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The real Twin Peaks

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Twede’s Cafe in North Bend, Washington, where the Double R Diner scenes are filmed for "Twin Peaks."

Twede’s Cafe in North Bend, Washington, where the Double R Diner scenes are filmed for "Twin Peaks."

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Jeff Hitchcock

With the show “Twin Peaks,” David Lynch created a world that didn’t just entertain you — it occupied you and preoccupied you. The show caused a different kind of stir for residents of the towns where "Twin Peaks" was filmed (North Bend, Fall City and Snoqualmie in Washington state).

Kyle Twede owns Twede’s Café, the same location as the Double R Diner on the show. He remembers how a lot of the locals were upset in 1990 that their town was being associated with creepy characters and a supernatural serial killer. But Dana Hubanks, who was born the year the show came out, thinks David Lynch did capture something authentically dark about her hometown. And Cristie Coffing, who owns The Black Dog Arts Café in Snoqualmie, sees the show as a work of art. Whether it captured the town or not, it definitely brought in a steady influx of devoted "Twin Peaks" tourists. 

(Originally aired May 11, 2017)

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