Big Bird from Sesame Street

Title:
Big Bird from Sesame Street
NFSA ID:
1219030
Year:
1984
Courtesy:
Mike Walsh AM, OBE Hayden Productions
Category:
Access fees

Big Bird from the long-running American kid's television show Sesame Street (USA, 1969–current), visits Australia for a promotional tour in 1984.

Sesame Street is known for its use of Jim Henson's Muppets puppets, such as Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster.

Clearly a bit exasperated by the task of interviewing the giant puppet Mike Walsh asks the audience 'Is this a way for a grown man to make a living?'.

Usually his guests sit in a chair next to him but in this case Big Bird, performed by puppeteer Caroll Spinney, towers over Walsh calling him 'little fellow'.

Clip from The Mike Walsh Show: Ep.4024.