Recently, an anonymous (and credible) benefactor contributed a cache of documents to the wiki (entrusted to me) for the purposes of fleshing out our coverage of Sesame Street Episodes. As per wiki policy, guides for Sesame episodes require the contributor to have a copy of the episode on hand or some other printed source (CTW Archives, NHK guides, newspaper listings, etc) from which to build the page. Although I can't name my source, I can vouch for its authenticity, and I think the materials I've been adding speak for themselves anyway.
Shane and I worked out a way to cite these episodes, a key to which can be found at Template:Episodesesame. The ⓘ (information) icon in the episode's infobox (for example, Episode 2410) will take you to the section of the template that will explain to users where these episodes come from. For now, Shane and I should be the only contributors adding guides to the wiki with the "trusted" tag. But I do want to thank everyone who has been so quick to help me out with the segments I'm unfamiliar with, and updating EKAs on other episode guides as we find earlier segment appearances. Huge thanks especially to (in no particular order) Guillermo, Peter, Michael, Anthony, Lucas, Andrew, Jonathan, Max, Adel, Yuening, and anyone else I might have missed.
A shout-out also to Gav who, 12 years after Danny and Andrew first ventured to the CTW Archives, made another trip to UMD recently and acquired a bunch more documents from which we have been able to build guides.
Between these latest two developments (and the rest of the wiki's history), we now have more than a third of every Sesame Street episode documented in the full episode guide format, and a page for almost 3/4 of Sesame Street's entire 50-year run of 4,000-some-odd episodes. Considering, as we all know, how many of those episodes have been lost for so many years, that's an incredible achievement!
On behalf of all the admins, thanks to everyone for what you bring to the community. The wiki is a powerful resource used by fans and professionals, and we're proud to have been able to work on this project for everyone to access over the years and for all the years to come.
Post created on May 28, 2018