October 4, 2012 |
The Fix's Sean Sullivan reported early on the unexpected mention of Big Bird in the first presidential debate: Sesame Street character Big Bird's name came up at Wednesday night's first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. As Romney noted what entities he would stop funding, he mentioned the president's health care law, then added that he would also stop a subsidy to PBS. He said to moderator Jim Lehrer, who works for PBS: "I'm sorry, Jim....
May 1, 2009
1. "Humpty Dump," the Vibrettes 2. "Peace Still Is With Us," Apollo's Show Band 3. "Big Bird," Eddie Floyd 4. "Everybody's Doing Their Thing," Educators Band 5. "We're Doin' It (The Thing)," Eddie Bo To hear mixes of songs you might hear at Moneytown, go to http://www.dcsoulrecordings.com .
November 22, 2011
Are you going to break a record for eating the most turkey tomorrow? How about stuffing or potatoes or pumpkin pie? It seems that Thanksgiving is our national holiday devoted to big. There's the big dining room table, the big bird, the big number of guests. Not to mention the HUGE amounts of leftovers. But when it comes to Thanksgiving records, our friends at Guinness World Records really take the cake (or should that be pie?). They offered up these Thanksgiving-themed records to get you in the mood for...
October 7, 2011 |
In " The Big Year ," opening Friday, Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin play three men who devote 365 consecutive days to spotting as many species of birds as they possibly can. But what do these three movie-comedy mainstays actually know about tracking down fox sparrows and arctic loons? Black, 42, Wilson, 42, and Martin, 66, recently discussed their knowledge of the winged set — including birdcalls of the social-media variety, otherwise known as tweets — during a conference call...
December 17, 2009
This 1987 television special includes all the hallmarks of a Muppet production. Cartoon-esque chaos? Check. Wildly gesticulating puppet hilarity? Check. It also features characters from across the Jim Henson universe: "The Muppet Show," "Fraggle Rock," "Sesame Street" and "Muppet Babies. " The revue, set at Fozzie Bear's childhood home, features such songs as "Jingle Bell Rock," performed by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, and "The Christmas Song," sung by Big Bird and the Swedish Chef.
November 10, 2009 |
Imagine, for a moment, a world without "Sesame Street. " Young children would become less proficient spellers, counters and performers of musical odes to rubber duckies. Pampers would be plain and void of images of Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby. Elmo would cease to exist and, consequently, to be tickled. Thankfully, this doomsday-for-children's-programming scenario stands little chance of becoming reality. As "Sesame Street" celebrates the big 4-0 today -- an anniversary commemorated with a whole lot of Google-doodle promotion ...