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Big Bird Reacts To Last Night’s Presidential Debate (Really)


Did you watch the Presidential debates last night? If so, you heard candidate Mitt Romney talk about cutting the government’s funding of PBS (all 0.01% of it). As if that wasn’t awkward enough, considering the debate was being moderated by long-time PBS journalist Jim Lehrer, Romney also name checked Big Bird. And it was the “OH SNAP!” heard around the world. Twitter saw a huge rise in “Big Bird” tweets seconds later and continuing on through the night with mostly everyone coming to the yellow fowl’s defense. But today, something even more amazing happened. Big Bird responded, in his own Big Bird way, from the Sesame Street twitter account.

Sesame Workshop, the group behind Sesame Street, also had something to say…

And there you have it.

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  • http://twitter.com/Kev_Tomes Kev Tomes

    I’ll just leave this here: http://youtu.be/yXEuEUQIP3Q

    Any politician who wants to cut PBS funding should sit and watch this several times over before putting //anything// into motion.

  • http://twitter.com/drcabl3 Thomas Walpole

    you missed the best bit: https://twitter.com/firedbigbird

  • http://twitter.com/Kev_Tomes Kev Tomes

    Account Suspended :(

    Fired Big Bird is mentioned here though:
    http://www.11alive.com/news/article/259468/186/Romneys-Big-Bird-comment-stirs-social-media

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    I disagree. Nothing beats actual Big Bird tweeting about this.

  • http://twitter.com/drcabl3 Thomas Walpole

    there’s still @firedelmo @firedgrover @firedcmonster and the rest of the gang!

  • http://twitter.com/drcabl3 Thomas Walpole

    b-b-b-b-occupy sesame street (#occupysesamestreet)

  • Terence Ng

    I was wondering how long it would take before the twitter handle would get suspended. Pretty hilarious, especially when PBS counts for just 0.012% of the national budget. Who’s that going to save money?

  • Robert Vary

    YES. This is… look. I’m an atheist, and don’t believe in a messiah or any sort of a higher power. But whenever I find myself in a moral quandary and need a little guidance, I ask myself “What would Mister Rogers do?” and I find it never steers me wrong.