To discuss article changes, please use:


If you see comments on this page, they remain for archive purposes.


  • A production company in Los Angeles is currently working with Sesame Workshop on a short documentary about Big Bird and looking for stories to share.

    We’re looking for amazing real-life stories or anecdotes from parents, kids, and fans of all ages who Big Bird has had a positive impact on, from teachable moments to nostalgic ones to getting themselves or their kids through a difficult time. In other words, what are your favorite Big Bird stories? If you have a fun, heart-warming, funny or inspiring story that relates to Big Bird, we want to hear from you!

    Shoot me a message if you have a story you’d like to share and I’ll be in touch soon!

      Loading editor
    • Hmmm, well I will say that when I was young, the only time I was ever terrified of Big Bird was during the end of dancing credits when Big Bird says "Sesame Street is a production of the Children's Television Workshop". I guess it was because of the angles Big Bird was posing at. I got over that as I got older and found it to very nostalgic.

      Anywho, there so many times Big Bird made me sad. I wasn't really aware of what a hurricane was around the time Sesame Street aired the five-part hurricane episode. And seeing Big Bird's nest destroyed, losing something has me thinking of what happened to my Grandma when I was 8 years old. It was a day before my 9th birthday. I don't want to go into details on what happened.

        Loading editor
    • Thanks for your response, it sounds like there could be a good story there. Let me know if you want to chat further and share more of your story. 

        Loading editor
    • More of my story about my Grandma?

        Loading editor
    • When I was younger I remember getting a Tickle Me Big Bird and seeing it move. I moved with it and had a lot of fun. My brother thought it would be super fun to take his safty sciccors and cut off its feathers. He turned it on in front of me and it scrared the living day lights out of me. Though the next night I put it in his bed and made him scream.

      Hope you like the story!

      Sarah O'Brien (1972u1972)

        Loading editor
    • Wow! Another documentary! 

      When is the expected release date and is Caroll Spinney involved?

        Loading editor
    • Bigpurplemuppet99 wrote:
      More of my story about my Grandma?

      any story that ties back to Big Bird, whether that's learning about natural disasters or something else. Let me know if you'd like to discuss further and I can give you my e-mail, thanks!

        Loading editor
    • A FANDOM user
        Loading editor
Give Kudos to this message
You've given this message Kudos!
See who gave Kudos to this message
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+