Talk:Caroll Spinney

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Media appearances[edit]

Incidentally, Caroll Spinney was mentioned in the 12 November 2006 Something Positive webcomic. Wyvern 02:35, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Body discovered on Property[edit]

I'm relatively new on the editing front, but is it normal to have such tangential (not to mention, grisly) information on a Bio page? The first paragraph, at most, should've sufficed I think. EDIT: Death didn't actually on the property, plus it was apparently an accident. Like I said, I'm new at this :) Willcb 05:08, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

I agree with you -- it's got little if anything to do with the biography of the person who is the subject of this page. The section should either be substantially reduced, or removed altogether.Larry Dunn 20:08, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
If the section grows enough, it could become a separate article, presumably Scott Deojay. His sentencing is today - serendipity that I was here. --EarthPerson 17:14, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

I agree with Willcb. The extent to which the "Body Discovered on Property" section is unecessary. I think putting the first few sentences noting Caroll Spinney's connection (it was his property and his employee) are sufficiant enough. Any more makes it seem like he was more involved than what was said. SkittlzAnKomboz 03:15, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 17:46, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Born at age 74?[edit]

I notice from the info-box that Spinney was apparently born at the age of 74. Perhaps we might start a category for famous people who were born at an advanced age. Laozi, for example, was born at the age of 80. --Dawud —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:40, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Caroll Spinney's Original Birth Name[edit]

Is it true that Caroll Spinney's original birth name (if according to his birth certificate) was really Carol Edwin Spinney (his first name originally had one "l" at the end; and he added the extra "l" after leaving high school)?

According to YouTube poster A1l2l2e2n4 (see this link to find out why), that's the way it had looked. WikiPro1981X (talk) 05:43, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Can someone make sense of this?[edit]

I've removed these sentences because I don't understand them:

Also thanks to Spinney, the Muppet interactions with kids, and Miles Robinson is even around. He nearly was killed in an on-set fire in Season 1, but a camera man saved the studio and the people in it.

Please readd if you know what they mean. (talk) 03:51, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

82 episodes over 40 year span?[edit]

This seems unlikely. Could someone please clean this up? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:52, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Done. Tschow (talk) 05:52, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Shuttle flight mention removal[edit]

NASA would confirm Spinney's assertion of being assigned to STS-51, ergo I think it merits removal. 2601:151:C301:1D90:C048:7CC2:A5CE:E202 (talk) 16:38, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

  • Questions:
a) What does "NASA would confirm Spinney's assertion" mean?
That's a typo - should read "won't" 2601:151:C301:1D90:C048:7CC2:A5CE:E202 (talk) 03:49, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
b) If you support its removal ("ergo I think it merits removal") why do you keep restoring it? Quis separabit? 16:44, 30 May 2016 (UTC)
I haven't restored it. Someone else did, and urged a "Talk" page discussion on the matter. 2601:151:C301:1D90:C048:7CC2:A5CE:E202 (talk) 03:49, 31 May 2016 (UTC)