Hey, Brad! How did you find out about the sheet music book for Muppets Most Wanted? I've been looking since March, and I couldn't find anything, and the sites I usually check still don't show anything. I'm really glad they made one after all, because we didn't get a Spanish CD this time, and I was afraid they were cutting back on merchandise. Thanks for finding the ISBN, too. That will really help when I go to my local music store!
Hey Brad! I really dig your hand inside page and I was thinking we should turn it into a real page. I was feeling iffy about it though because we don't really track references outside of their own page like that. But I think the Muppets have made the joke enough times to warrant an article about it, and then feature the references in a gallery below. What do you think?
Hi Brad, I went ahead and merged the Creature TV show episode list into the Creature TV show page. Per wiki policy, we don't give post-2005 Henson projects full wiki coverage outside of one page for the project.
Sorry, I knew the rules limited Henson's post-2004 projects that are non-Muppet related and/or non-Creature related (things like Sid the Science Kid, Pajanimals, Unstable Fables, Dinosaur Train, Neil's Puppet Dreams, and Puppet Up!) to just one page, but I thought we were still giving the same level coverage to Muppet projects and Creature projects (regardless of if they're pre- or post-2004).
I think we made the right decision. As lovely as the creatures are on the show and (to use another example) Where the Wild Things Are, there are a dozen other projects that just aren't practical to track.
Fair enough. I think it works as a single-page right right now (not sure if the current format will hold up if the show continues for 10 seasons, but we'll see).
Now the show has featured (non-canonical) appearances of Creatures and worlds that we do track with full-coverage on the wiki (the Skeksis from The Dark Crystal appeared and were the subject of an entire episode; and Rygel from Farscape made an appearance too); the show also uses lots of footage/pictures from many Creature projects that we do give full coverage to (The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, The Storyteller, Farscape, Dinosaurs, and even some Muppet and Sesame Street productions) and neat behind-the-scenes experiences and techniques from those projects are explained and discussed (from Brian Henson explaining tricks used on The Muppet Christmas Carol to Julie Zobel describing the creation of Tee Hee and Kirk Thatcher discussing the origins of Ethyl Phillips). I'm not sure if that's enough to count this as a sort of spin-off of our full-coverage franchises (like how Return to Labyrinth, the Emmet Otter musical or The Doozers, which are post-2004 Henson Company projects, still get fuller coverage because of their connection to established worlds we do cover). If not (or even if so), would all the references and appearances of the full-coverage franchises make the show fall into the "TV Appearance" or "TV Mention" categories too? This show, with all its references to old Henson Company work, falls into a new category we haven't really seen before.
Hey, Brad! Did they change the title for the Spanish dub of Muppets Most Wanted? I remember seeing a trailer in Spanish, but it still had the English title at the end. I can't find a Spanish soundtrack, and this might be why.
Hey Brad! I've noticed that a lot of your edits lately are duplicating the categories on an article. I assume it has something to do with the WYSIWYG editor, and I've sent a ticket in to support to figure it out, but they don't know what it is. It's probably happening for others too, but since it's most consistently happening with you, I asked them to contact you to troubleshoot it. I get the sense they haven't done that though, so I'm wondering if you changed a setting in your preferences over the past month or so, or started doing something differently. Any ideas?
I had noticed that was happening from time to time. No one has reached out to me about it. However after seeing your message and thinking about it, I think I figured out the cause.
I recently turned on "prompt me if I leave a blank edit summary" preference. I just did some tests to prove it and when I press "publish" without including an edit summary it bounces me back to editing the page with the message "Reminder: You have not provided an edit summary. If you click Publish again, your edit will be published without one." However, when it bounces me back to editing, it adds the category tags at the bottom of the section I was editing (causing dual tags on the page if I don't catch it and remove them before hitting publish the second time).
Terribly sad and tragic news, it's the least I could do - I figured there would be an increase of traffic to his page and our coverage needed some work. There's not much out there about John.
There are some nice passages and quotes in Jim Henson: The Biography that I thought about trying to incorporate -- quotes about his energetic childhood (pg 189), convincing his father to go with Bowie instead of Sting for Labyrinth (pg 369-370), his reaction to seeing his father film the "Rainbow Connection" scene and then being brought to tears seeing the final sequence on the screen (pgs 286 & 293), and some more personal events (such as his car accident that brought the production of The Witches to a halt and his role in the spreading of Jim's ashes)... but I wasn't sure how to make them work in the article. Maybe someone else can try working the information in.