I'm thankful that we still get plenty of new articles for The Muppet Mindset each week (even though for the past year it's been uncommon to get any articles on the weekend, and in the last few weeks it seems the Mindset has been skipping at least one other day of the week). There haven't been any new articles for The Mickey Mindset or The Movie Mindset all month (and I have sent in one Mickey Mindset article that's still waiting to be published). There was a recent post where Ryan said that he's been a bit busier lately, but it is interesting considering the Muppet Mindset is the one that doesn't have a co-maintainer and has been getting a lot more posts. Of course, it seems like The Movie Mindset hasn't taken off much. It does feel like a "third creation"*, a term I've thought up where a creator has two successful shows/franchises/whatever, and then the third one (and it doesn't have to be the third one, it can be a success as well) seems to be overlooked/underrated. It seems like it got a lot of articles at first, but then seems to get one new post a week (if any). Of course I've been having a bit of trouble coming up with articles, though there are some ideas I've had that I just haven't sent in yet. But it seems like those articles get less comments on the main page, less Facebook comments and likes, and that one uses the same e-mail address as The Muppet Mindset while The Mickey Mindset has its own (in fact I think the e-mail was mentioned when the new website was announced on The Muppet Mindset and Mickey Mindset but I can't find anywhere on The Movie Mindset that mentions the e-mail address, so maybe some people don't know who to send articles to). * A few examples of "third creations": Seth MacFarlane's animation shows - Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show. Cleveland is the only one that's no longer in production, having just enough episodes for syndication. Though it seems like a lot of people in general (including myself) prefer Cleveland to American Dad, and as Dr. Tooth has pointed out, The Cleveland Show has a lot more merchandise than American Dad, which only has a few items besides DVDs, and most of the merchandise came out when the show was new. I was going to list Jay Ward's most successful shows - Crusader Rabbit, Bullwinkle, and George of the Jungle - but then I realized that although George of the Jungle is the shortest-lived of those shows (only one season), Crusader Rabbit is the least known of those shows. The other two have had many video releases and reruns, and have also had theatrical adaptations. Crusader Rabbit hasn't had a movie adaptation, I don't know when the last time the show was rerun, and as far as I know the only home video collection was a limited release (due to some kind of lawsuit). Bullwinkle is clearly the most popular of the Jay Ward shows. But on the subject of George of the Jungle, the three main shorts from the show - George of the Jungle, Super Chicken, and Tom Slick - seem to apply (despite all being Jay Ward creations). George is most popular (being the featured attraction), Super Chicken is close in popularity but not as much, and Tom Slick seems to be something nobody thinks about unless they think about George of the Jungle. In fact the book Cult TV has sections on both George of the Jungle and Super Chicken in a chapter on either lost of underground cults, even though Super Chicken was never its own series. And now to a more relevant "third creations" thing. There's Jim Henson's three main properties - The Muppets, Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock. The Muppets and Sesame Street are almost equally popular, while Fraggle Rock seems to be the least-popular. It gets the least amount of attention in biographies and documentaries on Jim Henson, the Fraggle presence in crossovers between the three is generally less than the Muppet or Sesame presence (though I think the Fraggle presence in Jim Henson's Musical World was almost equal to Sesame Street), and some of it might have to do with Fraggle Rock having debuted on HBO while The Muppet Show and Sesame Street were more widely accessible, in addition to those getting movies and television specials while FR did not. On a similar note, you could say the same about the three Jim Henson Productions-produced movies from the Creature Shop, with The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth being most popular, and The Witches seeming to be less popular. Of course The Witches was based on a book, but I feel it's underrated. I don't think it has the cult status of the other two, it's the one of the three not directed by Jim Henson, it seems less like a fantasy world, and unlike the other two The Witches doesn't constantly have new DVD and Blu-ray releases every few years. I think it's only had one DVD release. But then again, Warner Bros. owns the rights to that film, while Sony owns Labyrinth and has had the video rights to The Dark Crystal since 1999, so clearly Sony sees them as more profitable than Warner does The Witches.