Your Evening Cry: I Am Big Bird Will Punch You Right in the Feelings

Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar, is finally getting his moment in the limelight with the documentary I Am Big Bird. The film is set to hit theaters on May 6th and what the fuck? What is happening to my face? Water. Water emerging from my eyes in an unstoppable waterfall of… » 3/12/15 7:50pm 3/12/15 7:50pm

Sesame Street Teaches Kids About Divorce For the First Time Ever

Back in the '90s, Sesame Street writers and producers decided it was time to tackle the D word: divorce. But according to Tumblr Storyboard in partnership with Time, when Sesame Street showed little kids the segment ahead of time, they freaked out: where would Snuffy (a.k.a. Mr. Snuffleupagus, the newfound victim of… » 12/10/12 2:55pm 12/10/12 2:55pm

Obama Campaign Releases Attack Ad Starring Big Bird

Not sure how much longer any of us — both the campaign and punchline-desperate writers — can keep this one going, but if nothing else, the mental image of Big Bird as an feathery Wall Street overlord, carefully watching the markets from an office high in a glassy tower, is worth a tiny laugh. The campaign is vague… » 10/09/12 12:35pm 10/09/12 12:35pm

The Late, Great Mister Rogers Best Articulated The Need For Continued…

A 1969 clip of Fred Rogers sitting before the US Senate Subcommittee and imploring members to reconsider Nixon's proposed funding cuts to the children's educational channel has resurfaced with new relevance in the wake of Mitt Romney's similar threat. Beware, for if you are a crier like yours truly, this intersection… » 10/06/12 5:45pm 10/06/12 5:45pm

Rick Santorum Sometimes Kills Things He Loves, Says Rick Santorum

Frothy lunatic politician Rick Santorum has been serving as a sort of reluctant surrogate for his formal rival Mittens Romney since he finally conceded the Republican Presidential nomination earlier this year. But that doesn't mean he's gotten any less terrible, or delightfully insane. The latest gem from the mouth of… » 10/05/12 1:00pm 10/05/12 1:00pm