Hey, Scott. I guess you noticed all the sandbox pages I created. That's because I've been thinking of a couple of ideas lately: One of them is to someday start a Sesame Street Wiki, so I'm putting up these pages for practice and to experiment with things a bit (as I've been doing on word document for the past couple of weeks).
Anyway, this is the standard table of contents format for each character page I set up (we can use this format here as well):
Role in Sesame Street - Explains who this character is, and what the character does on the show (and in other series within the franchise, including the co-productions)
Character - Everything you need to know about the character: character's personality, strengths, weaknesses, quirks, evolution of character, how different writers portray the character, etc. Also includes specifics on how to write for and understand the character as given by officials (including writers and puppeteers)
Background: Character's back story; explains where he/she came from, and how they came to be. Also includes info on Family. [In-universe explainations only]
International equivalents: List of counterparts in international shows (for Big Bird and Oscar)
Behind the scenes: All real-life explainations and stories (why Oscar turned green, how Elmo became Elmo, etc.) go here. Also includes Casting history, both domestic and overseas.
Filmography: On the Sesame Wiki, we'll divide the projects into two groups, one of which will be "Outside Sesame" for things like Big Bird's appearance on Mr. Rogers, Between the Lions, The Muppet Show, etc. (as you've seen on some of the pages) On this wiki, we'll put everything in chronological order.
What Oscarfan said - it was just one of the ideas I had; I originally thought, since a good chunk of Sesame Street doesn't involve Muppets, and because the show was not produced by Henson (although they did have control over the characters), it should have its own wiki to cover both the Muppet and non-Muppet portions of the show, while this wiki would only focus on the bits that involve the Muppets. But that's just me. What I'm doing here is experimenting with the format for each character page. I'm also using these sandbox pages to jot down international translations that aren't already listed here.
Yeah, we definitely wouldn't do anything to get rid of the non-Muppet bits, regardless of what any outside Wiki chooses to do as far as duplication (as is, certain banned users have the rather horrid Grouches Wiki and stuff like that, just plain copying from us without acknowledgement or linking back, which even with creative common license is still required). It's too symbiotic and it would basically destroy the episode guides if we wanted to move stuff out. We have limits (i.e. non-series, non-song one-shot animated or film inserts don't get solo pages, but an animator or actor does). I could understand it a little more if a goal also involved, say, language translations (which we just don't have enough multilingual users to make that feasible). But if you really wanted to do the work, Wikia no longer seems to really have any requirements at all as far as starting a new Wiki (or at least none re overlapping or even making sense; one new Wiki I stumbled on is just one person's rants against weird incoherent YouTube mashups involving Winnie the Pooh and random other series). So at least that's still saner.
Also, if we missed any confirmable translations, Chris, please feel free to add them! There's no reason that should be incomplete either.
Hi Ken. I'm looking at the link you posted. While I am half-Japanese, I only spoke English my whole life (in fact, in all my years living around Asia, I've only been to Japan three times). I know some Japanese, but not enough to fully help you. Anyway, from what I can make out (with some help from Google Translate), the back cover basically says that Sesame Street Fever is a take on Saturday Night Fever, and that Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees is involved...the A side contains "Sesame Street Fever" and the B side has "Trash".
Thanks! I know you post a lot of Japanese-related stuff, so I wasn't sure how fluent you were. I was hoping that the back cover might have mentioned other Sesame Street Fever records that would have been available, since other countries got some of the other songs on 12" singles. At least we now have the LP and cassette number!
Yeah, my bad. To Danny/Toughpigs: I've just added those images and articles to the Delete category for you to take care of. In the meantime, what I'll do is find new versions of the same images that don't have any copyright restrictions (hopefully) and upload them here. MasterYoshi (talk) 15:55, March 4, 2013 (UTC)