After Mitt Romney singled him out during the first presidential debate with Barack Obama, Big Bird has been making the rounds in a way this Sesame Street Muppet character has not seen in ages. First a slot on the Weekend Update desk of Saturday Night Live.
And now this.
President Obama has put out a new campaign ad pointing out that Romney is avoiding all of the real enemies on Wall Street and around the world, while focusing on Big Bird instead. The 8-foot-2 bird — voiced by long-time puppeteer Caroll Spinney since 1969 — has a speaking role in the commercial.