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'Sesame Street' gets in on Oscar mania with 'Big Birdman' spoof

'Sesame Street' gets in on Oscar mania with 'Big Birdman' spoof

Leave it to "Sesame Street" to swoop in with the cleverest spoof of award season.

With just days to go until the Oscars, the beloved children's TV show has given us "Big Birdman," a gentle but dead-on parody of Alejandro G. Inarritu's black comedy "Birdman."

The minute-and-a-half video, which you can watch below, swaps out Michael Keaton's tormented ex-superhero-actor Riggan Thomson with Caroll Spinney, the octogenarian puppeteer who has played Big Bird (and Oscar the Grouch) since 1969.

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The video opens with Spinney in his...

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