November 6, 1986 |
All through the Civic Center, kids are nodding their heads to the beat of the music. They're gyrating in the aisles. They're shrieking at the stage. Is this a rock concert in progress? No, just shades of things to come from the younger generation. Not pre-teens, but pre-schoolers. The Sesame Street gang is in town through Sunday for "Big Bird Goes Hollywood," a razzle-dazzle production that enchants both parents and youngsters with sing-alongs, clap-alongs and shout-aloud-alongs.
May 15, 1992 |
What's big, yellow and has a radical agenda? Now it can be told: It's Big Bird. Grown fat and happy off your tax dollars, he's the one to blame for a wide variety of urban ills. Laurence Jarvik, a scholar at the Heritage Foundation, was the first to see the vulture in that mass of feathers. Last month he charged that "'Sesame Street' is just another kid's show, no better than 'Underdog' or 'The Flintstones'. " No better certainly, and potentially a serious threat, as Jarvik goes on to prove.
October 5, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Big Bird has never been so hot. Saturday Night Live , Jimmy Fallon, Piers Morgan, the Today show and Good Morning America all asked for appearances from the Sesame Street character on Thursday after he was unexpectedly thrust into the presidential campaign by Mitt Romney. Sesame Workshop says the giant yellow Muppet is declining all appearances, but there was this tweet from Big Bird on the Sesame Street account: "My bed time is usually 7:45, but I was really tired yesterday and fell asleep at 7!
June 1, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. To make sure you know where we are, this is the Middletown with several Levittown neighborhoods in its southern half. The portion of the township that has Langhorne as its mailing address is home to Oxford Valley Mall and Big Bird, Grover, Elmo, Bert and Ernie, et al, at Sesame Place. Middletown Township, Bucks County, as opposed to the Middletown Township in Delaware County. This Middletown "is an interesting township for real estate," says Martin Millner, an agent with Coldwell Banker Hearthside in neighboring Yardley.
October 25, 1989 |
Sometimes Michael Harrison is a chocolate-toned, 39-year-old man who's exactly six feet tall. But most of the time he's an eight-foot, two-inch, yellow-hued, six-year-old bird. And it doesn't bother him one bit. "I think Big Bird is a very elegant human being," says Harrison, a broad smile spreading from the middle of his moustache to its outer limits. "I think of myself the same way. " A native of the city, Harrison is currently engaged in his sixth touring production of Sesame Street Live as the World's Largest Canary.
July 25, 2015 |
Two of the funniest and most creative fellers in New Zealand, Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, met while they were studying theater and film at Victoria University of Wellington. Both have had interesting careers as performers and writers. Waititi is an accomplished comedian and actor. And, beginning in 1998, Clement toured with his music-and-comedy band (well, the band was really just a duo) Flight of the Conchords. HBO featured them on a comedy special in 2007 before designing a smash sitcom with them, simply titled Flight of the Conchords . In the pair's 2014 feature, the sidesplitting vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows , they combined to create a film that truly hits comedy pay dirt.
June 27, 1991 |
SESAME STREET HOME VIDEO GOES TO THE HOSPITAL Random House Home Video, $9.95 New faces, unfamiliar surroundings and medical procedures are just some of the reasons that going to the hospital can be overwhelming for a child. "Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Hospital" does a thorough job both of picturing much of what a child would encounter in a hospital and capturing the gamut of emotions. In the story, Big Bird goes to the hospital because he has a bad cough and a fever.
February 19, 2015 |
Michelle Obama on Funny or Die? In a bid to spread her message about the importance of healthy eating for kids, the first lady appears on one of the Funny or Die's rudest shows, "Billy on the Street", in which host Billy Eichner rudely descends on unwary New York pedestrians to ask them questions about pop culture. Some say this doesn't seem the most dignified arena for the usually elegant first lady. Stranger still, FLOTUS is accompanied by a friend - Sesame Street 's Big Bird . In the vid, they dance, chat, and generally hang out with Eichner in the grocery isle of a Washington-area supermarket.
October 30, 1992 |
"Where's Biggie?" My 3-year-old daughter seemed unimpressed that Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, the Count and Prairie Dawn were all on stage together, dancing their oversized hearts out as the music swelled and the spotlights flickered. Where had Big Bird gone? It was fine that Elmo and Telly Monster and Oscar the Grouch - video companions of hers all her young life - were live, right there in front of her worried face. But where was Big Bird? Watching the opening-night production of Sesame Street Live at the Spectrum, my Molly was concerned about the lack of stage time for Big Bird.
January 25, 1993 |
They came to try out for the privilege of spending a summer as Ernie or Bert. Or Big Bird, Elmo, The Count or Cookie Monster. The hot months in a hot costume at Sesame Place in Bucks County: up to 10 shows a day, $6.75 an hour, and a shot, maybe, at something bigger. The pull of show business is as powerful as ever. "I look at this as a start," Tracy Karcher, 17, said before her tryout yesterday at the Walnut Street Theater. "One day I'm gonna make it big," said David Gilleo, 16, sounding as if he'd walked right off the set of Fame.