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Favorite Big Bird Moments

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by TravellingMatt, Aug 2, 2002.

  1. TravellingMatt

    TravellingMatt Well-Known Member

    Here are some of them!

    The first time Big Bird meets Snuffleupagus, mainly because it's interesting to see how far the Snuffy puppet has come since his debut on the Street. And I still like Jerry's Snuffy a bit better than Martin's.

    Big Bird going to school for the first time, and trying to take his desk (which is nailed to the floor) home with him because the teacher said it was "his" at the beginning of the day. This episode was also highlighted with a great performance of "ABC-DEF-GHI".

    Big Bird learning about death through the passing of his father figure, Mr. Hooper.

    Big Bird offering to help run Hooper's Store while Mr. Hooper studies for night school. Of course, the Birdster doesn't know where anything is and Mr. Hooper has to do everything himself.

    Mr. Hooper inventing a machine that makes 10 of anything put inside it...and Big Bird putting in a garbage can...you know the rest.

    Big Bird and Snuffy in Hawaii looking for Mt. Snuffleupagus.

    Big Bird and Bob in formal wear, with the Bird singing the "Alphabet Song" while Bob taps on glasses of water with a spoon.

    Big Bird performing "The Curious Cantata" with Maria, Luis, and (I think) Bob.

    Forgetful Jones sees Snuffy running in the NYC Marathon...and when Big Bird tries to get FJ to jog his memory for Bob...he naturally forgets!
  2. MIKEB97

    MIKEB97 Well-Known Member

    Those are wonderful moments. Remember when Mr. Hooper asks Big Bird to open the store? A phone noise scares the dung out of the bird that he nearly runs away. Big Bird rides a unicycle down Sesame Street to catch Stevie wonder while Oscar stares at him in disbelief.
  3. BiggNate

    BiggNate Member

    A small, but funny, one was when Big Bird, Elmo, and Gordon were witnessing some firemen rescuing someone from a fire. Gordon says something like, "They're going to use the ladder to get her down." Big Bird responds with, "Good thing they brought it!"

    That cracks me up.

  4. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ, it's the most unusual word i've ever seen...
  5. Joseph

    Joseph Well-Known Member

    what about supercallifragilisticexpialidocious
  6. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Yep, definately two important developing parts to Big Bird's character. My two favorite BB moments :D
  7. CherryPizza

    CherryPizza Well-Known Member

    Too many classic Big Bird moments to mention.

    My proposal for the Sesame Street special in 2004, to celebrate its 35th anniversary...

    Guy Smiley's triumphant return to the Street will be to give the
    ultimate, long-overdue tribute. He sneaks into the yeller feller's
    nest, holds the big book before him and announces, BIG BIRD HERE IS YOUR LIFE!

    All of the important events from SS history could be worked into the retrospective special, including clips from Christmas Eve on SS
    showing him trying to find out how Santa gets down the chimneys, Don't Eat the Pictures (he was locked in the museum with Snuffy and the Egyptian prince), the touching scene dealing with Mr Hooper's Death, Suffy's coming out, Follow That Bird...

    And then when the other SS residents come out to "surprise"
    him, their individual tales can also be worked into the episode. Maria and Luis can remember his big cheer at their wedding, and the poem he and snuffy wrote for the baby shower when they couldn't afford a gift. Oscar can remember Big Bird's involvement in Slimey's voyage to the moon. Surely there's some scene about Gordon and Susan adopting Miles that involved Big Bird that can also be incorporated. As long as everyone's dropping in to surprise him, their own individual classic sketches could also be part of the show.

    And of course the show can have a musical interlude, wherein some of the Bird's Sesame friends can perform a few of the Street's classic songs.

    Cherry "the bird is the word" Pizza
  8. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    They should have a Guy Smilie's "HERE is your life!" and show all his past achievements. :)
  9. Gentle Giant

    Gentle Giant Well-Known Member

    Big Birds alphabet song

    Big Birds Alphabet song was my favorite where he thought the alphabet was a word:)
  10. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    Re: Big Birds alphabet song

    The funny things was, i thought it was a word too!!! LOL!!!
  11. wockawocka

    wockawocka Well-Known Member

    All Big Bird moments are great! But Big Bird has gotten worse lately, it's sad, he is my favorite character. I liked him in FTB a lot and his few seconds in TMM. I REALLY live Big Bird though! Who can't resist a 7-foot tall bird?!
  12. Gentle Giant

    Gentle Giant Well-Known Member

    Don't feel embarressed, Rachel. I like Big Bird too. One of my other favorite S S muppets is cuddly old Grover. I will never forget when Big Bird was in the hospital for toncilitis. :)
  13. guysmiley4ever

    guysmiley4ever Well-Known Member

    Gee by golly, fave Big bird moment? For some reason I keep going back to 'Follow that Bird'.
    My moment was when they colored Big bird blue and made him the 'blue bird of happiness' and he sang that super sad song, I was going thru the tissues like mad. *sniff*
    Then when he was rescued at the end...very awesome!

    Of course, Big Bird is cool on sesame street when he's sleeping in his nest. That's always sweet, he's got his beak tucked in feathers and snoring and cooing. :sleep:
  14. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    There was one with Wille The Hot Dog Man, where he asks BB to look over his cart because he apparently has to go somewhere briefly. Wille shows him how to put on mustard and something else wich I can't remember.

    Well when Willie returns BB does what he's told. However, he has put on both stuff on all of the hot dogs and when Willie returns, he's shocked.
  15. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Christmas Eve on Sesame Street. Says it all.:wisdom:
  16. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    I'd have to agree that I love Big Bird in some of his movies- particularly Follow That Bird. But there's great moments all throughout- certainly the first meeting of Snuffy and the death of Mr. Hooper. I also thought the Hurricane episodes were great and Big Bird went through a lot in that one. I also love watching him in the Sesame Street specials like "Don't Eat the Pictures", "Big Bird in China" and "Big Bird in Japan". And the Christmas specials- "A Special Sesame Street Christmas" is fun, and the best part of "Elmo Saves Christmas" was Big Bird and Snuffy's friendship and seeing them reunited for Christmas! And definitely- "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street"! LOVE it! :)
  17. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    Because Big Bird is my absolute favorite Sesame Street Muppet, I would have to say that anything with him is worth it. It's because of how Caroll Spinney manages to bring him to life and make him the most loved Muppet on that show besides Elmo. :wisdom:
  18. FatBlueMuppet

    FatBlueMuppet Active Member

    I think my favorite Big Bird moment was in Follow that Bird when he sees Ernie and Bert's airplane coming and says "Could that be.... Miss Finch?" Then that suspensful music plays and he runs and ducks and looks at the plane suspiciously. Poor bird must have thought Miss Finch got so fed up with chasing him, that she went crazy and was trying to plow him down with an airplane. lol :wisdom:
  19. ErnieandTelly

    ErnieandTelly Well-Known Member

    I remember that Big Bird sang the ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. Its so funny
  20. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    It would be great to see a new Sesame Street special or straight-to-video release or something dedicated to Big Bird!:wisdom:

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