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The Need for a Standard[edit]

See the discussion of implementing a standard for categories, TV Shows, Films

Template for TV/Movie quotes?

also view:

Long list of examples of possible formats
PEACE...RoboAction 22:52, 23 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Cleanup explanation[edit]

Not in episode order, episodes are not listed UDScott 17:25, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

I started on this, but I only have seasons 1-6 on DVD (I didn't get to watch many of them while it was still on) so I'll leave the last three for someone else. Savidan 20:52, 15 June 2006 (UTC)


I removed the tag. These quotes are fair use. It's not like we have the script here. Savidan 00:11, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

What really belongs here?[edit]

It seems to me that some of the quotes currently on this page is too obscure or otherwise not notable enough, although I wish I had the time to contribute more episodes as well. Please see the discussion at Buffy. xiner 00:03, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

I completely agree with you, the thing is that some quotes are funny on the show, by the way they say them or whatever, but when you post them here, they just don't make sense. I'm going to try to go through and eliminate some of those. Mbatman 17:38, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Wiki article links[edit]

Do we really need to put a link to Jerry and George's article on every first line of an episode? Just once would be fine. Demoman87 18:55, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

While I am inclined to agree with you, that is the long-established standard format for TV shows. (shrug) ~ Ningauble 22:21, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Uh-oh. I've actually been deleting these repetitive links on articles (e.g., Friends (TV series), That '70s Show, The O.C., Arrested Development (TV series)). The relevant quote in our layout guide is as follows:

"For characters with Wikipedia pages, the first time a character appears in an episode it should be linked to the Wikipedia page."

I took this to mean, not the first time a character is quoted in every episode, but rather the first time a character is quoted in an episode in the article. I really don't see the need for any link to be repeated on a page. - InvisibleSun 23:20, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Actually I believe the intent is to do exactly that - link the first time in every episode. The rationale is that with TV shows, the pages often get pretty large and if a reader is pretty far down the page, and the links were only on the page once, at the top of the page, they wouldn't see it. The other way we could do it would be to just have the link in the cast section, but this is the way it has been done for a while. If people think this should be changed, maybe we should discuss it on the Guide to layout talk page. ~ UDScott 02:19, 8 January 2009 (UTC)


Why is "significant shrinkage!" not on there?? 22:10, 7 January 2009 (UTC)


Why is this page under "cancelled shows"? I've never read any credible report about it being cancelled, and Seinfeld himself said that NBC actually wanted him to continue the show into a tenth season, but he decided that it should end at 9.