Big Bird wings it to ‘Saturday Night Live’

Big Bird wings it to ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Big Bird (L) and other Sesame Street puppet charactors pose next to temporarty street sign November 9, 2009 at West 64th Street and Broadway in New York on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the broadcast of the children's television show. The sign is located across the street from Sesame Workshop's corporate headquarters which will launch the 40th season of Sesame Street on PBS on November 10. AFP PHOTO/Stan Honda (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 11:55 PM

NEW YORK -- In a week when Big Bird was in the news, it seemed fitting to find him perched at the parody news report on NBC’s "Saturday Night Live."

But joining Seth Meyers at the "Weekend Update" anchor desk, the popular "Sesame Street" character declined to comment on presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s vow to cut federal funding for PBS. Explaining why, Big Bird said he didn’t want to "ruffle any feathers."

He told Meyers how he had learned of being mentioned on Wednesday’s debate. He said he’d gotten "a million tweets." From real birds, that is.

Since then, he said he was feeling very famous, standing tall above every other 8-foot talking bird.

In closing, Big Bird shared a joke befitting his childish sense of humor.

Question: Who like debates?

Answer: de-fishes.

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