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"Muppet Show Lists" Category?

I noticed that a bunch of lists in the Lists Category are just "The Muppet Show"-centered. The data collected in the lists is only from, and really can only be from, the 120 episodes of the Muppet Show. This is unlike the more general lists that cover all of Muppetdom (and all facets of this wiki) from Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock and Muppets from Space and Dinosuars (such as Schools, Twins, Inside Jokes, Muppets Who Grow Eyelids or Characters Who Have Been to the Moon). I do like the big category of all kinds of crazy lists, and I don't think we need to break it up into tons of sub-categories. But I do think that creating a "Muppet Shows Lists" category to help clean up a bit might help keep things a little more ordered (and would move many of the "long named" lists). It would also let the lists category be more for the random and/or all-encompasing lists.

The TMS lists are also diffrent in nature, as they are limited in content. Unless more episodes of TMS are made, they won't/can't grow. Unlike Muppet Portrayals of US Presidents or Teachers, lists like Muppets in the Goodnights and The Muppet Show Alternate Closings are pretty final lists (unless a sixth season of "The Muppet Show" is produced -- which isn't going to happen).

The Muppet Show has over 23 lists... whereas Muppets Tonight has just 2, Fraggle Rock has 3, Sesame Street has 8 (most of which are merchandise centered), and Dinosaurs and Bear in the Big Blue House each have 1 (episode lists). The rest are pretty general open lists.

What do others think? -- Brad D. (talk) 05:15, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Once again, Brad, I agree with every word. Just the one sub-cat for TMS would do nicely. -- Scott (talk) 14:09, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I agree too. I hate mixing subcats and articles, but I think in this case it's justified. -- Danny (talk) 14:13, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
Actually, is there a way to combine some of the shorter and more awkward lists? More than half a dozen of these focus on guest stars. Is there a way to, for example, combine Guest Stars Who Have Appeared on the Swinetrek and Muppet Show Guest Stars Who Did Not Sing into a general "Guest Statistics" list or something? As opposed to Muppet Show Guest Stars Who Are Dead, which is fairly full and morbid thought it is, is the only list which won't remain static. Andrew Leal (talk) 21:30, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
I dunno, I think those lists are cool. They could be jazzed up with more pictures. -- Danny (talk) 22:39, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

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