Sigmund and the Sea Monsters and Sparky Marcus

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Hello, I've just spent the better part of an hour in a totally failed attempt to correct the imdb page for the actor Sparky Marcus.  Specifically, I tried to correct his appearances in the show Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.  Currently, he is credited with appearing in 3 episodes of the TV series.  Not only did he appear in 6 episodes, the three that are currently listed are the wrong episodes, and they are from the wrong season.  He is credited as appearing in The Monster Who Came To Dinner, Make Room For Big Daddy, and It's Your Move.  He did not appear in any of those episodes.  His character, Shelby, made his appearance in episode of 7 of season 2, and appeared in a total of six episodes, all from season two: episodes 7 through 12. 

I have purchased the complete series DVD's (Australian Release) which includes all 29 episodes of the series, all with episode titles.  I can personally confirm that Sparky Marcus does NOT appear in the three episodes currently listed on imbd, and that he DOES appear in the following episode: S2 E7 Sheldon and the Nephew Sitters, S2 E8 One Way Whammy To Tahiti, S2 E9 Cry Uncle, S2 E10 The Haunted House, S2 E11 Mother Makes Ten, and S2 E12 You Can't Beat A Magic Carpet.  I am sure that if I took the time to learn how to properly make contributions to imdb I could eventually figure it out, but I don't have that kind of time.  I found the process to be extremely user unfriendly and complicated.  If anyone wants to make these corrections that would be nice, but I simply don't have the time to learn the process. 

One last thing I would like to say, especially after making this attempt to contribute, is I now realize how erroneous imdb must be in it's actor credits, particularly of TV series appearances.  As incredibly frustrating and painstaking as it is to make a contribution (I tried each submission around ten or more times with different configurations), I find it almost impossible to believe that the three episodes Sparky Marcus is credited as appearing in are ALL INCORRECT.  How did this false information ever make it through the submission process?  It boggles the mind...
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James Galusha

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Will, Official Rep

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Hi James,

Thanks for your message, we appreciate that updating titles and names can be a confusing process. In this case I've made the changes for you but please don't be deterred from making future submissions.

Thanks,
Will
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James Galusha

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Dear Will,

Thank you so much for the kind reply and for making the corrections.  I sincerely appreciate it.  Not only on behalf of Sparky Marcus, but also on behalf of Krofft fans and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters fans everywhere.  It's awesome that now any fan can go to imdb.com's Sparky Marcus page, or to the Sigmund and the Sea Monsters page and find out which episodes Sparky appeared in.  Thanks again for updating and correcting those pages. 
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I assume you tried to correct the episode pages? You just go to the correct episode, click "edit" and submit the name Sparky Marcus to the (correct) episodes (with proper proof etc). It's probably more confusing if you try to make the corrections via the Sparky Marcus name page.