Oscarfan

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  • Hi, Shane:

    Thanks for explaining the sponsors for Episode 1492. I didn't realize that Mr. Hooper announced the word 'closed' as one of the sponsors (i.e. in addition to the 'traditional' two-letter-one-number combination).

    Jon

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  • Heya, sorry if I already asked this, but do you remember where Portia comes from?

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  • Heya, the David Attenborough Muppet article says he appeared in a "series of promos" but I only found two:

    Are there others?

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  • Hello,

    I have recently edited the page for 'Zwarte Piet' on the Muppet Wiki. This page has since been vandalized by user Tinyirnfist0, he or she has been been placing false information: https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Zwarte_Piet?diff=1165170&oldid=1165165

    To correct the vandalism: in the tradition Black Piet has always had an unnatural skin color caused by very much traveling through the chimney. This is not only mentioned in books and songs since about 1850, this is a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation which, according to studies, started at least hundreds of years ago.

    Furthermore, the negative 'discussion' about Piet is kept alive by a very small group of people, the most Dutch people want to keep the tradition alive and keep on supporting Black Piet. I have prove for this from the YouTube channel of a Dutch newspaper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mHncTSFOLE

    This page on my wiki has a good amount of images explaining how Black Piet gains it's unnatural black skin color: https://sinterklaas.fandom.com/nl/wiki/Achtergrond_over_Zwarte_Piet

    And my wiki also has an English page: https://sinterklaas.fandom.com/nl/wiki/The_History_of_Saint_Nicolas_and_Black_Pete

    For some television shows about Black Piet the show creators have chosen to make Piet dark brown instead of pitch black, they have done this to make Piet less scary for the main target audience (little children) and to make the face of Piet more visible on camera. This however has no effect on how Piet has looked like in the tradition which is still how Piet looks like when local towns and cities organize Black Piet festivals and also a lot of local channels have always had and still have pitch black Piet.

    I have contacted you directly about this because I have experienced this before on not only my other wiki (De Club van Sinterklaas wiki) but also on other platforms. People that are against Black Piet come in a small amount but seem to have dedicated their lives to making sure their abnormal view about this beloved traditional character is put on the front as a truth.

    Of course i am not sure if Tinyirnfist0 is part of this group of activists, but i want to make sure that Fandom/Wikia avoids this confusion. I have not looked into the history of user Tinyirnfist0 in depth, but it seems like he or she is not Dutch of origin and thus has very little knowledge of the Dutch culture.

    Can you revert the edit by Tinyirnfist0 on the page of Zwarte Piet on the Muppet Wiki? And if he/she puts his/her false information back can you put a page or wiki block on Tinyirnfist0?

    Thank you.

    Regards,

    PowerWikiNL

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    • Here i have an image of how Black Piet looks like during the television event in present day.
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    • Let me repeat what I said earlier: "Personal debates and disagreements should be left at the door or taken to e-mail." There's no benefit to cluttering Shane's wall this way (and if arguments start up again, we'll have to delete this thread).

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  • would it be okay if you make a page for protoype covers of merchandise including the big bird band plays togther protype cover from trailers and posters?

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  • Heya, my script for Episode 1762 starts with "Breakfast with Snuff". I think your recent guide was supposed to go to Episode 1757.

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    • 1762 was derived from an audio recording someone made of the ep and put on YT; the date they gave was February 1, 1983. So, I'm assuming the date on 1762 is incorrect?

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    • I don't know about the YouTube person. But the dates on our pages correlate with the "Final Aired Versions" of our scripts.

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  • Hey Shane, do you remember adding this? Eric is claiming that it's not in the video, and without video go off of, I don't know who's in the right.

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    • Huh, I don't remember. If I recall correctly, it must have been from the Spanish dub that was on YT. There are clips from the song in a montage in the program, so I must have just skimmed through the video, saw the clips and assumed the song was there.

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    • that was ride of the valkeries they playing during the clip montage which also includes a clip of the season 24-29 theme song

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  • Hi, Shane:

    Season 11 is done, I see (er, almost). As for Episode 1350, should we just 'leave that be' for now until more info is found as to what was exactly aired on TV? Just wondering. Thanks.

    Jon

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    • Leave it as is, yes.

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    • OK, Shane, thanks. I see you're starting on Season 12 now which, as you know, already has a big 'dent' made in it, i.e. the first fifteen episodes, which were made available on DVD (and uploaded to YouTube) 3-4 years or so ago. I wonder if there will be another big 'flurry' of older Sesame episodes available to the public in the near future! Again, just curious. Thanks.

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  • What would the criteria be for the show getting its own page? "Crew connections" definitely doesn't fit since Sesame Workshop did the shorts. The characters being billed as furless Muppets seems notable as well.

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    • I've been talking with an admin over at the Oobi wiki that was linked above. He may be able to find a video of these, as the episodes available online (the full-length 30-minute shows) are different from the early 2-minute shorts that actually have the references.

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    • Glad to hear it. Don your Reporter Kermit hat and do some hard-hitting journalism 🎙

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  • What's the source for Jon Stone directing the Batty Bat?

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