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Scarecroe

aka Scott Hanson

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123,967 Edits since joining this wiki
December 5, 2005
  • I live in Boston, MA
  • My occupation is Digital Communications Manager
  • I am made of star stuff
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  • What's your take on Untitled Kirk Thatcher Muppet project? On the one hand, if we think a lot of people might create such a page or come here to find it, it might make sense. But based on a tweet that the actual announcement (not the project necessarily) is coming in the fall, all the article says is Kirk Thatcher mentioned it, it's Muppet connected, and then all of the things that it isn't. It feels a bit premature (and rather sad) to me. Thoughts?

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    • At best I think it's either a sandbox page or a forum topic. Good for tracking tweets and the like, if they're relevant for the article once we know what it is.

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  • Hey, I tried some of those archived links for Sesame Family Robinson videos, and they don't seem to work beyond sending you to an archive of the date, page frame, etc. that housed it (there was no other text on those pages, they're not full blog pages, and because the video was streaming, it's not really archivable). I tried it in both Chrome and Firefox.

    I think keeping an archive.org link for the blog is a great idea, but I'm not sure if it makes sense for the individual video pages if the video content isn't there.

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    • That's weird. They were working when I added them, but now they're not. It's possible Archive.org is acting up. I'll check again in the morning.

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  • I guess you were right to revert the edits I made. I had thought it was a typo at first because the name Barbara is usually spelled with another A in the middle, but during the song when she has her hands on Telly's shoulders, you can see clearly that her uniform says "Barbra." Very interesting. :-)

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  • Hi, Scarecroe!

    A user nominated The Muppets for inclusion in our television footer program. Would you be interested?

    Best regards,

    Raylan

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  • I'm not sure what to do with Scribd, added today. We cover Amazon, iTunes, Hulu etc. for streaming or download content and for having been referenced or co-producing content. But not a company just for having e-books which are Muppet or Sesame related, any more than we do for brick retailers having them on shelves (maybe it's no different from the video content, but it feels like it to me). I just checked and right now they're the same books available via Amazon and others anyway (a company called Kobo has had them and more since 2014 at least).

    The current text (which basically says "They didn't add much but some media sources covered the acquisition") doesn't help. If we're going to track this, would be better off with just a page for e-book retailers, if we even want to go there? (It gets a little too close to just being commercial links).

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  • Hey, Scott. I'm just curious...how the heck were you able to delete 30 images within one minute? Must be a script or something, because I don't think I could manually delete as many as 30 images within a minute myself!

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    • Using monobook (which loads faster) I opened each image in a separate tab and just went through each of them. Quick!

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  • A bit of an odd question that you might be able to help me with...

    I've been doing quite a bit of Muppet artwork lately, and I'm fascinated by the various photos and references I've found from the Character Style Guides.  They are very helpful, but there's one piece of information I'm hoping you can help me finish.

    It concerns the 1979 SS character guide specifically, and I'm compiling a handy color guide for my own reference. I've got a rough printout of it, but I can't quite make out all of the Pantone number references. I've got about half, and I'm hoping if you could help me fill out the rest. The only ones I've come across are: 123 (Orange Gold AMs), 137 (Pumpkin), Warm Red (mouths), 820 (pink AMs), 529 (lavendar AMs), 829 (fat blue AMs), 375 (green AMs), 376? (Oscar), 348 (Count's cape), 159 (Snuffy), and 167 (Oscar's eyebrows).

    I've also come acroos an old guide here [1], but there seem to be some inconsistencies. Anyway, I hope you can help me with my problem and I appreciate any feedback.

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    • Hey, Tony. I think I've got that guide buried around here somewhere. I'll take a look and see what I can find.

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    • Fantastic! There's plenty of great information in those. I'm hoping to get my artwork posted on ToughPigs in the future, and I've always been curious about the guides.

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    • An update: I've managed to finish the first part of my project!  I'm hoping to get them posted somewhere on ToughPigs by early July. (I think you'll like 'em.)  I've got another question: on my (blurry) color guide picture: there seems to be a few odd references to Bert's family, correct? It looks like one of the is "Bertha", whose only appearance was around season 10. Is there any other info on her in the style guide? I think Brad's mentioned as well...

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    • Hey Tony, I haven't been able to dig out the guide just yet. It must be in deep storage which I'll try to get to this weekend.

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  • Can you try to make a gallery of Big Bird's feet and make his feet image from Elmo's World bigger?

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  • Hello. First of all, I've been a lifelong fan of the Muppets ever since I was only about a year old. Anyway, I saw a video clip posted by you on Muppet Wiki from the "Today Show"'s 50th anniversary special in 2002 featuring Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog.I've been looking around for a taped copy of the special in its entirety. Would you happen to have one from which this clip came?  -Alex Vaillancourt

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  • If that user doesn't reply, I found a source for The Jungle Book, which clarifies what they wrote (and has a relevant picture to boot): http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/jungle-book-neel-sethi-1.3530300

    Jim Henson's Creature Shop supplied performers and puppets (not fully practical ones necessarily, and the article says sometimes the puppeteer's hands were used) to provide a guide or sight line for the actor playing Mowgli. Close to what happened with Looney Tunes: Back in Action (except those puppets were too big so they ultimately weren't used for even that). There was never any intention for the Creature Shop to supply on-screen characters or effects (or no indication of it anyway).

    Worth noting on Kipling but not sure it should be in the Creature Shop filmography, or if we do, we'd need to clarify (i.e. "puppet stand-ins, removed in digital" or something, because otherwise it implies actual characters in the movie). Maybe wait to see if the Creature Shop gets screen credit.

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