Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Welcome to Twin Peaks
From: (Scott Johnson)
Date: 1991-04-23, 12:01

In <12795y9182367wtey9124yiwtuyasdBLOJO1392.apr91@geech> writes:

> >Shannon D. Appel writes:

>> >> I just got the Twin Peaks sound track the other day, and I got to
>> >> thinking about the signpost (Welcome to Twin Peaks...Population xx,xxx).
>> >> I started looking through the old episodes, and found that the population
>> >> figure has been slowly dropping for a long time.  Every time someone
>> >> has been killed in Peaks, the signpost has been appropriately decremented,
>> >> and it has been incremented the few times we've had people come back
>> >> (Andrew, Catherine). This really came to my attention due to the extreme
>> >> decrease in the figure last week, between the first and third commercial
>> >> breaks.  Anyone have any ideas as to where those 300 people went?

> >Are you sure it's only 300 people?  I went back and looked at the first
> >episode and at my Twin Peaks CD cover, both of which list the Twin Peaks
> >population (as read on the sign) at 51,201.  It fluctuates minorly until
> >the last episode, where it undergoes a major change, as you said.
> >But I really couldn't tell if it was 50,882 or 50,002.  (The resolution
> >on my TV was really fuzzy.)  But I *think* it is really *50,002*!
> >This has major ramifications as to the plot.

Or major ramifications as to the '90 census.
(said "California is the place you ought to be,"
so they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly...)