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The waiter is an old, decrepit bellhop that works at the Great Northern Hotel and serves as a host for The Giant. Rosenfield coined the name "Señor Droolcup" after Agent Cooper gave his description of the waiter.

BiographyEdit

At the Great Northern Hotel in early March 1989, the waiter delivered a glass of milk to FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, who laid on the floor of his room, bleeding. Cooper asked him to call the the doctor, but the senile waiter hung up the phone instead and did not understand the agent's situation. Cooper signed for the milk and as he left, he told Cooper that he had heard about him, then gave him a thumbs-up and a wink. He left the room, but came back to tell this to the special agent again, and got a thumbs-up in return. He came back once more to give another wink and a thumbs-up.[1]

Several days later at the Roadhouse, he went to Agent Cooper and sadly said, "I am so sorry."[2] Two days later, the waiter came around a corner at the hotel and saw Agent Cooper, reciting his speech from the night Cooper was lying on the floor.[3]

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"That gum you like is going to come back in style."

Escorted by Major Garland Briggs, he went to the roadhouse, where he approached Agent Cooper with gum, which Leland Palmer commented on having been a gum he enjoyed as a boy. The waiter commented, "That gum you like is going to come back in style."[3]

The waiter appeared to Agent Cooper several weeks later in the Red Room. He said that he sounded "like this" before making a whooping noise. He then brought coffee to Agent Cooper. The Giant then took the waiter's place and said, "One and the same" before disappearing entirely.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Worden on the set of Twin Peaks with David Lynch

The waiter was played by Hank Worden, a cowboy and actor best known for his roles in John Wayne films. His catchphrase was "Thank ya kindly," which was included in Twin Peaks, after Cooper signs for the room service delivery.

ReferencesEdit

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