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  1. Report: Big Bird almost flew on the doomed Challenger shuttleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    ... to fly into space and open it up to even more non-scientific types. While Big Bird may never fly into space, "Sesame Street" may still make it into orbit, with Cookie Monster's cookie, Ernie's rubber ducky and other show staples joining the flight ...


  2. Summer Movie Preview 2015: 9 family films to watch for this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | The Times-Picayune

    ... is. That changes with "I Am Big Bird," an affectionate documentary portrait of the man behind the iconic "Sesame Street" character for more than 45 years. F eaturing : Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Matt Vogel, Jerry Nelson, Bob McGrath. Directors : Dave ...


  3. NASA confirms that Big Bird was in talks to fly on 1986 Challenger missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Daily Mail

    NASA confirms that Big Bird was in talks to fly on doomed Challenger mission to get kids interested in space - but was replaced by teacher Christa McAuliffe The plan was part of a program to 'select teachers, journalists, artists, and other people who could bring their unique perspective' to space The Challenger broke apart a little over a minute after takeoff on January 28, 1986, killing all seven crew members Caroll Spinney, the 81-year-old man who plays the iconic character, reveals in the new documentary I Am Big Bird that in an attempt to get children interested in space they planned to fly the Sesame Street character on the Challenger mission in 1986.


  4. Going inside Big Bird, film takes wing with SpinneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 |

    ... the Grouch) for an enchanting film portrait, "I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story," which celebrates this "Sesame Street" puppet master who, at age 81, continues to breathe life into a pair of the world's best-loved personalities. The ...


  5. Going inside Big Bird, a film takes wing with Caroll SpinneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Spinney dr... . FILE - In this April 10, 2008 file photo, puppeteer Caroll Spinney, who voices Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, is interviewed during a break from taping an episode of Sesame Street in New York.


  6. Sesame Street's Big Bird narrowly escaped death on the Challenger Space shuttleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 |

    Sesame Street's Big Bird was invited on the tragic Challenger space mission , but the man who plays him avoided death - because his costume was too big to fit in the shuttle. Actor Caroll Spinney, 81, said he was offered a spot in an attempt by Nasa to get children interested in space travel.


  7. Big Bird narrowly escaped death on the doomed 1986 Space ShuttleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | Radio Times

    Big Bird, the giant yellow-feathered Sesame Street character, was offered a place on the doomed Challenger space shuttle mission in 1986 and only withdrew because the costume would not fit. Caroll Spinney, the man who played Big Bird for 45 years, has made the extraordinary revelation in a new documentary about the Jim Henson creation.


  8. There's a new puppet in town! Meet Shams, the newest Iftah Ya Simsim characterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | Al Bawaba

    Iftah Ya Simsim , the Arab world's television series based on Sesame Street, is inviting families to meet the newest addition to the show's Muppet family, Shams. Making her first public appearance at the annual Abu Dhabi International Book Fair from May 7 to 13 ahead of the much anticipated relaunch of the show later this year, Shams, brought to life by Emirati puppeteer Asma Alshamsi, will take to the stage with her friend, fellow puppeteer Michel Jabali, to help narrate Iftah Ya Simsim stories to audiences.


  9. Big Bird actor Caroll Spinney was set to ride in fateful Challenger shuttle flightRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | The New Zealand Herald

    The actor who plays the beloved Sesame Street character Big Bird narrowly avoided dying in the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster. Caroll Spinney, 81, says that he was due to go into orbit on January 28, 1986, to renew the interest of American children in spaceflight.


  10. What you never knew about Big BirdRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 |

    ... Spinney Story, starring Frank Oz, Jim Henson and Caroll Spinney. THROUGHOUT his 46 years playing Big Bird on Sesame Street, Caroll Spinney has always stood apart from the show's other puppeteers. For one thing, the full-body costume means he can't ...


  11. Big Bird Was Almost On Doomed Space Shuttle ChallengerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | Cinema Blend News

    Big Bird has been a Sesame Street regular since 1969, but his time on the well-received and long-running series was almost tragically cut short. Recently, Caroll Spinney, the voice behind the beloved Sesame Street character, revealed that Big Bird was originally scheduled to board the Space Shuttle Challenger for its doomed mission back in 1986.


  12. Solo Play Following Entertainment Icon Jimmy Durante to Recieve NYC Run This SummerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 |

    ... Snowman" as they remember the lovable gruff Durante, who also inspired voice of Harry the Muppet Monster from Sesame Street . Imagine Dat! has had engagements at the Italian Cultural Center in Worcester, MA and very well received performances at The ...


  13. I Am Big Bird review: 'A must-see for Muppet fans'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 |

    ... appropriately, with Spinney's 1970s appearance on TV gameshow What's My Line? As the man behind two of Sesame Street's most famous characters (Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch - very much the yang to Big Bird's yin), his work was seen by millions, yet ...


  14. The Original BirdmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Eugene Weekly

    Like so many of us, I grew up on Sesame Street, that magical Manhattan block where fuzzy puppets and real people cooperate and collaborate and teach the ABCs of life.


  15. Emmy Rossum looks effortlessly stylish in monochrome mini dress as...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Daily Mail

    ... make-up. Taking to Twitter, the star revealed she is one of the many famous names to make an appearance on Sesame Street. Simply stylish: The 28-year-old put her toned legs on show in a monochrome palm tree print dress which she teamed with black ...


  16. 5 cool things to know about 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 |

    ... both movies back to back." It seems everybody wants to get on the "Avengers" fun -- including the gang at "Sesame Street." The parody-prone folks at the iconic children's show this week released a five-minute short called "Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon," ...


  17. The best Sesame Street parodies ranked in order of excellenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Radio Times

    It's an old joke that Sesame Street's parodies are better than the real thing, but that's because, well, they are. From Homeland to Game Of Thrones to Mad Men, no TV series is too rude or explicit for a clean pre-teen makeover.


  18. 'Sesame Street's' 'Avengers' parody: Cookie Monster thinks Captain...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 |

    Aveggies must work together to make sure that no corn gets creamed and that everyone's broccoli stays green. Well, in "Sesame Street" s' world, anyway.


  19. 'Sesame Street' Spoofs 'Avengers' With 'Aveggies' Parody [VIDEO]Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | WWWM-FM Toledo

    "People of Earth, prepare to be 'desserted'!" cries the super villain in Sesame Street's epic new Avengers parody, "The Aveggies." What's one to do when his vegetables are taken from him? Call the Aveggies! The vehicle destroying the world's healthy foods is a giant chocolate chip cookie.


  20. Profiles in Exceptionalism: Jim HensonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | The Foundation for Economic Education

    ... my favoritesare Prairie Dawn, Guy Smiley, Sweetums, and Janice. I learned how to count to ten in Spanish from Sesame Street, and of the Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus from The Storyteller. From Sesame Street, many other young minds first learned ...