Top 10 “Twin Peaks” Facts To Get Your Hype On Before Season 3 Premiers

I’ll see you in 25 years” said Laura Palmer to agent Cooper in the Red Room during season 2 finale, and who knew this sentence would indeed turn out to be quite true?

Was the resuscitation of Twin Peaks in 2017 planned all along?

Knowing David Lynch and Mark Frost, the two masterminds behind the cult TV show that is Twin Peaks, it probably was.

Before season 3 premiere hits our small screens this Sunday, let’s treat ourselves with some delicious and damn good Twin Peaks trivia, shall we?

1. The Name And The Setting

The show was originally called Northwest Passage and was supposed to take place in North Dakota. Read more about these “phew” moments in this candid Mark Frost interview from 1990.

2. Who Killed Laura Palmer?

Lynch and Frost didn’t want to reveal the identity of Laura Palmer’s killer that early into season 2, but the network demanded that they do (those bastards), thus pretty much dissolving the very glue that was holding the mystery of Twin Peaks together.

The show actually lost the bulk of its fans because of this.

“The murder of Laura Palmer was the center of the story, the thing around which all the show’s other elements revolved — like a sun in a little solar system,” said Lynch.

“It was not supposed to get solved. The idea was for it to recede a bit into the background, and the foreground would be that week’s show. But the mystery of the death of Laura Palmer would stay alive.”

3. Twin Peaks Was Inspired By Marilyn Monroe’s Mysterious Death?

Prior to creating Twin Peaks, Frost and Lynch teamed up to make a Marilyn Monroe biopic. The project was called “Goddess,” but it was never given green light.

As a tribute to this failed project, they worked some of it into Agent Cooper’s monologue in the series premiere:

“There are two things that continue to trouble me, and I’m speaking now not only as an agent of the bureau but also as a human being. What really went on between Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys, and who really pulled the trigger on JFK.”

4. Cooper And Audrey

It was actually the actor Kyle MacLachlan who wrote off the romantic storyline between Agent Dale Cooper and Audrey Horne. The actor thought the character of Audrey was too young for agent Cooper.

Ironically, his character ended up with an even younger girl – Annie.

5. ‘Fire Walk With Me’ Was Not So FIRE After At All

Despite the show’s huge success, the movie “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,” that was supposed to round up the plot of the show, was booed at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, while it also flopped at the U.S. box office.

6. The Show Was Big In Soviet Union

At one point during the airing of the show, Mikhail Gorbachev (the final leader of the Soviet Union), demanded from George H.W. Bush to ask Lynch who killed Laura Palmer and then tell him.

7. The Legendary Theme Song

It only took 20 minutes for David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti to come up with the Twin Peaks theme song we all know and love.

8. 3 Different Endings For Season 1 Finale

David Lynch and Mark Frost originally shot three different versions of the Season 1 finale.

Find out more here.

9. The Character Of Bob Was An Accident

Frank Silva, the creepy dude who ended up playing “Bob” – the very incarnation of evil – was actually the set designer at first.

Namely, at the end of the pilot episode when Sarah Palmer (Grace Zabriskie) gets spooked by something (super)unknown, Silva can be seen in the mirror behind her — which was a total accident. But, instead of shooting the scene once more, Lynch liked that creepy image of Silva and worked his character into the show.

10. The Genuine Twin Peaks Experience

You can actually visit the notorious Great Northern Hotel and spend the night there for a little over $200. Check it out here.

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