Twin Peaks

Season 1 Episode 5

Episode Four "The One-Armed Man"

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 03, 1990 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Ben Horne's line about going to clean his "little Elvis" just after he had apparently slept with Catherine would not have made it past the censors so the director has him pull out an actual Elvis figurine from his pocket to deflect some attention away from his sexual innuendo.

    • This episode takes place on: Tuesday, February 28

    • Notice the map of Tibet now hanging on the chalkboard in the conference room.

    • Camera and crew are reflected in the police cruiser and a gas pump when Harry and Cooper visit Dr. Lydecker's office.

  • Quotes

    • (Standing over Bernard's corpse)
      Leo: Jacques' back in Canada. We had a long talk, he's staying there. Jacques was the brains in the outfit. Bernie made bail this morning on possession.
      Ben: Do me know if uh, the late Bernard gave you up?
      Leo: I told him if he ever did I'd kill him.
      Ben: Oh... did he?
      Leo: Nah, he shouldn't have trusted me, but like I said, Bernie wasn't too bright.

    • Shelly: I've got one man too many in my life and I'm married to him. Sound familiar?
      Norma: Maybe you should have a little talk with Leo.
      Shelly: Leo doesn't talk, he hits. He was so great at first, you know. This flashy guy in his hot car. Then we get married and I find out all he was looking for was a maid he didn't have to pay. I feel so stupid.
      Norma: Look at us. Two men apiece and we don't know what to do with any of the four of them.

    • Hawk: One woman can make you fly like an eagle, another can give you the strength of a lion, but only one in the cycle of life can fill your heart with wonder and the wisdom that you have known a singular joy. I wrote that for my girlfriend.

    • Dr. Jacoby: Laura had secrets and around those secrets she built the fortress that, well that in my six months with her, I was not able to penetrate and for which I consider myself an abject failure.

    • Log Lady intro: Even the ones who laugh are sometimes caught without an answer: these creatures who introduce themselves but we swear we have met them somewhere before.
      Yes, look in the mirror. What do you see? Is it a dream, or a nightmare? Are we being introduced against our will? Are they mirrors?
      I can see the smoke. I can smell the fire. The battle is drawing nigh.

    • Ben Horne: I'm going to give Little Elvis a bath.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Gordon Cole:
      The name of Cooper's boss, Gordon Cole, is taken from Sunset Boulevard, which is one of David Lynch's favorite films.

    • Waldo the Bird and Dr. Lydecker:
      Both the names "Waldo" and "Lydecker" are taken from the classic film Laura. The first season is filled with references to the film.

    • Phillip Gerard, The One Armed Man:
      Ths name "Gerard" comes from the classic television serial The Fugitive, which featured a policeman named Lt. Gerard and an One Armed Man as the series villian.

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