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Carroll Spinney

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Salmoto, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. Salmoto

    Salmoto Well-Known Member

    Have we ever seen him outside of the Big Bird Costume? I was watching Sesame Street the other day, and it occurs to me I have no idea what he looks like. I have no idea what Eric Jacobson looks like either, but I am not inclined to worry about that yet.
  2. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Do you want a picture of Carroll Spinney? I have one. I got it from this very site (personal use only). I'll e-mail it to you.
  3. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I think it was A&E Biography that did a behind the scenes look at Sesame Street and even showed Carroll Spinney putting on the Big Bird puppet. It was available on video for purchase, so I would suggest checking out their website to get it and you can hear his real voice, too!! Or just go here:


  5. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    What??? Carroll Spinney never let anything like that happen while he was getting in adn out of the costume! I thought he didn't want photos and such taken of that. Oh, well. I'd buy it just to see some of the behind the scenes stuff.
  6. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

    Sure. It even shows him hanging around in just the bottom half of the costume. They speak quite extensively with Spinney as well.
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    It's a really great program!! I suggest getting it and watching it.

    I also recorded the Hurricane Episodes of SS to go along with the Biography video!
  8. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Well, that is just cool! I remember Richard Hunt used to walk around in the Sweetums feet reading his newspaper. Cool.:cool:
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Speaking of Sweetums, if you go to the "Hall of Shame" album at the www.midsouthcartoonists.com photo section, you'll see me with John Henson as Sweetums (with the head on at the MuppetFest and head off after The Muppet Show Live!).

    I'll never forget him:
    John: "Should I put the head back on?"
    Kevin: "Nah, the one you have now is just fine!"


  10. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    That is absolutely awesome, man! Wow! I have got to go to the next (?) Muppetfest and, er, um, "make my way" backstage! Wow! Muley looks awesome too.
  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    LOL! Yeah it was a bit surreal to be talking to Sweetums, Brian, and Jane Henson all in the sam vacinity...though even weirder talking to John 'half Sweetums' heh.

    For the record, Muppets hold up pretty good conversations!

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