Today is the 50th Birthday of Sesame Street, that beloved show that features your lovely pals Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch etc.
Sesame Street taught people so much about life, school lessons and most importantly it was a show that kept little children glued to the television. Whether you hated or loved Sesame Street, it impacted generations before me and it will continue to impact generations after me.
If you have the chance to meet the legends behind Sesame Street you should. I had the opportunity to meet the Legend behind Big Bird at Silicon Valley Comic Con, who doesn’t love the big fluffy yellow bird who brought many quotes, laughs, and his vibrant color to the television screen.
My favorite Big Bird quote is “Bad days happen to everyone, but when one happens to you, just keep doing your best and never let a bad day make you feel bad about yourself.” — Big Bird.
Anyway the person behind Big Bird: Carroll Spinney who is getting up there in age and it’s so sad the legend is getting old. You could tell his health was declining at the Convention because he had to continuously take 15-minute breaks and needed help gripping the pen when signing autographs. But it was sooooo cool to meet Big Bird and get a signed pop to add to the collection.
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