Hey, are you working on the Fawlty Towers page from the O2 bit? (Mostly to avoid edit conflicts and duplicated work, otherwise I'll tackle it).
The only other ones I caught in the online footage were The Frown (Statler and Waldorf spoofing The Crown) and what looked like "Weird Things" (the last one not fully glimpsed) instead of Stranger Things, but could use confirmation of exact text.
Can you include screengrabs? (The results aren't accessible without a subscription or trial, so those links don't really help most users).
The Guardian (probably not the print version, but hard to check now) said July [Edit because I got my own months mixed] *27th* and a few sites (including Wikipedia) now copy it (IMDb went with June 28th). The New York Times stayed out of it by only mentioning the year. But state and federal indexes are better sources.
I'm not familiar with FamilySearch, but from what has been collated about them on Wikipedia, they appear to be legit. The premier source for genealogy data, apparently. Which kinda makes me feel dumb that I've never used it before.
Andrew, it seems like the kind of thing you'd have been familiar with; what do you think?
In addendum, I did go looking for where we (I) got the original birthdate from, but I couldn't find it. There are some URLs for his obits on the TP forum where I thought I might have pulled it from, but a lot of them no longer work even with an archive.org search. And of course, everything online duplicates what has apparently been wrong now since at least 2005. Our article predates his article on Wikipedia, and IMDb (not a reliable source anyway) doesn't appear to have had a birthdate for him in early 2005 (so they might have gotten the allegedly wrong date from us).
Legitimate, and the Minnesota one even gives a file number if anyone wanted to check directly with the state records.
The most likely source for July 27 (that first edit) seems to be The Guardian (a better source than Liverpool Daily Post, but not infallible; their article went out October 2005, and the edit was made in December) or other websites copying it. Since the article date is the same for both Guardian and Daily Post, it seems likely that both UK periodicals had the same (newswire?) source but Post changed the day to the 28th somehow. With the result that they got the day right but still month wrong, and Guardian goofed on both.
Thanks, Gav. I might also have this backed up, but I didn't bother looking because it's a Nerdist video and I'm sure any of their content that gets added to YouTube will be flagged right away, so I didn't bother. I suspect the company is doing its best to distance themselves from Chris Hardwick right now, so I don't know if it will be authorized anywhere again. I may upload it to streamable for the sake of archiving it, we'll see.