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

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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!**

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

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

WTF, right?

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Lynch likes to call Kyle MacLachlan, “Kale.”

So, you’d hear him shout things like, “Action, Kale!”

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And he likes to call Laura Dern, “Tidbit.”

Adorbs, just like her.

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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.

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

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.

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

Presumably, like a BB pellet?

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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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