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Big Bird

What's lemony yellow with huge orange feet and stands 8 foot
2 inches tall?

The Answer: Big of the loveable muppets that
live on Sesame Street.

Big Bird is on of the original Muppets created by Jim Henson and
has been a main character on the show for 26 of the show's 27

Big Bird and the rest of the Muppet characters teach pre-school
children lessons on numbers, letters and shapes....and real life issues
about social values, fear, violence and war.

Big Bird's best friend is 15 feet long Snuffleupagus

Big Bird's Birthday is March 20

Big Bird's Favorite Song: "The Alphabet"

Big Bird Likes: Figuring things out; being a part of everything;
roller-skating; birdseed milkshakes from Mr. Hooper's store

Big Bird Dislikes: When he can't help; when nobody believes his
best friend exists; chicken soup and change.

"Sesame Street" debuted on public television November 10, 1969.
The show was designed to help preschoolers make the transition
from home to school. "Sesame Street" has been enjoyed in over
140 countries.

According to the Children's Television Workshop, "Sesame Street"
has garnered over 100 major awards, including 75 Emmys with
20 for Best in its Field and six consecutively for Outstanding
Children's Series; two George Foster Peabody Awards; four
Parents' Choice Awards; the Prix Jeunesse International; and
an Action for Children's Television Special Achievement Award.
Emmy awards.

Jim Henson's Muppets were first seen in 1954, on a Washington,
D.C., television station. They drew national attention when he used
them in short skits on such television variety series as "The Ed
Sullivan Show."

In 1969 they formed the core of the "Sesame Street," and over
the years Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird, and Kermit
the Frog became familiar in every household.

Movies that have starred Big Bird

Sesame Street: Kids' Favorite Songs (1999)
Starring: Elmo , Big Bird

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
Starring: Vanessa L. Williams, Mandy Patinkin

The Muppet-Lovers Collection (1999)
Starring: Noel MacNeal, Ernie

The Pre-School Educational Collection (1999)
Starring: Big Bird, Huckle Cat

Sesame Street: Big Bird Sings! (1995)
Starring: Big Bird

Sesame Street: Do the Alphabet (1995)
Starring: Baby Bear, Big Bird

Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie (1994)
Starring: Big Bird, Cookie Monster

Sesame Street: Sing Hoot & Howl (1991)
Starring: Big Bird

Sesame Street: Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1990)
Starring: Big Bird, Ernie

Sesame Street: Big Bird's Story Time (1987)
Starring: Big Bird

Sesame Street: Learning About Numbers (1986)
Starring: The Count, Big Bird

Follow That Bird! (1985)
Starring: Big Bird, Jim Henson

Songs performed by Big Bird

ABC-DEF-GHI Big Bird's classic confusion song!

Ain't No Road Too Long from "Follow That Bird" with Big Bird and
Waylon Jennings

Big Bird Doesn't Fly, no, but The Squirrelles will help by
singing a groovy tune

Easy Going Day we're so laid-back we're floating on a bubble ...
ahhh. From "Follow That Bird"

Everyone Feels A Little Shy with Big Bird and Susan, not complete

Everyone Makes Mistakes classic and still good advice.

A Gift you will consider this planet a gift after this lovely
tune from Big Bird

"Good Morning, Mister Sun Welcome to the sky", by Big Bird

Hot, Hot, Hot Elmo's feeling hot, hot, hot!

"How Do You Get From Here To There? what do you do?"

I Just Adore Four Big Bird's ode to the number four.

I'm So Blue from "Follow That Bird", Big Bird's sad lament when
he's trapped as a blue bird

J Poem cute little poem by Big Bird

Just One Me Big Bird reminds us how special we are.

Macarena even the Street's not safe from this dance craze!

The Noodle Story Big Bird needles Oscar with nine naughty

One Little Star a classic from the movie "Follow That Bird"

A Really Good Feeling short but lovely tune from Big Bird

The Sound of the Letter "A" the beginning of the alphabet album,
AND the alphabet, neat!

Surprise with Big Bird, Bob, Maria, Grover, Mr. Hooper and a
Baker, not complete

Tall Enough when all that mattered was being able to reach the

A Very, Very Special Letter a very, very silly song by Big Bird.

Walking Down My Street Big Bird's cheery tune as he walks down
Sesame Street

Wonderful Me by Big Bird, "Who is the bird who is happy and
proud? Me!"

You'll Never Take the Texas Out of Me Tanya Tucker and Big Bird

You're Gonna Be A Star Big Bird adopts an Egyptian prince at the

For lyrics to all of Big Bird's songs go here

See Also:

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