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Rename or Delete?

This page has bothered me for awhile. I checked with Michael, and his only source for the article's title was a line of dialogue, "it was a slow day for detective work," which he assumed was intended as the character's name. It was a recurring segment at some point circa 1990s, possibly slightly earlier (the original text claimed it was from the "earliest seasons," which is definitely incorrect), but right now, the page documents two segments, one of which is covered in an episode guide (sans image; I added the picture above so it's clearer what's being talked about). So there's two options. One is to rename, and the other is to delete. I think it's great to chronicle recurring animated segments, but at this point, I'm increasingly dissatisfied with using inaccurate or made up labels. This could be moved to "Detective Cartoons" ala Sign Cartoons, I suppose. But considering that right now next to nothing is known about these (who animated them, when they aired, what they were called), and that on the whole it was less visible or well remembered than the Sign segments, frankly, I'd kind of like to delete this for now and park the hippo segment description here so it's not lost, and maybe put a stump tag on the talk page. This sounds like the kind of thing which, via building up the episode guides for the 1990s episodes, might uncover more info and more specific segments which could make this a viable page, but right now, I'd just as soon nuke it as move it to another inaccurate label. What does everyone else think? -- Andrew Leal (talk) 00:50, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Well, Sesame's new video archive uses "Detective Series" as a prefix for the one sketch they have up right now, so that's good enough for me. I'll make the adjustments accordingly. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 04:12, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

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