Audrey's Cherry ....

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Bryan Trussler

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Jan 27, 1997, 3:00:00 AM1/27/97
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I'll bet *that* got someone's attention!

No, no, not that cherry. One that she eats.

In the scene where she lands the job at One-Eyed Jacks, Blackie tells
her "Give me one good reason why I shouldn't send your ass packing
back to Twin Peaks" or words to that effect.

Wordlessly, Audrey plucks the cherry out of Blackie's drink and eats
it. After a few facial contortions, she extracts the cherry stem from
her mouth a sets it down on the napkin -- it's tied into a perfect
little bow knot.

Blackie's response? Sign here .....

Three questions:

1): How the hell did she do that?
2): Why the hell did she do that?
3): What the hell does it *mean* anyway?

On another note: Audrey has always reminded me of my mother.
Seriously. Yeah, I know -- I should be so lucky. Well, I am. And this
scene clinches it for me: she hands Blackie a resume with the name of
"Emily (?) Prynn" -- ie: Mistress Prynn from the Scarlet Letter. Then
makes up a story to go with it.

My mother once went to a dance and signed her dance card as "Jane
Eyre". Only one boy called her on it the whole night. Next time she
went back there a few weeks later, everyone said "Hi Jane" and it took
my mother 20 minutes to remember who she was supposed to be ....

Bryan Trussler


Dale Cooper

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Jan 27, 1997, 3:00:00 AM1/27/97
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JESUS! THAT'S SOME HEADER!

When Audrey ties the knot, she is obviously replicating the ancient
finnish fertility ritual.

"Success as a result of industry is a peasant ideal." -Wallace
Stevens.

Charles Bukowski, David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti, Beatles,
and a star me kitten page! All stuff unavailable on other web pages!
http://www.mindspring.com/~stewarts/index.htm


Rich Haller

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Jan 27, 1997, 3:00:00 AM1/27/97
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In article <32ec50c2...@news.mgl.ca>, info...@mgl.ca wrote:
> Three questions:
>
> 1): How the hell did she do that?

I have read that according to those who can do it, the trick is to chew on
the stem first to make it more pliable. Then, it takes a talented tongue
and some practice.

> 2): Why the hell did she do that?

To demonstrate to Blackie that she has the 'right stuff' and the right
attitude for the job :-)

> 3): What the hell does it *mean* anyway?

Ahem, you are kidding of course. If not, then you have a lot to look
forward to when you figure it out. "-)

BTW, I don't remember who is was, but supposedly someone connected with
the serious, Frost or one of the writers, had a girl friend who could do
it and that is the source.

--
Rich Haller <rha...@ns.uoregon.edu>
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rhaller/

Eeyore

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Jan 27, 1997, 3:00:00 AM1/27/97
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Bryan Trussler (info...@mgl.ca) wrote:

: I'll bet *that* got someone's attention!

: No, no, not that cherry. One that she eats.

: In the scene where she lands the job at One-Eyed Jacks, Blackie tells
: her "Give me one good reason why I shouldn't send your ass packing
: back to Twin Peaks" or words to that effect.

: Wordlessly, Audrey plucks the cherry out of Blackie's drink and eats
: it. After a few facial contortions, she extracts the cherry stem from
: her mouth a sets it down on the napkin -- it's tied into a perfect
: little bow knot.

: Three questions:

: 1): How the hell did she do that?

Although I have friends that swear this can be done naturally, it's
an old party trick. You take a cherry stem, tie it in a knot, stick it
under your tongue, go up to some gullible person, take another (straight)
stem, put it in your mouth, swallow it, and produce the pre-tied stem as
if you just made it.

: 2): Why the hell did she do that?

Audrey, remember, is applying to be a whore. Blackie, being the
madam of this rather classy brothel, is going to be looking for employees
with serious skills. Anybody who can tie a cherry stem with their tongue
alone has got *skills*.

: 3): What the hell does it *mean* anyway?

See #2.

: On another note: Audrey has always reminded me of my mother.


: Seriously. Yeah, I know -- I should be so lucky. Well, I am. And this
: scene clinches it for me: she hands Blackie a resume with the name of
: "Emily (?) Prynn" -- ie: Mistress Prynn from the Scarlet Letter.

That's *Hester* Prynne. I didn't read the Cliff Notes for nothin',
pal. :)
-eeyore


--
"I was doing a Q&A the other day with my audience and somebody
asked, 'How do you stay so superinformed about everything?' I'm not
superinformed. George Will is superinformed. You just think I'm informed
because most people know *absolutely nothing*. If I can point out that
Japan is in Asia, they think I'm a genius."
-- Bill Maher


baby-X

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Jan 28, 1997, 3:00:00 AM1/28/97
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> 1): How the hell did she do that?

Answer one: Women work in mysterious ways.

Answer two: With her tongue.

> 2): Why the hell did she do that?

To impress Blackie.

> 3): What the hell does it *mean* anyway?

It means she can give good head.


emotionally-envious, sexually-jealous
insolent little dysfunctional bastard


Owlynne

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Jan 28, 1997, 3:00:00 AM1/28/97
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I can perform that wonderful little trick.
Takes a lot of practice, but the look on a young man's face....
hmmmmm Something to be cherished.

Practice
Practice practice

And you don't have to chew the cherry stem, that's cheating.


From the Trees
Owlynne

BlueVelvt3

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Jan 29, 1997, 3:00:00 AM1/29/97
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Infobahn wrote:

> 1): How the hell did she do that?

I can do it! But it took me a lot of practice. (And a lot of cherries)

--Blue

Bryan Trussler

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Jan 30, 1997, 3:00:00 AM1/30/97
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On 28 Jan 1997 21:43:32 GMT, owl...@aol.com (Owlynne) wrote:

>I can perform that wonderful little trick.
>Takes a lot of practice, but the look on a young man's face....
>hmmmmm Something to be cherished.

Cherished. Is that a deliberate pun? Cherry is "cerise" in French. Or
"la cherie" for "dearie"??

>Practice
>Practice practice

Is there anything else you've learned to tie into a knot with your
teeth? Or untie?

>And you don't have to chew the cherry stem, that's cheating.

without chewing (too hard) ....? :-)

>From the Trees
>Owlynne


Bryan Trussler

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Jan 30, 1997, 3:00:00 AM1/30/97
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On 27 Jan 1997 22:27:04 GMT, twi...@umbc.edu (Eeyore) wrote:

>: 1): How the hell did she do that?
>

> Although I have friends that swear this can be done naturally, it's
>an old party trick. You take a cherry stem, tie it in a knot, stick it
>under your tongue, go up to some gullible person, take another (straight)
>stem, put it in your mouth, swallow it, and produce the pre-tied stem as
>if you just made it.

Except that, in this case, clearly she did not come armed with a
knotted cherry stem.... :-)

>: 2): Why the hell did she do that?
>
> Audrey, remember, is applying to be a whore. Blackie, being the
>madam of this rather classy brothel, is going to be looking for employees
>with serious skills. Anybody who can tie a cherry stem with their tongue
>alone has got *skills*.

Ahem! Yes, very true. I was looking for motives at some level.

>: 3): What the hell does it *mean* anyway?
>
> See #2.

Again: I was looking for motives. We know that Audrey is a virgin
right up to the end of the series when she goes for a spin in Jack's
plane. So to speak.

Cherry = virginity. Why tie it into a knot? Another poetic simile or
metaphor is to speak of the viriginal chains or maidenhead or maiden's
knot (!!). Stem = phallic. She pulls the stem off the cherry and knots
it with her tongue. So what's the subtext of the action? Is it
bravado? Is it a way of saying "I'm tough enough to do this"? Is it
suggestive of lesbianism (not my idea -- someone I know came up with
lesbianism, which is what prompted my question to the group)???

>: On another note: Audrey has always reminded me of my mother.
>: Seriously. Yeah, I know -- I should be so lucky. Well, I am. And this
>: scene clinches it for me: she hands Blackie a resume with the name of
>: "Emily (?) Prynn" -- ie: Mistress Prynn from the Scarlet Letter.
>
> That's *Hester* Prynne. I didn't read the Cliff Notes for nothin', pal. :)
> -eeyore

Hester Prynne! I couldn't remember if it was Esther or Emily. I was
stuck on "E"s. Only saw the movie -- never read the book. It's not on
the Canadian curriculum .....

> "I was doing a Q&A the other day with my audience and somebody
>asked, 'How do you stay so superinformed about everything?' I'm not
>superinformed. George Will is superinformed. You just think I'm informed
>because most people know *absolutely nothing*. If I can point out that
>Japan is in Asia, they think I'm a genius."
> -- Bill Maher

I like this! I used to be a television quiz show contestant fanatic.
"Reach for the Top" mostly -- sort of a televised Trivial Pursuit. I
can still name all the countries of the world and their capitals, but
get lost in the British kings/queens before Bosworth Field and the
later Roman Emperors. It really teaches you to remember details and to
organise them in your memory, like rooms in a palace ....


Owlynne

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Jan 30, 1997, 3:00:00 AM1/30/97
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Yes...the word cherished was deliberate

And Yes...there are several things I con tie and untie with my teeth and
tounge.
I also took up one of Dale's hobbies and bought a book on tying knots.
<<weg>>

Any more questions class?

From the Trees
Owlynne

Gary L. Green

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Jan 31, 1997, 3:00:00 AM1/31/97
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On 30 Jan 1997 21:15:35 GMT, owl...@aol.com (Owlynne) wrote:

>I also took up one of Dale's hobbies and bought a book on tying knots.
><<weg>>
>
>Any more questions class?

Sure:

What's the dif when constructing a double bowline as opposed to a
single? How do you get that second, non-slipping loop?

From:
Your Kind and Humble Narrator
Gary L. Green, B.Sc., D.C.
jia...@pc.jaring.my
"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change."
-- Vice President Dan Quayle ( Typical Republican Idiot )

Jasja van Leeuwen

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Feb 3, 1997, 3:00:00 AM2/3/97
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On Mon, 27 Jan 1997, Bryan Trussler wrote:

> Three questions:


>
> 1): How the hell did she do that?

There's an interview somewhere with Fenn in which she states that she
actually did the trick once, when she was drunk. It IS possible, I have
been able to do it two times, when I was drunk. It took me about twenty
minutes, but there it was: a true knot in a cherry stem.

> 2): Why the hell did she do that?

Use your imagination!!

> 3): What the hell does it *mean* anyway?

Cherry has a strong sexual innuendo. Why, I don't know. We all know the
expression about popping one, for instance. This sexual connotation is
present in Twin Peaks too. I remind you of one scene with Maddy, Donna and
James, somewhere in the first half of the season. They're in the RR-diner,
and talking about Harold and the secret diary or something. Maddy orders a
cherry coke, which is used to symbolize how different she really is from
Laura. In the scene, she doesn't even touch the glass: she has nothing to
do with either cherries (sexual innuendo) or coke (drugs, obviously).
When Audrey does her cherry-thing she shows the she IS a very sexual
person (IMHO, she don't need no cherry to show me that...).

Hasta
Jasja

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AMSTERDAM - THE NETHERLANDS | of it depends on what you put into
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R. Cowan

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Feb 5, 1997, 3:00:00 AM2/5/97
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On 30 Jan 1997, Owlynne wrote:

> Yes...the word cherished was deliberate
>
> And Yes...there are several things I con tie and untie with my teeth and
> tounge.

> I also took up one of Dale's hobbies and bought a book on tying knots.
> <<weg>>
>
> Any more questions class?
>

> From the Trees
> Owlynne
>
>
hey, i didn't think this was THAT kind of newsgroup!!!!! wow, what perks
to logging in!!!!

rebecca


Avery909

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Feb 6, 1997, 3:00:00 AM2/6/97
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One of the nice things about the show was the opportunity to take
something that happened on a Saturday night and put it into a script on
Monday. For the record, I was having dinner with friends, and one of
them, Sarah Standing, demonstrated the cherry stem trick. No sleight of
hand involved, just a talented tongue. The reasons for Audrey
demonstrating this ability to a whore house madame are...well,
self-evident.

Harley Peyton

lucien

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Feb 6, 1997, 3:00:00 AM2/6/97
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> >> 2): Why the hell did she do that?
> >
> >Use your imagination!!
> >
> >> 3): What the hell does it *mean* anyway?
> >
> >Cherry has a strong sexual innuendo. Why, I don't know. We all know the
> >expression about popping one, for instance. This sexual connotation is
> >present in Twin Peaks too. I remind you of one scene with Maddy, Donna and
> >James, somewhere in the first half of the season. They're in the RR-diner,
> >and talking about Harold and the secret diary or something. Maddy orders a
> >cherry coke, which is used to symbolize how different she really is from
> >Laura. In the scene, she doesn't even touch the glass: she has nothing to
> >do with either cherries (sexual innuendo) or coke (drugs, obviously).
> >When Audrey does her cherry-thing she shows the she IS a very sexual
> >person (IMHO, she don't need no cherry to show me that...).
> >
> >Hasta
> >Jasja
> >
> >-=-=-=-=-=-=- |
> >Jasja van Leeuwen | "Life is like a sewer. What you get out
> >AMSTERDAM - THE NETHERLANDS | of it depends on what you put into
> >teq...@xs4all.nl | it."
> >dapa...@dds.nl | - TOM LEHRER
> >-=-=-=-=-=-=- |
> >

I remember seeing on the old Rick Dees talk show years back, when he had
Madchen Amick (forgive my spelling if it's incorrect) as a guest, and she
was saying that she was in fact the person who did the cherry-tying trick
for the show, not Sherilyn Fenn. Rick Dees then gave her a cherry stem
and she did it on his show also. I believe from watching that interview
that Fenn could never do the cherry trick, that's why Amick had to.

rob.

S. Hamm

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Feb 6, 1997, 3:00:00 AM2/6/97
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On Thu, 6 Feb 1997, lucien wrote:

> I remember seeing on the old Rick Dees talk show years back, when he had
> Madchen Amick (forgive my spelling if it's incorrect) as a guest, and she
> was saying that she was in fact the person who did the cherry-tying trick
> for the show, not Sherilyn Fenn. Rick Dees then gave her a cherry stem
> and she did it on his show also. I believe from watching that interview
> that Fenn could never do the cherry trick, that's why Amick had to.

And *I* remember reading several articles back in '90-'91 in several
magazines where both Fenn and Amick were quoted as saying that yes Fenn
had done it, but that Amick could also do it and that the two of them were
the only ones who could on the cast.

Owlynne

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Feb 7, 1997, 3:00:00 AM2/7/97
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Ok, well if Amick and Fenn were the only two of the cast who could do it,
That just goes to show that I should have been on that show!! <<weg>>
::wonders why Kyle dated Lara if she couldn't do the trick::


From the Trees
Owlynne

"Oh. And if you need anything, just whistle.
You do know how to whislte don't you?
You just put your lips together.....and blow."

Timex

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It's not hard I can do it & my wife can also


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