Making It?
August 3, 2018 9:06 AM - Subscribe

I wanted to suggest the Nick Offerman/Amy Poehler craft show, but it doesn't show up on IMDB so I can't officially do it.
posted by jenfullmoon (10 comments total)
Here is the imdb page.
posted by Gary at 2:05 PM on August 3, 2018

This may work better as a full season thread instead of a thread per episode?

It's a very pleasant show. It's nice to see a reality show that is actively trying to avoid drama instead of drumming it up. (Jeffery Rudell's story about his parents was heartbreaking, though).

All the game show aspects feel like they were mandated by the network. The judges don't want to send anyone home and no one seems to care about the cash prize. Ideally season 2 would just be nice people making things and earning badges.
posted by Gary at 5:35 PM on August 3, 2018 [1 favorite]

No, the issue is that the "Suggest a Show" function in Fanfare isn't listing the Offerman/Poehler show as one of the options.

I had that problem when I first tried to add "Barry" to Fanfare, unfortunately the mods had no workaround, I just had to keep checking periodically to see if the API had updated to recognize the newer show as an option.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:41 PM on August 3, 2018 [1 favorite]

Oh, I see. I've never suggested before. It looks like if you search for the id from the imdb URL it works. In this case, the url is So if you search for tt6874206 as the title, the correct show appears in the results.
posted by Gary at 9:03 PM on August 3, 2018

Oh, cool! Jenfullmoon, I went ahead and submitted it to the queue, it will probably be visible for posting by morning.
posted by oh yeah! at 9:14 PM on August 3, 2018 [1 favorite]

Hm, just checking, has it worked yet? I'm not sure how the process works but haven't seen it yet.
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:37 AM on August 6, 2018

I never got the usual confirmation email, but I can see it in the search-for-show box, and the show page is visible, so you should be able to post threads for it whenever you want.

(I haven’t watched the show myself, I just was drawn to this thread by the troubleshooting aspect)
posted by oh yeah! at 7:54 AM on August 6, 2018

Yay, thanks!

I think I got it going (I'm not sure how you distinguish "full season" thread but tried), but I don't have the time to update it with all my thoughts right now. I plan on doing so later, but if anyone else gets to it first, go for it.
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:44 PM on August 6, 2018

To make a full season thread, you have to scroll to the bottom of the list of episode numbers. Looks like you selected episode 1 instead, so, you’ll need to contact a mod to change the thread type so it matches your title choice.
posted by oh yeah! at 2:57 PM on August 6, 2018

If a thread is made, I humbly suggest the following thread title:

The Great American Make Show
posted by secret about box at 9:28 PM on August 28, 2018

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