Thanks for upgrading the Twilight Zone gremlin pic. I'm pretty pleased with that page, but that image was one of those "looks bad but its the best we have" deals. It's always great when we can fix those.
I was pleased to see the Captain America cover on Marvel Comics too. I saw at least excerpts of some of those recently uncovered Sesame episodes are on YouTube, and found a few other comic book covers or identifiable merchandise at Hooper's (some covers are blacked out over some of the letters, but Little Lulu, Daffy Duck, etc. are still visible; mostly just keep finding the cartoon/"funny" book types). I'd found some more superhero/war type covers from one scene but couldn't quite make them out (I keep meaning to pass them on to a Muppet/Sesame-loving comic shop owner acquaintance).
Hey, do you think you can fill in a couple of the gaps on the page? The episode number and Maria's song are all that's missing, but if you wanted to add more images to the first half of the street story, you can.
Hey man, long time! Being the biggest Muppet fan I know - I was just curious what your thoughts are on the new series. Sounds to me as if it will be nothing like the original show, do you think it will be any good?
Hey, how's it going? We're all pretty excited about it. Danny's at the D23 Expo today and we're hoping they announce some new stuff. The buzz is pretty positive and everyone's got a good feeling about the showrunner because it's Bill Prady who started his career with Jim Henson and since went on to create The Big Bang Theory. So, hopeful feelings all around :)
Thanks for the image upgrade on Old-time radio. I'm not sure if there's any Darwin leftovers but under the current viewing options, in different browsers, it looks like the page has room for more images (plus I've been adding to the connections like mad; found a BBC database of Radio Times listings with cast info, and some odds and ends from elsewhere). I'm wanting to add more comparison pics (OTR person at the mic or in character, and then in their Muppet capacity).
I'm also still astonished that thanks to Numeric Con, the Green Hornet warrants a page.
Yes! I thought I got all the Dreamchild upgrades, but I guess I missed some.
Yeah, after all the anxiety Darwin caused (they really ruined that name), they went ahead and basically changed it back. It's still dynamic, so it's ridiculously different for everyone depending on screen resolution, but it's an improvement in terms of article space.
Green Hornet, away! (I don't know what his catchphrase was)
I checked the history, and it started with [this edit]. The user added quotation marks to terms in the coding, but missed a couple. Apparently current Wiki code is fine with either no quotations around terms like center, or else consistent ones. First time I've seen it, but thought I'd mention it in case we see it again (since there's no obvious logical reason why variants in coding should suddenly produce a "retrieved from oldid" message. (I don't think it counts as a bug so much as just a weird reaction to inconsistency).
A. LOVE that pic of Prady and Chip! Where'd it come from, Twitter? Facebook?
B. And I like the refined show template. I'd been meaning to bring that up (I think it'd work very well for The Furchester Hotel episodes). And I was gonna ask if you'd want to do the same thing with the Home video template as well.
C. Any particular reason you're using the NYC airdates as the official "first" airings of the MS episodes?
Thought this'd be easier than making a new thread: while you're uploading HD MTM stuff, can you check something? One of Tony's messages to me claimed that Jeff Moss' name is in Fozzie's copy of Variety. I'm assuming it'd be visible before they go to Martin Prince's office, but I've never checked.
How Gerry Parkes looks in an odd 1971 Canadian film where he had a sex scene with Susan Sarandon (and also got to drop an F word). And this was the best facial shot in the movie too. (He gets "And Gerard Parkes" billing, so that's always nice too).
Yep! (He's even more of a stud, but if you do see the movie, it would be a spoiler, I think). I have a Netflix trial, so I'm taking advantage of it. The Apprentice, also known as Fleur Bleue (1971). According to the likely unreliable Wikipedia and IMDb, it's the only Canadian feature (as opposed to short or documentary) shot to date which is structured as bilingual for the whole film, not just one scene or two (Sarandon, Parkes and others only speak English; some of the Quebecoise actors speak both; they swapped one actor between French and English versions, so he's a French priest in one and an Irish priest in English, rather than redubbing).
It's more a curio than anything (shifting between comedy, attempts at social commentary, melodrama, crime, and just plain oddness, with a score that sounds like they stole it from Time Piece and the Raymond Scott-scored Henson films). But definitely not uninteresting and better than many movies I've gone through to spot Muppet-connected people.
It was also pretty short (72 minutes or so), so that helps. I still love how that shot falls somewhere between "Of course I can play Hugh Hefner, Bernie" and "What Sprocky doesn't know won't hurt him."
There's some discussion of it here, which also has a b&w pic labeling the character "Georgina" (which would fit with Georgie). Apparently it was some issue of Sesame Street magazine, but we hadn't pinned down which.
Hey, I've been experimenting with the new character template that you set up, only applying it to a few pages so far. With the new debut field, I'm wondering how we should classify the debuts of characters who've appeared in prototype form like Grover and Cookie Monster. For those two, should we measure their debuts from their first Sesame Street appearances (both would be 1969, even if they weren't fully-realized characters then) or should we count their earlier appearances as well?
Yeah, I guess for the sake of simplicity, we can keep it as 1970 when Grover got his name (and his blue fur). I'm kind of delving into the histories of the characters as we go along with this; partly because I want to ensure that we have everything right, but also because I like Muppet history ;P