Carroll Spinney

Biography: Carroll Spinney wanted to work with puppets on television ever since childhood. When he was a child, he would have puppet shows in his neighborhood. Then, he went into the military for fear he might be drafted. In the military, he did cartoons under the name of Ed Spinney. Later, he worked as sidekicks on Bozo the Clown. Later, he started his own puppet show called Picklepuss. One night, while perform Picklepuss, everything went wrong and was disasterous, and Jim Henson was in the audience! So after that, Jim went back stage and told Carroll "I liked what you were trying to do." And asked him he wanted to come to New York and talk about muppets. Carroll never really wanted to work in "dirty big New York". Jim Henson had Carroll perform a large pathetic looking yellow bird who had a yokel accent, and an orange grouch. Over the years, they made Big Bird look more like the one we all love and know today, as for Oscar, he was changed from orange to green after the first year. BigCarroll Spinney wanted to work with puppets on television ever since childhood. When he was a child, he would have puppet shows in his neighborhood. Then, he went into the military for fear he might be drafted. In the military, he did cartoons under the name of Ed Spinney. Later, he worked as sidekicks on Bozo the Clown. Later, he started his own puppet show called Picklepuss. One night, while perform Picklepuss, everything went wrong and was disasterous, and Jim Henson was in the audience! So after that, Jim went back stage and told Carroll "I liked what you were trying to do." And asked him he wanted to come to New York and talk about muppets. Carroll never really wanted to work in "dirty big New York". Jim Henson had Carroll perform a large pathetic looking yellow bird who had a yokel accent, and an orange grouch. Over the years, they made Big Bird look more like the one we all love and know today, as for Oscar, he was changed from orange to green after the first year. Big Bird and Oscar have made numerous television talk show appearance, and Big ird was even once asked to guest star on the 1970 Acadamy Awards. Big Bird even guest starred with Bob Hope. Big Bird even went to China, and became so popular with the Chineze children, that CTW (now Sesame Workshop) made the special "Big Bird in China, in which Big Bird learns his related to the Phoenix and goes to China to find it. After that, he became even more popular with China, that they refused to do their own version of Sesame Street unless they got a Big Bird too. Carroll Spinney says being a bird has made him a happier person. Expand

Carroll Spinney's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 54 1 vs 100: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 54 1 vs 100: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
1 tv review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
54 1 vs 100: Season 1 Oct 13, 2006 Mob Member - Puppeteer - Oscar The Grouch 7.3
tbd Sesame Street: Season 36 Apr 4, 2005 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 35 Apr 4, 2004 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 34 Apr 11, 2003 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 7 Dec 1, 1975 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 6 Nov 4, 1974 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 5 Nov 19, 1973 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 4 Nov 1, 1972 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 3 Nov 15, 1971 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 2 Nov 9, 1970 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 1 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) 7.5
tbd Sesame Street: Season 8 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 9 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 10 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 11 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 12 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 13 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 14 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 15 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 16 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 17 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 18 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 19 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 20 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 21 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 22 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 23 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 24 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 25 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 26 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 27 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 28 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 29 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 30 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 31 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 32 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd
tbd Sesame Street: Season 33 Nov 10, 1969 Big Bird (1969-)/Oscar (1969-)/Lefty (1969) (Voice) tbd