On Sesame Street, Big Bird’s teddy bear is named Radar after the lovable company clerk, Walter “Radar” O’Reily, on M*A*S*H who slept with his teddy bear.
In Telly Monster’s first appearance on Sesame Street as the Television Monster (Where he looked creepy AF.), he makes a passing reference to M*A*S*H while naming TV shows that start with the letter “M”. This means that M*A*S*H does, in fact, exist in Sesame Street’s universe.
This means that Big Bird must be a M*A*S*H fan! I can definitely see Radar being his favorite character.
Big Bird isn’t the only M*A*S*H fan in his family either. His rarely-seen cousin, Little Bird, has a teddy bear as well. Little’s bear is named Walter, also in honor of Radar.
I wonder if the Street residents all had a a big get-together at Mr. Hooper’s store the night the series finale aired… 🤔
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Big Bird was cancelled for some reason and I tweeted out that I always knew that he was a fraud “because he was neither big nor yellow” and apparently that angered him because he then proceeded to start a Twitter beef with me. When I didn’t back down, he sent the whole NHL after me to kick my ass but since I can’t ice skate, they beat me up because I wasn’t worthy enough. But because the original plan failed, Big Bird moved to a remote island and was never heard from again.
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