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There was talk awhile back about trying to devise a numbering system for Mother Goose Stories (which I think would be a good idea for disambiguation purposes if it could be done), and The StoryTeller was also mentioned. It's a tricky task, since production order is basically unknown and air dates were all over, but here's the order I've pieced together from newspaper TV reviews and so forth, and unless there's any objections, I plan to implement soonish (over the weekend or earlier).
- Episode 1: Hans My Hedgehog- February 1, 1987
- Episode 2: Fearnot- October 26, 1987
- Episode 3: A Story Short (no air date found, but it's the third by process of elimination as well as placement on the DVD, since "Luck Child" is noted in all papers as the fourth installment).
- Episode 4: The Luck Child- April 16, 1988
Now The Jim Henson Hour begins, though most of the episodes aired as part of it were filmed earlier, especially "The Soldier and Death" (used in the pitch tape), so I'm inclined to just use a basic 101-109 numbering system, as there's only nine episodes anyway.
- Episode 5: The Heartless Giant- April 14, 1989
- Episode 6: The Soldier and Death- April 28, 1989
- Episode 7: The True Bride, July 23, 1989
- Episode 8: Sapsorrow, July 30, 1989
- Episode 9: The Three Ravens (aired in England in 1990, unaired in the states until December 1997 when it ran on HBO following the premiere of The StoryTeller: Greek Myths.
So, thoughts? Correction sticks? Grotesque character makeup? --Andrew, Aleal 22:10, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
- I think we should just use an "Episode 1"-type numbering system as opposed to "Episode 101" and so on for shows that only had one season. User:Minor muppetz 23:45, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
- Thing is, we already use the regular 101 system with one-season shows such as Aliens in the Family and The Ghost of Faffner Hall. I don't see any real reason to confuse matters. "Episode 1" may be easier to remember, but unless it's something like "Mother Goose Stories" where the short segments weren't always aired together, I see no reason to create a seperate numbering system. I was really asking to see if anyone had different dates or felt two seasons should be used to seperate the pre-"Jim Henson Hour" airings, which I don't think is worth the hassle. --Andrew, Aleal 21:33, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
- Andrew, I agree; I think those numbers are fine. There's no reason to split it up into two seasons, since they didn't really air as seasons. -- Danny Toughpigs 22:13, 8 April 2006 (UTC)