Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #1.4 

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The people of Twin Peaks gather for Laura Palmer's funeral. Agent Cooper interprets his dream about the killer. Truman reveals to Cooper the secret of the Bookhouse Boys.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
Michael Ontkean ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman
Mädchen Amick ... Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick)
Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs
Richard Beymer ... Benjamin Horne
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Donna Hayward
Sherilyn Fenn ... Audrey Horne
Warren Frost ... Dr. Will Hayward
Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings
James Marshall ... James Hurley
Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley
Jack Nance ... Pete Martell
Ray Wise ... Leland Palmer
Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard
Piper Laurie ... Catherine Martell


The people of Twin Peaks gather for Laura Palmer's funeral. Agent Cooper interprets his dream about the killer. Truman reveals to Cooper the secret of the Bookhouse Boys.

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Release Date:

26 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Maddy Ferguson's appearance as Laura's "identical cousin" is possibly a reference to the lead characters of The Patty Duke Show See more »


In the beginning at breakfast with Agent Cooper, Sheriff Truman, and Lucy, Agent Cooper's left hand is pouring syrup on his breakfast while Truman is talking, though no syrup comes out of the container. When Agent Cooper is shown next, the syrup container is shown on the right side of his body, which is a flaw since Cooper used his left hand and placed it on what would be his left side of the table. Also, syrup can be shown on his breakfast. See more »


Dale Cooper: Did you know Laura Palmer?
Leo Johnson: [after a short pause] No.
Dale Cooper: Really? How well did you know her?
Leo Johnson: I said I didn't!
Dale Cooper: You're lying.
Leo Johnson: [sighs] I knew who she was. Everybody did, all right?
Dale Cooper: Do you have a criminal record?
Leo Johnson: Nothing. You can look it up.
Dale Cooper: I have. Illegal U-turn... April 1986. Drunk and disorderly... November 1987. September 1988, aggravated assult. Charges dropped.
Leo Johnson: So? I paid my debt to society.
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »


Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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"this must be where pies go when they die."
22 September 2017 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

Like any great season one episode, this engaging piece functions not only as a thrilling murder mystery but also a brilliant fusion of tense drama and black comedy. The humor here isn't as consistent as it would be in many later episodes, but it's much more successful. Although the humor is pitch black it's still laugh out loud hilarious at times. Only Twin Peaks can make moments featuring a disastrous funeral (easily the most memorable and iconic moment in this episode) and a grieving father have a tone that switches from the comical to the distressing to the poignant in a matter of seconds.

All of Audrey's moments in this episode are highlights, as they are in pretty much every episode. I, among many others, am still kind of upset that she and Cooper never got together as their eccentric, likable, and humorous personalities made the perfect match!

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