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Classic Sesame Street Live!(This is So Cool!)

Discussion in 'Sesame Appearances' started by SSLFan, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    This is from the very first Sesame Street Live show. It is an interview with three of the cast members- two of them being Big Bird and Cookie Monster.:cool:

    Here's a link(you'd probbaly figure which blue link to click on the page,hint is *bigbird*) http://lioneldouglass.com/bigbird/video/index.htm
  2. zns

    zns Active Member

    Outstanding stuff. Those shows from back then look a lot better than the shows they do today. I have the program to the first show, "The Case of the Missing Rara Avis", but I am still trying to find the one for the second, "Big Bird's Super Spectacular Totally Amateur Show".
  3. timmylogue

    timmylogue New Member

    I Play Big Bird at Sesame Place

    I work at Sesame Place in Langhorne Pa in the Entertainment Department as Big Bird. I Dance in the Big Bird's Beach Party Show, and the Sesame Parade.
  4. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    Wow, you have an AWSOME job!:cool:
  5. zns

    zns Active Member

    What I would like to do is find the audio tracks to the first four shows:

    -The Case of the Missing Rara Avis
    -Big Bird's Super Spectacular Totally Ameteur Show
    -Sesame Jamboree
    -Around the World
  6. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    Wish I could help...:cry:
  7. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Member

    nice find :)

    And Timmy... sweet job you have there! Wish i lived close enough to Sesame Place... i'd have yer job in an instant lol
  8. jeffkjoe

    jeffkjoe New Member



    Hey Timmy:

    That's outstanding. Hey, I've probably seen your work, as I've been to Sesame Place recently.

    Two questions:

    1) How do you see out of the costume?
    2) I noticed the neck is a little longer than the regular Bird puppet. How heavy is it?
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That was pretty cool.

    BTW, what was "around the World" like? I have seen one of these when I was younger, but I forget which one... it was probably 1989...
  10. timmylogue

    timmylogue New Member

    Being Big Bird

    Sorry I've be so busy I haven't had a chance to to answer your questions,

    I see out of the neck where the blue/purple tie is, the bird is about 50-60 pounds ( I believe ) its pretty heavy but we get use to it really fast. There are about 5-7 guys that play the part Big Bird as well.. We have A and B cast ( this counts for elmo, zoe,ect.. ) so we rotate every other show so theres 6 shows at Big Birds Beach Party, So for each of us we do 3 shows a day and 1 parade as Big Bird, but lets say that Im A cast the one day and someone is B cast the same day I would be Bird in the first parade and the B cast person would do like telly or maybe even sometimes cookies ( depends on height ). Its pretty darn hot I'm sure you guys would knew that. I been doing it for about 6 years now, I only do it on weekends now b/c I started a full time job as a graphic web designer, but its a fun job at Sesame Place, and the only reason I come back every year is because well one thing is my friends and the other one is the look on a kids face that feeling I get when I make that child smile and laugh is the best best feeling ever!


    I've also have done special events at like Children's Hospital in Philadelphia and stuff, Now seeing that is alittle tear in the eye, Like I said its a great feeling being Big Bird.
  11. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    Wow dude. You have such an AWSOME JOB (i said it again). You portray my favorite muppet! Oh, and one more question, how do u operate the mouths on your costume and all the others( Elmo, Zoe, Telly, etc.)?
  12. timmylogue

    timmylogue New Member

    To operate the mouths

    To operate the mouths this is called a mech its a handle that you sqeeze. There are two different kinds. Big Bird has two mechs inside of him one that looks like this http://timothylogue.com/mech1Bird.jpg.This is a long pole that controls his head movement ( it can move up, down, right and left ) and also the mouth and at the end of it as you can see there is a mech. The other mech that Big Bird has is the same as every other muppet and that is the hand mech and that looks like this http://timothylogue.com/mech1Telly.jpg this is in the left or right hand of the character ( depends if the person is right or left handed )



    Anymore questions feel free to ask!
  13. timmylogue

    timmylogue New Member

  14. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    Wow, thanks for the info and pics! That's always been a BIG mystery for me.
  15. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    I should also mention there is a Classic Sesame Street Live commercial on Youtube. I would post the link but Youtube's been acting kind of funny lately!


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