Talk:500 Keys

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Former good article nominee500 Keys was a Media and drama good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
May 23, 2011Good article nomineeNot listed

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:500 Keys/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: J Milburn (talk) 22:57, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

I'm afraid that this article is a long way from ready for GA status. We have a number of decent articles on Simpsons episodes; take a look at Category:FA-Class The Simpsons articles for some great articles, or Category:GA-Class The Simpsons articles for something a little more achievable. Here are some issues which warrant consideration:

  • As the cleanup notice says, the plot section is too long. Two or three, maybe four at a push, paragraphs is all you need. Cut out unwarranted details; this article is not just here to rehash what happened in the episode.
  • The lead section is far too short. The lead should serve as a summary of the article as a whole; at the moment, it includes details not found elsewhere in the prose, while ignoring the content of most of the rest of the article.
  • In some places, the writing is a little sloppy. Phrases like "getting busted" should be avoided, while the "cultural references" section just seems to be a list.
  • What makes reliable?
  • Surely, there are more sources out there? More reviews? What about DVD commentaries? At the moment, there is very little by way of reviews and the production section is sorely lacking. The production section and the reception section are probably the most important- anyone can get the plot from watching it, and the cultural references section is a little trivial. They're the sections you should be focussing on.
  • I'm sure you're aware, but the only image in the article has been nominated for deletion.

I'm afraid I am failing the article at this time, because it is a long way from ready for GA status. See if you're able to work on my comments above, particularly concerning expansion, and this article will be closer to ready. I'm available to offer advice/another read through if you want; feel free to contact me on my talk page. J Milburn (talk) 23:19, 23 May 2011 (UTC)


As well as the solo violin theme accompanying the credits, Lisa is also shown playing a violin rather than a saxophone in the title sequence. -- (talk) 23:38, 21 January 2015 (UTC)