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Caroll Spinney: 1933 - 2019

This one is a huge loss.

As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of Caroll. Over the years, he’s appeared in quite a few Blarg posts.

I’ve always been grateful for the personal letter and artwork he sent me back in 2010, but today I cherish that correspondence so much more.

Thanks for the memories, Caroll. And for being such a huge part of, and influence on my childhood.

The loss of a legend,




"I Am Big Bird"

Obviously, I have a special spot in my heart for Big Bird.

Learn more about this upcoming documentary here.

Thanks to Spooner for sending this along,


…no kidding.

Last November, I wrote Caroll Spinney a quick letter to thank him for contributing to such a large part of my childhood. For those of you who don’t know, Spinney has portrayed numerous characters on “Sesame Street” for the show’s past 41 seasons. He’s best known for his work as both Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.

Last weekend, I opened our mailbox to find this envelope (click on all images for larger versions):

Inside the envelope, I found this two-page letter:

As well as this original illustration:

Spinney is also an accomplished artist; he illustrated numerous Sesame Street books throughout his career.

So yeah… that was pretty awesome.

Learn more about Caroll Spinney here.

I even get the Eminem joke from Big Bird,


Old Poop!