On February 24, 1989, Special Agent Dale Cooper entered the small town of “Twin Peaks, USA” to solve the mysterious murder of a shy prom queen.
Pop culture would soon never be the same; the fictional special agent and the crop of wacky characters that make up the whimsical city born from the mind of David Lynch would go on to reshape primetime television forever!
In the early 1990s, actor and director David Lynch, who is responsible for cult films such as “Wild At Heart” and “Blue Velvet”, would make his mark on TV with “Twin Peaks”.
Lynch, now 77, created a world unlike anything seen on prime time until then.
The first season of “Twin Peaks” focuses on the murder of Laura Palmer. Laura was seemingly the prom queen with a heart of gold, but Dale Cooper and the residents of Twin Peaks would soon discover that there was a darker and more sinister side to the town’s most beloved residents and viewers couldn’t get enough!
The series would ultimately only last two seasons before being canceled, but “Twin Peaks” would not have a short shelf life; The “Twin Peaks” canon would be expanded with a theatrical film released in 1992, and its cult-like fan reception would lead to a reboot of the series in 2017.
Fans have remained so loyal to the series that they celebrate “Twin Peaks” every year on February 24th, marking the anniversary of Dale Cooper walking into the quiet town and changing it forever!
Here’s everything you need to know about ‘Twin Peaks Day!’
If you can believe it, it’s Friday again. Happy TWIN PEAKS Day ✨ pic.twitter.com/lfK7dV9F2p
— Rhino Records (@Rhino_Records) February 24, 2023
“Twin Peaks” may be celebrated daily on the internet by its fans, but the celebration time is taken to another level every year on February 24th!
Memes of the pilot episode scene where Kyle McLachlan’s Dale Cooper drives into town while talking into a tape recorder to his assistant, Diane, who remains perpetually absent throughout the series (she doesn’t appear on screen until the reboot!), fill news feeds every year.
Cities all over the world have special declarations of mayoral approved “Twin Peaks” days; in Snoqualmie, Washington, where the series was filmed, fans can visit locations from the series to celebrate the big day!
How do fans celebrate the big day?
Happy Twin Peaks Day! Got off to a good start for our San Francisco contingent. Delicious @dynamodonut breakfast. #TwinPeaksDay #Twin peaks pic.twitter.com/QIgabqM245
— Back to Double R (@BackToTheRR) February 24, 2023
The collective love of “Twin Peaks” on the internet and social media has inspired a steady stream of fun ideas to celebrate “Twin Peaks” Day!
Twitter fans are binging the show in a collective marathon; for those who have never entered the world of Twin Peaks can cruise along with Agent Cooper by streaming the series on Amazon Prime or Paramount Plus, or on DVD and Blu-Ray!
Others wish the Peaks friends a great cup of coffee or a beautiful slice of cherry pie!
A Twin Peaks-themed ‘rewatch podcast tweeted a photo of a sure-to-be Agent Cooper-approved donut topped with jelly; the thought of consuming 15 jelly donuts wouldn’t be out of the ordinary on February 24th!
MacLachlan also celebrated “Twin Peaks” on his Twitter!
“it’s happening again,” MacLachlan tweeted, “So many memorable moments from the show; these are just some of my favorites…” He also invited his followers to weigh in on their favorite moments from the series.
It’s happening again! #TwinPeaksDay has returned!! So many memorable moments from the show; these are just a few of my favorites. Comment your top #Twin peaks the scene below. ⛰️☕ pic.twitter.com/lKi52ycvcL
— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) February 24, 2023
“I have no idea how DL [Lynch] and MF [Mark Frost] manages to capture the haunting relationship between beauty and tragedy so consistently,” a fan contributed to the discussion and shared a photo of ‘The Log Lady’ and Deputy Hawk from the reboot; Catherine Coulson, who brought the Log Lady to life, passed away two years before “Twin Peaks: The Return” premiered.
The final scene of “Twin Peaks: The Return” was mentioned in the threadwhere a confused Dale Cooper experiences a time warp and wonders what year it was.
A “Twin Peaks” fan shared photos of her encounters with MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer) at a fan convention, giving her followers the scoop on their kindness!
On this Twin Peaks day, I just want to confirm that @Kyle_MacLachlan has a firm yet gentle handshake and Sheryl Lee has the kindest eyes I’ve ever seen up close. They are both angels from heaven and I’m just going to knock anyone who talks bad about them pic.twitter.com/fRHDGTcU6T
— Sein Peaks (@Seinpeaks) February 24, 2023
“On this Twin Peaks day, I just want to confirm that @Kyle_MacLachlan has a firm but gentle handshake and Sheryl Lee has the kindest eyes I’ve ever seen up close. They’re both angels from heaven and I’m just going to knock anyone who talks bad about them.” they shared.
Happy “Twin Peaks” Day!