Lynch Mob: 30 Best 'Twin Peaks' Characters

From Laura Palmer to the Log Lady, these were the residents of David Lynch's otherwordly series that turned 'Twin Peaks' into a TV landmark

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Pete Martell
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11. Pete Martell

"She's dead. Wrapped in plastic!" Twin Peaks' most terrible crime, discovered by its most lovable citizen – that's no accident. Despite his discovery of Laura Palmer's corpse, despite getting caught up in the war between his wife Catherine and his sister-in-law Josie, Pete remained a fundamentally kind-hearted, grandfatherly guy, or at least as close to one as you can get when you cast Eraserhead in that role. Like his famously random proclamation ("There was a fish in the percolator!"), Pete embodied the show's house blend of the normal and abnormal.

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