1. Welcome to the Muppet Central Forum!
    You are viewing our forum as a guest. Join our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please contact us if you need help with registration or your account login.

  2. Sesame Street Season 48
    Sesame Street's 48th season officially began Saturday November 18 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

Favorite Fran Brill Character

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Pig's Laundry, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I know @dwayne1115 is the one who usually starts these threads, but I wanted to take a crack at it. Can't let Dawayne have all the fun now, can we? ;)
    I'm sure this'll be quite interesting. Prairie and Zoe are both very beloved characters so i'm excited to see what you guys think.
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2016
    MikaelaMuppet likes this.
  2. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Zoe.
     
    Flaky Pudding likes this.
  3. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Prairie Dawn because she's always very calm and doesn't constantly giggle. She also seems very focused and attentive and somewhat like a female version of Kermit without all the stress.
     
  4. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    How come everybody is voting for Prairie Dawn instead of Zoe?
     
  5. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    I would like to cast a write-in vote for Little Bird.
     
  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Ha ha I was just thinking of doing this today!

    I'm going to vote Zoe simply for her role in Elmo in Grouchland. She was wonderful in that movie!
     
    MikaelaMuppet likes this.
  7. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    So, why wasn't Little Bird included?
     
  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps it was because little Bird has not been seen in decades. Other then that I don't know.
     
  9. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Little Bird hasn't been on the show in a while, plus he was never a major character like Prairie or Zoe, so it wouldn't really seem fair to put him on the list.
     
  10. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    I really think he should be included. What's old is as significant as what's new on Sesame Street after 47 years. Besides, I always thought Little Bird had more potential than was used. The contrast between him and Big Bird was just right. The 2 established a friendship too. It probably got overshadowed by Big Bird's friendship with Snuffy, but even that could have been a good lesson about how someone can have 2 best friends.
     
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yea the whole point of these is to really focus on these preformers major characters. I mean think about someone like Jerry Nelson who prefomed so many one shot characters on both Sesame and the Muppet Show. It would be very hard to do a thread like this for all those because many people would not rember them all.
     
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I was born in 1982,and really can't think of any one insert or street story with Little Bird. I tell you what though, I will find some Little Bird videos and post them here. Would that help?
     
  13. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member


    Well, Little Bird was one of Fran Brill's signature characters for the time. He may not have been a "major character," but he was more significant than just a one-time Muppet character.

     
    dwayne1115 likes this.
  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well in this video Little Bird kind of reminds me of Herbert,. Wow though that monster at the end looked a lot like Harry with a different nose!
     
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Little Bird intrigues me. He's all over the merchandise and has almost always been, yet is a character barely used since the early days of the show. Sure, you could see the "Casa" skit well into the 90's, but even I can't remember seeing Little Bird being used in anything much else off the top of my head.

    And yet, you saw Little Bird represented well up into the 00's on books and toys and stuff. Who can forget this PVC?

    [​IMG]

    Made well into the 80's, I'd say.

    Not to mention this one from 98.

    [​IMG]

    I'd tend to think there was potential for him to be a sidekick of some sorts, then we got a bigger one in Snuffy. So, like most of the older characters on the series, the writers just didn't find the voice for the character, and phased him out. Shame, really.
     
  16. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Little Bird wasn't always played by Fran Brill, though. Little Bird's debut started with Jim playing the role.

     
  17. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Also Palisades was even going to make a Little Bird pack-in for big bird.
    [​IMG]
    Also I voted for Prairie.
     
    dwayne1115 likes this.
  18. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    True. Like many characters, they experimented the first time.
     
    dwayne1115 likes this.
  19. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Little Bird also had a significant part on at least one Sesame Street album.
     
  20. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well after those two video's I would like to see Little Bird come back!
     
    Censored likes this.

Share This Page