Twin Peaks episode of Psych – All the references!

I just rewatched the fantastic Twin Peaks episode of Psych USA Network broadcast last month with my friend George. George and I are obsessive Twin Peaks fans so we made sure to note all the references we could find. We got over 80 – did we miss any?

  • Silent window shades conversation (Nadine was working on that in Peaks)
  • “UndertheNail”.com
  • “The Great Northern” newspaper
  • Dual spires sign
  • Music is obviously Peaksian
  • “Sawmill” diner
  • Diner layout is pretty darn close to being the same as the Double R on Peaks
  • “BOB” Barker
  • A nickname for BOB’s wife Michelle is “Shelly” – so “Bobby: and “Shelly” own the diner.
  • The old sawmill burned down
  • Pie!
  • Sheriff Andrew Jackson (instead of “Harry Truman”)
  • Old mayor
  • Owl made of cinnamon
  • Owl’s name is Leo
  • “Lodge” Blackman
  • Under the nail discussion with the Barkers
  • Indian deputy
  • Wrapped in plastic
  • Paula Merrill = anagram of Laura Palmer
  • Gus crying at the discovery of the body (like Andy on Peaks)
  • Bob has white hair
  • The title credits editing and shots are very “Peaksian”
  • Julee Cruise sings the title song
  • White horse during the opening credits
  • Indian deputy talking about the earth being soft and moist – very “Peaksian”
  • Donuts lined up exactly like on Peaks
  • “Donna” Gooden
  • Coconuts in Doc Gooden’s office (like in Doc Jacoby’s Hawaiian obsession)
  • “Waldo” in the doctors office held by a Jacque Renault lookalike
  • Body bag in the open door – almost same shot as in Peaks pilot
  • Paula was seeing a psychiatrist just like Laura
  • Log lady!
  • Chris Isaak song is a Wild at Heart reference (it was on the soundtrack I believe)
  • Covered bridge
  • Doc Gooden is a baseball reference – not a TP reference but notable
  • Picture in Andrew Jacksons mantel looks to be the same as in Ben Horne’s office in Peaks
  • Furniture in Andrew Jackson living room looks real familiar
  • Threatening ceiling fans!
  • Randy acts a lot like Bobby and James re: Paula
  • Sherilyn Fenn is drinking a “cherry” coke
  • “Peak” around the library (more a pun but I think it counts)
  • “Earl Wyndam”
  • Book on reincarnation – Dale Cooper Tibetan reference?
  • Old man with thumbs up sign like the old man from Great Northern
  • Carlton is dressed and made up just like Dale Cooper
  • Homecoming Queen photo
  • Moose head lying on the table
  • Record player in BOB’s house
  • “Magic white rocks” – there were white rocks around the puddle in Glastonbury Grove
  • Paula’s room is on the top of the stairs on the right – same as Laura’s
  • Secret diary!
  • Something hidden in a Teddy bear
  • Letters in the diary instead of names
  • Sherilyn Fenn closeup on her legs when she enters
  • She has “new shoes”?
  • Roadhouse!
  • Since Jack is blind in one eye he is “One-eyed Jack” (I love this one)
  • Bump on the head!
  • Circular saw cutting wood
  • Comparison of the town to a soap opera (similar to 1st season “Invitation to Love” references on Peaks)
  • Randy has the same hairstyle as Bobby Briggs
  • “And 4 more pieces of pie” – reference to Cooper dialogue in Peaks
  • Hanging!
  • “Who killed Paula Merrill”?
  • Arson!
  • Ray Wise character’s hair turned white
  • A cabin in the woods with red drapes
  • Jack in the “Man from Another Place” red suit dancing
  • Jack’s eyepatch (same as Nadine’s)
  • Jukebox in the diner (obvious, but notable)
  • David Lynch/Dale Cooper reference when Carlton drinks the coffee “damn fine cup of coffee” (his hand is up like Lynch often does and how Cooper did in the scene in the series)
  • Shot homage when Carlton says the above (same angle, props, etc.)
  • The Giant – who is also holding up three fingers
  • Man in the football helmet beating his head against the counter
  • BOB walking backwards (a Fire Walk with Me reference to when Bobby did the same thing)
  • Randy barking
  • Blonde waitress like Shelly (and they wear the same waitress outfits as the ones on Peaks)
  • BOB is dancing with a photo of Paula at the end
  • Same layout in the diner behind the counter as in the Double R
  • Heavyset guy on the counter is the same “generic extra” you see in almost every scene in the Double R – and in almost the exact same seat…
  • Julee Cruise song at the end of the episode
  • Pine trees blowing in the wind