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I put a cite tag on this sentence: "Boyd used his relationship with fellow performer Kevin Clash to connect the studio with Sesame Street." This is behind-the-scenes info that needs to be sourced. Also, the way that the sentence is written has a weird connotation -- "used his relationship" almost implies impropriety. -- Danny (talk) 18:57, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
- Yeah, I think what was meant was "used his connections," i.e. networking and having an in, which has happened before. Looking at the history, Brad added that and I can't find anything elsewhere on the Wiki. *But* around the time the first Traction Jackson short debuted, there were a couple articles about the studio and I think I *may* have read something about Boyd, Magnetic Dreams, and Sesame (not sure if it mentioned Clash or not). At least one has since been pulled, but I'll look around. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 19:00, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
- Aha. Okay, looking around some more, Brad apparently reworded it from this sentence on Traction Jackson: "The Traction Jackson shorts are produced by the Tennessee-based studio Magnetic Dreams. The studio's creative director is Muppet performer Rickey Boyd, who used his friendship with Kevin Clash to arrange for his company to win the assignment." That itself could probably be reworded (it makes it sound like a fixed sporting event), but it's clearer than the original statement. The source, which I'd added myself, was an article in The Tennessean, but that's been pulled. I'll see if I can find an archived version or a transcript from the print copy and so on with a quote or something that reads better. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 19:04, 18 October 2008 (UTC)