You probably don't recognize Carroll Spinney's face, but you've definitely heard the 81-year old actor's voice. Since 1969 he's worked with Sesame Street as the voice and puppeteer behind iconic characters like Oscar the Grouch and most famously, Big Bird. Mashable's viral video house The Watercooler made this parody video that recasts the Academy Award-nominated film Birdman with Big Bird and the results are kind of touching.



Feeling a case of the PBS nostalgies coming on?  We got you covered. 

Here's the classic song "ABC-DEF-GHI" from Big Bird's first season (45 YEARS AGO):


and here's Carroll Spinney again singing Oscar the Grouch's party anthem "I Love Trash":