Big Bird actor Carroll Spinney spoofs the movie Birdman (VIDEO).

Sesame Street Charmingly Spoofs an Oscar Favorite With “Big Birdman”

Sesame Street Charmingly Spoofs an Oscar Favorite With “Big Birdman”

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Feb. 20 2015 10:14 AM

Sesame Street Charmingly Spoofs an Oscar Favorite With “Big Birdman”

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Perhaps this video was inevitable. Birdman, one of the year’s biggest Oscar contenders, seems ripe for parody by Sesame Street, home of Big Bird. And while Caroll Spinney, the man behind the bird, is no Michael Keaton, it’s a charming take nonetheless.

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Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.