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Do we need this? It feels icky to me. If not a bit, um, morbid? -- Scott Hanson (talk) 13:32, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

I mean, I don't think it would have bothered me (now, looking at the category again) if JIM HENSON and WILL LEE didn't jump off the page at me the way my eye seemed to go directly to their entries. I dunno. Thoughts? -- Scott Hanson (talk) 13:42, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
No, we don't need it, per se, but I think it's a worthwhile theme. The theme categories exist so that you can see how the Muppets have dealt with a particular concept over the years, and I think it's interesting to see the different ways that they've approached it. I agree that we don't want to focus on the death of people that we respect just for the sake of it, but Mr. Hooper's death is a landmark moment in children's television, and therefore it's interesting and worthy of attention. The one thing that I wouldn't want to see in this category are articles for actual people who have died. -- Danny (talk) 14:02, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
The category could use a description. -- Scott Hanson (talk) 14:32, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
I added a rough description. Yeah it's a bit morbid but its DEATH! And we only have entries for the Mr. Hooper episode and The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson, we're not categorizing the actual people. Though there is Muppet Show Guest Stars Who Are Dead, but maybe that should be left out since we don't want to encourage listings of real people. And it dovetails nicely with birth and weddings. I have some stuff from G is for Growing on studies and reactions when they decided to address death, which would be useful, as well as the decision to create I'll Miss You, Mr. Hooper as a tie-in. I gues just tack it on to the episode article. Andrew Leal (talk) 14:45, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Andrew, the description makes the category less icky. Obviously my biggest concern was the perception that we're putting the deaths of real people on display next to ghosts and goblins, a la carnival side show. -- Scott Hanson (talk) 15:02, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

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