10/05/2012 12:56 pm ET

Big Bird Gets Gunned Down By Romney On 'Conan' (VIDEO)

By now, we all know that Mitt Romney wants to foreclose Sesame Street and tell Big Bird to go the way of Oscar the Grouch. "Sorry, Big, but your street is no longer solvent. We've valued your services and wish you the best in the future."

But this clip from Thursday's "Conan" shows that Mitt might want to go even further, and reenact a famous scene from "North by Northwest" with ol' BB. Except in Hitchcock's version, Cary Grant got away.

Watch your back, Jim Lehrer.