Some time ago, I read somewhere that whenever a Big Bird costume is about to be retired and replaced, they have Big Bird do something that he normally wouldn't do. But the only example I know of is him being in a lake in the Camp Echo Rock episodes. I wonder what else Big Bird has done in such instances that would normally ruin the costume. And I've been thinking about how when I was a kid, I thought that since the Muppet Workshop was in New York and the Creature Shop was in London (I didn't know at the time that there was an L.A. creature shop, or that The Jim Henson Company had offices in L.A.*), that all Muppet productions were produced in New York and all Creature Shop productions were produced in London. As far as I knew, the only exceptions were if a production took place in a different state or country, though I was aware that The Muppet Show was produced in London. I had no idea that a good portion of Henson projects were shot in Canada (can't remember if I was aware of Canada when I was a kid) as well. And I was surprised when I saw the Tough Pigs interview with John Tartaglia last year and he said that by the time he joined that most Henson productions were being produced in L.A. instead of New York. *Part of which can be attributed to Jim Henson saying in Secrets of the Muppets, which was made a year before the company opened offices in L.A., that there were two workshops, one in NY and one in London.