21 June 2008


Via Indri, I learn that a guy named Carroll Spinney has been performing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch all these years. The New York Times article says:
Spinney says he modeled Oscar on the Bronx taxi driver who drove him to the old Muppet Mansion the first day he played the character, greeting him with a gruff, “Where to, Mac?” In Spinney's mind, Oscar is 43.
Of course.

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