Big Birdman

Chris Higgins
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Legendary Muppeteer Caroll Spinney has performed as Big Bird (and also Oscar the Grouch) on Sesame Street since 1969 (!). At age 81, Spinney still gets in the suit, does the voice, and becomes our lovable Big Bird. He is the last of the original Muppeteers.

Birdman, a movie about an aging actor best known for playing an avian superhero, is nominated for nine Oscars this year. So let's take a look at Big Birdman, a short parody. (Note: This won't be funny if you haven't seen Birdman, but at least you get to see Spinney without the suit on.)

I Am Big Bird, a documentary about Spinney's life and work, comes out in May. Here's a trailer: