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April 17[edit]

Help! — "The Chase"[edit]

Resolved: 14:54, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

"The Chase" appears as an instrumental on the Beatles' Help! soundtrack album. Some lyrics websites have lyrics for this song (unattributed), e.g: [1], [2]. Is this legit or a hoax? If legit, who wrote it? Are there any recordings of Beatles performing it with lyrics? The lyrics would have been unfit for contemporary airplay, but seem like a plausible actual song. —2606:A000:1126:28D:4C9F:5854:38AB:65A9 (talk) 04:16, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

It's either someone's idea of a joke, or (more likely) a mix-up based on the song titles. Those lyrics are the lyrics of the song "The Chase is Better than the Catch" by Motorhead. --Viennese Waltz 08:43, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
OIC -- thanks —2606:A000:1126:28D:4C9F:5854:38AB:65A9 (talk) 14:54, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Keanu Reeves Christmas Movie[edit]

Good Day!

I remember seeing Keanu Reeves in a christmas movie in the 1990s. I have searched for years for this movie but was never able to find it or its title. I remember something about Santa Claus and large toy soldiers.

Thank you for your answers!--2A02:120B:2C17:3CA0:D43D:F270:18DE:3724 (talk) 10:10, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Babes in Toyland. --Viennese Waltz 12:00, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you a million times!--2A02:120B:2C17:3CA0:7443:7455:66DD:2543 (talk) 13:01, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Brent Spiner as Puck in Gargoyles (TV series)[edit]

Is he a Puck or the Puck? Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:29, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

If it's a proper name then neither. In English, proper names don't usually take an article. --Jayron32 12:12, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Check the piped links. I think this is a question about whether the character in the cartoon is supposed to be the actual Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream or whether it's just an example of the species (?) of fairy called a puck. That is, is the guy from the cartoon the same guy who frolicked around in the Shakespearean play. I have no previous knowledge of the show, but our List of Gargoyles characters article leads me to be believe that that the characters from the cartoon are indeed supposed to be the ones from the play. Matt Deres (talk) 12:31, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, sorry if I was obscure, but that was what I meant. I was wondering if he belonged at Puck_(A_Midsummer_Night's_Dream)#Portrayals or not. Since there's an Oberon and a Titania around, I guess he qualifies. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 14:04, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Here's a writeup from a wiki about the series.[3]Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 05:16, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Or is he an incarnation of Peter Puck?    → Michael J    00:18, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
That hockey puck looks like a slice of sushi roll. Probably a lot harder, though. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 05:16, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Please identify this actress[edit]

Any idea as to who she is? I think she might be a 1970s/80s US porn star.

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Thanks in advance. --TrogWoolley (talk) 21:44, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Google reverse image search result (seriously): [4] ... this porn star looks familiar
Actually, I think it is from a TV commercial -- a Carmen Miranda spoof (see also: fruit hat); probably something to do with grapes (juice? jelly? wine?), but my search has been fruitless. —2606:A000:1126:28D:C8E1:69CB:AC99:9CE0 (talk) 23:43, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
A Carmen Miranda-type character was used as a mascot for Chiquita Bananas, and there was even a catchy song to go along with it. --Jayron32 16:23, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
A Google reverse image search came up with several other young ladies with darkish complexions wearing red head-gear, but none appeared to be this person. Matt Deres (talk) 13:00, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
Are we sure the photo is of an actress and not a drag queen? --Khajidha (talk) 03:12, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
I don't think a reverse image search will work, as this is a screen shot from a bit of movie that I found on an old disk. It's definitely a porn film, although the origin is unknown. I assume it is from the US as most such films of this era were. --TrogWoolley (talk) 22:02, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

April 19[edit]

Geordi La Forge[edit]

The article Geordi La Forge states the character was created in honour of George La Forge, a quadriplegic Star Trek fan who had died in 1975. I understand that the surname "La Forge" comes from that, but where does the first name "Geordi" come from? The character Geordi La Forge is the only person I have heard of, whether real or fictional, to have that first name. Did Roddenberry or some other writer invent it from scratch? JIP | Talk 15:30, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Geordie [sic] is a nickname for someone from the Tyneside area of north-east England, and also describes the local accent; the name is a diminutive of George (with various explanations of how it to be used as a nickname). However, I couldn't say whether this has any relevance to the question. We have a list of people called Geordie. AndrewWTaylor (talk) 15:58, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
I'm aware of the name "Geordie" (though I only knew it as the nickname for a Tyneside person, not as a personal nickname) but the Star Trek character's name is spelled "Geordi" without the terminal "e". The names are pronounced identically but the fact is that La Forge's first name is Geordi and not Geordie. Was this because Roddenberry was American and not English or did he just want a different touch for the name, or what? JIP | Talk 20:50, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
Just for the fun of adding more confusion: Jonathan Frakes and even LeVar Burton himself appear to have named the quadriplegic fan "Jordan La Forge". Memory Alpha has: 'In the documentary Trekkies, however, Jonathan Frakes states that the fan's name was "Jordan".' On that article's talk page editor Vyruss000 writes 'LeVar Burton remembers the name as "Jordan LaForge",' ---Sluzzelin talk 00:31, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Frakes and Burton are simply mistaken. The fan in question died in 1975, they never met him. --Khajidha (talk) 05:36, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
It's not unusual for names ending -ie to be shortened to -i, though I think it's more common for girls' names, e.g. Jennie (or Jenny) -> Jenni. Maybe they just thought "Geordi" looked more exotic or futuristic. AndrewWTaylor (talk) 12:25, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
For that matter, there are also the similar names Jordi and Jordie, and someone named Jordan could obviously get tagged with the diminutive form. Doing a Google search against geordi -forge provides a handful of real people with the name Geordi, including a scientist at Sunnybrook. Matt Deres (talk) 12:36, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
I once knew a Mexican named Jorge who was called Jordi (pronounced with French J because we were in Lausanne, though the first syllable was stressed). —Tamfang (talk) 03:31, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Roddenberry was using a primitive, real early voice recognition word processor and was wondering aloud whether the character's name should start with a "G" or "D", and the stupid program spit out "Geordi". Yeah, that's it. Clarityfiend (talk) 19:08, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Uriel Porter[edit]

Uriel Porter (1906–1985)

No information on this singer and actor

played Wash in He Found a Star 1941. Why no information on this wonderful singer? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sparklegreen (talkcontribs) 19:29, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Because you haven't written the article for him yet? "The Encyclopedia Anyone Can Edit" isn't just a slogan - it's true. Matt Deres (talk) 23:46, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
Per google books [5] he seems mostly forgotten. If you have access to reliable sources (WP:RS) about him and want to take a stab a writing an article, start by reading Wikipedia:Your first article carefully. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:11, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Here is some information [6][7] Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 07:16, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

April 22[edit]

"The Next Generation 1996 Lexicon A to Z". Next Generation. No. 15. Imagine Media. March 1996. p. 31.[edit]

Hello Wikipedia I would like to greatly apologise for the hassling of the term classic trying to put it in a box and find out a word that isn't precisely defined. My question is this I hope someone can answer for me my fascination struck with a reference to the classic article a magazine called next generation I was wondering what the reference is meant to say. I can't find the reference anywhere online. I’m trying to find it could someone please help me find it or explain what the reference means? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:59, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Honestly, even if the citation is correct (and I'm not sure it is) then it isn't a particularly useful citation. The statement it is cited to is a basic definition of the word "classic." A lexicon in a video game magazine is hardly a useful citation for a definition. If you want a better citation, one of the canonical national dictionaries (either the Oxford English Dictionary for British English or Merriam-Webster for American English) are better sources than some random quote from an obscure video game magazine. I would pay such a citation little-to-no mind. For a serious linguistic understanding, it's basically useless. --Jayron32 15:53, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

I found reference online it’s talking about gaming. Here is what is said in the article: In game terms, a classic game is an old game that still has excellent replay value, like Pac-Man. More generically, it is used to describe consoles and software from before the crash of 83-84, like the Atari 2600 and intellivision and games like combat, target fun and ninja golf - whether or not they were actually classic in the fun to play sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:53, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

What musical instrument is played on Single Parents?[edit]

The latest episode should be here. The April 10, 2019 episode has that musical instrument at the very beginning. If you watch the show, you hear it a lot.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:06, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

I think you might need to be more specific. At the very beginning of episode 21, I heard some sort of generic drum beat probably made by a synthesizer or drum machine. I only watched about a minute and a half. Was that enough to have heard it? †dismas†|(talk) 21:20, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
I fixed the link so it goes directly to the episode instead of a list of episodes. I was concerned actually watching the video would be a problem. The instrument in question is played immediately and a girl with bunny ears is on screen.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:50, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

April 23[edit]

reading a template and asked about it.[edit]

At Template:Graphic novel list, I was reading some thing there and asked a question at one of the wikiprojects. The tv show is done/ finished, but I've been adding stuff. To the book's volume and since then, I haven't gotten an answer yet. Tainted-wingsz (talk) 14:29, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Can you rephrase it in a better way? Are you debating what way the info is? Or how to what? (talk) 23:01, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
(If you pressed on "wikiprojects.") The question is, I'm reading a book from Japanese to English. But the book isn't been licensed in English yet. While the tv show was. Then the English chapter names mostly are omitted. And my dilemma is, do I add it when its licensed or go ahead. But if it was licensed. The names to the chapters might be different. Or leave it alone, if it never will be licensed. But I've been adding a summary per book volume and while that piles up, it may be split away. Tainted-wingsz (talk) 23:39, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

In search of information pertaining to a Beatles album with title . Suetone Records Beatles Live In Hamburg Germany1961?[edit]

Question copied from the Help Desk by ColinFine (talk) 17:20, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

I have in my possession a album from 1961 with a record label that does not exist? and then even more compelling to the mystery record co is the fact that its a BEATLES LP?. This lost Beatle albm predates any known recording with there name title set.. could and would anybody,anyone please assist in discovery of said album..thank you very much..{P.S good luck.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:8801:C00:17BF:4C6B:ABDC:A35E:91DB (talk) 16:00, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

It definitely exists, but appears to be a rare (probably bootleg recording) of the Beatles. There are at least two references here that reference this same album. It shouldn't be confused with Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962 which was a different album. --Jayron32 17:35, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

April 24[edit]