Hey, if Marc can get away with blogging a YouTube clip of the Muppets singing Mahna Mahna, then why can’t I share this Big Bird classic?

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  1. Marc says:

    Big Bird has evolved quite a bit by the looks of it. He’s got almost no head! He’s all beak and eyes!

    I wonder how they manned him: two guys inside the suit, one for the hands and one for the head and beak? That would take quite a bit of coordination…

  2. Phil L says:

    Well apparently Charles Darwin observed evolution of the finches of the Galapagos islands, so why can’t Big Bird evolve too?

    But you are right, this 1969 version of Big Bird does seem kind of bizarre. His head is too tiny and his neck is too long. The later version is less freakish and more lovable IMHO.

  3. SharonK says:

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?????? There were guys in that suit?????????? Big Bird is a fake?????? :-(

  4. Jennifer says:

    I can’t believe you found a clip… but his voice is messed up.