Hi, just a reminder, when more episode stubs were created, one of the requirements admins discussed was no speculation. While a given letter from an incomplete guide might be a sponsor, we don't know until the sponsors are added later by one of the few admins with the trusted documents. So please avoid that kind of editing. Thanks!
Good to know! I was just going through the Sandbox page for the show's sponsors from Seasons 1-25 that didn't have any listed sponsors when I saw that one, and figured...well...I'm sure you know what I'm getting at. But anyway, my mistake!
Hi Frederic! As Scott is pointing out, your edit summaries in a couple places, such as here, make it sound like you're not completely sure that all the firsts are accounted for. Before you make another similar change, remember to check in some way and make sure that you're sure.
One way you can check if a sketch has a first appearance is by going to an image file page, like this one, to see what pages the image appears on in the About tab. Click on one of the episode pages shown, find the corresponding sketch on the guide and see if it has (First: Episode 0534). Does that make sense?
I do see what you're saying. However, I DID go through several episode pages for all the 70's and 80's pageants and their respective first appearances were indeed confirmed. And seeing how all of Seasons 20-present are fully guided, I figure that the Island pageant's first appearance is correct, also looking at the Prairie puppet used there. I also went through all the Don Music inserts too.
Thanks for clarifying. Your edits summaries made it sound like you weren't sure. I know we're close on a lot of these, but we should still be checking before we make the swap from EKA to First so definitively for an entire table.
Hi, Frederic. As you may have noticed, my list of memories is back on my home page. I just hope to be more careful about certain details for which I inquire (especially sponsor letters/numbers, like we discussed). During this COVID-19 quarantine period (however long it lasts), I'll be following Muppet Wiki a lot, watching as several episodes - especially from past seasons - get newly tabled. However, again, I'll be mindful of the kind and/or amount of input I give. Thanks for your support.
I've heard somewhere (through hearsay, I suppose) that there is (or soon will be) a library of all past episodes of Sesame Street for viewers, but that one must go to an actual 'physical location,' (like Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC or WGBH-TV Studios in Boston MA) to view them. However, with this quarantine and/or set of restrictions imposed on many communities actross the nation regarding travel and visitations, one can wonder if all episodes will be made available online (via YouTube or some other site) to those interested in viewing them. Just a thought. I know that a lot of people (particularly admins) are documenting and tabling past episodes during this time, but also wonder if there will be an opportunity for us to actually view the footage from our own homes, given the situation. Far-fetched as it may sound, again, just a thought, as always!
Though I highly doubt they'll all be available on another site.
As for all the rare episodes that are being guided here, I do have high hopes that once the admins finish guiding every episode the anonymous source has given them access to, other people will get to see them too. (Scott did state "I ask for your patience while we work through this content" in his disclaimer). But for now, we'll just have to wait and see what the future holds. Occasionally Scott will post rare clips on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, and a lot of them are worth checking out (although there are several that have already been on YouTube for years).
OK, Frederic, thank you. While the first link you mentioned specifically refers to material only from Season 15 on and only which can be currently viewed from the Washington and Boston locations, the other items you mention 'raise some sort of hope' that we have a chance to view episodes (especially older ones) and individual clips that have never made it to 'portable' video format yet. Just curious - is the Sesame Street 'hub' which is mentioned on the second link (which will contain various episodes from the first fifty years) a 'free' Web site or a TV channel to which one must have a paid subscription? Just wondering. Again, I'm personally interested in the early years (mostly pre-1980 or so), so hopefully a number of episodes (if not all) from that time frame will 'resurface' soon. Thanks again.
I don't know the exact plan for the episodes coming from the anonymous source. I'm simply just hoping we'll be allowed to see them after the admins are through with guiding them. In the meantime, Scott occasionally posts videos on Facebook and/or Twitter that are worth checking out, although several of them have already been on YT for quite awhile.
As for HBO Max, it is a paid subscription kind of thing, although I'm sure there will be a free trial that will last at least 1 month. I'm sure there will be quite a few episodes from the classic era, and they did say a lot of them will be available for the first time ever.
To pass the time, I am making 'minor' edits which I'm sure nobody will object to. In several episodes involving child 'actors' on Sesame Street, there is a clip involving 'The Kids form a capital I,' as well as 'The Kids form a triangle and a square.' I'm just making 'The Kids' capitalized. However, I also notice that they're called 'The Alphabet Dancers' in certain episodes (with the same picture for the segment). Should we make an 'across-the-board' decision to call them 'The Kids' or 'The Alphabet Dancers,' at least for clips in which they form a letter as opposed to a generic shape? Please let me know. Thanks.
OK, Scott, thanks for clarifying. If I understand correctly, I guess that one has to listen to Maria's voice in the actual clip to hear her say 'Alphabet Dancers.' If she doesn't, then they're 'kids.' As for 'kids,' the capitalization only applies to when they're mentioned on record albums, as opposed to 'generically.' Sorry - I thought these terms/spellings were interchangeable, but as it turns out, not necessarily.
The inserts I've seen at The Alphabet Dancers have all had voiceover dialogue by someone who announces something like, "It's the Alphabet Dancers!" I haven't seen them all and I didn't create that section of the page (it might have been Guillermo or Tony), but if you're concerned about it, you're welcome to start a thread in Special:Forum to discuss it with the community.
OK, Scott, thanks. If I'm really interested, I'll start a thread. In the meantime, I found as many episodes with a segment involving 'the kids' and I changed the capital 'K' back to lowercase. And if the segment says 'Alphabet Dancers,' I'm leaving it as is - for now, at least, until someone else thinks of another way to do things. Thanks again.
Some of the skits listed don't give out enough info. In the case of this video, there are 3: "Wet and Dry song", "Song about summer", and "Bert sings about winter". I just based all 3 of them off the titles and structures, setting, and also looked them up on here.
Ah, gotcha. The way it was phrased suggested some of it could be inaccurate.
Thinking about it now, I want to ask: Did you or anybody else who has access to scripts or video footage from the anonymous source come across a song involving Bert singing about winter? If yes, maybe that's what could have been in the video as opposed to All Dressed Up?
I was going to update the 'List of Sesame Street episodes' page, by changing the 'designation' for Episodes 0321, 0322, and 324 to 'EG|20,' the 'faded' frog's eye, which, as you know, indicates a tabled episode guide, but lacking images for all segments, but apparently you and I got there simultaneously, with you getting there first by a fraction of a second. That's OK - no hard feelings!:)
I any case, it appears that two admins - Shane (Oscarfan) and Guillermo (MuppetVJ) have a 'plan' or 'division of labor' worked out. The latter is concentrating on finishing up tabled episodes in the 'stretch' from Seasons 14 through 19 (as well as adding images to already-tabled episodes in Seasons 20 through 27 or 28), while the former is creating newly tabled episodes in numerical order, starting in Season 3 (now) and assumedly going into Season 4, then 5, etc.
Again, this could all change at a moment's notice, but it seems like this is the devised 'plan' for now as we make progress toward (possibly, just possibly) having a complete Web-based history of Sesame Street (at least in tabled episode guides) by later this year or so. Again, no predictions for now, just hope! Thanks and take care.
You have it backwards- Shane is the former and working on Seasons 14-19 and adding screenshots, while Guille is the latter and working on 3-present, though he could also contribute to what Shane's already working on and vice versa.
In addition, 2 other users: Jon (Jbrangwynne53) and Ian (Drillbit Taylor) also have access to whatever the trusted source has provided.
And bear in mind, you never know what will be available on HBO Max next month, so maybe that will also come in handy with all these episode pages.
According to the edit history on the page for Episode 0916, did you delete the picture I inserted there about Gordon and Olivia singing Quiet Is? Just wondering. If so, was it the wrong picture, or should I 'stay away altogether' from adding pictures to episodes with just one segment identified so far? Again, just curious. Thanks.
The Olivia and Gordon version was first used in Episode 1099. Before that, it was Olivia only, maybe with kids. I don't think that version has been found yet. She may not have even been credited as Olivia yet. (The admins would know better.)