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5 Things to Know About the Man Behind Big Bird

Originally posted 05/15/2015 04:55PM

Caroll Spinney has played one of the most iconic characters on American television for over 45 years, but he knows you probably don't know his name.

The puppeteer, 81, has voiced and provided the movements for Sesame Street's Big Bird since the show hit the air in 1969.

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Sesame Street's Let's Cook! May Just Be the Cutest Cookbook Ever

Sesame Street's Let's Cook! May Just Be the Cutest Cookbook Ever

Originally posted 05/14/2015 07:15AM

Get Cookie Monster's favorite cookie recipe!

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Sesame Street Parodies Birdman with Hilarious Results (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/20/2015 08:00AM

Sesame Street's parodies have been historically delightful, and they've reached a new peak with their new, perfectly-timed Birdman spoof, titled (a bit predictably) Big Birdman.

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Macklemore Reworks 'Thrift Shop' with Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street (VIDEO)

Originally posted 01/13/2015 07:45AM

On Tuesday, Macklemore left Seattle for Sesame Street.

The rapper, best known for his hits "Thrift Shop" and "Same Love," visited the beloved television show to rework "Thrift Shop" with none other than Oscar the Grouch.

Wearing a slightly modified version of his usual kitchen-sink outfit, the 31-year-old rapper joined Oscar and the other Grouches to extoll the virtues of keeping an eye out for bargains – even if they happen to come from unexpected places ... like the trash.

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Sesame Street Turns 45!

Sesame Street Turns 45!

Originally posted 11/03/2014 03:45PM

You don't get to be the longest-running children's show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching Sesame Street can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years ago on Nov. 10, 1969.

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Sesame Street Does an Impressive Twilight Parody (VIDEO)

Originally posted 10/01/2014 08:45PM

Since Sesame Street has been churning out top-notch parodies for, you know, decades, it can be a little hard to remember how incisive and funny they are.

Make that mistake at your own peril – the beloved children's institution's most recent parody is a send-up of Twilight: Breaking Dawn that stars Cookie Monster as Shortbredward.

What, you're not sold already?

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Elmo and Lupita Nyong'o Teach Kids to Love Their Skin (VIDEO)

Originally posted 09/17/2014 11:30AM

You can add Sesame Street to the list of places Lupita Nyong'o has received a rapturous reception.

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Seven Iconic Characters You Never Knew Were Voiced by Casey Kasem

UpdatePosted 06/15/2014 05:45PM

Seven Iconic Characters You Never Knew Were Voiced by Casey Kasem

Originally posted 06/15/2014 11:20AM

Casey Kasem, the iconic radio host and voice actor, passed away Sunday at the age of 82.

For a certain generation, Kasem was the inimitably raspy voice of the American Top 40 countdown. However, Kasem had a long career as an actor, particularly as a voice actor. Here are seven memorable characters you may not have realized that Kasem was behind.

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