1 The Muppet Mindset: Big Bird Talks Debates (and De Fishes) on SNL

Oct 7, 2012

Big Bird Talks Debates (and De Fishes) on SNL

Late last night during the Daniel Craig-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live, rumors and rumblings were going around that a certain six-year old, eight foot two inch tall yellow bird was going to make an appearance on the show. We didn't know if it would be a parody of the birdy behemoth or what to expect... but what we got was this: the real, actual, Caroll Spinney Big Bird appearing on SNL's Weekend Update with Seth Myers. Check out the entire appearance below for Big Bird's reaction to being mentioned in the Presidentail debate:

So there you have it! Simple, honorable, and classy--the way Big Bird absolutely should have played it. Perfect for the character, incredibly smart move by Sesame Street/Sesame Workshop, totally nonpartisan, and just hysterical. Debates/De fishes? BRILLIANT! This is exactly how I wanted Big Bird to respond. Thank goodness SNL nabbed him to come on and say his piece. Now if you'll excuse me... I need to go watch it again.

The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, muppetmindset@gmail.com


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