Monday, April 23, 2007

Done with Season 2 episodes

I finished watching the Season 2 episodes on DVD tonight. It's truly amazing what the upgrade in picture/sound quality can do for the experience of watching the series.

I still have not watched any of the special features in the set but look forward to them.

If you've been watching the Season 2 DVDs, share your thoughts on it in a comment.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

What was that Leland was singing?

Ever wondered what that crazy song is in Episode 8 (the first episode of season 2) that Leland sings both at his home (in front of Sarah and Maddy) and again at Ben Horne's office (prompting Ben and Jerry to dance)?

It's "Mairzy Doats," a 1943 novelty song by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston.

Here are the lyrics:

I know a ditty nutty as a fruitcake Goofy as a goon and silly as a loon Some call it pretty others call it crazy but they all sing this tune: Mairzy Doats And Dozy Doats and liddle lamzy divey A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you? Yes! Mairzy doats And Dozy Doats and liddle lamzy divey A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you? If the words sound queer, and funny to your ear, a little bit jumbled and jivey, Sing "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy" Oh! Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats and liddle lamzy divey A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you - oo? A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

Monday, April 9, 2007

Season 2 DVDs so far

In the first week, I've managed to watch only the first three episodes of season 2, which comprise the first disc.

The transfers in general look good. Not quite as good as season 1, but that's to be expected, since there were only two episodes per disc in the season 1 set, whereas there are three or four episodes on each disc of season 2, which probably means the season 2 shows are more compressed.

I have not watched any of the special features yet, other than the Log Lady intros at the beginning of each episode. I'm going to hold off on watching the interviews till I'm finished watching all the episodes.

It really is great to finally have season 2 on DVD. It's immeasurably better than low-quality VHS tapes.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Season 2 DVDs here at last

Today is the perfect day for the first post on this blog, since today marks the release of the second season of Twin Peaks on DVD - something TP fans have been waiting on for six years.

My own season 2 DVD set should be arriving soon. I've heard good things about this set and can't wait to see it for myself.

I've heard rumors that at some point - possibly before the end of the year - there will be a new Twin Peaks set that includes the entire series, including the first proper DVD release of the pilot (another TP release that's long overdue). Such a set would possibly include special features that are different from either of the two individual season sets. That'd be great, as would a new DVD of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me that includes the legendary Lynch-approved deleted scenes.

But the talk about a complete-series set is just a rumor at this point, so for now I'm going to enjoy my individual season sets.

To order the second season of Twin Peaks online, follow this link: