TK in advance
There are various configurable options when recording web scripts. One way to access these options is via the 'Start Recording' dialog that appears when you hit the 'Start Record' button. Within there you can choose to record an HTML-based or URL-based script, and within each of those options are further settings. It sounds as though you are recording a URL-based script, which will give you a more detailed level of control but also generate many separate requests, including one for each resource on a page. The HTML-based option would result in a simpler script.