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Big Bird is a character on the children's television show Sesame Street.wikipedia
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Caroll Spinney

Carroll Spinney
Officially performed by Caroll Spinney from 1969 to 2018, he is an eight-foot two-inch (249 cm) tall bright yellow anthropomorphic canary.
Caroll Edwin Spinney (born December 26, 1933) is an American retired puppeteer, cartoonist, author and speaker most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street from its inception in 1969 until 2018.

List of songs from Sesame Street

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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.

Sesame Street

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Big Bird is a character on the children's television show Sesame Street.
The producers requested that Henson and his team create Muppets such as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to interact with the human actors, and the Street segments were re-shot.

Oscar the Grouch

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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 the meantime, his friends Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover, Count von Count, Telly and Oscar the Grouch are in pursuit of him to find him and bring him back home safely.
In scenes where Big Bird and Oscar (both performed by Caroll Spinney) interact in a scene together, the situation has varied depending on the number of lines one or the other is given.

Library of Congress Living Legend

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In 2000, Big Bird was named a Living Legend by the United States Library of Congress.

Rick Lyon

These apprentices include both Rick Lyon in the opening theme song of the show's 33rd season, and Matt Vogel in the show's "Journey to Ernie" segment.
He has worked for the Jim Henson Company as one of the operators of Big Bird.

Matt Vogel (puppeteer)

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These apprentices include both Rick Lyon in the opening theme song of the show's 33rd season, and Matt Vogel in the show's "Journey to Ernie" segment.
On Sesame Street, Vogel is the performer of Count von Count, and Big Bird.

Sesame Street (fictional location)

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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.
Behind the doors is where Big Bird's Nest is which is where Big Bird lives.

Jim Henson

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According to The Story of Jim Henson by Stephanie St. Pierre, the costume was built for Jim Henson to perform, but when Henson tried it on, Kermit Love, who had built the costume, did not think that Henson was walking like a bird is supposed to walk, and so Henson decided not to perform Big Bird.
Part of the show was set aside for a series of funny, colorful puppet characters living on Sesame Street, including Grover, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and Big Bird.

The Furchester Hotel

Vogel also performs Big Bird (voice and puppetry) in live appearances, Chrysler commercials, The Furchester Hotel, and started voicing Big Bird in new material in Season 48 of Sesame Street after Spinney's semi-retirement.
It consists of 50 episodes and a double-length Christmas episode as well as guest appearances by Big Bird, Count von Count, and the Yip Yips.

Don't Eat the Pictures

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In the film Don't Eat the Pictures, Osiris calls Big Bird an ibis.
The story takes on getting locked in an American Metropolitan Museum of Art overnight as they embark on an adventure to find their friend Big Bird, who has gotten lost finding Snuffy.

The Ed Sullivan Show

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He also performed Big Bird when he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1969 and on Hollywood Squares in the 1970s.

Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird

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In 1985, Big Bird was the star of his own film, Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, alongside the cast of Sesame Street.
The group's social worker Miss Finch is sent to Sesame Street, New York City, to find Big Bird and bring him to a worthy family of dodos in Oceanview, Illinois.

Kermit Love

According to The Story of Jim Henson by Stephanie St. Pierre, the costume was built for Jim Henson to perform, but when Henson tried it on, Kermit Love, who had built the costume, did not think that Henson was walking like a bird is supposed to walk, and so Henson decided not to perform Big Bird.
From this, Love went on to build Oscar the Grouch and then Big Bird after a drawing was designed by Henson (though Sahlin had carved the first head).

Alyson Court

Along the way, he finds help from a friendly truck driver (Waylon Jennings) and two farmer kids (Alyson Court and Benjamin Barrett).
Court first appeared in the Canadian children's series as herself in Mr. Dressup in 1984 and later with Big Bird in the 1985 film Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird.

Mr. Hooper

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As with Mr. Hooper, Big Bird frequently mispronounced host Peter Marshall's name, calling him "Mr. Marshmallow" or "Mr. Masher".
He had a special relationship with the Muppet Big Bird.

Ernie (Sesame Street)

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In the meantime, his friends Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover, Count von Count, Telly and Oscar the Grouch are in pursuit of him to find him and bring him back home safely.
From Season 33 (2002) until Season 36 (2005), he and Big Bird starred in a daily segment called "Journey to Ernie".

List of human Sesame Street characters

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Also joining them are their human friends, Gordon, Maria, Olivia and Linda with Bob aiding them from Sesame Street.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (season 11)

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Big Bird appeared in a series 11 episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, in which he declares he is a "golden condor".
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henrietta is upset when she hears that Big Bird (from Sesame Street) will visit X.

A Muppet Family Christmas

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He appeared in A Muppet Family Christmas holiday special, in which he dissuades the Swedish Chef from cooking him for Christmas dinner by offering him a gift of homemade chocolate covered birdseed.
A group of carolers then arrive, proving to be Big Bird and the rest of the Sesame Street Muppets.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

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Big Bird appeared in a series 11 episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, in which he declares he is a "golden condor".
Rogers additionally appeared in an episode of Sesame Street, where he explains to Big Bird that even if one loses a running race such as the one Big Bird had run against his friend "Snuffy", no hard feelings threaten to break the two of them apart.

The Robinson family (Sesame Street)

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Also joining them are their human friends, Gordon, Maria, Olivia and Linda with Bob aiding them from Sesame Street.
In 1985, Roscoe Orman and his wife were about to have their second child together; Big Bird puppeteer Caroll Spinney mentioned this to his wife Debra.

Waylon Jennings

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Along the way, he finds help from a friendly truck driver (Waylon Jennings) and two farmer kids (Alyson Court and Benjamin Barrett).
In the movie, he plays a turkey farm truck driver who gives Big Bird a lift.

The Muppet Movie

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Big Bird also made brief appearances in The Muppet Movie and The Muppets Take Manhattan.
In one scene, Kermit and Fozzie encounter Big Bird on the road, offering him a lift to Hollywood, but he declines, heading to New York City to break into public television, referencing the character's role in Sesame Street.

C. J. Cregg

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During a visit by The Muppets to the White House, Big Bird sat down on a bench next to C. J. Cregg, who had complained during the episode of past comparisons to Big Bird due to her height.
Several jokes are made about C.J.'s height, particularly in an episode in which Big Bird visits the White House.