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Big Bird

Big Bird was the main character from Jim Henson's Sesame Street kids TV programme.

Basically, Big Bird was a big, yellow bird with a slightly camp voice and very long eyelashes. Although he was originally the main character in Sesame Street, he eventually lost out in the popularity stakes to faster-talking, smaller, cuter, Elmo (and the 'Tickle-me-Elmo' toy parents kept buying until it drove them insane with its cute voice and disturbing vibrating giggles).

Big Bird was featured in Sesame Street less and less - perhaps because he was so large (7ft or so) it was easier to do scenes with all the little puppets. He was generally the one who did story-time though, probably because for the little kids in the show, snuggling in to Big Bird's feathers was a pretty comfortable way to go off to sleep (and his voice was so slow it was bound to send them into a deep sleep).


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Big Bird Last post by remember
04 July 2008

Do You Remember Big Bird?

Do You Remember Big Bird?

  • Anonymous user
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    Big bird used to sit upright asleep on his nest and snore going wah wah wah ug holding his beak under his wing.His pal was the snuffleupaguss who I thought was a mammoth.They did some dancing together one time .For a long time only bigbird saw the snuffle then eventually he was seen and became part of the cast.Now do not read this if you are sensitive-I saw a picture of the inside of bigbird in a puppet book once-he had a small tele monitor inside him so his puppeteer could control him better.I would imagine he has ditched the human and retired to Florida with elmo by now.
  • Anonymous user
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    Big Bird from sesame street, huge yellow bird with feathery arms, long orange striped legs and blue jumper on, still have the toy now but with new sewn on beak