Mr. Reindeer wrote: Calderon wrote:
dontlooknow wrote:the only problem of twin peaks is (and always has been) that it's not funny.
its attempts at humour rarely go well.
apart from that it is amazing TV in every aspect
This. Very few things in Twin Peaks were funny to me. The humour was never the strong part of Twin Peaks. The core of Twin Peaks was always the darkness. So for me episode 8 is a big part of that core, as is FWWM.
I dunno, I think Episode 8 is one of the funniest episodes of the series. The Waiter scene still has me in stitches every time. But it's that off-kilter humor I enjoy, not the hammy slapstick Andy/Dick/On the Air
-style stuff that L/F have an unfortunate (IMO) soft spot for.
I think we are talking about different episodes. I was talking about episode 8 in season 3. Maybe it was a bit misleading, because I've also mentioned FWWM.
But my post is not necessarily a contradiction to yours. There are very funny parts in Twin Peaks. My big favorit alyways was Agent Cooper and the lama. Hilarious with perfect comedic timing. Just a very short scene. Perfect. But most of the humour in season 3 didn't work for me. Truman's wife, Wally Brando, Andy and Lucy, most of the stuff with Dougie, just silly and embarassing. But even there is some very funny stuff like "Jade give two rides" and I always have to laugh when DougieCoop sees a badge.
But again, for me the dark parts are the most engaging and memorable. There should be some humour, but please no more half an hour drawn-out stuff with Dougie. Like in episode 7 that was the right amount of Dougie. Hopefully Lynch will stick with it.