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Subaru Commercial Parody
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(Continued from Edit Summary) Furthermore, the previous "snuggie" article had something to do with being an alternate name for a wedgie... I bet a lot more random people picked out on the street would say that a snuggie is a cult-like monk's outfit/blanket versus a nickname for wedgie. There could be a link to the wedgie article if someone is compelled add it but I consider this page a better use than what it was. User:SoccrFwd13
- Reliable sources are required to establish notability. For example, if the Wall Street Journal did an article about this product, it would make it notable. The current article might be more useful than the redirect, but it still can't be considered notable without sources. Theymos (talk) 11:49, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
Like a Cult
- It is mentioned in the time.com article, but the wording used was somewhat inappropriate. I have changed it. Theymos (talk) 20:43, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
Multiple issues template
I don't think that this article has any of the problems listed in the ArticleIssues template. Two references is plenty for a stub, it doesn't read like an advertisement any more than any other product-related article, and not much more can be said about a piece of fabric sold on TV for $19.99. Theymos (talk) 03:44, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
- It appears to be traced/AutoRotoscoped from a screenshot of a Youtube video of the Snuggie commercial. We could use an actual screenshot from the video under fair use, but free images are preferable and Youtube/getsnuggie.com videos are low-resolution and contain logos and text. The best option would be to get someone with good pictures to release them under a free license. However, I haven't been able to find any high-resolution, acceptable pictures. Theymos (talk) 06:17, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
What are some opinions on the article title? Perhaps the slanket came first but the product is far better known as snuggie thanks to the commercials. WP:NAME tells us to use the most common name --Rtphokie (talk) 14:18, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
- There seem to be numerous trade names for this product and the article was previously not NPOV in that it gave undue preference to just one of them. We need some international perspective too - the Slanket seems to have more presence in the UK (I'm ordering one as it's cold here). And it may be that there's a clothing article into which this should be merged as it's quite similar to a cloak or gown. I'm content with Slanket for now, given that we have a redirect for Snuggie and Snuggies get plenty of mentions in the article. Colonel Warden (talk) 22:42, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
- I prefer Snuggie. It doesn't seem right to group products from different companies into the same article, especially when the Snuggie is responsible for most of the media attention. Theymos (talk) 01:49, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
- I don't know about naming abroad, but here in the U.S., "Snuggie" is by far the most common term. Planninefromouterspace (talk) 04:19, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
- I am continuing to expand the article from numerous sources. I find the Kansas City Star referring to Slanket and Snuggie together as "sleeved blankets". This phrase seems best in that it is clear and neutral. It also follows the guidance of WP:NEO that it is best to "use a title that is a descriptive phrase in plain English". Also, MOS:TM states, "Don't expect readers to know, based on trademarks or brand names, what item is being discussed". Not having been exposed to the TV advertising, I had not heard of either Slanket nor Snuggie before yesterday. The term "sleeved blanket" should be fairly clear to any English speaker immediately so we should prefer it for clarity. Colonel Warden (talk) 09:24, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
- I have split the article. Much of the content on this article was exclusive to the Snuggie, and much of the Snuggie-exclusive information has already been removed. I only had to remove a small amount of text from this page, and I created a larger Snuggie article with little overlap. Theymos (talk) 13:46, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
- Splitting this article is overkill in my opinion. This isn't a matter of a complicated item with a such a rich history that a worldwide perspective cant be handled in a single article. It's a blanket with sleeves in the US and a blanket with sleeves in the UK. Sleeved blanket sounds generic enough to cover all versions (commercial or otherwise) worldwide and any manufacturer specific names could be sufficiently covered in a section of that article.--Rtphokie (talk) 13:54, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
As this is a hot commercial item, we may have trouble with links to sites which have a commercial rather than educational focus. The official sites for Snuggie and Slanket seem reasonable but I am inclined to remove the other external links which are being added. I don't like to be too censorious though - comments from other editors are invited. Colonel Warden (talk) 09:50, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
- I think snuggiesightings.com, snuggievision.com and snuggiepubcrawls.com violate WP:EL, and have removed them. They have very little actual content except for links between the three sites and prominent affiliate links to buy a blanket. Not informational at all. --Bonadea (talk) 08:43, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
New article on the subject
There was an article about this topic in the New York Times today: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/business/media/27adco.html Apparently the "Freedom Blanket" was the earliest (1992?) of this particular design... although I know that I owned a blanket with sleeves formed via snaps years before that as a kid. There's also the "cuddle wrap"; not sure how old that is.--Father Goose (talk) 21:08, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
Why is "kitsch" linked at the bottom? That doesn't seem very unbiased.
I think that this page would benefit from more details about Snuggie the name brand, or perhaps Snuggie should have its own page. I'm curious about how the company itself is doing after the sudden success a few years back, and there doesn't seem to be any Wikipedia article providing details about that. This page has some brief history about the company but overall is a page about sleeved blankets in general. I feel like we need somewhere to provide information specific tot he Snuggie itself, such as the creator, the commercials, the company's success, etc. -KaJunl (talk) 13:11, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
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