Hey, do you remember where the January 1984 date comes from on Sally Ride? It was in the first edit in the article history. I couldn't remember when you and Danny made your first CTW Archives visit, but I seem to recall that there's a photo in there somewhere. I can check when I get home, but I figured I'd put the question out to you in the meantime.
The reason I'm asking is because SW provided me with short descriptions of her segments, but the episode numbers I got don't make sense. It's possible their system is incorrect, but I'm trying to cover all possibilities.
Oh, you know what? Nevermind. I misread the article; the puppet is reused for the series, but it's not necessarily Tramp. I don't think there's a clear shot of him from the special, so I'll just use the spaghetti pic.
Actually, I think that was a mistake. The text was the result of these edits, when Peter said it was the same as Pomeroy. I assumed he'd mistaken one puppet for another from the series, but now, I think it was just a plain goof (especially since many of the background or bit dogs from the special were reused on the series).
Of course, he *might* still be there (Amazon shutting down unbox and then a PC shift has made it a little harder for me to screengrab; none of my downloads will play without "permission" so I have to use their in-site viewer, which is okay but can't be configured). Anyway, a couple of episodes which were heavier on crowd doggies (most episodes just had one or two guest dogs beyond the regulars, if any) were Episode 305: Reduce, Reuse, Retrieve and Episode 304: Howl the Conquering Hero, which if nothing else, may help for dog puppet spotting in general.
All those dogs made you want to spend a little time with them. *bump bump adump, badump*
Also, I'm starting to figure out how to screengrab from within Amazon's site (I was used to downloading and watching that way, when I could adjust window size). So, here's a crowd scene from episode 305:
I don't think Tramp is there, but some other Doghouse patrons are (I thought one was Tramp's "lady" but I double checked with your screengrab).
Thanks. Dave Conner needs expansion, so filling in those gaps lays the groundwork. Plus more musicians, arrangers, and I'm tempted to create a page for Ed Blainey, the sound effects man on Havin' Fun with Ernie and Bert (since those tracks were reused and he got credit on the 10th anniversary album for them too, I think I can get away with it; he worked on Superman and Gangbusters, thus my interest). Someone coming up very soon has a 1776 connection. And if you missed it (I still need to work it into his page), Paul Shaffer played keyboards on Fair Is Fair.
I'm also finding unexpected people in the "special thanks" sections. Musicians were lumped in there early on, along with production assistants, research, legal, etc. and in some cases, the Muppet Workshop folk who built props or Muppets. But a few are outside of that. Sammy Cahn is thanked for one of the Christmas albums (and found evidence he did songs for Sesame, just no specific titles). A certain Janet Gari turns out to be the daughter of Eddie Cantor (star of film, vaudeville, and radio) and did some children's audio stuff of her own (she has a website, I'm considering e-mailing her). Scott Shukat, thanked on a few albums, was an agent/manager mostly to singers and songwriters, including Alan Menken and Carol Hall. And Penny Ekstein, who keeps cropping up for different album design/visual stuff, went on to create the Pillow People. In most cases likely not worth solo pages, but neat to know.
Yay! Actually, I've been struggling to find a letter D film from the early seasons (similar to the one that talked about how G stood for Go Go dancing). I had it many crashes ago, and for doll, it showed a Raggedy Ann. I haven't been able to find it since to screengrab (basically because it's such a generic description without stumbling on an episode that aired it or other key phrase).
Expect a rag dolly's worth of connection additions, of course.
I had that odd thing pop up re formatting infoboxes too, but it went away. I'm not sure it really matters whether we tag them or not, for our purposes. I'd suggest bringing it up on Current Events, so the admins can figure out what to do as the group.
As for the first box, it's not even applicable on many pages (like songs) since the adjusted song box includes room to specify. For anything else, to the best of my knowledge, some variation of the EKAbox is used, but I can't even find an example that uses it (since it mostly did just apply to songs; very few stand-alone skits get pages at all).
It's not relevant, but if you saw my name as the admin who blocked, you would have seen the reason: "ignoring talk page messages, not communicating, incorrect category usage." Users who don't reply to multiple warnings at all tend to get blocked.
And you've been told to stop talking to people asking if they have clips (and bothering them again if they don't respond), uploading random videos, and not to make speculative edits (that includes any "maybe/might/" assumptions, as well as random comments comparing voice or appearance). If you continue to ignore those warnings and rules, yes, you will be blocked. But avoiding it is simple. Find other things to work on than early Elmo (you seem to have trouble controlling yourself there), stop making the edits we told you not to make, and stop leaving messages asking other users if they have clips. If you can find something else to work on and follow those rules, you'll be fine.
Okay. Plus, I had to add videos to some of the rare early clips of Sesame Street so that other fans can watch them. I'll put all the rare clips of these on my profile as well. I'll continue to do the best I can to find and back up any of the ultra rare Sesame Street clips on my YouTube channel every time they surface online, so that I can inform other SS fans I found them. And if any clips of Muehl's Elmo from Seasons 12-15 turn up, I'll back them up on my channel as well. :)
By the way, please make sure you read edit summaries. You re-added a clip to Rubber Duckie (song), when the edit right before yours explains the removal.
In general, for really short clips or non-English versions, they're useful to grab an image, but if an image is already there, they add nothing to the article. Keep them on your user page or YouTube channel if you like, but don't add them to articles, especially if the page history shows administrators had already removed it.
I understand you, Aleal. I always look at the edits history to see edits and summaries. However, some people on this wiki are forgetting to state in the edit summaries after undoing some of my edits, especially for adding the video to the Here and There article, and I mean, the original version with Cookie Monster, Fred's son and Beautiful Day Monster. I'm posting these old clips to my profile right now.
Those people are administrators (if you're not sure who's an administrator, they're all listed here) who can see that the clips aren't useful. They don't always have time to explain what I just did, that the clips don't help or belong on the pages. (And if you always check summaries, you either missed or ignored my own edit summary on Rubber Duckie (song) explaining why the same clip was removed, as is made clear here). Re-adding something removed by an administrator is never wise, whether they explain or not.