Twin Peaks (TV Series 1990–1991) Poster



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Followed by 

Twin Peaks: Pilot (1990) (TV Episode)

Edited into 

Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (2012)
scenes are taken from this film

Referenced in 

Donahue: The Cast of Twin Peaks (1990) (TV Episode)
This episode is about "Twin Peaks" and its cast.
Northern Exposure: Russian Flu (1990) (TV Episode)
There are shown references like sceneries with waterfall, music like in Twin Peaks. Also donuts and cherry pie are offered to Fleischman. The Log Lady is seen trough the telescope.
MTV Video Music Awards 1990 (1990) (TV Special)
Music from Twin Peaks' soundtrack is used. Actors Sherilyn Fenn and Michael Ontkean make references to "Twin Peaks".
Jonathan Ross Presents for One Week Only: David Lynch (1990) (TV Movie)
Clips from the TV series are used.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Strange Tales of Weird Science (1990) (TV Episode)
Plucky suggests "Twin Beaks" as a spinoff in which he could star.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Knowledge Is Power (1990) (TV Episode)
Hilary mentions it.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: King Dinosaur (1990) (TV Episode)
'The owl footage is not what it seems.'
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.4 (1991) (TV Episode)
Suggestion for 'Theatre styles'
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Splendor in the Class (1991) (TV Episode)
Haley believes "David Lynch makes it up as he goes along", a reference to Twin Peaks, running concurrently to this series
Beverly Hills, 90210: Fame Is Where You Find It (1991) (TV Episode)
Brandon says the on-set teacher is writing a 'spec script' for 'Twin Peaks'.
The Flash: Twin Streaks (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference, and Lenny Von Dohlen guest stars in the episode.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) (TV Episode)
"It's Laura Palmer"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: War of the Colossal Beast (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel (in hoarse whisper): "Beware the dwarf..."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Next time, on 'Twin Peaks'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1991) (TV Episode)
"...those ridiculous Earth programs. It confuses them." "Especially 'Twin Peaks.'"
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Civil Wars (1992) (TV Episode)
Parker says, "The closest my parents ever came to a real fight was a 30-second debate over the dancing dwarf in 'Twin Peaks.'"
Dr. Giggles (1992)
two girls are referred to as Twin Peaks
Day of the Tentacle (1993) (Video Game)
The famous line "Damn good coffee!" from Twin Peaks is said
Clueless (1995)
It is mentioned
Hype! (1996)
Mentioned by Art Chantry.
The Garden (1996) (Short)
The soundtrack and story idea are taken from Twin Peaks
A Body in the Woods (1996)
The owls and the white horse... The setting, in the woods! Even the director has mentioned it. People call this film "Twin Peaks a la catalana".
Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants (1996) (TV Movie)
"Who killed Laura Palmer?" is one of the questions asked during the horoscope card trick.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "They'll find the bodies from 'Stand by Me,' "River's Edge,' 'Twin Peaks.'"
The Simpsons: Lisa's Sax (1997) (TV Episode)
Homer watches an episode of Twin Peaks.
Titanic (1997)
Scream 2 (1997)
famous traffic light shot foreboding danger
Rusko meso (1997)
DR-Derude: DR-Derude på Svalbard - Part 1 (1998) (TV Episode)
Søren Ryge mentions the Twin Peaks theme from the series
Pi (1998)
NYPD Blue: Twin Petes (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
Friends: The One with the Fake Party (1998) (TV Episode)
Rachel tries to perform the famous trick of tying a cherry's stem into a bow knot using only her tongue. She ends up choking on it.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Sacrifice (1998) (TV Episode)
Upon the opening shot of two mountains, Tom begins singing the theme from "Twin Peaks."
Permanent Midnight (1998)
The other T.V. show is based on Twin Peaks.
Smart Guy: That's My Momma (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Flloyd
Night Calls: The Movie (1998) (Video)
A character asks another if she's been watching Twin Peaks reruns.
Silent Hill (1999) (Video Game)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn: Episode dated 12 August 1999 (1999) (TV Episode)
Picture of Sherilyn Fenn is shown.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Very Mean Men (2000)
The show is discussed.
Space Cowboys (2000)
The Cell (2000)
Little Nicky (2000)
The Hole (2001)
I Love 1990's: I Love 1990 (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Gilmore Girls: The Road Trip to Harvard (2001) (TV Episode)
When Lorelai is looking at pictures of Valedictorians a close up of blonde girl who's name is 'Erika Palmer' is shown. No doubt a reference to Laura Palmer especially since co-creater David Lynch is referenced earlier in the show.
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2002)
mentioned in dialogue
The Chronicle: The Stepford Cheerleaders (2002) (TV Episode)
mentioned by name
Insomnia (2002)
Dead End (2003)
Love Object (2003)
Boston Public: Chapter Seventy-One (2003) (TV Episode)
famous traffic light shot introducing Sherilyn Fenn's character Violet's first appearance
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace: Once Upon a Beginning (2004) (TV Episode)
score in very moving scenes
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
His character Esteban Vihaio talks similar to Jean Renault which he played in Twin Peaks
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
Theme music plays a couple of times
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (Video Game)
Rakkaudesta rituaaleihin (2004) (Video)
A Lynchlike mystery with clear references to Twin Peaks in storytelling. The "White Room"-scene owes a great deal to Twin Peaks' "White Lodge".
Twink Peaks (2005) (Video)
title reference
Masters of Horror: John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns (2005) (TV Episode)
The Lynchian dream sequence that starts when looks at a framed photo of his dead lover (in fancy dress and make-up like Laura Palmer).
Gamers (2006)
Trivia question on the radio.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.187 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Emerson, Lake & Palmer" category
Inland Empire (2006)
Logger sawing wood at party in end credits is joke reference to logging town "Twin Peaks", (earlier David Lynch film)
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
In "3 Times Halloween Funjob", Marzipan's Halloween costume is the Log Lady
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Five (2007) (Video)
In an Easter egg invovling Coach Z in "Alternate Universe", this scene is paid homage to with red curtains and coffee pouring down Coach Z's head, which is what Dale Cooper spilled on himself. Also, Homestar's speech refers to this show by having it sound backwards, which is how the show's actors actually spoke before recording it forwards
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
In one scene Chuck's little friend and his blone girl friend (resembling Laura Palmer) speak and move in backwards motion
A Slice of Lynch (2007) (Video)
The series, and making it, is discussed.
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 3 (2007) (Video)
In "DNA Evidence", two references to the show are made: first, the opening sequence's music sounds like the theme music of the show; second, the ending in which Strong Sad laughs maniacally and appears in various locations refers to the show's antagonist, Killer Bob
White Out (2008)
Andy specifically references the show, which then sparks a brief conversation about the Log Lady.
100 höjdare: Världens skönaste land - Del 6 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Ante Meridiem (2008) (TV Mini-Series)
That the pilot opens with the lead actress wrapped in plastic next to a river is a direct reference to Twin Peaks.
Lost: There's No Place Like Home: Part 3 (2008) (TV Episode)
In a dream a person speaks backwards.
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Six (2008) (Video)
In an Easter egg for "Underlings", the promo for a TV show called "Stink's Reach" parodies the opening of this show
Never Have I Ever (2009)
Four characters in the film have last names that where chosen by the writer to obscurely reference characters in the series and David Lynch himself.
The Telling (2009) (Video)
the "dead, wrapped in plastic" line and a 911 operator that sounds like Lucy
Drop Dead Diva: The Dress (2009) (TV Episode)
Parker mentions it.
The Fourth Kind (2009)
The owls are not what they seem, and may be connected to Project Bluebook
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.54 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "TV Things in Common"
Modelo Burela (2009) (Video)
A shot near the beginning is designed to mirror the "Welcome to Twin Peaks" shot in the series intro.
Alan Wake (2010) (Video Game)
The Lamp Lady is a similar character to The Log Lady from Twin Peaks. + Several other references.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Dulé Hill (2010) (TV Episode)
Dulé Hill mentions this show during interview
Gylne tider: Episode #4.2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Psych: Dual Spires (2010) (TV Episode)
The episode is a tribute to "Twin Peaks". Seven actors from "Twin Peaks" guest star and Julee Cruise who performed "Twin Peaks" theme song performs the "Psych" theme song for the episode. The plot is similar and the name of the town Dual Spires references Twin Peaks. The name Paula Merral is an anagram for Twin Peaks' Laura Palmer.
Fringe: The Firefly (2011) (TV Episode)
When Walter Bishop puts his red/blue glasses, he mention that they were created by an old friend of his, "Dr. Jacoby from Washington state". This is a reference to the character "Dr Jacobi" from "Twin Peaks", who can be seen during the show wearing the same iconic glasses. The events in Twin Peaks occur in the state of Washington.
The Cinema Snob: Pieces (2011) (TV Episode)
"She's on her way to her Audrey Horn audition for Twin Peaks."
DVD-R Hell: Poochinski (2011) (TV Episode)
"What the hell's with the haunting 'Twin Peaks' score?"
The Nostalgia Critic: The Cell (2011) (TV Episode)
When the review goes to the investigation at the crime scene, Laura Palmer's theme from Twin Peaks is played.
Community: Regional Holiday Music (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Troy and Abed's "Baby Boomer Santa" rap.
Leah (2011) (Short)
Leah's way of talking to Michael in the bar (recording the lines backward and playing them forward) was inspired by the Man from Another Place.
Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)
The theme song is played as a transition to their final song.
Hand of Glory (2012)
A Twin Peaks Season 1 DVD set can be seen on Victor's entertainment center. Additionally, one of Karen's voice-mail messages, from "Mr. Lynch," is delivered as a Gordon Cole imitation by director Stuart Wahlin.
Inside the Whore (2012)
DVD box visible.
Family Guy: Joe's Revenge (2012) (TV Episode)
character named Bobby Briggs, presumably after the "Twin Peaks" character
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Molanders: Elevuppvisningen (2013) (TV Episode)
Mijan has seen a rerun on TV
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Stand and Deliver (2013) (TV Episode)
Scooby-Doo has a dream with a backwards-talking midget.
Birth (2013) (Short)
Name of the characters
The Cinema Snob: The Legend of the Lone Ranger (2013) (TV Episode)
Tonto is played by the same actor who was Deputy Hill
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th (2013) (TV Episode)
"The music is telling me there's something depressing going on in Twin Peaks."
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
"That's not the Twin Peaks-ish music."
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
In Tongva Valley there is an owl statue with a sign that says "TWO HOOTS FALLS" in front of a small waterfall. The waterfall is reminiscent of the one seen in the intro of each Twin Peaks episode and the owl is an homage to the mysterious owl appearances in the series.
Parks and Recreation: Doppelgängers (2013) (TV Episode)
Ben mentions his love of "Twin Peaks."
Evil Easter 3: The Final Easter (2013) (Short)
The hideout of the villians seem to be a room of endless red curtains, like the Red Room in Twin Peaks.
The Simpsons: Married to the Blob (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Psych: Remake A.K.A. Cloudy... With a Chance of Improvement (2014) (TV Episode)
'Ray Wise' plays Hon. Horace Leland, a reference to his character on Twin Peaks, Leland Palmer.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.29 (2014) (TV Episode)
Julian mentions the show by name.
Parenthood: Fraud Alert (2014) (TV Episode)
"Damn Good Coffee" mug
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
Music used
Hemlock Grove: Demons and the Dogstar (2014) (TV Episode)
Dr. Spivak says, "this is damn fine coffee, by the way," to Pearl.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #56 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Twin Peaks is the only type of show you can understand while high."
Tom's Restaurant - A Documentary About Everything (2014)
Bob Rose tells about his experience working with David Lynch
The Circle (2015)
Evil from another world invades a small town. The authors have said that the town in the original novel is a Swedish version of Twin Peaks.

Featured in 

Live with Kelly and Michael: Episode dated 8 May 1990 (1990) (TV Episode)
Clip is used.
Twin Peaks/Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes (1990) (TV Movie)
Clips are used.
Entertainment Tonight: The Women of Twin Peaks (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are used
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1991) (TV Special)
Thank Ya, Thank Ya Kindly (1991) (TV Movie)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Clip is used.
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997) (TV Movie)
This film contains scenes from Twin Peaks.
I Love 1990's: I Love 1990 (2001) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
The Perfect Pitch (2002) (TV Movie)
Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) (TV Movie)
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Voted as a scary moment (Killer Bob in Agent Cooper's reflection)
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
I Love the '90s: 1990 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV show was edited into this mini-series.
Secrets from Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks (2007) (Video)
Retrospective documentary focusing on the entire series.
Return to Twin Peaks (2007) (Video)
Documentary about the Twin Peaks Festival.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Rachel Talalay mentions it. Also, footage of this television series is shown.
Gylne tider: Episode #4.2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips are used

Spoofed in 

Northern Exposure: Russian Flu (1990) (TV Episode)
A scene at the falls spoofs the score, cherry pie, and the Log Lady
Saturday Night Live: Kyle MacLachlan/Sinéad O'Connor (1990) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Twin Peaks skit
Class of Nuke 'Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991)
Roger uses a tape recorder to record every event that happens to him in the same manner as Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks.
Maniac Mansion: Luck Be a Lady This Season (1991) (TV Episode)
A scene features Casey and Tina dressed like Shelly Johnson and Audrey Horne eating a donut and drinking coffee. The music playing is similar to "Laura Palmer's theme".
The Simpsons: Who Shot Mr. Burns?: Part 2 (1995) (TV Episode)
Chief Wiggum's dream sequence spoofs the show.
Scary Movie (2000)
Dean Quixote (2001)
Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose? (2003)
The plot is spoofed
Greg the Bunny: Blue Velveteen (2006) (TV Episode)
The Wumpus is shown in a surreal fantasy sequence reminiscent of the series. His mumbled speach is subtitled, although the subtitles still make no sense to Greg. This is a reference to the man from another place.
Muchachada nui: Episode #3.3 (2009) (TV Episode)
The segment "Miguel Indurain Presenta Muchachada Nuí" spoofs characters, scenes and settings.
Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent (2010) (Video Game)
An FBI Agent discovering a web of mysteries within a small woodland town.

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