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Muppet Wiki

Discussion in 'On the Web' started by GelflingWaldo, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. GelflingWaldo New Member

    Alright, here it is the craziest Muppet project yet - Muppet Wiki, an online database of information about Jim Henson and the Muppets. Danny Horn, webmaster of ToughPigs.com, has launched the Muppet Wiki and it is an amazing project. It's an offshoot of Wikipedia, and it works the same way -- Muppet Wiki is a collaborative project to create an encyclopedia for everything related to Jim Henson and the Muppets. The Wiki format allows anyone to create, edit, or add to an article, so we can all work together to create a comprehensive database of Muppet information.

    Muppet Wiki's only been active for a short time, and for the past 4-days I’ve been hopelessly addicted – adding all kinds of information from chronicling Muppet commercials and talk show spots, to adding episode guides for "Muppets Tonight" and details on an obscure jug-band member. It's a really fun and informative project. Plus, it's the kind that will get better when more people are involved. Together we can all come together and create the best database of Muppet knowledge. So check out the new Muppet Wiki, and have fun!

    Source: http://muppetnewsflash.blogspot.com/
  2. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Count me in! I'll head over there tomorrow, and start shoving my oar in!

    EDIT: Ok, so, I added a Beauregard page. Will try to add in more pictures and content on that tomorrow. Also, i have put a load of quotes on the VMC page.
  3. theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Moi has just added a very detailed description into Uncle Deadly's section. I will be adding more.
  4. Gonzo14 Active Member

    this site is awesome
  5. Erine81981 Active Member

    How do you add pictures and all?
  6. Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    I think it is great so far, but I do not see any Uncle Deadly info. How long do articles take to get on to the site? Also, what do I have to do to get something submitted?
  7. theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    My Uncle Deadly info seems to have dissapeared...I don't know what's going on...I think I'll e-mail Danny Horn.
  8. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Sometimes what one person adds will be taken off by another, though I see no reason for them to remove Uncle Deadly info...

    I had this idea, all changes made by MCers should be documented (and linked) here so we can go check the articles without searching for new stuff all the time.

    EDIT: Looks liek Uncle Deadly dissapeared completely...
  9. GelflingWaldo New Member

    Prawncraker, the Uncle Deadly page is still there and listed, looking at the history you accidently removed the category tag that tells the database to list the page under Muppet characters so it was there, just not listed anywhere. I re-added the code and it is listed with all your additions.
  10. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Well done Slueth man!

    So, anyway, I've spent all afternoon at the place and have added a whole bunch of quotes here and there, updated the Beau page...had some nice chats with the ever patient Danny...stuff like that.

    I love this project!
  11. theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much GelfingWaldo.

    So far I've added info. on Camila the Chicken and Bunsen, and right now I'm adding pictures to all the Muppet Action Figures.
  12. Erine81981 Active Member

    I want to help but I want to put in pictures. Can someone help me? I don't know how to put the pictures in.
  13. theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Surely Kyle, on the left hand side, near the bottom of the page, there's a button that says "Upload file" and then just upload your file. But make sure to give a description of the pic you upload.
  14. zns Active Member

    This website has so much info on things that we have really tried to look for. I am loving every bit of it.:) :excited:
  15. redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    It is really cool. I could spend hours looking through all the information! Unfortunately I don't have the hours to spend doing that! Oh well, like I said, it is really cool I hope to look up something new everyday!
  16. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Added more quotes, images, and all aroudn info! This is such a cool place to be! And it's great to work on a joint MC/TP project!
  17. bigbirdfan New Member

    Here's the page about Frank Oz!!!


    Richard Frank Oznowicz: May 25, 1944 - present
    Frank was born in England in 1944, and moved to America when he was five. He joined the Henson company in 1963, as a right hand for Rowlf. He was then nineteen years old. It took him four years to work up the courage to do his own voices for his characters.
    Starting in mid-1990's, after 30+ years of faithful Muppeteering, Frank started to transition himself away from his Muppet duties to focus on directing. He occasionally performs his characters on Sesame Street, but most of his classic characters, like Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Animal, Sam Eagle, Bert, Grover and others have been recast to other performers - mainly Eric Jacobson.
    Table of contentsshowTocToggle("show","hide") [showhide] 1 Puppeteer Credits

    2 Director Credits

    3 Trivia

    4 Awards & Honors

    5 Quotes


    [edit]
    Puppeteer Credits

    [edit]
    Director Credits

    Henson Projects
    Non-Henson Projects
    • Horrible Bosses
    • The Stepford Wives
    • The Score
    • Bowfinger
    • In & Out
    • The Indian in the Cupboard
    • HouseSitter
    • What About Bob?
    • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    • Little Shop of Horrors

    [edit]
    Trivia

    • His birth name was Richard Frank Oznowicz.
    • Had an on screen cameo in the Great Muppet Caper, in the Press Office when Gonzo shouts "Stop the Presses!"
    • Kermit asks the Wizard of Oz if he is related to Frank Oz in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
    • First met Jim Henson at the Puppeteers of America festival in, 1961 at the age of 17.
    [edit]
    Awards & Honors

    1974
    • Daytime Emmy for Individual Achievement in Children's Programming for Sesame Street.
    1976
    • Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming for Sesame Street.
    1979
    • Daytime Emmy for Individual Achievement in Children's Programming for Sesame Street.
    1983
    1998
    • American Comedy Awards Creative Achievement Award
    2002
    • Art Directors Guild Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award
    Date Unknown
    • Recipient of the Connor Award given by the brothers of the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity based out of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Frank is also an honorary brother of the fraternity.
    [edit]
    Quotes

    • "The biggest problems with movies are expectations."
    • "Piggy is certainly hard, but that's just part of the job. I don't even think about it. She's also hard because I have to reach down into the feminine part of myself and bring that up. It's not just the surface with her. There are a lot of neuroses in her. So I have to come from a different place with Piggy."
    • "I'd like to read a book sometime. I've never read a book before. That'd be an adventure. I understand they have pages and everything. Yeah, I've got to do that sometime."
    • "Growing up it was girls and sports. That was the interest, mainly. I never wanted to be a puppeteer."
    • "In order to be a star performer you have to have someone to play against."
    Retrieved from "http://muppet.wikicities.com/wiki/Frank_Oz"
    Categories: Muppet Performers | Directors
  18. OverUnderAround New Member

    As of right now the Muppet Wiki home page is covered with adult links! Not Good.
  19. OverUnderAround New Member

    Whew! Glad to see someone removed them!:)
  20. The Count Moderator

    OK... Looks like someone stole... er, borrowed my idea.
    Well, never mind, it'll all be good for when I finally can devote my time to taking the Muppet Listing research full-time and into hardcore research, converting and publishing it all as the Muppet Universe.

    My fear with a project like this one though, is that it operates just like Wicapedia... Anyone can add or delete submissions, you can get pernicious ads like the ones mentioned by OverUnderAround, the reliability and responsability of the information posted isn't 100% completely true.
    Putting aside my grudge with Danny for discouraging me from joining TP's forum, I'm just gonna let you guys go at it for now. Will make my work less strenuous when/if I finally make it there.

    Hope everyone has a good time at that place though.

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