Talk:Invader Zim

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Character List[edit]

The fist time a character appears in an episode, it should be be a link to it's respective article on Wikipedia. If you don't know how to do this, I've included all the ones currently used in the article here. If you know of a character that isn't here but should be, or a new character article is made, please add it to the list here.

[[w:Zim (Invader Zim)|Zim]]
[[w:GIR (Invader Zim)|GIR]]
[[w:Dib (Invader Zim)|Dib]]
[[w:Gaz (Invader Zim)|Gaz]]
[[w:Tak (Invader Zim)|Tak]]
[[w:Professor Membrane|Prof. Membrane]]
[[w:Ms. Bitters|Ms. Bitters]]
[[w:Almighty Tallest#Almighty Tallest Purple|Tallest Purple]]
[[w:Almighty Tallest#Almighty Tallest Red|Tallest Red]]

To use these links, simply put them in place of the character's name the first time they appear in any episode, between the bold format marks ( ''' ). Also, if a later quote by the character has a link to it's page as well, change it so that it doesn't link. ONLY the first time a character appears in each section should be linked. MJMyers2 20:42, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Formatting[edit]

Episodes do not have season/number information, links to tv.com in title, dialogue formatting not as recommended by Wikiquote:Templates/TV shows or the GtL ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 09:16, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

I think it's fixed now, yes? - MJMyers2 03:37, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

Close (and nice work). Quotations are still not seperated by half-rules (<hr width="50%"/>), there is no introduction (a few sentences at the beginning), nor an external links section at the bottom with a wikipedia box. The context lines are surrounded by {} rather than [], and are not italicized. Thanks! ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 04:47, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
Also, quotations are formatted with no indent and with br, unlike the recommended format. You need something like
Gir: Lalalaa
Zim: Lololo
Rather than

Gir: Lalalaa
Zim: Lololo

Thanks again ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 04:51, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

Picky, picky, picky... - MJMyers2 17:30, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, we're quite careful about formatting in Wikiquote. Thanks for your formatting work! I've re-added the cleanup flag, because a number of issues still remain:
  • Context lines are not italicized ("[does something]" rather than "[does something]")
  • Still no introduction (that's a biggie! "Have an introduction" is one of the main Wikiquote guidelines)
  • Seperator uses width="75%" and not width="50%" for some reason
  • There is a lot of extra vertical whitespace (two consecutive empty rows create this, which looks unclean)
  • Still no "External links" section at the bottom with a wikipedia box.
The TV formatting guidelines are among the most complicated, because unfortunately the MediaWiki formatting tools are not well suited to it, and it takes a bit of time to get used to them. Thanks again for all the cleanup work! This article looks much better than it used to. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 03:18, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

How 'bout now? Is it good enough for you??? Huh?! HUH!?! - MJMyers2 22:26, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Wonderful work! I edited it a bit: I removed the TOCLeft and shortened the introduction a little bit (usually 2-3 sentences of highly wikified text is considered best) as well as changed one left over 75% rule. Thanks again for your careful formatting. I've now removed the cleanup tag from the article. If you feel like working more on the page, there are quotations which should be merged to this article in the If you got some new quotes please add em just above here. they'll be classified in the upper section after article (it was a sad choice by some editor which led some new users to add quotations to this article). I am happy to see an article move to be one of the best examples of articles here. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 05:23, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
One of the best? My modest self says its the best. - MJMyers2 17:50, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
Oh, I would say that Firefly and Buffy are still better... ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 18:09, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
They're just longer is all, and Invader Zim needs no fancy table!!! - MJMyers2 18:17, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

I added the quotes from the the horribly titled page. How do I delete it? - MJMyers2 17:43, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Well, usually there's no need to delete: I just changed the page to redirect to this page. It won't be listed in any list of pages, and any links to it will automatically arrive here. You could VFD it, but I doubt there's need. Also, please note that when merging pages, you should copy the history to the talk page. I already did so here, but just for future reference. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 18:10, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

History of merged-in page[edit]

From If you got some new quotes please add em just above here. they'll be classified in the upper section after

   * (cur) (last)  01:52, 18 October 2005 24.179.194.43
   * (cur) (last) 03:38, 18 September 2005 65.171.15.2
   * (cur) (last) 07:48, 9 September 2005 24.2.51.205
   * (cur) (last) 07:45, 9 September 2005 24.2.51.205
   * (cur) (last) 14:31, 31 August 2005 81.19.57.130
   * (cur) (last) 21:27, 13 August 2005 69.248.124.22
   * (cur) (last) 08:38, 11 August 2005 MosheZadka (merge -> invader zim)
   * (cur) (last) 07:59, 11 August 2005 24.2.51.205
   * (cur) (last) 07:07, 11 August 2005 24.2.51.205

~ MosheZadka (Talk) 18:07, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Liking pages[edit]

Hey, do you actually like Invader Zim, or do you just mark pages up for formatting? - MJMyers2 01:45, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

I've never seen an ep of Invader ZIM. It's on my TODO list. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 05:04, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
It's sad... you don't even know what you're missing... - MJMyers2 12:55, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
P.S. You lied to me!!! Watching IZ is not on your TODO list! How could you?!?!?!?!???!?!?!?!!?!!?!??!!?!??!????!?!?!!!??!?!?!!!!!?!!!?
My personal TODO list is not kept on Wikiquote, only Wikiquote stuff. Watching TV is not wikiquote stuff :) ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 07:26, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

"Cancelled episodes" section[edit]

I've removed the "Cancelled episodes" section because there's reliable source available to verify the quotes. The only result in a search for one of the quotes was a script on "The Scary Monkey Show", which isn't a reliable source for the purposes of adding quotes that cannot otherwise be verified. Here is the content of the section, should anyone be able to find such a source:

== Cancelled Episodes ==

=== ''Day of Da Spookies'' ===
:'''Zim''': It is I, the legendary BIGFEETS!

:'''Dib''': BIGFEETS! I knew you were real!
What?! No BIGFEETS!? IT WAS ALL A LIE!
I've been wrong all along. Wrong about everything. Now I will stop hunting ZIM!

===''The Trial''===
:'''Zim''':MY TALLEST! This really IS a surprise
party! You honor me deep in the most
wobbly, gelatinous parts of my
squeedlyspooch!

This needs some cleanup if it's ever re-added. —LrdChaos 14:14, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Well, there are certain cancelled episodes where the voicing is on the DVD box set. I have the DVD's. I'll listen to the audio and add any quotes that are worth adding. MJMyers2 23:10, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Missing episode[edit]

Is it just me or is the episode 'Abducted' is missing ? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 207.134.45.72 (talkcontribs) 06:41, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

There are a couple of episodes that are "missing" (for example, "A Room with a Moose" and "Hamstergeddon". You can generally tell from the numbering that some episodes are missing (the numbers in brackets after each episode title have some gaps), and this is usually just because no one has added quotes from these episodes yet. If you know any, feel free to add them yourself; it may be a while before I have a chance to watch the show again to fill in some of the gaps. —LrdChaos (talk) 14:29, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
I have just put in the Episode Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom and I am working on getting the stuff together to do the others that are missing. I will probably have Hamstergeddon up by Dec. 3 06. I am also thinking of linking each main section of quotes to their respective pages on wikipedia. Put something on my talk page if you have suggestions. -doughmuffins|talk

Additional quote from "Gir goes crazy and stuff"[edit]

I was hoping someone with access to episodes could tell me a quote that I need for a top secret project. I am making a super-secret-squirrel sign with the Gir quote that goes something like: "Your <Something>...Is stupid! Your methods...are STUPID! Your intelligence...IS STUPID!! Thank you for your time, I am unable to look this up myself due to being in Iraq an' all. Sucks.