Hi reddit! I’m Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who has brought life to Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for the last 46 years. AMA!
Hello everybody! I'm Carroll Spinney, the lucky puppeteer who has brought life to Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for the last 46 years.
And someone made a documentary about me! I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story is now available on iTunes here and On Demand, and is now playing in New York at the IFC Center.
Ask me your questions here, or meet me at the theater here in NYC tonight through Saturday for in-person Q&As! Thurs 7:15pm, Fri 7:25pm, and Sat 5:15pm shows.
Victoria will be assisting me over the phone today. AMA!
Update: Well, I would say: readers of reddit: I think that you'll really enjoy the movie "I Am Big Bird."
If you like the Muppets - it's a movie for anybody. It does have a few words that puts it into not suitable for children, but I don't think it would hurt any children. It's for children old enough to know that Big Bird isn't a real bird, just me.
But everybody has loved the movie. The music is particularly beautiful in the movie. And I urge you to see it, if you like what we do. It's really quite a love story in there, about somebody I love very much.