Mahna Mah GonzoEdit

Hi! Max found something unusual tonight. Look at this. It's a German CD single of Mahna Mahna, by a pair of DJ's who call themselves Gonzo. Do you think we should keep it? It's not an official Sesamstrasse release, because the label's not the right one, there's no mention of or logo from Sesamstrasse, and I'm sure that picture of Gonzo isn't licensed either. It's basically an international cover single with an unlicensed cover, but I can't tell if it was just taken from a picture of Gonzo (Baby Gonzo?), or if somebody drew it new for this cover. The nearest thing I can think of to compare this to is the Less than Jake EP, or the various artists punk LP. Otherwise, I don't know if we should make a page for it. We don't track every cover version of Mahna Mahna, do we? I don't even think we have a picture of the original movie 45 on the song page. I'm only interested because if you glance at the cover, you'd think it was an official item. (Although, technically, Gonzo wouldn't have anything to do with Sesame Street/Sesamstrasse anyway.) What do you think? -- Ken (talk) 06:03, August 11, 2011 (UTC)

We've never tracked Mahna Mahna because it isn't actually a Muppet or Sesame song; it's something the Muppets (in the extended sense) themselves covered. And actually it was covered on The Muppet Show also, so having Gonzo on the cover is not so far off. That said, I think it might best belong on Minor Music Mentions for the cover/band name. -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 02:33, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

Giveaway Gibson!Edit

Share this with your son! -- Ken (talk) 05:48, August 5, 2011 (UTC)

Wow... that's amazing that somebody put that up! -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 01:07, August 8, 2011 (UTC)

Jim Shore figuresEdit

Just wanted to bring to your attention that we already had this! Would you mind to combine? :) — Julian (talk) 13:56, June 11, 2011 (UTC)

Aha! I figured they should be somewhere but I was looking under Enesco. I'll clean it up. -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 18:59, June 11, 2011 (UTC)

C is for ConundrumEdit

You did it again! I'll bet you thought you did something easy like find a tape of C is for Cookie. But did you notice a few things?

1) The tape is dated 1982, which means it should have "We'll Do It Together", but it's actually the 1974 track listing, with "The Birthday Cookie". Interesting variation!

2) The bottom of the front says, "Produced by Funstuff Inc./Empire International under license from Sesame Street Records". This may be some kind of import. The seller is in the Philippines, and they have a lot of non-US cassettes. Also, Empire International seems to be/have been some kind of importer. And CTW prefixes on cassettes usually mean Canadian, since US cassettes never duplicate the exact record number. But Canadians usually say Pickwick, so I don't know exactly where this was sold. There seem to be a bunch of companies that are called Funstuff or Fun Stuff, and a lot of them are toy importers, but it makes sense that they may have sold kids' tapes at one point. But without a firm address, I'm just guessing. And now that we know this company produced Sesame tapes under license, that means (say it with me) there may be more!

Thanks for making my night! Oh yeah, I owe you an e-mail soon! -- Ken (talk) 05:17, May 31, 2011 (UTC)

Hey :). I'm glad you like it! I was firmly convinced it should be Canadian given the number but it didn't seem to be so I just decided it was "odd". Having it be an import from somewhere else makes some sense. Although it begs the question of where in 1982 they would have been importing such a thing in English. I wonder if the seller gave the track listing from a standard blurb or the tape itself though.... -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 04:59, June 2, 2011 (UTC)
Well, looking at it here, the seller did a great job of showing pictures from every angle. The inside of the insert is even the same typeface from the back cover of the LP! My theory is (I have lots of theories) it may have been imported for the Asian market. We know that SS1 on Columbia was pressed on CBS/Sony for Japan, but I haven't seen anything after that until SS Fever on Polydor. So they may have started pressing up a bunch of '70's tapes in the early '80's. Another possibility is they took over for Summit Records in Australia by 1982, because we haven't found any SS records in Australia after 1979. Anyway, those are my thoughts, and I hope the seller gets some more! -- Ken (talk) 05:44, June 2, 2011 (UTC)

Affiliates Edit

Hi, I was wondering if you'd make this Wiki affilates with the Hogwarts RPG Wiki. As an affiliate, you just list our Wiki on this Wiki's main page and we do the same on ours. Are you interested? Head.Boy.Hog (Talk To Me) 23:03, May 28, 2011 (UTC)

Hi. We don't have links to affiliates on this wiki (you can see that on our main page actually), and I'm not sure there is that much overlap in content anyhow. But thank you for offering! -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 23:21, May 28, 2011 (UTC)

Random stuffEdit

I've been really busy with non-wiki stuff lately, but I wanted to thank you for verifying the 8-track catalog numbers, as well as the book and tape pictures. If you need to double-check numbers, I've got a sandbox page full of raw data at Sandbox:More book and audio sets.

Just as another random thought, I found it interesting that the 8-track spines that I saw from your entries say "8T", when a catalog I found at the archives said "T". Now I'm wondering if that happened during the change from CRA to Distinguished Productions, because some of the 8-tracks pictured have the post-1977 track changes, like Big Bird Sings. But then again, I've never actually seen an 8-track numbered as "T", so it may have just been shorthand in the catalog. Too bad we couldn't see the back cover where the copyright information is. Oh well, I'm just thinking out loud right now. I'm sure we'll figure it out someday! -- Ken (talk) 05:03, April 29, 2011 (UTC)

I just thought it was neat somebody scanned the spines of the 8 tracks.:) Usually they don't.
The book and tape sets were a find; some bookseller cleaning out shop through ebay so they can move their store. Lovely pictures. My questions on those are the dates; there is one that the seller listed as 1983, the number fits in sequence with other 1987 book and tape sets, and worldcat lists as both 1983 and 1987. There was another one that was 1983 also, and that just seems early for golden, although in that case 1983 was all worldcat had so... Anyhow, I just was pleased to have nice pics that we needed :)
Also, I found a translation title for one of the books (german) in worldcat which we didn't have. An interesting way to look for those....
I wondered where you'd been lately; hopefully you'll be around in the chat some night when I actually have time to join it also :). -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 02:24, April 30, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, the Golden tapes are a little confusing. It looks like a lot of them were reissued in 1987, but with a 1983 copyright, or both. That's one of the reasons why I started that Sandbox page, because I needed a place to figure out the numbering series. Another Golden problem is that they also reissued double sets, with 2 books and 1 tape, with 1 book on each side. But they also made different pairings of those sets! So you might run across stuff like that, too.
I keep forgetting to go into chat, and then when I go in, nobody's there! But I know they're still testing it. We should e-mail or talk page each other, so we'll both know we're on. -- Ken (talk) 03:13, April 30, 2011 (UTC)

A new heart attack!Edit

Hey, remember this? And this? I think we saw one a long time ago, but then it disappeared. Well, this time, I won them, so I'll send more info soon! -- Ken (talk) 21:07, April 9, 2011 (UTC)

We did see those before, only I'm pretty sure it was Oscar and Big Bird. Actually I thought I'd seen them a few times. But the pictures were always blurry and there was never any info on what they actually were, unlike this listing! It'll be fantastic to actually find out what is in there! Can you take pictures to put up? Otherwise I'll grab those before they disappear; but they have a pretty bad flash glare... -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 23:57, April 9, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I thought you could grab them, and then I'll write them up when I get them. I've been intrigued by these for a long time, because I'm guessing they were related to the Muppet Masquerade set, but I'm dying to know what actual songs are on these. So we'll know soon! -- Ken (talk) 00:17, April 10, 2011 (UTC)
Actually... aside from the glare, they're watermarked by the seller. It's probably removable but I don't like to take images that are watermarked. blah. -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 04:16, April 13, 2011 (UTC)
That's okay; they'll be here soon! -- Ken (talk) 07:23, April 13, 2011 (UTC)
Okay, things are a little more complicated. It seems like they just stuck random singles inside the packages. Ernie and Bert got CTW 99006 (I Refuse to Sing Along/Come On and Sing Along With Me), and Cookie Monster and Grover got CTW 99055 (Cookie Disco/We'll Do It Together). They seem to pick singles that are performed by at least one of the characters you get the mask for, but I don't know if they meant to give out the same singles with each mask, or even things like various Ernie and Bert singles with their masks. I'd have to find multiple copies of the same masks, and see what they give you, and I don't really want to wind up with duplicates I don't need. But I want to document the single masks somewhere, so would it make sense to put them below the LP set? They are called the same thing, and I don't want to make a separate page, and then call the LP set "Muppet Masquerade (album)". I'm still not sure if this is a toy that comes with a record, or if it's a record that comes with a toy! The only number on the top banner is MM129, which is the same for all variations, so there's no marking for each character. That reminds me, the LP comes with 7 masks, and if you said Big Bird and Oscar came together, that leaves the Count, unless they randomly rotated him with somebody else. I hope I didn't confuse you more. I might write more when I can think about it some more. -- Ken (talk) 01:42, April 17, 2011 (UTC)
Wow. How strange! I wonder if they released all of the songs from that mask album, with 2 random masks included, or just some? For our purposes let's call it a record that happens to contain a toy :). And yeah, I think putting them at the bottom of the main LP page makes good sense. Not sure about the singles page -- maybe a note on the appropriate entries? "Also released in a special package with two character masks"?? I'm not entirely sure about Big Bird and Oscar; I remember Oscar clearly and think the other was Big Bird. Sorry about that; that's why we don't put down info on the pages from our "memory" here :). -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 01:55, April 17, 2011 (UTC)

Weird stuffEdit

Well, not weird stuff, but stuff I don't know what to do with. What should we do with piano rolls? Would that be a whole new category? I'm thinking there may be more. Also, Joe mentioned on the ToughPigs forum that a guy I've never heard of made a download-only EP of 5 Sesame songs. How obscure can artists be that we can still cover them, now that anybody with a computer can upload songs and sell them on the Internet? I haven't played them yet, but I know we've covered some rock and punk versions, and while I'm not personally crazy about some of those, it's interesting to document. -- Ken (talk) 03:43, April 3, 2011 (UTC)

Hey. I saw that piano roll; made me smile. I think the piano rolls probably should just go as a published version on the individual song pages, and/or as a single page listing/gallery/table, just like we do with singles. I don't think they need a whole category (at least not yet).
In terms of the obscure artist, I'd say to bring that up on a general talk discussion maybe... it reminds me a bit of the "references" signficance issue. I've generally gone with "amazon/itunes availability" as my rule of thumb for anything current, but it should be a wiki decision I think. -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 03:23, April 4, 2011 (UTC)

More Fever!Edit

Hey, take a look at Sesame Street Fever (album)! A new person added a picture of the label from a New Zealand EMI pressing! I hope that means they did more! -- Ken (talk) 07:21, February 28, 2011 (UTC)

You always hope it means they did more :p. Very cool though. -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 05:25, March 1, 2011 (UTC)
What's funny is that EMI was distributing Axis in Australia a few years before this, but the SSF LP was on Summit in Australia, and I just assumed that New Zealand got the Australia records, since they're not that far away. But I guess that they've always had separate deals, kind of like the US and Canada don't always have the same deals (or at least they didn't back in the days when there were more than 4 major record companies!). -- Ken (talk) 07:23, March 1, 2011 (UTC)

Sheet Music Singles?Edit

Hey, Wendy! I was thinking about something else. Looking at the sheet music books that correspond to full albums, how do you think we should handle single sheet songs? There have been a lot of published versions of Rubber Duckie, Sing, and The Rainbow Connection for piano, and marching band, and I'm sure there are more. A lot of them are now out of print, so it would be nice to document them. But I'm guessing that we don't want to make a page for a single piano song. Should we put them on the song page itself, in a sheet music section, where we could show the cover, or should we make a big page like the 45's, and then we can break them down by publisher and instrumentation, and have them all in one place? Since you've been helping me with the records and sheet music, what do you think? -- Ken (talk) 07:33, February 5, 2011 (UTC)

Hey ken! sorry for the slow reply. Everyone in the house has been sick lately so I haven't been online much. I'm thinking that adding the sheet music section to the individual pages would sort of be messy, and make it hard for people to find. So I rather favor the idea of a separate page and just link it from the song page. Or even separate pages. Doing it like the 45s but using publisher would work, but it might also be interesting to do it by song (eg. Rubber Duckie), and then have a miscellaneous to cover the less popular songs. What do you think? -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 02:45, February 12, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm still thinking about how to do it. If we mention it on the song pages (which we already do in a "Publications" section on some of the songs), then we can link to another page, in the same way that the singles in the "Audio" section link to the singles page. And because a lot of songs have multiple publishers and years and instrumentation, I'll probably do it alphabetically by song. That way, when we find new stuff, it'll be easy to add. The records are by label, because they usually had one company at a time, but stuff like The Rainbow Connection would have had one publisher for the piano version, and another for the marching band version, so I'll keep those together. I hope that made sense. I think it'll make more sense when I start the page! -- Ken (talk) 07:28, February 12, 2011 (UTC)
So here's the first draft: Sesame Street Sheet Music Singles. More to come! -- Ken (talk) 06:14, February 13, 2011 (UTC)


Wow! Thanks for the new Portuguese record. When I saw it was a 2-record set, I thought it was a reissue of the first one, and another one we didn't know about, like Sesame Street Gold!. But it looks like it's all new songs, so now I'm thinking there may be others. It's weird to follow up a single LP with a 2-LP set. The show ran from 1989 to 1994, and the records we have are dated 1990 and 1992, so I'm hoping they made at least one more, even if it's stuff pulled from the 2-LP set. I'll do some digging, now that I have a label and some numbers. Thanks! -- Ken (talk) 07:16, January 27, 2011 (UTC)

I was going to link the auction but I can't find it. The seller actually had a beautiful pic of the record label.... for the first album! So I thought it might be a repackage also. But the back of the sleeve had the listings I copied. Have fun searching for more :) -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 16:18, January 28, 2011 (UTC)
They're here if you want to see them again. -- Ken (talk) 07:48, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

Clean, clean cleanEdit

Whew. Thanks for doing so much work finishing the deletions, Wendy! Yeah, I don't think anybody else had noticed so I'd just been deleting say ten at a time or whatever as I could, but then a bunch more would flood in (plus this week I was pre-occupied with the aforementioned though unpaid deadline, and lost sleep because of it, though I finally got it in last night). An empty delete category is a happy delete category, says I. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 20:42, January 15, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks from me, too! And nice group of Canada tapes! Since you found so many at once, I thought maybe they were US tapes that were numbered as CTW that I didn't know about (since they look a lot like the Sight & Sound ones), but seeing "Just Three Colours" confirmed they were Canadian! -- Ken (talk) 21:54, January 15, 2011 (UTC)
No problem! If I'd known it was being used so much I'd've kept a better eye on it; you shouldn't be the only one deleting stuff Andrew :). And I agree; empty delete and "uncategorized pages" categories keep me happy.
The tapes do look a bit like Sight & Sound, don't they? I almost didn't click on them. It's amazing how much Canadian stuff there actually is out there. -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 02:14, January 16, 2011 (UTC)

Merry late Christmas!Edit

I've finally got a free evening to be on, and I've been wanting to tell you about some stuff. Thanks for the Christmas greeting, and thanks for that cover album. I saw it, and I thought it was something we already had, only with a different cover. But when I double-checked everything, it looks like this is a new title, so thanks!

Also, check out The Sesame Street Book & Record! A new user found the 1970 tape version! Actually, she only found the booklet, but it came inside a white LP cover with that yellow sheet pasted on the front. The tape was missing, but luckily, I uncovered the tape's number a while ago. So we now have the triple crown of the 3 formats of SS1 on Columbia (although I'm still hoping for a reel-to-reel)!

Oh yeah, watch out for an e-mail I've been meaning to send you. Talk to you soon! -- Ken (talk) 05:18, December 28, 2010 (UTC)

Book and audio setsEdit

Hey, Wendy! Finally listening to some Sesame Street book and record sets got me to thinking. (Oh, no!) When I came here, I wanted to make separate pages for them, since they were record items, but I was told to put them on the pages of the original storybook. But I was never quite sure how to talk about them. So I was messing around with Don't Forget the Oatmeal!, and I wanted to see what you think. I arranged things so we have the original storybook, then reissues of the book with any text or picture changes, and then a mini-discography for the audio editions. I wanted to make a place where I could put a paragraph about the recording itself, because a lot of these have actual Muppeteer voices, songs, and other stuff that I consider to be rare material that a lot of people haven't heard, since a lot of these have been out of print for a long time. Then below that, we have the translations. I left those there because I know that in some cases we also have book and audio editions of the translations, and that way they'd be near each other. What do you think? I always felt the book and record sets were kind of just thrown in there, and we didn't have a consistent way of writing about them, and presenting their pictures. -- Ken (talk) 05:04, December 7, 2010 (UTC)

I like it in general. And I think it's good to have a place to put more information on them. However, I'm not so sure about the gallery for the tape and the record version; both "books" should be identical from the cover, right? So that seems a bit redundant. -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 04:13, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, the only thing is that I haven't seen any pictures of the BT versions, so I'm not sure how they were packaged. So for now, I'm just putting them there for the information. When I get to the ones that have the Golden and Sony Wonder versions, they'll have different covers, or at least their logo mentioned on the cover. If it turns out that the SS tapes look exactly the same, then I'll just move the BT information under the BR picture. But I think I'm in the process of getting the alternate covers for a few of them, so we'll have the 2 versions of the BR's like I talked about before. Part of the reason for me doing this is that I've been so confused by the variations, and I still have so much raw data on the book and audio sandbox page, that the only way to make sense of all of this is to just start working on it. I still have the double numbered Sony Wonders in the back of my mind, too! -- Ken (talk) 06:00, December 9, 2010 (UTC)


Hi! Thanks for the Canadian Neighborhood tape. Have you seen 8 Track Shack? I think they have some new ones, but I haven't gone through them yet. I think I'll have some more information on the book and record and book and tape sets soon, too! -- Ken (talk) 07:09, November 11, 2010 (UTC)

Nice catch -- there were a couple of new ones! I check that site occasionally but not regularly as it doesn't update very often. -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 15:29, November 11, 2010 (UTC)
Hi! Brief update. By comparing different book and record sets, I think the versions with the picture of the book and record are first, because I only see the later version (with the picture of the book and notes) on all 24 titles. The tape versions have the later picture, too. Also, the Fisher-Price ones have a different back cover, which is an ad for others in the series. The original back covers have the catalog number, and the text about "Children do not have to watch the show to benefit from this book", etc., and in some cases, a picture, and in some cases, the rest of the back cover is blank. So that means they are actually different, but you can't tell just from the front cover. So I'm thinking that we have 3 editions: 1) Cover with record (used for SS records), 2) Cover with notes and book (used for SS records and SS tapes), and 3) Cover with notes and book with FP ad on back (used for FP records and tapes). What's still funny is that the FP books have the SS number on the back of the book above the ad, even though their records and tapes use a completely different numbering system! Happy Thanksgiving! -- Ken (talk) 07:42, November 29, 2010 (UTC)
Cool. So there's no distintion with the "hear the story, see the ..." bottom slogan on the fronts? What a pity. Hope you had a great thanksgiving too! -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 19:47, December 1, 2010 (UTC)
I haven't been able to figure out that part yet. So far, the records I've seen don't have it. They may have been added for the FP or Golden editions. I hope to know more soon. Oh yeah, now that I've been hearing some of them, I'm surprised to find that some have actual Muppeteers performing in character as narrators or speaking dialogue. I'm going to add that to their pages. (Don't Forget the Oatmeal! is a riot with Jim and Frank as Ernie and Bert and Cookie Monster!) -- Ken (talk) 06:42, December 2, 2010 (UTC)

More fainting!Edit

Wendy, you're not going to believe this. Remember the auction that's listed below? Well, I couldn't figure out why 2 songs from Havin' Fun were coupled on one of the 45's listed among the set. The Magic Cookie was okay, because it's been on the C is for Cookie LP, so that made sense that it was a track that starred Cookie Monster. So even though this wasn't a true counterpart to the Monsters LP, it made sense to make a 45 set that also featured monsters singing songs. But Name the Animal and Simple Song on the same 45 go back to the original Columbia book and record set, and it seemed like it didn't belong. So out of curiosity, I looked through what else the seller had, and I found 2 other sets of 4 45's each. And when I put them all together, I saw that these equaled another 45 set. It turns out that they are 2 CRA 45 sets like the LIVE! set. They're both 7 45's, with a little picture cover that goes in a bag. We now have "Monster Hits from Sesame Street", and "Ernie & Bert from Sesame Street" (Havin' Fun with a slightly different title). Plus, there's a number missing, so guess what that means? There has to be another 45 set out there! I hope this made sense. I'm still overwhelmed by it all, but I hope it makes more sense after I work on it. More details soon! -- Ken (talk) 05:37, October 7, 2010 (UTC)

Wow! Good detecting! And silly seller splitting them up like that! Now we just have to run down the little picture covers :). -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 16:53, October 7, 2010 (UTC)

Are you ready to faint again?Edit

Just when I'd thought I'd seen it all (again), take a look at this! It's apparently yet another CRA set of 45's called "Monster Hits from Sesame Street", and this time, there's no corresponding LP (that we know of)! What a cool find! Just in time for the new season next Monday! -- Ken (talk) 03:52, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

Wow! Nice find! You'd think they would've taken stuff from The Sesame Street Monsters! for it instead of random singles like that! I wonder how it was pacakged? Pity about the image and the lack of record numbers, but a lovely and timely find nonetheless. -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 04:38, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
Hey, I just noticed the Wikia by your name. Did you get hired? -- Ken (talk) 01:55, September 23, 2010 (UTC)
Sort of. I am a Helper for them, and have been for awhile; but I'm not proper staff like Danny. I just recently discovered they have a helper tag as well as a staff tag for signatures (mine links to a page about helpers; Danny's links to staff), and it is useful as I answer stuff like adoption and spotlight requests on central, so I added it in. I never got around to putting my standard user page blurb onto here because it won't fit next to my Snerfs ;) -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 02:17, September 23, 2010 (UTC)
Cool! Well, I'm sure you and the rest of the gang will have your hands full helping with the new skin! -- Ken (talk) 06:09, September 23, 2010 (UTC)

Old School ShockEdit

Brian just found out which 3 are on this: It's going to be The Year of Roosevelt Franklin (insert scream), Grover Sings the Blues, and The Count Counts! So I'm sensing a pattern here. They're taking one of the original 6, then one of the 1974 LP's (mostly) made up of tracks from the original 6, and then one of the 1975 LP's. Unusual, but interesting! -- Ken (talk) 20:23, September 4, 2010 (UTC)

Well that better explains the choices in the original box :). I'm just glad they're going to release more. -- Wendy (talk)@fandom 00:56, September 5, 2010 (UTC)

Weirdest page of the nightEdit

Check this out: The Readymade Cocktail Lounge Spectacular Elpee 2. It's a promo sampler released in Japan in 1994, and it's all songs that originally came out on Columbia in the late 1960's. There are pop songs, jazz songs, movie themes, and "Somebody Come and Play". How's that for random? -- Ken (talk) 06:28, August 5, 2010 (UTC)

Sesame DVD'sEdit

Just because I couldn't think of who else to tell, I wanted to mention that the Warner DVD's have been coming out in consecutive numerical order! That will make them a whole lot easier to track for future collectors and historians! -- Ken (talk) 04:41, August 1, 2010 (UTC)

No! They shouldn't do anything sensible like that! :p -- Wendy (talk) 04:46, August 1, 2010 (UTC)

Hello :) Edit

I,m from the Theodore Tugboat wiki and I was just looking around about other shows I love and I saw your familiar name here. Were you on the Theodore Tugboat Wiki a while back? :) --Molly the Valiant 21:07, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Format changeEdit

Hi! I saw your changes to the John Denver Christmas album. Is separating the albums by format just a temporary fix? I'd really like to keep everything together in chronological order, but I know we've been experimenting with what to do with galleries that aren't all the same shape. I was kind of hoping we could make the tape pictures square by adding white space around the image itself, but I don't know if that would work. What do you think? -- Ken (talk) 04:58, July 20, 2010 (UTC)

Yes we can whitespace the cassette images to make them square. In fact I intend to do that for the main discogs (when I have time. sigh.). However it's going to take awhile if we have to do every single cassette image on the wiki, so I was playing around with other choices on the album pages. I actually was trying to mimic the format we use on song pages, where we separate out the type of album/video/etc. where it appears. It has the benefit of putting self-similar types of images together, which makes the new gallery work better, and I thought it made a certain amount of sense from an information standpoint. So basically if somebody thinks, "Was this ever released on cassette?" they can find it quickly. It also leaves the images of the covers bigger; the white space is going to make them quite a bit smaller. -- Wendy (talk) 18:20, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
Well, looking at the tapes side by side with the LP's in the main SS discography, it seems to look okay to me. Or at least, it looks like it did before. (I'll let you guys play with it, since I'm no good with pictures and stuff like that!) I can agree with putting the albums by format on their own page, but can we maybe discuss it with everybody first? The only reason I say that is because I'd hate to rework it, and then they figure out a fix later on. At least VHS and DVD titles are both rectangles! We'll have to figure out something for the laserdiscs, but I don't think we have that many, or they're in different kinds of charts.
Oh yeah, something else I forgot. On the main SS discography, Susan's album is cut off on the left side, but it's normal on the album's page. Is something else causing that, or is it part of the stuff we're experimenting with now?
By the way, happy 41st birthday to landing on the Moon! -- Ken (talk) 03:49, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
Absolutely. Let's discuss the album pages with others too. That's why I only did a couple to just see how it would work out. I probably should have subpaged them onto my user page instead, but I was feeling lazy. I don't believe any substantial further changes are expected for the galleries right now, but Danny would know best. I think we're stuck with them.
On the SS discog - some of the square albums aren't precisely square. Susan's is just a little more extreme than most. I think Bob's album is cut off a bit on top/bottom isn't it? Anyhow, if they aren't square enough they will get cut off. I tried taking the forced square orientation out of the gallery and it then looks raggedy again because of the not-squareness. The only real solution is to try to square up the non-squares. -- Wendy (talk) 04:22, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
No, I don't mind if you tried something on the actual page. As long as it looks nice, and you can see everything, I'm okay with it. Heck, I'm still messing with cross-referencing original album titles on the compilations, and standardizing the cast and credit lists! -- Ken (talk) 04:55, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
Actually, the galleries are fixed back. I guessed wrong about whether they would do any more changes. So yay! all better! and now I will go do some reverting. -- Wendy (talk) 23:06, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

Ernie PVC figureEdit

Hi, Wendy! The Ernie figure that you added to Sesame Street PVC figures (assorted) is from Heimo's Minikins collection. I'd take it off the assorted page, but you added that it was from Child Guidance, so obviously there's more to the story than I know. :) Where's the C.G. come from? -- Danny@fandom (talk) 19:41, June 26, 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I didn't put the Child Guidance bit there originally; User:Bigbird96 did awhile ago. I had removed that figure and a couple of other ones that were over on the Muppet Miniatures page, and then realized it wasn't one of those so I put it back in. If you know where it actually belongs then by all means, let's remove it. I made that "assorted" page originally just to store images for which I had no info until we figured out where the figures really belonged; other people added the ids. -- Wendy (talk) 23:55, June 26, 2010 (UTC)
Oh, that makes sense. Thanks! -- Danny@fandom (talk) 16:52, June 28, 2010 (UTC)