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Carroll Spinney has passed away- Big Bird and Oscar
« on: December 08, 2019, 07:37:15 PM »
Carroll Spinney, muppet performer and voice for characters Big Bird and Oscar, has passed away.
Big Bird was a big part of my childhood.  I loved the film Follow That Bird, and the specials Big Bird goes to China and Japan.  I still get the song "we're off to Kyoto, like Dorothy and Toto" stuck in my head from time to time.  And I loved when he sang at Jim Henson's funeral.
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Re: Carroll Spinney has passed away- Big Bird and Oscar
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 08:32:49 PM »
This is very sad news. I still love Big Bird and Sesame Street although I prefer the classic era over the more modern shows. 


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Re: Carroll Spinney has passed away- Big Bird and Oscar
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 08:35:14 PM »
RIP :(
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Re: Carroll Spinney has passed away- Big Bird and Oscar
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2019, 02:17:10 AM »
Saw this on MSN today. Read the whole article and actually teared up when I read he sang "Being Green' at Jim's funeral dressed up as Big Bird. RIP.
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Re: Carroll Spinney has passed away- Big Bird and Oscar
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 02:21:38 AM »
You should watch the video on youtube from Henson's funeral.  It gets me every time.
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Re: Carroll Spinney has passed away- Big Bird and Oscar
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2019, 02:35:36 AM »
You should watch the video on youtube from Henson's funeral.  It gets me every time.
Ohhh man.  If reading about it sprung a leak, I'd be a goner if I watched it  :cry:
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Re: Carroll Spinney has passed away- Big Bird and Oscar
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2019, 03:03:49 AM »
Big Bird was always my favorite Muppet on Sesame Street and I also loved Follow That Bird and Big Bird Goes to Japan. I just learned about Caroll Spinney's passing and it's very sad
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Re: Carroll Spinney has passed away- Big Bird and Oscar
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2019, 03:34:16 AM »
This is the video of Big Bird/Carroll Spinney at Jim's Henson's funeral.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrZyMptC2eQ


I used to love "Don't Eat the Pictures" and remember watching Big Bird Goes to Japan and Big Bird Goes to China on Disney Channel. I still remember Big Bird wondering why everyone was saying "Ohio" in Japan. (They were really saying "Ohayo")


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Re: Carroll Spinney has passed away- Big Bird and Oscar
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2019, 11:31:25 PM »
I heard that, it was sad.  I watched his documentary on being Big Bird I think on Netflix, he really loved his job. 
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Re: Carroll Spinney has passed away- Big Bird and Oscar
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2019, 09:33:37 PM »
I just watched Christmas Eve on Sesame Street and it made me  a little sad to see Carroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar.

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Re: Carroll Spinney has passed away- Big Bird and Oscar
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2019, 03:16:04 AM »
I was very sad to hear this

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Re: Carroll Spinney has passed away- Big Bird and Oscar
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2019, 03:21:08 AM »
RIP Carroll Spinney. Thank you for all the wonderful childhood memories. <3
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Re: Carroll Spinney has passed away- Big Bird and Oscar
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2019, 03:35:54 AM »
I was surprised to see Big Bird on a variety show rerun I was watching. It was a lot of fun watching Carol Spinney enjoying playing Big Bird so much.



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