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Most Iconic Big Bird Design?

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by DarthGonzo, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. DarthGonzo

    DarthGonzo Active Member

    What does everyone think is the most iconic Big Bird "look" in Sesame Street history?

    For me personally, it's the early-to-mid '80s give or take a few years. The version of Big Bird that appears in "Follow That Bird" is what I consider to be MY Big Bird.

    I can't stand how the character looks now.
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  2. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Probably his first appearance because of.... Well, how dopey he looked.
  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, i'd say probably the one from the 80s, just because so many famous moments happened during that time, including the "Goodbye, Mr. Hooper" scene, Follow That Bird, and the episode where Snuffy is revealed to the adults.
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  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Really, the only version of Big Bird I ever truly "disliked" was the early 90s Big Bird as seen during the tail-end of the Jon Stone era, just before ATC: his head was too flat and had too much white around the eyes.

    I agree that my personal favorite Big Bird is the 80s version, but I also really liked Caroll's puppet used during the ATC era up into the mid-2000s; Matt's puppet (and ensuing versions of Big Bird since) has too big a head - it looks massive.
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  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    My thoughts exactly!
  6. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    The one from the late 90s because that's the design I grew up watching with.
  7. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    I like the 70's and 80's one, but definitely the Follow That Bird one was the best.
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