Political Animal


October 07, 2012 8:06 AM Daylight Video: Big Bird Speaks

By Simon van Zuylen-Wood

No longer content to sit idly by while the commentariat uses him as a political talking point, Big Bird finally speaks out on “Saturday Night Live.”

Simon van Zuylen-Wood is a writer for Philadelphia Magazine.


  • Zorro on October 07, 2012 10:41 AM:

    Best. SNL. Guest. EVER.


  • Ronald on October 07, 2012 11:09 AM:

    Loved Big Bird from when I was a wee tot. Big Bird is just about as old as I am now, normally aged.

    I also liked his comment about his popularity.
    Kind of a sublte reminder to Mr. Romney that there's a LOT of people who think going after Sesame Street to pay for tax cuts for millionaires is probably not politically sound.

  • lgoak on October 07, 2012 11:12 AM:

    And the perfect response to the ridiculous cancel-PBS shtick by Romney & the GOP. Big Bird is an innocent, well-loved children's character. I'm glad to see he stayed that way, despite being dragged into partisan politics. This is part of what's so great about Sesame Street, and PBS.