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19 Behind-The-Scenes Facts You Probably Never Knew About "Twin Peaks" Until Right Now

"It's yrev, very good to see you again, old friend."

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**Facts for this post have been sourced from the Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series Blu-ray and DVD, which is available in the US Dec. 5. Buy it here!**

1. The first scene Kyle MacLachlan shot for the new season of Twin Peaks was actually as Mr. C. (aka, Coop's evil doppleganger).

Not as Dale Cooper, as you might expect.
Showtime

Not as Dale Cooper, as you might expect.

2. And MacLachlan's first day of shooting ended up being parts in the second to last episode ("Part 17") of the show.

And not, you know, the first episode.
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And not, you know, the first episode.

3. In fact, the entirety of Twin Peaks: The Return was shot completely out of order.

This scene above with the Mitchum brothers (which took place closer to the end of the season) was one of the first ones the actors shot together.
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This scene above with the Mitchum brothers (which took place closer to the end of the season) was one of the first ones the actors shot together.

4. In real life, the building that's supposed to be the Twin Peaks sheriff's station is actually across the street from what was the Packard Sawmill in the original series.

Today, it houses a rally car driving school.
Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed / Google Maps

Today, it houses a rally car driving school.

5. Harry Goaz (Andy) showed up to set on his first day with a ponytail.

He had to cut it, though, because Andy wouldn't have long hair...obviously.
Suzanne Tenner / Showtime

He had to cut it, though, because Andy wouldn't have long hair...obviously.

6. Also, according to Harry Goaz, his scene with Mr. C took about 47 takes because Goaz kept having trouble with the tailgate of the car.

Showtime

7. Eamon Farren was so scary as Richard Horne, that a lot of the cast and crew were both horrified and impressed by his performance.

Suzanne Tenner / Showtime, Patrick Wymore / Showtime

On his first day on set, Harry Goaz could hear Eamon's screaming from far away even though he couldn't see the action.

8. Michael Cera did his long speech/monologue in only two takes.

And the second take was just for safety. Also, Cera had expected it to take more like 10 or 12 takes.
Suzanne Tenner / Showtime

And the second take was just for safety. Also, Cera had expected it to take more like 10 or 12 takes.

9. The back of Wally's moto jacket actually says "BRCM."

Showtime, Columbia Pictures

Which is a play on Marlon Brando's jacket in The Wild One, which has "BRMC" written on it, and stands for the "Black Rebels Motorcycle Club."

10. Interestingly, Carel Strycken (The Fireman) actually filmed scenes inside the Red Room.

Suzanne Tenner / Showtime

But none of these shots made it to the final cut in the show for some reason. (What was he doing there?!)

11. They actually made a blue-screen mask for Sheryl Lee to help create the freaky part where she removes her face.

Showtime

WTF, right?

12. Lynch likes to call Kyle MacLachlan, "Kale."

So, you'd hear him shout things like, "Action, Kale!"
Courtesy of CBS Home Entertainment

So, you'd hear him shout things like, "Action, Kale!"

13. And he likes to call Laura Dern, "Tidbit."

Adorbs, just like her.
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Adorbs, just like her.

14. Lynch also likes to call Richard Beymer (aka Ben Horne), "Buster," while Beymer likes to call Lynch "Bucky J."

This is maybe a reference to Lynch's uncredited voice work as "Bucky J" in his own film Inland Empire.
Courtesy of Showtime

This is maybe a reference to Lynch's uncredited voice work as "Bucky J" in his own film Inland Empire.

15. Sheryl Lee and other cast members who appeared in the Red Room would use an iPhone to practice their lines backwards.

They'd record their lines normally, then play it backwards to learn how they had to say it backwards.
Suzanne Tenner / Showtime

They'd record their lines normally, then play it backwards to learn how they had to say it backwards.

16. Lynch called the weird golden ball/pearl that Dougie turned into "the BB" or "gold BB."

Presumably, like a BB pellet?
Showtime

Presumably, like a BB pellet?

17. Kyle MacLachlan actually wore fake dentures when he played the "real" Dougie Jones.

It's hard to see in the show, but his character's teeth are pretty gnarly.
Showtime

It's hard to see in the show, but his character's teeth are pretty gnarly.

18. This particularly freaky part where Laura Palmer flies out of the Red Room was shot by Lynch himself.

Showtime

He simply held a DSLR camera and rapidly shook it back and forth while panning down.

19. And finally, MacLachlan's first day on set for Twin Peaks: The Return was September 28, 2015.

Which means it's been OVER TWO YEARS since the magic began.
Courtesy of CBS Home Entertainment

Which means it's been OVER TWO YEARS since the magic began.

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