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Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

It’s 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.

At tonight’s Emmy Awards ceremony, Twin Peaks: The Return has a total of nine nominations, the majority of which are in technical categories thanks to the amazing cinematography and sound design on display throughout the series. But before we find out how many Emmy voters actually watched all of Part Eight or if David Lynch will finally get some recognition as a TV director, let’s look back at the last time Twin Peaks was up for an Emmy with this special appearance by the Log Lady.


Back in 1990, the show’s first season was nominated for 14 Emmys, but only walked with two—one for editing, the other for costume design. Still, it was clear everyone in Hollywood had Twin Peaks fever, and the awards show producers couldn’t resist putting one of the show’s bizarre characters into a little skit. After consulting her trusty, inanimate companion for a prediction, the Log Lady reminds viewers to stick around through the commercial break for an appearance by the cast of the Golden Girls. There’s even a funny joke about her log having to use the bathroom. What fun!

Unfortunately, actress Catherine Coulson passed away in 2015 just days after filming her final scenes for The Return, so she won’t be reprising her role in tonight’s ceremony. But the new season introduced a whole host of new characters, any one of whom could be involved in a goofy bit with Colin Jost. Here’s hoping it’s Dougie.

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