Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: 12/1 - SPOILERS AHOY!
From: lecl@quads.uchicago.edu (elizabeth e. leclair)
Date: 1990-12-08, 16:05
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <17965@shlump.nac.dec.com> boyajian@ruby.dec.com (Cisco's Buddy) writes:
> >In article , halcyon!hikaru@sumax.seattleu.edu (Richard Barrett) writes...
> >
> >} I have yet to understand what all the confusion is about where BOB is 
> >} - he told us where he was goin, remember? "Soon, I will pull that ripcord 
> >} - and then it'll be time to shove off to Buffalo!"
> >
> >It was "Shuffle off to Buffalo", which is the title of an old song.  I
> >think he was just making an allusion to the song, and we aren't supposed
> >to take him literally.
> >
    Um, tacky little point here, but isn't "shuffle off to Buffalo" a
euphemism for death, as in "shuffle off this mortal coil" or (more
prosaically) "kick the bucket"?  I don't know WHY it has this meaning,
but I don't think BOB was telling us about his destination.  He obviously
meant that Leland was going to have a big headache real soon. 

Elizabeth LeClair  


Return