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Character tags

Should a puppet that have been reused in a background role be tagged as a character from The Ghost of Faffner Hall, for instance Baby Tree Creature. Or should they play a vital role before they should be tagged ? Henrik 16:41, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

That's a good question. Generally, we only include characters in the production categories they first appeared in, or appeared regularly in (Kermit's categorized as both a Sesame Street and Muppet Show character, as is only right). Right now, there's two categories that are the major exceptions, Muppet Televeision Characters and Muppets Tonight Characters includes all characters and puppets to appear on the series, and an occasional exception will be made (Food appeared once in "The Land of Gorch," but was a recurring backrgound figure on Fraggle Rock). It's so utility puppets don't wind up in dozens of categories; if they were re-used as a named character, i.e. Beastie and Rude Dude, the second variation gets its own page in the specific show category. Andrew Leal (talk) 16:48, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
Ok, so a character should be given a new identity, with a name, in order to be tagged to a specific character group. What defines a recurring background character, some puppets have appeared in Ghost of Faffner Hall in about half of the episodes. Are those characters recurring ? Henrik 17:14, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, like I said, Food is an exception, that shouldn't be the rule. But thinking about it, I'm not sure why he should be an exception, or why Muppets Tonight and MuppeTelevision are handled differently (except the latter two featured the most established Muppets, most as themselves, some as cameos). But we don't do that with From the Balcony Characters; I don't think we should either, but it seems we should be better able to articulate how this works. It might be worth moving this to Current Events. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 17:18, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
It could be a good idea to move it to current events in order to get a clear definition on what is required for a character, to get listed in a specific character group. Henrik 17:58, 21 March 2007 (UTC)