Talk:SpongeBob SquarePants (season 8)/GA1

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Reviewer: ChrisGualtieri (talk · contribs) 05:46, 2 January 2014 (UTC) I'll take this. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 05:46, 2 January 2014 (UTC) Good Article Checklist

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  • Disambig links:OK
  • External links: Several minor issues
  • Reference check:
  1. The Nation Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations - Changes domain
  2. Viacom's SpongeBob Crisis (info) [wsj.com] - changes path
  3. Dora, SpongeBob Swap Sides in Fickle Web-Video World (info) [wsj.com] - changes path
  4. Spongebob Squarepants - Season 8 (info) [jbhifionline.com.au] - Times out sometimes according to the Checklinks, but I think this is a more questionable source. I'm willing to take it for the Region 4 release citation though. It's sometimes the only online form of verification possible.
  5. COLUMN: Do you remember Bill Fagerbakke? He's a star - is a column and is not really reliable.
  6. 19 Celebrities You Might Not Have Known Did Voice-Overs On “SpongeBob SquarePants” - is a clear case of WP:CIRCULAR as it points directly to Wikipedia and cannot be used. You will need to cite them in a different fashion.
  7. The NYT link to Fulcher's biography [1] is not reliable, it may be hosted on reliable news source, but this is culled from various sources and is not even as good as TVguide. Please replace this one as well.

Comments: This article is in rougher shape with the sources than I would have first expected, but its not that bad. The image issue is not present, and that is a good sign, but I disagree with the large portraits of Goodman and Samberg being used when they only had a small role. The one for Todd Juenger is also rather questionable.

  • "During the season's run, SpongeBob SquarePants became the Nickelodeon series with most episodes, surpassing Rugrats with 172 episodes, having 178 after the eighth season had complete broadcast on television." should be restructured. It is a bit off-putting for me.
  • "Moreover, the episode "Oral Report" was written by Alexander, Cervas and Dani Michaeli, and was directed by Alan Smart.[10]" - Please remove "Moreover". The production, cast and reception sections look and flow very well overall, and they are heavily cited and backed up. Just please address the source issues as pointed out above and fix them as necessary. The actual summary is very well done until we get to the episode list. As you probably have expected by now: the TVguide-like one line descriptions for the episode summaries are simply a major problem for establishing appropriate context of the show. While I don't know if its really a failing issue, it is a major hindered and I wouldn't feel comfortable passing it when the article does little more than duplicate the larger episode list. Even "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" gets no more than a single sentence. The DVD release section is a bit sparse and TVonDVD's [2] description is simply not holding up too well here. The Wikia lists many more features which should be either linked to from being directly on the disc (primary source) or found elsewhere online.[3] This will help towards the comprehensive aspect of the FA. Do these fixes and I can pass it. I am placing it on hold for now though. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 19:31, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Please give me an update when you are done. It's just been a week, but I see you are still working on this. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 04:26, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi Chris! I think the issues are now resolved. I didn't expand the others because for me, since the segments are 11 minutes long, it's fine to have short summaries. Thanks. Mediran (tc) 06:42, 9 February 2014 (UTC)