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Wed, Aug 4, 2021 7:53 PM

"spiritual" connection to TV series worth connecting?

I'd just come across this Kenny Everett TV special, which I'd actually forgotten existed: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2439334

I've got a copy, so I'll do the cast and crew, etc. this week.

But I remember when that aired, and it was during the time when his regular TV show was on air: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081883

Although the format was a little different, and less "sketchy", it was regarded as just a Christmas special of the series, rather than something "stand alone". I'm wondering if it's worth making it Episode 3.9 rather than leave it where it is?

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Nope.

The ever accurate BFI ("Sarcasm" as it's sketchy with certain things like exact job roles and company names. For example I updated a title recently which the BFI said was produced by Yorkshire Television, yet it was actually produced by Yorkshire International Films. It's possible they are one and the same, however it's more likely that they were a subsidiary company.) says it's a standalone show.

http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web/Details/ChoiceFilmWorks/150211611

https://www2.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b73420a08

And BBC Genome seems to suggest the same (although that's also sketchy with certain things like credits. I've attempted to add and correct a few credits before, a couple of times, and they still haven't appeared, like changing Unique 3 on one title to Unique 2 who are now known as Unique II, as Unique 3 aka Unique Three are a completely different band to the one which is referenced).

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/service_bbc_one_london/1985-12-24

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/30ec95dc4f404c8699c7260dbbcbc87b

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@daniel_francis_gardecki I think I agree.

It's a shame, because it'll mean it getting overlooked... though I guess I could always add it as a movie connection of some sort. Maybe.

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@MovieCat Same goes for shows by people like Benny Hill who's shows and specials I've noticed just by glancing at them are a mess, and full of incorrect images on the BBC and American versions, which are mainly from the ITV versions

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@daniel_francis_gardecki I got a stock image of Kenny as a DJ removed from that special so that the screenshot I took of the title screen could go in its place. I'll do some more screenshots over the weekend I think.

I did also feel incredibly mean that I put in an (accepted) deletion request on a "review" of the special, which was just about Kenny passing away and his funeral... it was an interesting read, but NOTHING to do with the special.

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... on this topic, all of the crew credits have a lowercase "the" before them, as a kind of "joke". eg. the Producer. Do I do all of them as new roles, or shall I just do them as normal and list this under "Crazy Credits"?

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@MovieCat Most likely the second option but...

Steve Abbott - IMDb (who I'm certain has way more credits than what's currently on IMDB, a lot of which I added) was "not the production accountant" on The Meaning of Life (1983) - IMDb 

I've not seen much of Monty Python's stuff (apart from 3 or 4 films, a few TV episodes, and maybe 50-100 clips) but they always seem to have stupid credits like that in the little I've seen from them.

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@daniel_francis_gardecki Yeah, I'm not sure.

I guess as it's a standalone special, it's less problematic to go with the "as it appears on screen" option. And then back it up with the trivia bit.