The man inside Big Bird and Oscar speaks

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Caroll Spinney, 75, has played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street for the past 40 years. As Sesame Street turns 40, Spinney recalls: “When, I joined Jim [Henson], I asked, ‘what is Big Bird like?’ He said, ‘That’s up to you. I’m giving you free reign on developing the character.'”