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Laura Palmer's homecoming photo that is used in this episode and throughout the series is actress Sheryl Lee's actual prom photo.
When Sheriff Truman and Agent Cooper see Donna and James drive by on the motorcycle, the Sheriff flips on the truck's emergency lights. The scene then cuts to the truck pulling out onto the road in pursuit of the motorcycle and the lights are no longer on. In the next scene we see the truck on the road and the lights are now on again.
The population of Twin Peaks is 51,201 due to a production goof in the creation of the welcome sign. Originally it was to going 5,120 inhabitants.
This episode takes place on: Friday, February 24, 1989
Agent Cooper mentions an agent named "Sam" who doesn't seem to be on the ball. In the Twin Peaks movie, Fire Walk with Me, we're introduced to Special Agent Sam Stanley, a goofy specialist who investigates the murder of Theresa Banks.
GOOF: In the opening titles, Catherine Martell's first name is spelled as "Katherine"
GOOF: In the end credits, the character played by Kimmy Robertson is listed as "Lucy Morgan," despite being identified as "Lucy Moran" in the episode.
In the final scene, where Sarah Palmer has an upsetting vision, look in the mirror behind her. You can briefly make out the reflection of Set Decorator Frank Silva. When this was called to Lynch's attention on the set, he was overjoyed and shouted "PERFECT!" This is how Frank Silva was chosen to play the character of Killer Bob.