Re-Airing of Pilot w/ original commercials on Twitch at 8 pm ET (4/8/20)

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Re-Airing of Pilot w/ original commercials on Twitch at 8 pm ET (4/8/20)

Postby Cappy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:54 pm

This Twitch channel is going to show the Pilot as it originally aired 30 years ago today, complete with commercial breaks!: https://www.twitch.tv/coronteevee

It starts a 8pm ET (4/8/20), but starting at 5pm, they are going to be showing some "rare" TP content -- I'm guessing the coffee commercials, maybe that TP/Cop Rock promotional special, and god knows what else?

This is really exciting -- here is the twitter page for the Twitch channel: https://twitter.com/CORonTV

I can't wait to see the work of David Lynch cut up with breaks for ABC's TGIF lineup, among other dated things.
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Re: Re-Airing of Pilot w/ original commercials on Twitch at 8 pm ET (4/8/20)

Postby Cappy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:03 pm

That twitch channel is currently showing that episode of Donahue with the TP cast!

Eric DaRe's hair in this is just out control.
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Re: Re-Airing of Pilot w/ original commercials on Twitch at 8 pm ET (4/8/20)

Postby Jasper » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:42 pm

How was the experience? What was the audio/video quality of the commercials compared to the show itself?
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Re: Re-Airing of Pilot w/ original commercials on Twitch at 8 pm ET (4/8/20)

Postby Cappy » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:47 am

It was awesome. They showed the Donahue episode with the cast and Mark Frost, a local Minnesota TV panel discussion on TP (w/ Frost), some On The Air, the COMPLETE Invitation To Love, and of course the pilot.

The overall quality of the pilot was good, typical VHS recording fare, with a minimal amount of tracking issues. It was surreal seeing the Pilot broken up with commercials for Roseanne, MacGyver, and defunct products like Nuprin and Acutrim. The live chat room on Twitch was very lively and fun in response to the show -- although there was a somber moment, when during a commercial break, a local newscaster announced the death of Ryan White due to AIDS related complications.

Also of note, a Donahue audience member asked Frost point blank if Leland engaged in incest with Laura (in reference to him falling on her casket). Frost kind of grinned and replied "well not in that scene".

Supposedly the same Twitch channel is going to be showing all of this + other TP episodes as originally aired on Sunday at 10 am ET (4/12/20). Would definitely recommend tuning in for any Peaks fan.
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Re: Re-Airing of Pilot w/ original commercials on Twitch at 8 pm ET (4/8/20)

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:19 am

Cappy wrote:The overall quality of the pilot was good, typical VHS recording fare, with a minimal amount of tracking issues. It was surreal seeing the Pilot broken up with commercials for Roseanne, MacGyver, and defunct products like Nuprin and Acutrim.


Ha! And both MacGyver and Roseanne (well, now The Conners) are back on the air. Everything old is new again.

Also of note, a Donahue audience member asked Frost point blank if Leland engaged in incest with Laura (in reference to him falling on her casket). Frost kind of grinned and replied "well not in that scene".


That’a great that people were able to guess it so early on! It shows that L/F really did plant the breadcrumbs and play fair with the audience, while still not being obvious. It’s like when you learn about abuse in real life, and only in retrospect do you see that all the signs were there.
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Re: Re-Airing of Pilot w/ original commercials on Twitch at 8 pm ET (4/8/20)

Postby vicksvapor77 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:22 am

Did the channel and/or a fan record it so people can see it that missed it?
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Re: Re-Airing of Pilot w/ original commercials on Twitch at 8 pm ET (4/8/20)

Postby Cappy » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:11 pm

vicksvapor77 wrote:Did the channel and/or a fan record it so people can see it that missed it?


Not to my knowledge, although some of the random TP content shown has been floating around on Youtube for some time, like the Donahue special and the complete Invitation To Love.

Supposedly at 10 am ET tomorrow (4/12/20), that Twitch channel will be re-showing everything it showed on Wednesday, plus several other TP eps + commercials as originally aired in 1990/91.

EDIT: Said Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/coronteevee) has just now started showing "18+" hours of TP-related content as it originally aired -- right now (10:41 pm ET 4/11/20) it's the SNL hosted by Kyle MacLachlan, featuring musical guest Sinead O'Connor.
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Re: Re-Airing of Pilot w/ original commercials on Twitch at 8 pm ET (4/8/20)

Postby Cappy » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:49 pm

Looks like https://www.twitch.tv/coronteevee is now showing episode 5 of the original Peaks.

One strange thing I'm seeing so far -- the opening credits lists director credits for a Part 1 (Lesli Linka Glatter) and a part 2 (Caleb Deschanel) while Cooper is getting coffee in the Great Northern... what's that about? These episodes weren't originally shown together, right?
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Re: Re-Airing of Pilot w/ original commercials on Twitch at 8 pm ET (4/8/20)

Postby vicksvapor77 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:47 pm

Cappy wrote:Looks like https://www.twitch.tv/coronteevee is now showing episode 5 of the original Peaks.

One strange thing I'm seeing so far -- the opening credits lists director credits for a Part 1 (Lesli Linka Glatter) and a part 2 (Caleb Deschanel) while Cooper is getting coffee in the Great Northern... what's that about? These episodes weren't originally shown together, right?


Thanks for the head's up! And no, they definitely didn't. So maybe this channel doesn't have the original airings but some sort of reruns?

EDIT: There was just an ad for a special preview of a show called "Gabriel's Fire" but this show didn't air until September 1990. Maybe ABC re-ran Twin Peaks season 1 before season 2?
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Re: Re-Airing of Pilot w/ original commercials on Twitch at 8 pm ET (4/8/20)

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:04 pm

vicksvapor77 wrote:
Cappy wrote:Looks like https://www.twitch.tv/coronteevee is now showing episode 5 of the original Peaks.

One strange thing I'm seeing so far -- the opening credits lists director credits for a Part 1 (Lesli Linka Glatter) and a part 2 (Caleb Deschanel) while Cooper is getting coffee in the Great Northern... what's that about? These episodes weren't originally shown together, right?


Thanks for the head's up! And no, they definitely didn't. So maybe this channel doesn't have the original airings but some sort of reruns?

EDIT: There was just an add for a special preview of a show called "Gabriel's Fire" but this show didn't air until September 1990. Maybe ABC re-ran Twin Peaks season 1 before season 2?


I think that’s right. Someone who watched the original run would know the specifics, but I do know Disc 2 of the Blu Ray has an ABC ad with a voiceover by Kyle promoting a re-airing of the entire first season to catch people up.
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Re: Re-Airing of Pilot w/ original commercials on Twitch at 8 pm ET (4/8/20)

Postby Cappy » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:28 am

Yeah a September replay seems the likely culprit -- A local news update during a commercial referenced the Helsinki Summit (9/9/1990).

They showed this bizarre ad that featured a guy who looked just like Harry Dean Stanton at the beginning of Paris, Texas, walking around the desert chugging grapefruit juice.

The channel is currently showing a Buddy Faro ep...

EDIT: One of the highlights before I fell asleep had to be some public access-y looking thing where an enthusiastic fan stands on a lake pier and talks about how much he loves TP (but especially Nadine), before showing a cut of all of Nadine's S1 scenes. He even did impersonations of TP characters (impersonating other TP characters).

Found that enthusiastic fan on youtube right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au9l4OxUDWQ

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