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

And All Was Right With the World

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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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."