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Birthdays

This is such a cool idea, and this is a helpful list. I like having the birthdays and Muppet-related holidays, although I don't think we need to include regular holidays like Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc.

Instead, I think it would be cool to include some Character Birthdays on the calendar. Not all of them, because they would overwhelm things -- just the major characters, so they're spread out. Maybe Ernie (Jan), Elmo (Feb), Big Bird (March), Kermit (May), Oscar (June), Bert (July), Grover (Oct), and Cookie Monster (Nov).

What do you guys think? -- Danny (talk) 17:49, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

I like having the "regular holidays" listed as we've collected these articles and categories and its fun to around Christmas see the Muppet/Christmas connection, project and productions. It's fun and to get in the spirit of Halloween in late October when attention is brought forward on the spooky Muppet stuff in the Halloween category. I kind of like having them on the main page calendar (unless that month is packed with tons of current Muppet related events) and listing the ones we have documented in the Wiki here helps us not forget them when time comes up update the listing. However listing Holidays not highlighted with articles/categories somewhere in the Wiki seems pointless.
Birthdays could be fun, but I don't want birthday to be confused with anniversary of character debut/creation. For Kermit, the May birthday is the character's anniversary (and by the Disney/Henson press touted as his "birthday" as well) -- other sources list February 29 (for a corny "leap" year joke). Where does Oscar's birthday come from, other than some guy who made a Sesame Street calendar? It's a cute thing on a wall calendar, but is it an encyclopedic event to bring forward and take notice of, other than as a trivia note on his page. Also all the character's birthday we know are Sesame Street characters and that seems unbalanced to only have them. -- Brad D. (talk) 23:27, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I like having "regular holidays," too. If there's something wiki linkable, I say we should go for it. — Scott (talk) 01:39, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I forgot that Halloween and stuff can be wiki-linkable. I didn't get what you were going for -- now I do, and it's a great idea.
The character birthdays are something that Sesame Workshop came up with, and have been using consistently since at least the late 80s. They were listed in Sesame Unpaved, and they're still being used in Sesame Street Magazine. I agree that they shouldn't be used if they get in the way; I just thought it would be cute. -- Danny (talk) 13:39, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

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