- For the cook at the Double R Diner, see Toad (cook)
Thadilonius "Toad" Barker is a frequent customer at the Double R Diner.
In high school, he was an offensive lineman on the starting lineup of the 1968 football team with Frank Truman, Harry S. Truman, "Big Ed" Hurley, Tommy "Hawk" Hill, Hank Jennings, and Jerry Horne.
Toad spent much of his time at the Double R Diner, including times where he did not tip well, and was sent to the kitchen when Hank and Norma Jennings mistook Daryl Lodwick for food critic M.T. Wentz.
He also played chess against Pete Martell at the diner and was there when Gordon Cole first met Shelly Johnson.
Behind the scenesEdit
Toad was played by Kevin Young, who worked as a production assistant for Twin Peaks and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
- Episode 8 was dedicated to the memory of his infant son, Kevin Young, Jr., who died on June 17, 1990.
- In the shooting script of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, the Double R cook is called "Toad." The name was re-used when the cook appeared in the 2017 series.
- His favorite book is noted to be R. Crumb Sketch Book by Robert Crumb.