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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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  • To confirm, sponsors don't qualify for pages? Or is it because they only sponsored repeats?

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    • I'm leaving you a detailed message now. But here's what's there so far. "Hi, Nick, some of the info you're finding about how companies spent their money is interesting but would be better off in a Sandbox:Sponsorship or something (pages like Quaker Oats actually were less specific and gave less information). Only Kraft Heinz Company is salvagable (probably just move to Kraft, since we often focus more on specific brand sponsorship than larger corporate ownership, and General Foods would have to be dealt with on its own as they weren't combined then and also overlapped with the criticisms of Hey, Cinderella!, because the Philip Morris food division then *was* General Foods, so they sponsored that [scratch, that was Reynolds, but there's still Jell-O and other General Foods stuff better dealt with separately]).

      Mobil, giving money to PBS which included magazine distribution isn't really enough."

      I didn't get to Quaker yet but really the issue is they're weak pages. The sponsorship thing is trivia for now. Now, somewhere, there's been actual spoofs of the Quaker on the hot cereal boxes in Muppet stuff. When that's found or relocated, that would be something to hang the page on and add the sponsor to. Right now, it's just not a Wiki article. You're better off sandboxing for stray newspaperarchive finds like this.

      Some very quick googling shows that Quaker Oatmeal actually sponsored the show on a larger level in 2003, with aired commercials which you can screengrab to illustrate the page. So it can be recreated, just what was there was random sentences to be honest (you didn't even specify what the unproduced Muppet commercial was for or when, just for the company). So a good Quaker article can be made, but right now scrapping and starting over when you or someone else has the time to do it seemed the best approach. Maybe also focus on one company article at a time. I hope this doesn't sound discouraging, it's just you know that now, compared to the Wiki days, we do delete really stubby or unclear/not too relevant page starters. I don't have the time to rebuild Quaker myself, so that's why I was recommending doing that stuff not when you're on your phone or for quick additions, unless you're going to Sandbox first (really stuff like "so and so sponsored a station's repeats" works better for a list than a company page anyway, once there's enough data).

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  • What do you mean? It had a top shot, girl close-ups, and kaleidoscopic patterns, you know what I'm saying?

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  • Thanks for correcting my spelling mistake on LSO. I guess my spellcheck just doesn't know certain words. But, did you intend to put Classical Music in that categories of that page instead of just Classical? Cause that category didn't exist before.

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    • I was just trying to undo your spelling error, and undid your genuine fix (I confused Classical Music and Category:Sesame Street Classical).

      Spellcheck can't recognize context or certain specialized terms (as used in credits, for example, or non English origin phrases, and so on) so it's good to focus more on common spelling issues or ask.

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  • Can't believe I didn't think of this sooner, but I added a section to Sandbox:Episodic actors on Sesame for visual references for roles not given actor names in the scripts.

    Some of these may be Sesame crew, or non-researchable actors, but I hope it might help in some fashion (short video samples can also be arranged too if needed).

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    • Some more research results: Can't find any visuals for Noel Twitchell; unless there's another older actor in the scene, at a guess I'd say the bearded guy since his career dated to 1964. He came from Utah (and worked on several Mormon stage projects and one of those LDS animated Bible videos) but by 1991 was in New York and mainly a set builder/stagehand (and a linkedin lists him as an NBC electrician). So he could have been hired as an extra *or* been doing crew work and just used. (Peter Michaud might be the same as a relatively younger stage actor in New Hampshire, which would make him the guy next to Blumenkrantz, but not sure from the visual evidence, could be different guy with same name).

      Antoinette Greene is probably this lady. If there's an older woman in the scene, "Faye Greenbaum" *might* be Fay Greenbaum, who did translation and interpretive work for NY stage shows working from the Russian and is probably the same Fay Greenbaum in the 1988 TV movie Lincoln. More work needed there. Carmen Bonafont turns up a small part actress in one 1996 TV movie and a 1998 indie flick (both shot in NY, so promising, but both also inaccessible) and a Carmen Bonafont who's a musician born and living in Barcelona (so definitely not her). Zilch on Michelle Speer.

      Dr. Marzullo, comparing with her appearance in 1973's film of Godspell, it's doubtful it's Lynne Thigpen (though I can see the resemblance and there's definitely an earlier appearance from her on Sesame somewhere, from her 1979 Playbill bio). The folks on Facebook or wherever it was suggesting it was Madge Sinclair are also wrong (thanks to a 1972 short on the Salem witch trials which prominently features Sinclair).

      ETA: Antoinette Green's IBDbPro resume, while some is obscured or inaccessible to non-subscribers, shows "Sesame Street/day player," confirming she's the one.

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    • Nice! Here's a few more visuals. Antoinette should be the woman in the third image, it seems. Fay Greenbaum might be the woman on the right in the second pic.

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