Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Happy Generations
From: (Luis Ramos)
Date: 1990-10-07, 12:30

Here is part of a transcript from the first scene in last night's show
in which Cooper and Albert are having breakfast. I am posting it for
everyone's reference. According to Coop, there is some connection to the
LP murder case.

C: Budhist tradition first came to the land of snow in the fifth century
   AD. The first Tibetan came to be touched by the Dharma was King Hathatha
   Rignamputsan. He and succeeding generations came to be collectively called
   the Happy Generations. Now some historians place them in the Water Snake
   Year, two-thirteen AD; others in the year one-seventy-three AD. Amazing
   isn't it?

A: Agent Cooper, I am thrilled to pieces that the Dharama came to Hohoho,
   I really am, but right now I am trying hard to focus on the more immediate
   problems of our own century right in Twin Peaks.

C: Albert, you'd be surprised at the connection between the two.

But Cooper does not elaborate on the connection. Any thoughts? Is there
anyone out there familiar with Bhudist/Tibetian tradition/folklore? Is
there an analogue to King HoHoHo in Twin Peaks or is it the other way
around, does Cooper have an analogue among the Happy Generations in Tibet?