This thread has brought up the possibility that the character's last name could be the German name Schimmelpfennig (which, loosely translated, means "mold penny"). Anyone else think so? --MuppetVJ 21:38, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
- I don't. One, that's just some random fan's opinion/guess. Two, there seems to be a much better source on the spelling. I'm not sure who uploaded it, but someone uploaded the shooting script for "Friend in Need." It definitely appears to be typed from the real thing, with copyright notices, goals, etc., and uses the spelling "Ned Shimmelfinney." In light of which, although it's mildly possible that the name wasn't spelled consistently by the writers, I'm in favor of moving it to reflect the "e." -- Andrew Leal (talk) 21:46, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Unseen is now Seen!
My worldview is shattered! Combing through the Season 1 DVDs, I found the image to the right. Ned's hand, giving Doc a petition in "Finger of Light." So, must Ned now give up his status as an unseen character, based on one hand? Mr. Callahan is treated as a seen character, and only his hands are shown, but they're on display on a regular basis, and this may still be Ned's only appearance. Thoughts? --Andrew, Aleal 06:06, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
- All I can do is confirm that this was indeed his only on-screen appearance. -- Jog 09:20, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
- I think the essence of the character is that he's unseen. A stray hand is immaterial. -- Danny Toughpigs 21:56, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
- I actually knew about that hand spot when I created this article, which is why I originally said "Shimmelfinny's face has never been seen onscreen." But I think he's still unseen at heart. -Ryan PrawnRR 23:49, 24 March 2006 (UTC)