Talk:A Rugrats Chanukah

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:A Rugrats Chanukah/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: CTJF83 chat 21:02, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

  • What makes this episode a special? Is it because it is Chanukah related, or is it just 1 - half hour story, instead of 2 - 15 minute stories?
  • "The babies listen and place themselves as the people featured in the story." This just doesn't read right to me. Perhaps remove "themselves as the people" or something like "...listen and pretend they are the people featured in the story".
  • "rededicate themselves into the Holy Temple" is "into" a grammar error, or is there some Jewish ceremony where into is the appropriate word?
  • The first sentence in the 2nd paragraph is a long run-on and needs to be broken down.
  • Is there any specific reason given as to why the VHS was pushed back to '98? If not, it's not a big deal
  • It says CBS broadcast it at 8:30 pm, is this Eastern time?
  • When it says it is one of the most popular episode, the reference is a Jewish book. Possible conflict of interest? Also, does it give a reason why they say the episode is popular, being a Jewish book, are they saying it is popular among Jews, or everyone?
    • They're saying it's one of the most critically acclaimed episode of the series, which from the review, you can see is accurate. I think the claim is actually researched so it isn't a conflict of interest. The Flash {talk} 22:16, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
      • If they are saying "critically acclaimed" instead of popular, you should change that. CTJF83 chat 22:33, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
          • Paraphrasing a bit, the book says "Two of the most popular Rugrats episodes focus on Jewish holidays." It just says that they are among the most popular episodes of the series. The Flash {talk} 22:52, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
  • ...."compared to that of newer Rugrats episodes, was 'plenty of dirt and some digital artifacts'." What does he mean plenty of dirt?
    • Unsure, how do you want me to clear it up? The Flash {talk} 22:16, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
      • Reading the reference, it looks like he is saying the episode doesn't look good on DVD, with some distortion. Perhaps it should be removed then, because he is judging the quality on DVD, not the episode as a whole. CTJF83 chat 22:33, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Having nothing to do with this article, for the TV Guide top holiday specials, is The Simpsons episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" listed at all?
    • I think so, I'll have to check though... The Flash {talk} 22:16, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Overall, another great job! CTJF83 chat 22:04, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the review! :) The Flash {talk} 22:16, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Not a problem, passing CTJF83 chat 23:02, 9 November 2009 (UTC) CHEESE!

Notes following my copy edit[edit]

Just gave this article a copyeditor's once-over. The prose looks in decent shape to me. A few questions, or areas for clarification:

  • "Paul Germain, co-creator of Rugrats, responded by suggesting a Passover special instead, describing it as a "funny idea.""

I don't have access to the cited article, and am a woeful shiksa, so I can't tell: was Germain describing the general idea of a Passover episode as funny, or had he particularly had a funny idea for one?

  • Similarly, in the "controversy" sections - it sounds as though the "dumbfounded" and "absurd" lines are direct quotes from Hecht - is that so? When writing about controversies it is good to avoid paraphrase, so I'd like to check that these are the precise words Mr. Hecht used.

Otherwise this reads pretty clearly to me. Well done, contributors. Gonzonoir (talk) 14:06, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Links to videos[edit]

I've added links to the full episode at Nick.com. Nice to see this run on Chanukah.Smallman12q (talk) 12:25, 21 December 2011 (UTC)