|If you're not weeping uncontrollably at the thought of what the world would have been like without|
Caroll Spinney, you might be a Replicant. Think of this as a Voight-Kampff test, but with muppets.
-Kids in the '80's
Ultimately, Spinney's trip didn't work out as the Big Bird puppet was too bulky for the close confines of the shuttle, so he, like the rest of us watched the launch on TV. It was shocking and terrible and traumatized a generation but I can't help but think about how utterly unhinged we'd all have become had Big Bird been aboard as well.
|To recover from that thought, here's a scene from the West Wing |
in which Big Bird meets Allison Janney, which is the best.
Incidentally, why wasn't this the premise for a spin-off?
We could call it C.J. and the Bird. They could solve crimes.