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Big Bird gets a comedy writing internship in new Funny or Die video

Big Bird is trying to break out of children’s daytime television. In this new video from Funny or Die, the big yellow bird takes his first steps into the world of online comedy content as he becomes an intern at the site.

“I want to be a comedy writer when I grow up!” he says at his first staff meeting. “And a fireman. And an astronaut.”

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Michelle Obama slow dances with Big Bird on Billy on the Street

Billy Eichner begins his latest episode of Billy on the Street on his best behavior. His voice is well-mannered and no more than a 3 on the Eichner Scale. That’s certainly because one of his special guests is the First Lady, Michelle Obama, who followed the lead of the president by collaborating with Funny or Die to promote an issue she cares passionately about: healthy eating.

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New Obama ad mocks Romney's Big Bird remark; 'Sesame Street' does not approve -- VIDEO

President Obama’s reelection campaign knows not to look a gift Muppet in the mouth. For nearly a week, the left has been making hay out of Mitt Romney’s pledge to cut PBS’s funding – and now Obama for America has followed in the DNC’s wingprints, releasing an ad that mocks Romney for vilifying public broadcasting.

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Fired Big Bird meme continues with new DNC video

Big Bird is the new Invisible Obama is the new “long-form birth certificate” is the new “I can see Russia from my house!” (Plus dozens of other memes, huge and tiny, that have faded into the ether between 2008 and now.) Since Mitt Romney’s quip about liking Big Bird despite wanting to cut PBS’s funding was one of the few memorable moments in Wednesday’s presidential debate, we can expect to see this thing really get beaten into the ground over the next week or so – or longer, depending on whether next Thursday’s Paul Ryan/Joe Biden debate yields pay dirt.

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Don't mess with that bird! PBS defends Big Bird against Mitt Romney's debate comments

Romney Big Bird Split

The Public Broadcasting Service responded fast and furious on Thursday to comments Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made in the first presidential debate Wednesday night about the feathered Sesame Street icon. Romney claimed “I love Big Bird,” but said that he would still slash public broadcasting, prompting the topic of Big Bird to run as rampant as a vat of bird seed on Twitter and other social media.

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Big Bird winner of the debate -- on social media, anyway

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When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared early on in the first presidential debate Wednesday night “I love Big Bird,” but said he would still vote to cut funding for public broadcasting, everyone’s favorite oversized, yellow-feathered friend got a whole new level of fame: Internet fame.

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