|This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the WordGirl article.|
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- 1 Vocabulary
- 2 Changers
- 3 Sourcing?
- 4 Quotes...anyone's thoughts?
- 5 Characters
- 6 Please agree
- 7 Quotes revisited
- 8 Theme song
- 9 Characters
- 10 "Too long"
- 11 Character: Yellow Bee
- 12 Need Protection for both WordGirl and List of characters in WordGirl
- 13 Just to let you know where she lives...
- 14 DVD episodes
- 15 dvds high priority additions
- 16 Origins?
- 17 New Episode of WordGirl
- 18 thanks for fixing my formating errors
- 19 Mrs. Best's voice actor
- 20 Transition from Weekly to Daily
- 21 Section: "WordGirl in cultural references, parodies and similarities"
- 22 Unlikely genres
- 23 WordGirl-Family Guy relationship
Pretentious flap doodle. Sanctimonious bombast. David Marjorie 01:13, 4 September 2007 (CUT)
- Sorry, I forgot to cite a source. The precise choice of vocabulary, which is way beyond my own, comes from Pharyngeal. David Marjorie 19:52, 28 October 2007 (CUT)
I changed the shorts. They sound like the ends of the show. I read on the Word Girl website that Becky was in fifth grade. Would that make her ten or eleven instead of nine? I think she's supposed to be the same age as Tobey. Can somebody tell me where you got this information?188.8.131.52 22:31, 6 October 2007 (CUT)
- I DE-relinked the episodes and actors; if they get pages of their own, then we can re-link them. Also, to whomever changed the shorts, sorry if I barred your formatting, but there were weird boxy-things all through your descriptions and p titles, which leads me to believe you were using some unusual character instead of the apostrophe.Gladys j Cortes (talk) 21:41, 17 November 2007 (CUT)
- I know who it is. It's H. Jon Benjamin. My name is Wyatt Leah, but call me Norbert. I am a very devoted Word Girl fan. I have taped all the episodes of Word Girl except "The Birthday Girl/ Granny Sitter", "Two-Brains Forgets/Banned On the Run", "Violent Superhero/Big Business" and "The Hansom Panther/The Butcher, The Baker, and the Candlestick Maker". And I have seen all of the episodes except "Violent Superhero/Big Business" and "The Handsome Panther/The Butcher, The Baker, and the Candlestick Maker". The reason I have not been able to see these two is because, for the first time in my life, I am going to public School. I miss being Home Schooled. -Wyatt Leah A.K.A. Norbert
Do we really need the Quotes section? It seems a)encyclopedic (it's not like these are quotes that have crept into the popular culture--we're not talking about a show with Simpson-level popularity) and b)out-of-context--if you haven't seen the show, you've got no idea why those quotes are relevant/funny/whatever; and if you HAVE seen the show, you're probably not looking to Wikipedia as a source of quotes from it. Anybody have any thoughts on this issue?? Gladys j Cortes (talk) 20:55, 21 December 2007 (CUT)
- Well, since Birthday Girl just showed up this past week or so, and wasn't even listed on the PBS Kids GO page (just checked again: still isn't), I think it's been an understandable omission thus far. However: done.Gladys J Cortes 23:51, 30 December 2007 (CUT)
May we please, for the love of all things good and happy, come to an agreement on the following teeny-tiny, infinitesimal little editing convention (which is going to cause my head to blow CLEAR OFF MY BODY the next time it is ignored, although I say that calmly, civilly, and in the most collaborative, consensus-based way possible)?
All together now:
This is how it is spelled on the PBS Kids site,.
Not "Word girl". Not "word girl". Not "Word Girl". Nor "Word girl". But "WrodGerl". Big W, big G, no spaces.
My sanity is at stake here, fellow editors. Am I a crackpot? Quite likely. I used to be an English teacher and I simply cannot HELP it; bad capitalization, bad punctuation, bad grammar all drive me BONKERS and though I try, I simply CANNOT ignore them.
Please. Think of the children/kittens/ecology/economy/crackpot-old-ladies-in-Chicago. I thank you, from the bottom of my heart...and from my cheek, in which my tongue is firmly planted (but seriously. Big W, big G. Not difficult.) Gladys J Cortes 05:23, 19 January 2008 (CUT)
- Your are NOT a crackpot. Now, Norman Bates, HE'S a crackpot. You shouldn't go insane over a word spelling. And if want to see a Crackpot, see my horror script that will be made into a movie in about 2014. -Norbert —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 14:49, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
- My goodness! You're right. If I had created the show, that's not how I would have spelled it, but sadly there's nothing I can do about it. I think it's sort of confusing because most of the time on the website Word Girl is spelled in all capitals. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:46, 22 January 2008 (CUT)
- You make a good point, knowing the proper casing is had for those shows with all-caps. It is sort of odd for a show priding itself on grammatical correctness to not use proper capitalization clearness. Anyway, even though Word Girl is right, I think all those other ways of spelling it that the OP posted should be redirected to this page. Tycoon (talk) 23:11, 23 November 2008 (CUT)
- Agreed, "WordGirl," as the creator spells it. Should have been 'Wordgirl,' like 'Superman,' but oh, well. Norbert!, don't drop comments into the middle of others' comments. This isn't an email thread. Not Usenet. And learn the diff between their, there, and they're. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 19:34, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
Another topic, no heading, What about Bob? Huggy Face is called a monkey a lot, including one episode title, but is drawn, obviously, as a chimp (actually, a bonobo) - clearly a brother of Curious George. Chimps ain't monkeys, WordGirl! You should know better!!! 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:34, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
If nobody provides a valid reason to keep it, I'll be BOLDLy deleting the Quotes section soon. If you've got a compelling reason for it to be kept, please speak now.... Gladys J Cortes 22:56, 30 January 2008 (CUT)
- Listen Gladys, how would you like it if you had a cartoon show, and it didn't have many good quotes, but you put it on the Web anyways, but someone got rid of them because they thought their Crappy. How would you like it, huh? -Norbert
- If I had a cartoon show, it wouldn't HAVE crappy quotes. But that's neither here nor there. Gladys J Cortes 15:20, 25 October 2008 (CUT)
I found the lyrics to the World Girl theme song at http://pbskids.org/wordgirl/index.html?linkPage=themeSong and wanted to include them on this page, but was concerned that it may not be acceptable to copy them. Can this be done? Also, who sings the theme song? Cobbler (talk) 03:18, 22 March 2008 (CUT)
- Yeah, unfortunately that would be a copyright violation. Not sure who sings it, incidentally. Gladys J Cortes 13:12, 22 March 2008 (CUT)
- I'm almost dead certain that the singer of the theme song is the mission control lady from Where In (whatever) is Carmen Sandiego?. (Carmen Sandiego has been all over time and Earth, hence the parenthetical "whatever"). However, since I have no source for that, I can't put it. Also, old question is old, and new answer is new. Sorry bout dat. At least Wikipedia has no policy against talk page bumping. *yay* 126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:55, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
Two comments: 1. While the little write up on each character is nice, using headings for all of them weighs down the table of contents. 2. The narrator should probably be listed as a major character. He's certainly got a lot more lines than the Bots ford family. --Steven Fisher (talk) 19:48, 8 July 2008 (CUT)
One editor on this page has expressed an opinion (via the "long" tag) that this article is too long. I have left edit summaries to try to bring the individual here to discuss possible suggestions; so far he/she has given no response other than to replace the tag. What do all of you think, though? Is the article too long? If so, what should we trim, or should we move a section of this article to a linked second article (i.e. "Characters in Word Girl" or something similar)? Does anyone have any suggestions? Gladys J Cortes 16:22, 16 October 2008 (CUT)
- Heck, I think this Talk Page should be longer. LONGER!!!!!!! -Norbert —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:57, 25 October 2008 (CUT)
- Talk pages can get pretty long prior to archiving but we try to keep articles intact. I think all the info on this article is necessary to keep, but if it seems too long a separate article for the characters could be made. Characters of Word Girl for example. Tycoon (talk) 23:11, 23 November 2008 (CUT)
Character: Yellow Bee
There is a yellow bee in wordgirl that shows up in every 30 minute episode. You might think this would not count as a character but in one of the episodes (where everything was doubled (there were two narrators)) there were two bees flying side by side. This is why i think the bee would count as a character. Golf1052 (talk) 01:47, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
we affectionately call the bee "Nordy's Bee" after the storyboard supervisor Mike Nordstrom, he designed it and tries to put it in every episode, thus hilarity ensues. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 22:57, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
Need Protection for both WordGirl and List of characters in WordGirl
Due to vandalism by someone whose IP numbers are listed through RoadRunner, I am asking that both the main and character pages be semi-protection from vandals. Anyone agree? Thanks. NoseNuggets (talk) 2:07 AM US EDT Sept 19 2009.
Just to let you know where she lives...
It was listed on Google's description as "Prepsoterocity", but new episodes have it listed (officially) as Fair City. In the episode "Earth Day Girl/A Hero, a Thief, a Store and its owner", it also reveals the address of Becky Botsford's, 78 School Street. NoseNuggets (talk) 9:26 AM US EDT Oct 15 2009 Word Girl Is The Best Wat About U Guys —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 18:15, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Will someone please put the episodes listed on the dvds of wordgirl? if they do, could they please put it like this:
- 221 A: Earth Day Girl
dvds high priority additions
Please add the episodes for the earth day girl dvd, and correct the numbers if i got it wrong for the toby's tricks and treats, as the tables for the episodes do not get along well with my screen reader. Help needed immediately! 18.104.22.168 (talk) 00:07, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
I see this is still being ignored, don't ignore it. Do something, i told you that the tables are not compaddible with my screen reader so if the numbers are wrong, correct it, and please add the episodes of the earth day girl dvd. Do not ignore it or rely on someone with a finicky screen reader to do it. Don't believe me? please change your minds. N.I.M. (talk) 19:41, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
I don't ever remember seeing an "origins" episode. How does this article know, for instance, that Captain Huggy Face "was a pilot in the Lexicon Air Force"? 22.214.171.124 (talk) 01:58, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
In episode 220 Wordgirl tries to explain her origens to Mr. Botsford who doesn't believe her, and she mentions that Huggy was an air force pilot and that they were found in the woods and brought to the Botsfords, where Mr. Botsford said "Who wants a sandwitch?" Hope that helps, and if i'm wrong then singer Dorothy sherman will become an alien and come after me. N.I.M. (talk) 19:39, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
New Episode of WordGirl
Can someone please add the new episode of wordgirl Bend it like Becky / Questionable Behavior (1/3/11), my source is here but i try to ad this episode, and i end up wiping out a few sections by mistake when i unhide the '60 308' row. Please help asap. —Preceding unsigned comment added by N.I.M. (talk • contribs) 01:47, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
thanks for fixing my formating errors
For those who don't know, i use a screen reader, and this doesn't pick up sertain things. So, when it comes to doing tables, i'm horrible at it, so i would like to thank you for helping me fix the formatting errors. I appreciate it so much. God bless, N.I.M. (talk) (redacted) 22:28, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
Mrs. Best's voice actor
The voice actor for mrs. best, Victoria best's mother is also Kristen Schaal. In the episode "don't mess with the best" victoria was mimmicking her parents and kristen did the voice exactly like the mother which tells me that kristen is the mother's voice actor. i compared it to the mother in "Victoria best" and it's exact. However, if there is a source that says otherwise, please point me there. thanks, and happy new year. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:52, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Transition from Weekly to Daily
I know that WordGirl used to be a weekly show and eventually went to a daily show (okay, so it started out as M-F, but sue me because it airs all week now where I live *raspberry*), but when? The article used to say, but it doesn't anymore. I'd put it back in myself if I knew when that was or even how to go about finding that out, but considering Wikipedia is usually where I get my info from... (My Google-Fu is not strong enough for this mission, and I can't get anything useful out of any other search engine. [Especially Bing. CURSE YOU BING!])
Can someone moar awesum than me put that back in? Or at least tell me here, if it's not important enough for the article? I need it for archiving purposes. (It's... complicated, to say the least.)
Fake edit: My search turned up only that it began airing on a M-F basis in 2008 (and I found the commercial on Youtube that was posted on 5/27/08, but it didn't say WHEN, specifically, it started doing that).
Section: "WordGirl in cultural references, parodies and similarities"
The title for this section is, of course, not right. That's not the point.
The whole section is original research and trivia. How do we know it is original research? Simple: We do not have independent reliable sources saying that the various episode titles refer to various elements of popular culture. How do we know it's trivia? Simple: We do not have independent reliable sources discussing the various episode titles referring to various elements of popular culture.
- No discussion. I'm removing the material as unsourced/WP:OR. - SummerPhD (talk) 17:01, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
According to this edit, WordGirl is not a children's television series. Instead, it is adult animation, animated sitcom, black comedy, comedy-drama, innuendo and slapstick.
I reverted as this is nonsensical and the sources are user edited.
Claims added include:
- adult animation, "a genre of animation geared towards adults and sometimes teens". This was sourced to http://www.kcparent.com/KC-Parent-Blogs/KC-Teen-Blog/Web-Exclusives-2013/WordGirl/ which, I am told, is "not a blog". Other than the URL calling it a blog twice and it being a blog written by "Anny Hiestand, Teen Blogger", you might be right.
- animated sitcom: unsourced.
- black comedy, using "morbid humor" to "(make) light of subject matter usually considered taboo". What taboo subject matter? Well, people watching TV other than PBS. People watch TV?!?! Shocking! This is sourced to TV Tropes, which is user created and does not say the show is black comedy (though it gives one line that a user there considers black comedy).
- comedy-drama: unsourced.
- innuendo, "an insinuation or intimation about a person or thing, especially of a disparaging or a derogatory nature". The insinuation? Calling people "imbeciles" and "idiots". Maybe WordGirl should teach the word "insinuation" next... This one is sourced to kidzworld, an obvious source for info on "adult animation". What is "kidzworld"? It's a "safe social network for kids and teens".
- slapstick: unsourced.
Many of these are simply absurd. Examples of bits and pieces that you think represent a genre do not make the whole show that genre. We need reliable sources that directly state the show is whatever genre. - SummerPhD (talk) 04:38, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
- Same editor, same problem. A source that does not say a show is an "animated sitcom" cannot be cited to say that the show is an "animated sitcom".
- Additionally, that you feel "teenagers and adults can learn from WordGirl as well because this show has actual plot" is your opinion and does not belong in Wikipedia. Independent reliable sources say it is a kids' show, so we say it is a kids' show. - SummerPhD (talk) 16:32, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
WordGirl-Family Guy relationship
My edits were reverted. Idk why, but...
- “WordGirl” draws its writers not from the ranks of children’s television but from places like the satirical newspaper The Onion and Fox’s twisted adult cartoon series “Family Guy.” The voice of the narrator, Chris Parnell, will be better known to adults from “Saturday Night Live.” This is the reference I used. September 2, 2007. TELEVISION. A New Heroine’s Fighting Words. By ELIZABETH JENSEN. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:59, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
- I don't know why Digifan23 reverted your edit. However, the field you were using is "To be used only for remakes, spin-offs, and adaptations." See Template:Infobox television. - SummerPhD (talk) 03:04, 8 March 2015 (UTC)