they die."
-Cooper

People, 14 Mai 1990

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