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  • and then I'm declare myself that I'm the sockpuppet of SpecialContactAccountIssue! Is this agree to block me Andrew?

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  • Hiya, Andrew: So... if I'm interpreting this edit correctly, Jerry performed the Guy puppet/announcer in the Answer Lady sketch from Episode 0122?

    Does that mean Jerry performed in a season 1 sketch?

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  • Hey, I'm in shock again! Remember the Carol Burnett Show I told you about that is supposed to have Vicki Lawrence doing Mahna Mahna? Well, it's on YouTube, and I don't know what to do with what I found. It's Vicki Lawrence and Don Creighton dressed up as Ruth Buzzi and Arte Johnson as the old man and old lady from Laugh-In, and they're doing a comedy/dance number to the original recording of Mahna Mahna, and then, Ruth and Arte make a surprise guest appearance! As I've said before, this was broadcast on 11/17/69, so I don't know if it was a Sesame reference, since they hadn't done it yet. But then again, how many people saw Sweden, Heaven and Hell? There was a 45 of the movie version of Mahna Mahna, but it only went to #55 on the pop chart. So what do you think we should do with it? It's here, at 23:46. I love the Laugh-In reference, as well as finally knowing that they were using the original version. I just don't think it's a Sesame reference yet. I was going to put this farther down the page, but I didn't know if you'd see it.

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  • Hi, Andrew:

    Sorry for being a bit 'premature' about adjusting Episode 0748.  You're right - there are a couple of 'G' segments as well (Alice and the Gorilla Employment Agency).  So, by rights, should the sponsors be 'G', 'I', and '7'?  Please let me know.  Thanks.

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    • Please read what I wrote. No guess work. Don't make changes to sponsors unless you have a source, that is actual footage or a CTW document stating sponsors. We've had to tell you this before.

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    • OK, sorry.  Again, an 'over-presumptive' move on my part.  I'll try not to do it again.  Hope I didn't anger you.

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  • Did you guys mention the wiki turning 14 on the 5th? I can't find anything on it in the Forum.

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  • Mr. Macintosh has a first name!

    Also, and I realize this is going back 13 years and 9 months, but I can't figure out what you were trying to say with the bit about him "linking the street to the world outside".

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    • Well, Andrew added that, so maybe it came from a book or some such?

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    • Like a lot of things, I think it made more sense in the early days of the wiki but also when we had more limited info on outside visitors. Mr. Macintosh brought his cart to the street (and gathered his produce) from outside per dialogue, compared to the others who had their homes and shops right there.

      Now that we've had more visitors documented (hello, Arnold Hooper), it may make less sense. I took off the citation tag because that's not the issue, but I'm fine with rewording, dropping, or simplifying.

      I think Unpaved might have also referred to Mr. Mac as an outside visitor, not that that means much now with direct sources available.

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    • Ah, okay, gotcha.

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  • Hi,

    I'm wondering if there's anyway I could view or download multiple seasons of your episode-breakdowns at once?

    I mean, each episode has a table that lists what happens in the episode, but I'd like to view a whole season (or even mulitple seasons) at once in a single table,  as in a spreadsheet or database.  Is this possible either through the site or by downloading a .csv type file or something like that?

    Any help appreciated.  

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  • Hey, Andrew! Happy Anniversary tomorrow! Scott uploaded a picture of a record from Sesame Street Music Magazine, and it looks like it has an audio clip of Gloria Gaynor singing "Never Can Say Goodbye". Does that mean she gets a page on the wiki? I wasn't sure because they probably just licensed her hit single, but on the other hand, I'm thinking this would be like when Muppet Babies used clips of random movies. What do you think?

    UPDATE: It looks like the contents on this record were used again the following year, so now I'm wondering if they used printed material multiple times, too. I wish we could find copies of these! While the records are nice, sometimes they don't make sense without the magazine in front of you!

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  • Hey, Andrew! I've been taken in a totally different direction lately, concerning Carol Burnett. I don't know if you get MeTV, which is a rerun channel on free TV and cable, but I've been watching Carol Burnett reruns on there for a while. I don't know if you know this, but the half-hour Carol Burnett and Friends (cut down from the hour-long Carol Burnett Show) only showed episodes from 1972 to 1977. Apparently, there were some legal issues with the shows from 1967 to 1972. But earlier this year, MeTV announced that they were now going to show episodes from the first 5 years! Well, since we know that Carol showed up in Episode 0001, I was hoping that there would be some jokes about Sesame Street that we've never seen before. So far, I've encountered four, and they're all from between 1970 and 1972! The only problem was that the jokes came and went so fast, I wasn't able to write them down. I was able to write down notes to myself regarding the basic joke, and who the guest stars were that night. I've always wanted a Carol Burnett show-by-show guide, because it always bugged me that the shows were all cut in half (usually because of music rights). Well, after doing some digging, I found a book about variety shows (from McFarland, of course), and Carol's book about the history of the show, and they both have episode guides! So now I'm in the process of putting my own guide together (Carol's is in production order, and there are some typos or errors when you compare both books), but I wanted to let you know, and I've got a couple of questions:

    1) There were a lot of guests on her show who worked with the Muppets, as you can imagine. Can we put them on the Projects with Muppet Cast Connections page, or

    2) Since we now have 4 Sesame references on the show, can The Carol Burnett Show get its own page, and we can mention all of the guest stars there?

    As a side note, the show for 11/17/69 says that Vicki Lawrence and one of the dancers did a number called "Manamana". That's literally a week after the premiere of SS. Could it be the same song, or is it too early? I checked Mahna Mahna's page, and it didn't show up until 11/27/69, and then Ed Sullivan on 11/30/69. Was Jim doing this before then, or did he maybe show Carol? It's intriguing, and I'm hoping that this is one of the episodes that's on DVD. Also, I keep hearing that CBS is now streaming all 11 seasons of Carol Burnett, but I'm having trouble finding where. CBS All Access doesn't have them, and Amazon has a few from all over the place, but if you know where they're showing all 11 years, please let me know. Seeing uncut Carol Burnett shows would be one of my lifelong dreams, as well as finally knowing the airdates and guest stars she had. I figured you'd be the one to tell about this, because I tend to write long posts about this kind of stuff.

    Thanks for your help, and I need to write you about some other stuff soon!

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    • I did some sprucing up of the connections (I don't think there's a way to alphabetize automatically in a list) to match other shows like Saturday Night Live. Also tied in Mama's Family (which conceivably could be merged, especially as one of the mentions there was by Carol Burnett as Eunice), but since it mostly took on a life of its own in syndication, might just stay there.

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    • Thanks! You listed some people I didn't know about!

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  • Hey man, looking back twelve years, we now have the ability to revel in Sesame Schickele music. I can't remember how we know he scored the close-up films though. I'm assuming the academic library you had access to?

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    • Also, holy shit, Christopher Lofton is incredibly helpful because he appears in a lost episode... something I'll be elaborating on soon.

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    • Hooray! I got to it because Shane put his script name down on Sandbox:Episodic actors on Sesame (which has been really helpful).

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