Watch a Perfect 'Birdman' Spoof From 'Sesame Street' "‘Bigbird Man (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Orange Pants)’ stars Caroll Spinney, the longtime Sesame Street puppeteer who brings Big Bird to life, as a man haunted by his giant yellow alter ego. Big Bird provides the voice over, echoing the trailers for Birdman, as the camera follows Spinney around in one long take. Big Bird wonders how they got there, adding ‘this place smells like bird seed,’ before launching into a diatribe about all the places they’ve been (China! Puerto Rico!) and asking just how many ways there can be to learn the alphabet (‘lots, apparently’)."