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Merrystar

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December 12, 2005
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  • I don't have a huge problem with you guys using my shots of Ricky Gervais that appeared in the Sunday Times…

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

    …but I do insist that you add my copyright to all images…©Brad Trent will do nicely...Thanks!



    Brad Trent 
    753 St. Nicholas Avenue
    New York NY 10031
    212-627-2147
    http://www.bradtrent.com

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  • Hi! I see you found a lot of stuff. Could you mention it on my wall when you find stuff? Sometimes I don't see it right away, and something cool happened. When I saw your stuff, I went to eBay to see if I could see the back cover of the Australian SS1, and that led me to a whole new set of Australian CD reissues that came out last year that I never knew about before! I tried to go to Amazon.com.au, but they don't sell CD's for some reason! So I found the shop for ABC (their Australian Broadcasting Network), and there are a whole bunch of CD's that look like Koch version covers of Sony Wonder stuff, that we never got on Koch here! If that's confusing, the page is here so you can look at it for fun. And here I was stuck with nothing to do until the movie soundtrack comes out!

    By the way, here's one of them, so I can start figuring out catalog numbers! It's funny how other countries are still making SS CD's, while we've given up and put everything on downloads, which I'm not crazy about. I know they're convenient, but it's not the same.

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    • Thanks for the tape! I counted between 25 and 30 Sony Wonder titles, depending on whether you count Elmo in Grouchland and the Christmas titles. So I think they're going to make it! As far as availability, I think that website is like ordering it from the record company, since ABC Music is part of the ABC network. So once they don't have them in stock, they will still be available through all of the regular online and physical stores for years to come. Now with things like eBay and Amazon, I still see things all the way back to 1970. Oh yeah, have you heard that Disney is going to put The Muppet Movie back on LP for this year's Record Store Day in April? I don't need it, but it's fun to read about!

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    • Ooh. Muppet Movie! I have no way to play LPs ... but that soundtrack was always my favorite; I was so happy when it came back out on CD and I could finally afford to replace my (much loved and well-used) cassette.

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  • Or Atlantic Canadians. Anyway, I finally saw the 2 45's from Movie and Caper here and here. They're promos, but I haven't seen real ones yet. I made places for them on International Muppet Singles.

    By the way, did you know that issues of Sesame Street Music Magazine used to come with a record? And that they have Big Bird, Oscar, and Prairie Dawn on them? I'll be writing them up soon!

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    • Hey cool! I've added them to the page.

      I didn't know that about the magazine coming with records. Have you seen any of them?

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    • I found 7 records, and I'm writing up what's on them, but it would be even better to be able to write up the magazine content to match, like the very first one is. One of our members was working on that, but she hasn't been around in a while. Meanwhile I'm trying to find back issues, or at least figure out if we've got all of the covers. One of the reasons that these records intrigue me is that they overlap with the book and record sets (and after 1983, book and tape sets), and it seems like Fran Brill and Caroll Spinney were the most available to do these, since a lot of other people were working on Fraggle Rock and other Muppet stuff during this period. I think the Big Bird Story Magic tapes were during this period, too!

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  • Hey, I thought you might like to see how the Gordon book and record sets were sold. There's a sealed one on eBay here, and it looks like they shrink-wrapped the record in the picture sleeve to the back cover of the paperback book. Unfortunately, it was already sold when I saw it, but I thought it was cool to actually see a sealed copy!

    I hope we find some rare items this year, and also unravel some of the mysteries that we've been stumped on since the beginning of the wiki. And as always, thanks for all of your help!

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    • Hey! Happy New Year to you too!

      That's pretty efficient packaging actually. I like it :) My fun find yesterday was this. A croatian (serbian?) language muppet babies sticker book. I ran out of time to post it. I still cannot believe there is so much to find after 8 years

      I am holding out for finally uncovering a picture of the True Blue Miracle single :).

      And thank you for all your work sorting through the details of the record releases; I remember when we first started the discography page and it was so... simple :)

      Hope you had happy holidays...

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    • Wow, that's neat! Do we know if they got Muppet Babies in their country? I still can't figure out what seem to be releases of early Sesame records in countries that weren't showing the show. I guess they were just marketed as stand-alone educational records.

      Yeah, we're missing Disco Frog, too. The weird thing is the other 5 disco 45's are on eBay all the time, except that one. Maybe, even though it was the second to last one numerically, they pressed less quantities of that one, as the label was getting ready to stop making 45's. I still don't know why they stopped making them, and yet kept making LP's for 4 more years, and then, on top of that, they just started the small book and record sets out of nowhere in 1981, when Disney had been making similar ones since 1965! I've always thought Sesame 7" book and record sets would have been a natural since the beginning of the show, but for some reason they waited for 11 years. Can you imagine what a record of The Monster at the End of This Book with Frank Oz would have been like?

      Anyway, on True Blue Miracle, that was only in print for one Christmas, so that might be why it's so rare. But I'm still hoping to find it too!

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    • I'm pretty sure a record of "The Monster at the End of this book" with Frank Oz would be something I'd want....

      And I have no idea if they had muppet babies in their country... except why else have a sticker book with a customized name for them? The seller says it was published in "ex Yugoslavia", they are located in Serbia and the language google chooses when I type in some of the text from the book is croatian. I'm not 100% sure what the market actually was :p

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  • Hi Wendy! Can you tell me about the share icons you added to MediaWiki:Wikia.js? You wrote that they were for SEO, but I don't understand the connection. I haven't seen those on any other wiki -- are they new?

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    • I'm sorry; I think we crossed wires on this. Scott told me that you'd sent an email, but my email address has changed. I'll send you an email with my new address. Sorry for coming at this in a weird way.

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    • I'm sorry also - I should have realized you hadn't seen the email from how you asked the first question here. It's all good.

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  • Well, after 6 years, I'm finally going to attempt to upload images. Can you help me with it when you have a chance? No rush, but I'm just letting you know that I'll be finally putting up a ton of 45's. Talk to you soon!

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    • Yaaaaaay!!! <waves kermit hands>

      I don't think it's hard to read, but perhaps all those years of squinting at ebay pictures has warped me.  :)

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    • Okay, if it looks like all of the other ones, I'll start doing others the same way. I also have the pictures for those 45 sets that came in a bag!

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  • Hi Wendy! Why are you now editing as a bot? That effectively makes your edits invisible in Recent Changes and Wiki Activity.

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    • Yup. I deleted ~150 unused files this morning and didn't want to flood Recent Changes.

      I plan to do more later (we have over 1000 in the report) so I didn't undo the bot flag.

      And the only other edit I did was to respond to Ken's (and your) messages on my wall which I figured could slide. I'm sorry if it alarmed you. I would un-bot before doing real edits.

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    • Thanks Wendy! I just wanted to make sure it wasn't a glitch or something.

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  • Hey, I had a question to ask you, and I keep forgetting. Do you think it would be overkill to have pictures of the different ways they packaged the Golden tapes? If you look around eBay, you'll see that they either put them in a big box, and you can see the tape at the bottom, or they came in a regular sealed cassette case. I've seen a bunch of them both ways, and I don't know if they were released simultaneously, depending on what kind of shelving a store had, or if one was a later pressing than the other. It's kind of like the big and little booklet variations on the Sony Wonder stuff. Anyway, I was wondering what you thought.

    And while I was looking at examples, I ran across a few things. The original tape of Gold! here, and the Australian tape of Born to Add here! I don't know if that's a bad angle, but I wanted to show it to you, since it's cool that they also show other albums that are available.

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    • It looks like I was right on the track listings, except for one label error that I noted on the page. The funny thing is that the box is actually called, "Havin' Fun with Ernie & Bert's Carry About", so I made that change, too!

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    • I like that -- it's their carry about not ours!

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  • Hello ,wendy! Im wondering who i would talk to , to discuss a affiliation between the muppet wiki and the disney channel wiki ?

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  • Hi! Here we go again with a variation I've never heard of before. I give you Canadian versions of some of the first series of Columbia CC 45's here. The funny thing is that they're both orange, which was not only Canada's regular Columbia label color at the time (ours was red), but I guess they didn't bother doing the multi-colored labels for this series like we did. I've still never seen Canadian books and records for the CC series, but now that we know they have the same number, maybe I've been passing them by, since they would look the same on the cover. Anyway, I hope that means they did the first 9, and maybe even more!

    Oh yeah, I built a place for them at the top of International Sesame Street Singles.

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    • Weird... that would definitely be hard to find as separate from the regular US versions when there were covers; now that we know we can keep an eye out for orange ones without covers I guess.

      I grabbed the pictures and will put them up shortly :).

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    • One thing that I'm surprised we haven't seen yet is Pickwick editions of the CTW 99000 series of the 45's. Maybe I've been skipping over the picture sleeves that we already have while I'm searching for the last 2. But then again, I haven't run across any when I see one without a sleeve, so maybe they didn't press them right away. I've seen a bunch of the Pickwick variation LP's, though. It's depressing to think that we're only able to document the records by running across copies of what's survived since 1970. I know I broke a few records when I was little, and I shudder to think how many other people did, too!

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    • Hey Ken -- sorry for the long silence. Life has been a bit crazy :).

      I broke records too as a child and we lost even more with a flooded basement. It is frustrating.... although it seems like sometimes we can find the information in other places. I am still amazed by what is on the worldcat for example.

      And yes, (drat those last two), I never really study the picture sleeves in detail on those any more. Actually, would the sleeves be any different? Or would it just be the fine print on the back and/or the labels?

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    • The sleeves have both US and Canada distributor information, but I've never seen 45's that say Pickwick on the label like the LP's do, except for the few promos we've found. I guess for some reason, they didn't think it was necessary to put it in both places.

      Sometimes Worldcat frustrates me, though, because the item's page will tell you that a library has a certain item, but it won't be there when you go to the library's website. Sometimes I have to go all the way in, to see a track listing, catalog number, or copyright date. So if a library discards an item, I wish it would drop off of Worldcat.

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