Aleal

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  • Howdy! We're talking about Jimmy Dean stuff here if you wanna chime in: Thread:252022

    Also, do you know what we based our episode numbers on? I just subscribed to the rfdcc streaming service and they list their episodes weird. I think they're in order of how they aired them, not as they were originally broadcast. But their numbers don't line up either. For example, they've got two episode #3s for 2017 at [1] and [2]. Where can I best figure out the original airdates for the episodes I'm clicking on?

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    • Aleal wrote:

      They're almost through the final season (they skipped a string of episodes from the start of the season), so the final episode if they air it should be in the next few weeks. Their press release when they landed the show even mentioned Dick Shawn, who was only in the first episode. So that adds to the likelihood that it was either an oversight or, suspecting that outside of country music buffs those tuning in would do so mainly for Rowlf (it's why we're interested, after all), kept it back.


      Too bad they (apparently) didn't think Flintstones fans would be interested in the first episode. Then again, I didn't know about Fred's appearance there until these guides were made. I wonder if there's some issues with ownership of The Flintstones (but it's said here that the first episode is on the DVD).

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    • Yeah, I think it's just because Fred wasn't Jimmy Dean's ol' buddy who went on to play piano (although Dean has an occasional tendency to grab Rowlf by the ears which seems less than buddy buddy).

      There's exactly three known-to-me instances of cartoon characters guesting on variety shows in the 60s/70s (this, Bullwinkle on Vic Damone's show, and Pat Paulsen had a short-lived 70s series where he met Daffy Duck *and* Foghorn Leghorn), so that's pretty interesting in its own right. Of course, RFD-TV also bought the stuffed Trigger and Bullet (and somewhat morbidly stood them behind Roy Jr. while he introduced the old movies) but doesn't even run Rogers anymore, so who knows how they decide what will attract the John Deere and "what physical ailment do you have" ads.

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  • Heya! Exciting recent developments you might enjoy on Was Kermit named after a childhood friend of Jim Henson? and Is Ernie dead?.

    Haven't seen you super active lately, but always nice to see you check in. 👍

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    • Neat finds! Especially the Kermit Scott stuff. I think I'll edit Is Ernie dead? to take out or add a cite tag on the "Bert died/Frank Oz died" bit since it stems from the earliest page version (and the editor noted they used Snopes and Wikipedia as sources, and Snopes doesn't mention it).

      My dad's been in the hospital since March 30th (he's okay, but he's past 70 so recovery/physical therapy take longer). And my PC still lacks a DVD player post-OS reset (there's a bunch of hoops to get a .exe link from the company where I bought it) so no screengrabbing from disc until its fixed. So both of those have impacted Wiki contribution beyond clean-up and such.

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    • I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Glad he's okay and I hope therapy goes well :)

      As for screenshots, you know I've got your back if you need anything. Unless it's those awesome Jimmy Dean skits that I'm still amazed you've been getting.

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    • Yeah, we've been cut off for now (with other priorities and all), but I still have a huge backlog. Problem is even burned to disc (most are just on my DVR, looking Rowlfish), I can't really access them right now (or I could try ripping and use the players that do work, I'm just very out of practice; last time I did that was for UK Fraggle DVDs in 2012!).

      The last Jimmy Dean episode I caught? Rowlf and Dean mocked rock music and donned wigs to sing "I'm Henry VIII I Am" (two months after Herman's Hermits did it on The Ed Sullivan Show). Once I find a way to screengrab, I'm looking forward to starting that song page.

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    • I look forward to it!

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  • Hi, Andrew:

    I was wondering if I could go around to lists of episodes in various Sesame Street seasons and 'fill in' numbers for links to episodes which aren't there yet. I did this for Season 3 (which was missing a few episode numbers), figuring I couldn't go wrong. However, my edits were reverted by another user who commented 'Not yet.' Since I hope we'll eventually get information on these episodes in the future, I figure it couldn't hurt to at least put a link in for the episode, even if it's colored red (or whatever color for a non-existent page). Please let me know, and also understand that this is not the same as me editing contents of an episode page based solely on childhood memory. Thanks.

    Jon

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    • OK, Andrew, thanks. I understand now - the 'red linking' is only if an actual page is 'under construction.'

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    • D72jjpilc wrote: OK, Andrew, thanks. I understand now - the 'red linking' is only if an actual page is 'under construction.'

      Depending on the situation, yes. We have clear sources for the upcoming season 11-12 episodes and various contributors have been working on them at their own pace, so we know they're coming soon.

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  • Heya! I'm in the process of getting almost every episode of Naked City which Jerry Nelson has stated in interviews he appeared in as an extra. I've checked Newspapers.com, tv.com, imdb.com, and google trying to find out what episode or episodes he appeared in, but no luck. Any ideas how we might narrow that down? Otherwise, I'm just gonna start skimming once I've got them in my possession. All for a screenshot, lol ;)

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    • re: Naked City... I just got all the files. Sweet Jesus, there are 137 episodes at 52 minutes each and the video quality isn't as good as the thumbnails on Amazon, so I probably didn't get a DVD rip. I think I made a mistake, ha ;)

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    • Yeah, sounds like these are the copies which circulated at a certain TV torrent site and added years before the DVD came out (you can subtract the 39 episode first season, which were half hours, but it's still a lot). They don't have any further post-first season Defenders, or else I'd be in there hunting (plus full of New York radio and stage people, so overlaps with my other research).

      If only either show had been sponsored by a tobacco company (UCSF hosts a vast database of tobacco company documents, including full radio and TV scripts if they had the commercials included; I found a cast list revealing a not-circulating/surviving Will Lee appearance that way).

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  • Hola! A couple new pages I thought you might like to know about:

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    • Hooray! I always enjoy these.

      Returning the international favor, here's an oddity that showed up in a group this morning: a 1978 record from a comedic Belgian band.

      Destrangers

      Still researching it, but the title track is probably the only Muppet reference, with brief interjections by impersonations of Kermit (in English even) and Fozzie (and possibly others).

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    • Holy cow. That is incredible.

      I'm gonna play this on repeat today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAYYuli7cII

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    • Vaderabraham

      Okay, I've figured out *some* of what's going on with that album. There was a Dutch entertainer whose stage name and persona was Vader Abraham, a grandfatherly looking gent who in 1977 scored an international hit singing with the Smurfs (and more Smurf recordings followed). The covers looked like the above. So that explains the high pitched chorus (supposed to be Smurfs, no doubt) and "Vader Grizjenbaard" means Father Greybeard, so De Strangers are parodying what Vader Abraham did.

      How The Muppet Show worked its way in there, especially those costumes for the cover shots (I think I've seen three different versions so far), only the Belgians know.

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    • There are a lot of things only the Belgians know. I've been asking about waffles for years.

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  • Hello,

    How do you find information on specific episodes on Sesame Street. Is it possible to view a specific episode of Sesame Street? This is the one in particular I want to view, episode 0978.

    http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_0978

    I checked you tube and dailymotion and did not find it. Are there places where you can find and view specific Sesame Street episode numbers?

    Thank You

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  • Joe Raposo on Sesame Street set

    Thought you might dig this.

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    • Another thing you might like: Brazil (movie). There are more connections between art dept folks on Labyrinth and Dark Crystal, but we don't have pages for them yet. Still. Brazil!

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    • Oooh on both counts. I'm trying to figure out who the other musician is in the Raposo shot. Dave Conner maybe (or Danny Epstein usually handled percussive instruments, including bells and xylophone; hard to tell from that angle)? (I haven't seen any period shots of Conner).

      I have a theory, sadly now hard to confirm, that Conner played piano for Prairie Dawn in the pageants and for Don Music (from album credits and articles here and there, noting how by that point he usually did the piano playing and took over fully from Raposo later on; in the Don Music case, ASCAP has him arranging all of them, which makes it likely he played them). Probable, but unless there's documentation in some special collection, the people best equipped to answer it have passed on. (I'd love to interview the one or two earlier SS session players left.)

      And I have some Brazil additions naturally (I'll probably alphabetize, just because we do that on other reference/mention pages).

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    • Yeah, sorry. I always forget to do that.

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    • No biggie, just courtesy checking on the off-chance you really really wanted Ian Holm right where he was.

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  • Hiho 1972u1972 here, I really hate bothering you I just want to know why you took down my Baby Bunsen edit because the page for Remote control cornball states it is episode 804 and the Baby Bunsen page says it is 712. I don't really know what is wrong or right here. Can you help me out? Thank you.

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    • Well, here's the thing. If the article link is incorrect, you change the entire link. What you did was just change the name the link appeared under, so the link to 712 would say it was 804. That doesn't help anyone, and that's why it confused us.

      Just change the episode number in brackets from 712 to 804. Then they'll match.

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  • I've noticed that you only have the sesamstraat theme up to the 2010 version. since that time there has been one new theme, Sesamstraat - Seizoen 38 Intro & Outro (2013-heden) Thank you.

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