Big Bird Bites Back at Mitt Romney & Shows Up Daniel Craig on 'SNL' (VIDEO)

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Big Bird on Weekend Update on 'Saturday Night Live'

One would think that an episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by the one and only Daniel Craig would be pretty epic. Sure, 007 had a few good moments, including his stint as Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo's husband. Even still, he definitely wasn't the one to watch last night. Big bird, however, he was on his game. The Sesame Street favorite swooped in and stole the show.

Awake way past his bedtime, Big Bird made an extra special appearance on SNL's "Weekend Update." While the bird jokes were flowing (at one point the Sesame Street favorite said he didn't want to "ruffle any feathers"), Big Bird managed to keep things pretty classy. So classy, in fact, that he refrained from really fighting back to Mitt Romney's vow to defund PBS.

I always knew I liked that big guy. Watch the hilarious clip, here:

... I wish I was as witty as this adorable bundle of feathers. We all knew that SNL would jump on this Big Bird train and heck, I think they handled it pretty well. You definitely don't really realize how massive the eight-foot-tall yellow guy is until you sit him next to Seth Meyers behind a news desk, that's for sure.

I don't know about you, but I'm highly anticipating Thursday night's Vice Presidential debate so that hopefully, we can all move on from this Big Bird business. You just know that Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are going to provide us with some new fun material. While the Big Bird comment has provided a whole slew of laughs and hilarious spoofs -- it's about time to get back to focusing on the issues that really count.

What did you think of Big Bird's appearance on SNL?


Image via NBC

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Pinkmani Pinkmani

I love PBS, too! However, this is a recession. Many families have taken salary cuts and survived. PBS isn't going to die without the help from the government. And if they do think they won't survive, I'm sure the American people will find some way to donate money. (Just like they always do...) Or they could call all the celebrities that have been on Sesame Street to donate.

Rhodin Rhodin

Big Bird for President!

Brian Maple

Romney is going down. You DO NOT mess with free educactional programming for children. What a monster. Sheesh! Who would vote for this man?! And he voted AGAINST women being paid at the same rate as men! What on EARTH?!!


*yawn* New subject please. This one has been beaten to death.

SickO... SickOfMorons

One of these people did not read the whole post...

tuffy... tuffymama

If PBS is really so desperate for the funding they're gonna lose when Romney wins, they should be sending Big Bird out to kiss a little Romney behind, rather than being snotty and immature.

And frankly, I can't wait to hear what kinda crazy gets crapped outta JB's suckhole. It's gonna be legendary!

zandd... zanddsmom065


Thousands of kids learn to read just by watching Sesame Street. This show is not just a kids show- there are lessons and music that inspire and entertain everyone that watches it. I am 40 ahem...and luckily I had twins to go with my favorite characters. I cannot imagine where our world would be without the bird:)

rccol... rccola1945

 PBS is very important, for young children, & very educational for everyone. Why cut a good thing?

rccol... rccola1945

 Has anyone but me, noticed, no mention of , ROB & KRISTEN ? Yea!!!!!

nonmember avatar Chris

I think it is great that Big Bird made an appearance to talk about what Romney said because he was mentioned by name in the debate. Big Bird is such a nice character that it would not have been appropriate for him to criticize Romney, so I can see why it was so tame. I was talking to a coworker at DISH, and he thought that they should have had Elmo on. Elmo would have been perfect because he could have said some things out of innocence, and he would have had a stronger message. I saved the show on my Hopper’s giant hard drive, and I showed this bit to my 7 year old. It was a great way to start a discussion of the presidential race, and I thank SNL for giving me that opportunity.

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