Sesame Street’s Big Bird Parodies ‘Birdman’ [Video]
One of the most popular birds to ever grace television is taking on Birdman.
Sesame Street veteran Caroll Spinney, 81,has been voicing that lovable six-year-old Big Bird since 1969. In Big Birdman (Or: The Unexpected Virtue of Orange Pants), Spinney takes on the 2014 Alejandro González Iñárritu film, Birdman, in parody form.
Big Birdman does an amazing job of mimicking the original film, right down to the camera angles. Just like Michael Keaton, Spinney ponders life questions: “How did we get here? How do we get to Sesame Street?” Of course, the parody is much more family-friendly than the film, with the script making some inspired substitutions along these lines: “This place is crawling with monsters. Smells like bird seed.”