Log Lady's Log - Catherine E. Coulson
played an eccentric woman named Margaret
Lanterman (a.k.a. "The Log Lady") who lived in
the Northwest town of Twin Peaks at 1400 River
Road on the bizarre prime time drama TWIN
Her nickname was derived from the "log" that she
carried around with her, much like a child would
carry around a doll. She talked to the log and
even told FBI agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan)
that the Log held many secrets for those willing
Some of her thoughts included: "Shut your eyes &
you'll burst into flames."; "Fire is the devil,
hiding like a coward in the smoke."; and "My log
does not judge."
Her log (a piece of Ponderosa Pine) was a gift
from her firefighter husband on their wedding
day. Unfortunately, he died the next day while
fighting a forest fire.
A parody of the Log Lady appeared on the cartoon
series THE REN AND STIMPY SHOW seen on the
NICKELODEON cable channel where a commercial for
TWIN PEAKS inspired toys featured a "High
Fashion Log for Girls" with the promo "I'm gonna
dress mine up like a bride."
The Log Lady was also parodied in the Homestar
Runner cartoon, Three Times Halloween Funjob!
In 1992, Coulson had reprised her small-screen
role in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me the
big screen prequel to the TV series.
In June 1993, the BRAVO Network ran (ad free)
weekly episodes of this cult series hosted by
the Log Lady in segments written and directed by
See also "The
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