Funny / Twin Peaks

Original run (Seasons 1 and 2, and FWWM)

  • There is an astonishingly funny scene around the mid-end of the second season where Gordon Cole (played by David Lynch) tries to flirt with Shelly Johnson. The running-joke of Cole's hearing problems is made fresh and funny, and adding the Log Lady into the mix just made it even more amazing.
    • And adding onto that, Bobby's expression when he walks in and sees Cole and Shelly kissing is something that must be seen to be believed.
      • And of course, Cole's comment on the situation is perhaps one of the best lines in the series:
        "YOU ARE WITNESSING A FRONT THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF TWO ADULTS SHARING A TENDER MOMENT."
    • In one scene in the second season, Windom Earle is listening to the police discussing his schemes via a Tracking Device in their office when Cole suddenly notices the bonsai tree where the device is hidden and leans over it:
      Cole: REMEMBER THOSE OLD WORLD WAR II MOVIES? BONSAI!!!
      Earle: (clapping a hand to his ear) Agh! Damnation!
  • The scenes where Ben Horne looks back on his childhood.
  • "I've heard about you." *thumbs up* ;D (Contains spoilers for those who haven't started watching season 2.)
  • When about to explain his rock-throwing method, Cooper takes a cup of coffee, takes a sip—and then spits it out. And goes, "MM!!!—DAMN GOOD COFFEE! And hot!"
  • "Fellas, don't drink that coffee! You'd never guess...there was a fish in the percolator." Followed by Cooper giving an epic Oh, Crap! look.
  • The drunk Icelandic delegation on Cooper's inn floor. And Cooper's Tranquil Fury at it.
  • Pretty much any of the guests in the background at the hotel. They range from cheerleaders, to marching bands, to a barbershop quartet, and many more. They're never explained, never even really acknowledged, they're just...there. It just seems too bizarre to have a fairly quiet scene of Dale and Albert talking over coffee, when there's a barbershop quartet humming to themselves in he background!
  • Cooper and the llama.
  • Ben's mental breakdown and re-enactment of the Civil War in the second season.
  • Everything about Nadine, especially post-coma.
    • Notably her first time waking up, where she breaks the chains holding her down on a hospital bed so that she can start clapping enthusiastically in preparation for a cheerleading routine. The look on Ed's face is hilarious!
  • "New shoes..."
  • Later in season 2, when the pageant judges are discussing what they want in a Miss Twin Peaks, a very exasperated extra walks in front of them carrying a stuffed deer. It looks like he's having sex with it!
  • The scene where Garland Briggs slaps a cigarette out of Bobby's mouth, causing it to land in Mrs. Briggs's meatloaf.
  • Cooper's deductive technique involving the throwing of rocks at a glass bottle.
  • Audrey's successful attempt to wreck her father's impending deal with the Norwegians, by informing them of Laura Palmer's murder.
  • Speaking of Audrey: The cute moment when she flirts with Cooper for the first time, and Cooper pointedly asks her age. She tells him she's eighteen. Beat. Cooper sets a dinner date.
  • Cooper in the pilot, after losing a tail:
    Cooper (to Truman): Get me a doughnut!
  • Even if it precedes something horrifying...
    The Man from another place: Wow, Bob, wow.
  • Agent Cooper: "I combined Major Briggs' tattoo with the Log Lady's."
  • Cooper and Sheriff Truman stare at an enormous, seemingly incongruous moose head on a table at the station.
    Secretary: "Oh, it fell down."
  • Deputy Hawk says something in a profound, Magical Native American tone. And then comes the last line.
    Hawk: One woman can make you fly like an eagle, another can give you the strength of a lion, but only one in the cycle of life can fill your heart with wonder and the wisdom that you have known a singular joy. *Beat* I wrote that for my girlfriend.
  • "I've got good news. That gum you like is going to come back in style."
  • The sound effects on the hospital food. And the actual look of it.
  • Pretty much anything that comes out of Andy's mouth. "I'm a whole damn town!"
  • Cooper seeing the array of doughnuts in the pilot:
    Cooper (awed): A policeman's dream!
  • There's something darkly hilarious about the Waiter's senile antics as Cooper is lying on the floor, suffering from two bullets to the stomach. By the middle of the conversation, Cooper gives up on getting any help and just indulges the man with his trademark thumbs up.
  • The reveal in season two that after days of investigation, multiple trips to the Black Lodge, what seems to be months of general nonsense, and Cooper getting shot and recovering, that Cooper has only been in Twin Peaks for twelve days.
  • Albert, at Gordon's behest, coming to check up on Cooper during the Windom Earle case.
    Albert: As Gordon so delicately put it, "I'M WORRIED ABOUT COOP!"

The Return

  • "I. ATE. THAT. BUNNY!"
  • Part 3: Dr Jacoby spraypainting shovels for several minutes. The joke being that after a lifetime of looooong takes, David Lynch now literally has the audience watching paint dry.
  • Part 4: Gordon Cole turns his hearing aid all the way up so he can carry on a whispered conversation with Albert. Then Albert accidentally scrapes his shoe against the ground...
    • Lucy's reaction to seeing Sheriff Frank Truman suddenly walking into the station, not realizing that while talking with him he had walked back from fishing and was talking to her on his cell phone. Upon seeing him, she screams and falls backwards in her chair.
    • Also this interaction between Cole and Albert.
    Albert: Agent Preston gets carsick.
    Cole: Albert, we're in South Dakota. Cossacks are in Russia
    Albert: CARSICK!
    • If you're an X-Phile, just the sight of a David Duchovny character in a high-ranking position in the FBI can be humourous.
    • The entire sequence of Mr. Jackpots. All of it.
    • In a very dark way BOB failing spectacularly to imitate Coopers mannerisms and eccentricities, instead coming off as an unsettling Faux Affably Evil version. Neither Albert nor Gordon buy it for a second.
  • Part 5 is no slouch in amusing moments
    • The scene with Sheriff Truman and his wife, where she rants him nearly nonstop about a leaking pipe while Truman, clearly used to her behavior, just waits for her to finish up with a "You're impossible!" before she stomps off and he resumes his work.
    • Cooper taking Frank's coffee because he so badly want it, which ends up with Frank drinking an extra green tea lattee and finding himself really enjoying it.
    Cooper: Damn good joe!
    • Doctor Jacoby has become an Alex Jones expy and he sells Golden Shit-Digging Shovels for 29.99 plus shipping and handling.
  • Part 6:
    • Albert parks his car in pouring rain, laboriously makes his way outside and locks the door while unfolding an umbrella, and yells "FUCK GENE KELLY, YOU MOTHERFUCKER!"
    • Richard's response to being shown up by Red's magic trick intimidation.
      • "Magic motherfucker!"
    • And let's not forget Ike, a strange little dude murdering people with an Awl and suddenly acting distraught when the murder weapon breaks after a particularly gruesome hit job.
      • "Oh, no!"
    • Janey-E's rant against the Loan Sharks is mostly just awesome, but also hilarious from how utterly impudent it is for her to be doing this. Made even better by the loan sharks' faces during and especially after the rant, which can be summed up as, "...What the hell just happened?!"
  • Part 7:
    • Coop and Janey-E are attacked by Ike, and Coop promptly takes him down. This would normally be considered an awesome moment, but what pushes this into funny territory are the unrealistic karate chop sound effects used whenever Cooper throat-punches the hitman and the sudden appearance of the Man from Another Place, commanding Cooper to "SQUEEZE [Ike's] HAND OFF" in a voice that sounds like someone had just inhaled a can full of pure helium.
    • Diane's Catch-Phrase is, "Fuck you, [name]." When Tammy says something, Diane politely asks her name, and then says, "Fuck you, Tammy."
  • Part 9:
    • Diane continues to deliver.
    Mackley: I'm sorry, Ma'm, you can't smoke in here.
    Diane: ...It's a FUCKING MORGUE! *puff*
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