Scarecroe

aka Scott Hanson

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Related to the work we've been doing with expanding our Sesame Street episode guides (Thread:253692), you may be seeing some visuals uploaded by myself that won't have been seen anywhere before. I can't tell you where I got them, and I won't be posting (many) clips or sharing these materials outside of the wiki. I know there's content that fans have been craving to see for many years, but we're beholden to the trust of our anonymous and reliable sources. As co-founder, and an active member of maintaining the integrity of this wiki since 2005, I ask for your patience while we work through this content. Any requests on my wall for the acquisition of these materials will be ignored. Thanks for understanding.


Creating a Sesame Street episode guide

Creating a Sesame Street episode guide

UPDATE: Partially in response to the fact that I continue to get inundated with requests related to this project (and partially for historical documentation), I put together a video to demonstrate the process through which we go to put together a single episode guide. The recording time took two hours which I edited down to 90 minutes, but this is a typical time frame as you'll see in the video. Click the embedded media to the right to launch the video within the wiki, or follow through to YouTube where I've included timestamps to areas of interest. Thanks again for your continued support and understanding.
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  • Hey Scott, During the Barretta Brothers latest vodcast, Bill said that Peter Linz does the arms for The Swedish Chef. Should we note this somewhere?

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  • Best file name in awhile.

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  • Hey Scott :)

    Hope you're staying safe :)

    As I'm sure you know, publicity departments are always changing up their plans, especially in these COVID-threatened times, where advertising capacity has decreased dramatically. It looks like one of the players in the negotiations for Muppets Now video interviews has pulled their support for the interviews that Cörey spoke to you about earlier in the month.

    While we can't promise you these anymore, we did get a number of other assets, including episode titles, synopses and images — which we're of course able to share with you. Also, all parties remain committed to a mainpage redesign to herald Muppets Now. We hope to put it up by Friday, the launch date of the series, and keep it up for only the six weeks of the run.

    Disney's agents have been actively examining this redesign over the last 36 hours. Now, we need your input. Although it's obviously got brand and color harmony with Muppets Now, and even a temporary change of wordmark, we've retained a number of elements from the current main page. We hope that we've been able to strike a fair balance between community content and an expansion of Muppets Now coverage.

    Please stop by our sandbox wiki, take a gander, and lemme know what you think!

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    • Hey hey :)

      We're continuing to press, even this morning, on those three wayward guest stars.

      The search problem, though, has been fixed. You're now, as would have been suspected, the Top Wiki Community for the term "Muppets Now". The reason MA ranked highly is a little "inside baseball", but it's been solved now. We manually welded the term "Muppets Now" to this wiki, meaning that https://www.fandom.com/?s=Muppets+Now works.

      And indeed the thing you've surmised for why they care about "any of this" is part of the reason they're invested here. Giving greater prominence (and internal links) to interior pages about Muppets Now drives ranking on the topic, especially following any new indexing the happens over the course of the campaign. While the most impactful thing that can be done is your editors' emphasis on continuing to improve interior articles, changing the main page helps push more people towards that content.

      One practical way this helps with ranking — but certainly not the only way — is because of potential user behaviour surrounding a main page redesign. In newer Google ranking rules, tweets from ordinary, personal accounts back to a wiki help improve or sustain SEO rank. Because the main page now has higher Muppets Now content, the general public can just link to the main page in tweets, rather than the page Muppets Now, and give their friends a wider variety of jumping-off points.

      In short, your work on articles, combined with higher attention placed on them by the main page, along with inclusion of a few more of Disney's own videos, all combine to draw more people to Muppets Now. And the more people that are here, the more impactful those banner ads can be.

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    • Glad to see you got the search problem fixed. Hopefully Disney sees the main page takeover as helpful. You guys are certainly more experienced in SEO tactics than we are.

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  • Hey a Find A Rebooted Baby Janice picture of Muppet Babies 2018

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  • Hi, Scott:

    Just wanted to let you know that I have gone throughout Seasons 1 through 3 (and what exists so far in Season 4 in terms of tabled episode guides) and basically did a little 'cleanup.'  Like you, Andrew, and I agreed upon (or so I understand), I removed 'First' and 'EKA' designations for repeated segments within the same episode, and provided more 'fully consistent' documentation for the Dot Bridge segments.  For some reason, it appears that Dot Bridge #7 does not have any image or description yet.  When it does, I'll be sure to add it (I think there's an instance of it in Episode 0128).  I also added links for all of the Rocket countdown segments, which start in Season 1 and go until Season 12

    As Guillermo (MuppetVJ) continues through Season 4 and into Season 5 (I'm assuming he will continue in that 'general direction'), I will continue to follow along and make any adjustments as needed.  Fortunately (depending on the beholder, of course), it seems like this phenomenon of segments being repeated within the same episode only seems to prevail in the first four or five seasons of the show, and becomes less common as the years progress (in most cases).

    Other than that, I just wanted to give you an update.  Hope you don't mind.  Thanks.

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    • I don't think I knew about our intention to leave first and eka templates off of repeated segments. Did that come from a group discussion?

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    • He asked me, when they're in the same table. (And they only seemed to be a few). If that needed larger discussion, I goofed (or it should have been asked in a forum to start with, but). It looked like an oversight or result of copy/pasting rather than anything intentional, to repeat ekas on the same page for the same segment.

      Found it. Jon asked me as "a related note" here. Since I was trying to explain something else to Jon, maybe I didn't consider it enough but it looked like something similar to link sanity (since they're already marked "repeat" if they appear earlier in the table).

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    • No, not at all. I just wasn't aware.

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    • Hope all's well.  It's just that I hope that the 'cleanup' work I did on Seasons 1 through 4 wasn't 'for naught.'  Sorry for any confusion I may have created as to who else 'knew' about this.  Thanks again.  

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  • Mudbelly

    I'm trying to find out more about an old puppet show called Chicken Minute. And one of the preformers is Gord Robertson. Is this him?

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    • I've never heard of Chicken Minute, but that looks like Gord Robertson to me.

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    • Scarecroe wrote:
      I've never heard of Chicken Minute, but that looks like Gord Robertson to me.

      It's very much considered lost media. Only like, three episodes of it are available in English. Rob Mills and Trish Lepper worked on it too. Also thank you! I couldn't identify him with out his glasses!

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  • Apparently other (VEE) performers for Sesame Street Live can have their other VEE credits listed, but not Antwaun Steele's credits for Barney Live in Concert - Birthday Bash! (and his prior two credits with the Barney franchise). It's clear that Antwaun Steele's involvement with Barney needed to be given a mention.

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  • You revert my edits and not give any reasons to do so (and lock them with very vague reasons). What I've been saying is all true and there's no reason for me to be here otherwise if they get reverted.

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    • Hi Harry, I was just leaving you a note on your message wall. Muppet Wiki is not an encyclopedia about home video company histories. We don't need a detailed description of each time they were sold, who currently owns them, etc. In most cases, a brief description of what and when they released Muppet content will suffice.

      Also, the names of countries are capitalized.

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    • Okay. By the way, can you revert back that edit I did about HIT? The Fox deal was a US-only deal to begin with (was actually displayed as such on an earlier revision).

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  • Hey Scott, I hope you're doing well.

    FANDOM is currently in negotiations with Disney+ to produce celebrity interviews hosted by the Muppets. We're wondering if this would be something that your community would be interested in promoting here on the wiki? Would this be something that we would be able to continue promoting here on the wiki as more episodes are released?

    Currently, we have the following celebs on the slate - RuPaul, Taye Diggs, Danny Trejo, Roy Choi, Aubrey Plaza, and Seth Rogen.

    We're hoping to close on the deal soon, so I hope to hear back from you!

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    • You mean Disney+ where Muppets Now will be streaming.


      if there's ever anything urgent that has to be discussed immediately, the user creating the forum will usually go around and leave messages for the other users.

      That's a very poor system that creates an enormous amount of work for contributors. We all have jobs and lives off of the wiki and we don't want to spend our wiki'ing time doing menial tasks. So, a notification system is pretty important, which is why Special:Forum was developed in the first place.

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    • Muppets Now search results Fandom 2020-07-27

      Is this still happening?

      Also, please forward these search results to the Fandom search team. Appears to be broken again, and probably not conducive to the present ad campaign.

      https://www.fandom.com/?s=muppets+now

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  • "what a dumpster fire of a file name," then a move that includes Trash Heap. Coincidental, but almost had a joke there, son. (It made me laugh anyway.)

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