TWIN PEAKS/ABC/1990-91 (Hard of Hearing)
Chief Gordon Cole (David Lynch), Deputy Director of the FBI, formerly a Regional Bureau Chief.
Cole wears large hearing aids and shouts when he communicates with Agent Cooper who is investigating the death of Laura Palmer, a high school student found floating in water and wrapped in plastic in the town of Twin Peaks in the Northwestern USA. Chief Cole was played by David Lynch, the show’s producer.
Cole has difficulty understanding what is said to him and often replies with inappropriate responses (like “Emily Litella“). Cole’s also uses strange coded sayings which baffle his colleagues.
He once said, “Cooper, you remind me today of a small Mexican chihuahua.” Of course, Cooper never finds out what that description actually means.