Robot Chicken Xmas Special

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THRobinson
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Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:22 pm

http://thetvdb.com/?tab=episode&seriesi ... 8516&lid=7

The previous Christmas Specials I think are all under Specials, this is listed as S08E07.

Is that correct or should it be S00E17?
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deemur
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Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:27 am

Hikaricore has now put this in specials and locked both seasons - I don't this is correct as it's listed on the official airing network's site quite clearly as Season 8 Episode 7.

http://www.adultswim.com/videos/robot-chicken/

Can we change this back please?
hikaricore
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Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:00 am

I'm looking at this page, and don't feel like it's an episode guide. It has a small number of episodes from Season 1 and Season 7, then some from this season. This is more of a streaming page than a real episode guide IMHO, and these often differ vastly from the official listing. Let's see if we can find an official episode guide, or we'll go with a trusted source instead.
deemur
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Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:51 pm

Couldn't agree less!!! :) If you google "Robot Chicken" this is the first result that comes up. This is the official episode guide. It's the only Robot Chicken page on the Adult Swim site. It's quite evidently the official source. Just because it's not comprehensive doesn't mean it's not authoritative... ?????

More importantly, there's a precedent set already, This section of the adultswim website has been accepted on TVDb as an official source many many times in the past, these links below are just some of the instances:

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=27133&p=91485&hili ... wim#p91485
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=26477&p=89603&hili ... wim#p89603
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=26427&p=89446&hili ... wim#p89446
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=25180&p=86387&hili ... wim#p86387
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=25180&p=86387&hili ... wim#p86387
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=24633&p=84557&hili ... wim#p84557
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=23133&p=80592&hili ... wim#p80592
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=21777&p=76386&hili ... wim#p76386

With regards to trusted sources:
IMDb agrees that it should be 8x07:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5269282/?ref_=tt_eps_cu_n
TVguide and TV.Com also lists this as part of Season 8 , although they both seem to have it as episode 6, thinking that Zero Vegetables didn't air (which it did):
http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/robot-ch ... ed/195512/
http://www.tv.com/shows/robot-chicken/episodes/

That's four sources that don't list this as a special.. I think the weight of evidence suggests this should be 8x07..

Realise that I'm arguing here for something that's clearly a bit weird as this does have "Special" in the title but there you go... Think it's more important to be accurate to the sources...
deemur
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:39 am

Would also add the adultswim site as been quoted as an authorative source by Furby
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=22270&p=79009&hili ... wim#p79009

and also by Hikaricore

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=11638&p=45607&hili ... wim#p45607

I'm confused to why Hikaricore is suddenly questioning the validity of the source here when they found it okay before. Doesn't seem consistent to me?
deemur
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Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:23 am

TV.com now has now been corrected and lists this episode as 8x07 aswell. IMHO the weight of evidence / established precedent dictates this episode should be 8x07.

I'm fine with whatever we decide but would appreciate if either Hikaricore or another mod could make a final decision on this one please as the next episode is due to air on the 3rd January?
deemur
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:48 am

The next episode has now aired, can a moderator please add this new episode "Joel Hurwitz" ASAP.

It's listed as 8x08 on the Adult Swim site, IMDb, TVGuide and TV.com.

http://www.adultswim.com/videos/robot-chicken/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5252030/?ref_=ttep_ep8
http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/robot-ch ... es/195512/
http://www.tv.com/shows/robot-chicken/j ... z-3306500/
sp1ti
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:08 am

I don't see the christmas special on the listing anymore? http://i.imgur.com/i05OtOj.png
This also redirects: http://www.adultswim.com/videos/robot-c ... as-united/

But I will have to agree that even streaming listings have been counted as official listings in the past (pretty little liars 5x13 comes to mind). In case of Black Mirror it wasn't validated because it was a single episode or smth?
deemur
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:27 am

Yeah that's weird. Xmas Special was definitely listed as 8x07 at one point though.

I'm not that bothered on what we decide here about numbering - just want the upcoming episodes to be added. I can't do this myself as Hikaricore has locked the current season.
fraenhawk
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Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:44 am

deemur wrote: I'm not that bothered on what we decide here about numbering - just want the upcoming episodes to be added. I can't do this myself as Hikaricore has locked the current season.
Exactly, Episode 8 has now aired but hasn't been added so scrapers can't do anything with it. Oh, and x-mas united is back to s08e07 on adultswim again as of this post.
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