Jeffrey Beaumont is a fairly “normal” college student who returns to his hometown after his father suffers from a severe stroke. The stroke scene in Blue Velvet is hilarious like many of the tragic events featured in the film. I especially liked when a Jack Russell terrier starts attacking the water coming out of the hose in slow motion. Although supposedly “man’s best friend,” this doggy seems completely apathetic to his owners horrible fall. This scene, and like many other in Blue Velvet, is a brilliant assault on the values that the post-World War II suburbanites held so deeply.