07:32 PM EDT 05/18/2015
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.
Originally posted 02/17/2015 12:45PM
Billy Eichner started off 2015 with a boom.
Originally posted 10/04/2012 11:45AM
During the first of three presidential debates Wednesday night, the hottest topic on social media wasn't the economy. It wasn't job creation. It wasn't even the word "trillion" – although that word got thrown around a lot.
It was the 8'2" yellow feathered Muppet, Big Bird.
While debating President Barack Obama, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he would cut programs funded by borrowed dollars from China – PBS included. "I like PBS, I love Big Bird," Romney said, "but I'm not going to keep on spending money on things, to borrow money from China to pay for it."
The comment ignited a firestorm, with parody accounts for Big Bird and his fellow, presumed unemployed Sesame Street residents springing up immediately, and Twitter's best snarkologists – and celebrities – took to the social network to share their thoughts on the childhood icon's endangered status.
Originally posted 11/09/2009 08:45AM
Oscar the Grouch had better behave – and keep his political opinions to himself.
On Tuesday, to mark the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking children's program Sesame Street, some very special guests pay a visit, including First Lady Michelle Obama. According to previews circulating the Net, she meets Big Bird – who observes that the two of them are tall.
Mrs. Obama also delivers a message that may not entirely sit well with Cookie Monster.
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