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Big Bird

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Biography

Source: Wikipedia

Big Bird is a character on the children's television show Sesame Street. Performed by Matt Vogel since 1998 as an understudy to the late Caroll Spinney (who was the character from 1969 to 2018) before becoming its full-time performer in 2018, he is an eight-foot two-inch (249 cm) tall bright yellow anthropomorphic canary.67 He can roller skate, ice skate, dance, swim, sing, write poetry, draw, and even ride a unicycle. Despite this wide array of talents, he is prone to frequent misunderstandings, on one occasion even singing the alphabet as one big long word (from the song called "ABC-DEF-GHI," pronounced /æbkədɛfgi:dʒɛkəlmɪnɒpkwɜrstu:vwɪksɪz/), pondering what it could mean. He would refer to grocer Mr. Hooper as "Mr. Looper," and surprised everyone by referring to him by the correct name at the funeral. He lives in a large nest behind the 123 Sesame Street brownstone and right next to Oscar the Grouch's trash can and he has a teddy bear named Radar. In Season 46, Big Bird's large nest is now sitting within a small, furnished maple tree, and is no longer hidden by used construction doors.

Fact file

  • First appearance: Episode 0001 (November 10, 1969) 1
  • Created by: Jim Henson, Kermit Love
  • Portrayed by: Caroll Spinney (1969–2015)Daniel Seagren (1969–1970, Sesame Street; episode 83 and The Ed Sullivan Show)23Matt Vogel (1998–present)
  • Voiced by: Caroll Spinney (1969–2018)Matt Vogel (2002–present)
  • Birthday: March 204
  • Alias: Grandsonny, a nickname given to him by his Granny BirdBird, by his best friend, Mr. Snuffleupagus
  • Species: Canary, Muppet
  • Gender: Male5
  • Family: Granny Bird (grandmother)

Read more about Big Bird at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Big Bird's advice to kids during coronavirus pandemic
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2020-04-14 13:32:35
Sesame Street has been teaching kids valuable lessons for more than 50 years, but how to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic may be one of the most important yet. On Tuesday night, the primetime special, "Sesame Street: Elmo's Playdate" will show kids how they can sing and play together, ...

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Variety, 2020-01-01 00:36:40
The man inside the yellow Big Bird suit; TV’s Rhoda; and a “Beverly Hills 90210” heartthrob are just a few of the beloved entertainment figures who died in 2019. Here are some of the unforgettable stars and creators of movies, TV and music who we lost this year. Movies Several ...

Kennedy Center Honors will pay tribute to 'Sesame Street' puppeteer Caroll Spinney
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-12-09 06:22:31
Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch actor Caroll Spinney dies just one day after "Sesame Street" becomes the first TV show to earn Kennedy Center Honors.

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