This is the first I'm seeing Margee Magee and Angeli Millan as writers, so I'm excited to build pages for them. When Emily Wilson was listed as a writer, I tried digging something up on her, but I couldn't find anything conclusive. It looks like iMDB is now listing her as one of the "Emily Wilson"s I found but couldn't confirm, so there's some progress. 
Other than the two Sesame clips with Frank Oz's Fred voice, I need a full Ed Sullivan clip of Fred and Baby Monster because I want to see it with Jim Henson's voice as Fred, and I want you to upload it to YouTube. That clip of the Ed Sullivan Show is what I'm requesting.
Something I've wanted to add for awhile, and finally had enough time to do so: Desert Island Discs, the result of searching the BBC's database of old Radio Times listings, covering radio and TV between 1923 and 2009. So I found some unexpected appearances or details on one's we knew about (plus finding credits for Old-time radio connections).
The broadcast can be heard or downloaded on the site (but with some shortening of the songs, partly based on what survived, partly for copyright reasons I suspect). But here's what I couldn't put on the page:
Piggy with creator/host Roy Plomley. I found two different promo pics, both both only through Getty or their mirrors, so I haven't found an unmarked copy yet. I'm parking it here just to remind us they exist, though.
I came across this image a few weeks ago, and I've been meaning to share it with you, but I haven't gotten around to photoshopping it. Keep an eye on it today if it's not already on your watch list. :thumbsupemoticon:
Yay! Thank you so much, that makes me very happy. Oh, when/if you have time to listen to the broadcast, Piggy shows up near the end (past the thirty minute mark, I believe), and says she's having a lover's tiff with Kermit who moved her dressing room "next to the rats and dancing chickens." Oz also name drops Jerry Juhl, Don Sahlin, Jane Henson, and a few others.
Thanks for saying this is more appropriate to the Goofs section. Now I know.
Anyway, there's something I noticed during the three-part song Father (Mother and Children) Song , the daughter's uvola and tongue are missing during the Father part, yet they're present in the Mother and Children parts. Since you know more about this wiki that I do, could you please add this to Sesame Street Goofs ?
The article is about the TV show she hosts. Other non-TV related work experience is irrelevant. It makes sense to say "Before hosting this show, she hosted this show." It doesn't to say "She previously had a paper route and worked briefly in a canning factory."
Correct, it does not say those things. Also correct, the article is about the TV show she hosts. The paragraph in question cites other hosting examples and goes on to more of her work experience. Her work experience is relevant to the topic being discussed as a natural progression of the text.
Those pages cover all Muppet productions (and some related Henson projects), not just the new show, but they're generally chronological (making it easy to find the latest) and offer detailed breakdowns which I think are more effective than listing "mild" if parents really want to know what the adult content is and how it is handled.
I think the homosexuality page could use a little bit of clean-up in the "notes" section -- perhaps from another person's perspective. I was basically throwing anything and everything I could find out there to see what could be worked into the page... and some of the notes aren't really that notable or are somewhat grasping at straws to connect things to the page and make something relevant to the topic. With this page I'd prefer to avoid: (a) discussion of real people's personal-lives and (b) unsubstantiated speculation about character's sexualities based merely on stereotypes or conjecture.
I'd like that page to replace the one about Ernie and Bert's relationship, cause we all know SW has confirmed that they are not gay. Besides they have shown that they like women. I'd also like that to be a real page because, someone complained about implying gay themes in the latest episode of the ABC show, cause I guess they're homophobic. And if I show them that, they'll see that the Muppets have subtly reverenced homosexuality in the past.
On the top of the adult themes page, there's a quote: “I want Muppets stories to address things my friends and I are interested in.
I never saw them as kiddie characters.” —Jim Henson, 1983. Do you think underneath that, we can put "see also: Quotes on the Muppets as adult-oriented characters"?
I agree that Ernie and Bert's relationship is it's own separate thing.
But I think the homosexuality article has great potential to show the the LGBT-friendly side of the Muppets and list the overt references to the gay and lesbian community and lifestyle. However it's a topic that is a little bit more sensitive and trickier to cover than "Muppets who wear glasses" or "fart jokes" or most of our other lists.
Firstly, I don't think a section listing "Openly Gay Puppeteers" or "Openly Gay Co-stars" is really appropriate; our practice to avoid personal lives seems to rule such a thing out. Although if we have any quotes from people about their sexuality in connection to their role within the Muppets, that could be interesting depending on how it's worked in.
But my only real fear with the article is that it could become a "slippery slope" of weak and overreaching conjecture or connections (I think Bunsen and Beaker's relationship may already be leaning that way, but that's another discussion).
I don't want to see this article deteriorate to a list of grasping things like "Rizzo kissed Gonzo in The Muppet Christmas Carol," "Dr. Teeth and Floyd are seen sleeping in the same bed in the OK Go music video," "Howard Tubman gooses Kermit's 'tushie' in that Christmas movie," "Miss Piggy questions Miss Poogy's gender in The Muppets," "Pepe likes to wear a tutu," "Statler and Waldorf might be a gay couple!," etc. I tried to put something in the notes section about this kind of unsubstantiated speculation, but it's somewhat clunky and awkward text right now.
I'd like to see a few other editors take a crack at it to help polish it up and share their perspectives or take on it all before releasing it out into the wild.
We don't need to have a section on gay actors or puppeteers, cause that's their own private lives. There are a couple things I'd like to add to that page: The Kurt Muppet from the Glee parody and the ghost from the Hunted Mansion video.
The ghost has some stereotypical mannerisms, but I'm not sure that fits (akin to what Brad said about Howard Tubman) since the focus of the draft article is on actual discussions of homosexuality or same-sex attraction.
With the Glee parody, since it's Sesame Street, it's a caricature of an openly gay character, so it fits into this passage: "Many films and television shows with strong homosexual themes or characters (such as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Basic Instinct) have been referenced and spoofed." The show title could be added there, but anything else I think actually goes too far and could easily lead to labeling parody Muppets by their actors' orientation, which is the opposite of the private lives cautions above. Let's not go there.
The character of Kurt on Glee is gay; but we have nothing to support any claims about the sexuality of the Kurt-like parody character on Sesame Street. As Andrew suggested, we can add Glee to the short list of outside works with gay themes that have been referenced/parodied.
The ghost could be gay... or he could just be effeminate. The same type of cases for inclusion as a "gay reference" could be made for Howard Tubman, Uncle Deadly, Bunsen, Scooter, etc. I think it's best to avoid any speculation based solely on the personas or our own interpreted actions of a character. The purpose of the article isn't to seek out and list "gay Muppets," but rather to list discussions and references to homosexuality and gay culture. If a Muppet talks about being gay, that's notable. If a Muppet simply acts somewhat like what some people may view as being a stereotypically gay person, that's not.
I was considering adding something about the Gonzo / Big Bird romance in episode 318... but I'm not so sure that's really a same-sex attraction as much as it is just a poultry attraction. Perhaps spinning this section off into a whole separate article focusing on Gonzo's weird chicken fetish could be worthwhile.
So if he wasn't aware he's male, it's not directly implying homosexuality. I agree with Brad, if this becomes an actual page, it should be fact based, nothing involving implications or anything based on one's own thoughts/interpretations.
Just in case we needed further proof (beyond just noting who repeats as the series airs), Nilla Watkins on her website says she "booked a recurring co-star role on ABC’s prime-time show, The Muppets, premiering September 22, 2015!" I'm not sure if it's worth noting this on either her page or Kim, but I thought I'd park it here.
Yeah, good idea! I meant to get to some more template upgrades, but got sidetracked with other things. We already link to Episodes from the episode count, but I think people aren't seeing it. Having it more prominent like the new movie template makes a lot of sense.