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Shall I help with contents indexing/listing? Edit
I have a huge collection of Crackeds and Specials. Should I list the contents of the issues I have on the issues' pages? Invaderzimpkmn 05:11, September 19, 2011 (UTC)
Hi! I really wanted to thank you for starting this Wiki. There is so little information out there for Cracked fans... even the official Cracked website has seemingly cut-off its ties with the original magazine.
- Thanks. When I started this Wiki there wasn't any kind of strong resource for information about the magazine (which I always preferred to Mad). Since then, there is a two-volume history of the mag that has been published, If You're Cracked, You're Happy. I wrote the Foreword to "Part Too".
I originally went through my old issues of Cracked in order to create a "Cracked Magazine" page on the "Muppet Wiki". They have an extensive page on "MAD" Muppet parodies page and didn't want Cracked to miss out. I have also created a similar page on this wiki to represent the Muppet franchise.
- Thanks for doing that. It's really what I hope people who find this Wiki will do: give me areas they would like to see elaborated on. The page you have created is a good start. I'll adjust it to bring it in line with other franchise articles such as Star Wars.
I was wondering, would you be able to add more Muppet information or pictures to the new page I created? I know there are a bunch more Muppet references and cameos, but I'm missing a lot of my original copies of Cracked.
- Yes, I will add a lot more stuff to the page. I worked extensively on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 page on the Muppet Wiki, so I am no stranger to the franchise.
Many thanks! (Whoiseyevan 14:37, February 5, 2012 (UTC))
- You're more than welcome! Darth Prefect 16:26, February 5, 2012 (UTC)
Nanny Dickering has been to so many places and situations during her interviews. I had seen her (during the Bill Ward years I believe) where she had stepped into quicksand, sunk chest deep, and crawled out. I was wondering if you recall seeing that interview and know the issue number. Thank you. :-) Jadokast98 (talk) 17:32, October 19, 2012 (UTC)BenjaminJadokast98 (talk) 17:32, October 19, 2012 (UTC)
- No, can't say I do. But as I go through them, I'll keep an eye open and post here if I see it. Darth Prefect (talk) 14:48, October 20, 2012 (UTC)
Cracked Interviews the Grossout King! Edit
Wondering if you could post a scan of "Cracked Interviews the Grossout King!"? I believe it's either in Monster Part #4 or Cracked - For Monsters Only #229/ Aug '87. Thank you!
126.96.36.199 19:32, November 9, 2012 (UTC) Steve P.
- I don't generally post entire stories (unless they are one page), as that goes against "fair use", to my mind. Darth Prefect (talk) 14:03, November 16, 2012 (UTC)