6. The Man From Another Place
The dancing, the backwards talking, the cryptic messages, the red suit, the surreal supernatural strangeness: No single character embodied Twin Peaks' pop-culture profile more totally than this peculiar little man. There had never been anything like this character on TV before, which made him supremely useful; audiences knew to drop everything and pay attention whenever he appeared. As the mysteries deepend and we learned more about the Black Lodge he seemed to inhabit, his power only grew with familiarity – quite a feat for any story.