Helloooo-oooo! Doug Jones pulled off an upset win last night, becoming Alabama’s first Democratic senator in more than 20 years in the process. “Twin Peaks” fans, well aware that the newest member of Congress (almost) shares a name with one of Kyle MacLachlan’s many incarnations on “The Return,” celebrated with an appropriate smattering of gifs, memes, and other jokes.
— Metrograph (@MetrographNYC) December 13, 2017
me: stop using fictional characters to explain politics! trump is not lord dumbledore!
also me: dougie jones..mr jackpots…THANK YOU for blessing your brother doug jones & helping him win this election
— Gabby Noone (@twelveoclocke) December 13, 2017
There can be no doubt: Dougie Jones is Mr. Jackpots. pic.twitter.com/jEUO1Z8FaW
— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) December 13, 2017
In retrospect it was all over when Dougie Jones saw the red curtains from the Black Lodge over the voting booth
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) December 13, 2017
I know Twin Peaks ’17 was weird & not wildly popular but it’s IMPORTANT that the whole story was about a nice guy named Dougie Jones who defeated a demon who raped teenagers.
— Ken Layne (@KenLayne) December 13, 2017
Is there nothing Dougie Jones can’t do? pic.twitter.com/S4GYNttjGM
— Mark Serrels (@Serrels) December 13, 2017
WELCOME TO THE SENATE, DOUGIE JONES! pic.twitter.com/pRTVGxIj6k
— Tim Doyle (@NakatomiTim) December 13, 2017
Congrats Dougie Jones! You look just as surprised as the rest of us. pic.twitter.com/nC6tHwnQWB
— Matt Koff (@mattkoff) December 13, 2017
DOUGIE JONES!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/FU14UwZkS8
— BrightWall/DarkRoom (@BWDR) December 13, 2017