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Big Bird episode
« on: April 03, 2019, 03:49:20 PM »
I read that Fred and Carroll Spinney argued over the phone for 20 minutes about how they should do this episode. Fred wanted Carroll to take off the bird head to show kids that it's a person inside the costume, but Carroll begged Fred not to go along with that because it would've traumatized the kids. Thank God Fred agreed with Carroll otherwise who knows how that would've changed how most of our generation saw Sesame Street?

But I can't imagine them actually ARGUING. More like a heavy discussion?

I wish I knew when they actually taped this episode. Does anyone know? They did the Sesame Street crossover sometime in the fall of 1980 and it aired 2 weeks before BB's appearance on Mister Rogers (June 1981).