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Holy cow, I love this page. Great idea, great list, great links, great picture.

This sentence needs to get fixed, though: "This concept later surfaced in the medieval morality plays such as Everyman, Piers Plowman, and Faust, often through the use of both personified sins (gluttony, lust, et. al) but through contrasting angels." -- Danny (talk) 16:40, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, it's a first draft. It could use some tinkering. Andrew Leal (talk) 16:40, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
Again: Holy cow. -- Danny (talk) 16:48, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, that was a first pruning. I'm sure there's plenty of other examples that could be added as well (I'd like to find a way to work in scenes such as Kermit the Frog debating with his reflection in The Muppet Movie; not the same device but a clear variant on the motif). I'm also debating whether the Faust theme (see Episode 307: Alice Coooper and Episode 410: Life in the Faust Lane, off the top of my head) could use a seperate page or should be discussed here. While elements of psychomachia surface in the play, and the entire story is an embodiment of that struggle, it's really become a different genre of its own, I'd say. Andrew Leal (talk) 16:50, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
And I'm not sure hoe to place Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue in all this, with Muppet Babies, the Chipmunks, et. al *all* acting as good angels, surfacing at sudden moments, in contrast to George C. Scott as the evil "Smoke" (could he have a page here, by the way? He interacted with the Muppet Babies in scenes animated by Marvel Productions and approved by Henson). Andrew Leal (talk) 16:52, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
I think Faust should have its own page. That's a different deal, and I like how simple this page is. I think you could mention Kermit in TMM as a variation. I don't know what to do with Smoke. -- Danny (talk) 16:58, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm thinking either Faust or Faustian bargains, which also encompasses cases where the protagonist gambles for his soul but wins, i.e. "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and The Soldier and Death. Applying an English BA to the Wiki is fun! Andrew Leal (talk) 17:00, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

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