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Big Bird 'Doesn't Want To Be Player No More'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.27.2015 | Comedy

He's an endearing childhood character, and he's not a player -- he just crushes a lot. "He" is Big Bird, and thanks to some inspired editing by Ben...

Lauren Duca

The Tragic Past Of The Man Who Is Big Bird | Lauren Duca | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment

Big Bird is one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time. And yet, as puppeteer Caroll Spinney put its, no one knows the man wh...

Big Bird Was Supposed To Be A Passenger On Doomed Challenger Flight

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment

Big Bird was supposed to be one of the passengers on the Challenger space shuttle, according to the actor who spent years inside the "Sesame Street" c...

Michelle Obama Gets The 'Billy On The Street' Treatment

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.17.2015 | Comedy

After her husband became the first U.S. President interviewed by Zach Galifianakis between two ferns, Michelle Obama is one-upping POTUS with her own ...

5 Things You Don't Know About Bob McGrath On The 45th Anniversary Of 'Sesame Street'

Pat Gallagher | Posted 01.10.2015 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Five things you don't know about Bob McGrath on the 45th anniversary of 'Sesame Street.'

GOP Budget: The Anti-Robin Hood Spending Plan

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Rejecting dozens of heroic characters, from Captain America to Underdog, Republicans last week chose instead a villain for their figurehead.

Along a River, a While Ago

James Moore | Posted 03.07.2014 | Media
James Moore

The radio station was an unremarkable brick building encircled by palm and fruit trees. My intention was to use the airwaves of a local broadcaster to launch a journalism career after spending too much time as a disc jockey.

Colbert, Big Bird & Oscar The Grouch Parody 'Crossfire'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.27.2013 | Comedy

The "Sesame Street" gang stopped by "The Colbert Report" last night, the night after appearing on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to sing with The Root...

What Your Favorite Sesame Street Character Says About You

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.24.2013 | TV

Let's just put this out there so everyone is clear: Sesame Street is awesome. And not in an ironic, it's-cool-to-love-a-kids-show-because-we're-adults...

What Sesame Street Teaches Us About Being Good Neighbors

Posted 09.16.2013 | HuffPost Home

While TV shows come and go, the one few constant of the past 4+ decades has been "Sesame Street." Today, the show kicks off its 44th season -- and we'...

Reversing the Tide That Swamped Small Boats

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans lost the White House. They lost an opportunity to control the Senate. They lost seats in the House, though they remain the majority there. Yet it is their plan, from that minority position, to sustain their sink-middle-class-boats economic policies and scuttle all attempts to change course.

Big Bird, Brain Scans Yield Clues About Learning Disabilities

Posted 01.06.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/04/2013 09:46 AM EST on LiveScience Children are not the only ones who can learn from Big B...

'Sesame Street' On How To Talk To Kids About Death

Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents

After the passing of a beloved pet or relative -- or in the mournful aftermath of horrific tragedies like the Sandy Hook school shooting -- parents of...

Thanksgiving and the National Bird

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Contrary to the popular myths, the wild turkey can fly. As the recent election has proven, so can we, if, like that original American bird, we keep close to the ground.

Don't Throw Big Bird Over the Fiscal Cliff

Marcy Syms | Posted 01.16.2013 | Media
Marcy Syms

Not only do American families want government-supported public broadcasting, they need it now more than ever.

America Reelects President Obama, and Rejects the Republican Plutocrat.

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The American people have seen how extreme wealth concentrated at the top greatly unbalances the lives of citizens, and a growing number of people want the opposite, and are willing to work to change the system.

WATCH: 'Sesame Street's' Big Hurricane Announcement

Posted 11.08.2012 | Parents

In Hurricane Sandy's aftermath, the "Sesame Street" team has jumped into an ongoing discussion of how to teach kids about weather-related fear, destru...

LOOK: Big Bird Votes! And We Think We Know For Who ...

Sarah Medina | Posted 11.06.2012 | Good News

Voters in Texas were given quite a shock Friday morning when the most controversial furry bird of the election lined up behind them, yellow feathers i...

Most Working Women Are Put in a Bind, Not a Binder

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Women deserve pay parity, not parody in comic binders. Study the candidates' voting records on issues important to working women and our families.

Big Bird And Mitt Romney Dance Off

Posted 11.05.2012 | Teen

Mitt Romney said he likes Big Bird, but the feeling might not be mutual. In this video from halftime at Saturday's football game at Beaumont Centr...

The 20 Definitive Videos of the 2012 Election Cycle (So You Don't Have to Think About It Ever Again) | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Tuesday is Election Day and we are still alive, just not allowed to leave the house for a little while, all of us. Thankfully, there are Internet videos for that. So we've compiled this definitive list of the 20 best videos of the 2012 election cycle.

Separation of Twitter and Facebook in the Age of Obama

James Sims | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
James Sims

My resolution for the next presidential election is to let "grandma" share my stupid dog pictures with her retirement community cronies and reserve my playing of pin the tail on Donald Trump to Twitter.

We're Here to Save Your Holiday With a Glazed Ham: The Top 10 Last Minute Halloween Costumes Ripped Violently From the Headlines | Posted 12.30.2012 | Comedy

Here's your dilemma: You're usually Lance Armstrong for Halloween. This is now no longer acceptable, as you refuse to part with your toy medals. You're in a bind. We're here to help.

Mitt Romney, Big Bird and American Creativity

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Mitt Romney's comment in the first presidential debate about defunding Big Bird was the fodder for lots of jokes, but it has more serious implications, not just for public funding for the arts, but for the future of America's global competitiveness.

14 Halloween Costumes Depicting Old People: Offensive or Funny?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.22.2012 | Fifty

Can't figure out how to dress yourself up as a binder full of women for Halloween? Then there's always Big Bird, a hot costume this year thanks to Mit...