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  • - [Interviewer] Big Bird,

  • today you'll be taking a lie detector test.

  • - Oh great, what's a lie detector test?

  • - [Interviewer] I'll be asking you a series of questions

  • and we have a few guest interviewers here to help.

  • - What, what is this? - Oh, oh,

  • hi, Elmo. - Hi,

  • Cookie Monster. - Hi, hi.

  • - Hi, Big Bird. - Hi, Abby.

  • - Good luck.

  • - [Abby] Okay.

  • - Gee, thank you. - The truth will set you free.

  • - Okay, I don't know what that means, but all right.

  • [plugs clicking] [electricity zapping]

  • [electronics boom]

  • - [Interviewer] Is your real name Big Bird?

  • - Me, I thought you were talking to Barry.

  • Yes, my name's Big Bird.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you live on Sesame Street?

  • - Yes, I do.

  • - [Interviewer] Are you ready to take

  • this lie detector test?

  • - Sure, yeah, mm-hmm.

  • - [Interviewer] Let's get started.

  • [screen booms]

  • How's he doing so far, Barry?

  • - Perfect, just perfect.

  • - [Interviewer] Eight-foot two.

  • Pretty tall, wouldn't you say?

  • - Yes.

  • - [Interviewer] You ever been asked to model?

  • - No, but I've been asked to reach things on high shelves.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you often get asked to play basketball?

  • - No, not really.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you think you'd be good at basketball

  • if you played?

  • - Oh, gee, I guess if I practice a lot,

  • I might get better at it.

  • I might get good, yeah.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you think you'd be better at basketball

  • than this man, Barry Bird?

  • - I don't know.

  • Looks like he's actually maybe a basketball player

  • so I'm gonna go with, this Bird's better.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you ever Google yourself, Big Bird?

  • - No, I don't even know what that means.

  • - [Interviewer] But you do have a Twitter, right?

  • - Oh, yeah, I like to tweet.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you ever check your Twitter DMs?

  • - Oh, what's that?

  • - [Interviewer] I guess that's a no.

  • - No, I guess not, maybe I'm not doing it right.

  • - [Interviewer] You were named a living legend

  • by the United States Library of Congress.

  • Are there any perks to being a living legend?

  • - Hmm, gee, if there are, I haven't gotten any.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you ever get to hang out

  • with this living legend, John Legend?

  • - Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know John.

  • Sure, we've done a song together.

  • - [Interviewer] What song?

  • - Gee, I don't remember the name.

  • Barry, do you know the name of the song?

  • - I listen to the answers.

  • I don't answer questions.

  • - I'm not sure I believe him.

  • Maybe we should do the lie detector test

  • on Barry. [Barry laughs]

  • - [Interviewer] When Ariana Grande's song,

  • "Thank U, Next," came out, you tweeted, thank u, nest.

  • - Oh, yes, I think that was a typo.

  • - [Interviewer] So are you an Ariana Grande fan?

  • - Oh, sure, she seems really nice.

  • - [Interviewer] Is that true, Barry?

  • - Everything so far is true.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you wish Ariana

  • would visit Sesame Street?

  • - Oh, she's welcome anytime.

  • - [Interviewer] You interned at Funny or Die in 2015?

  • - Mm-hmm.

  • - [Interviewer] Would you ever consider interning

  • at Vanity Fair?

  • - Oh, sure, what do you have?

  • - [Interviewer] There's a couple openings.

  • - Well good, like what?

  • - [Interviewer] For example, writing about the White House.

  • - Oh, I like colors,

  • so I could write about any color house you'd like.

  • - [Interviewer] Sesame Street's in New York City, right?

  • - Mm-hmm, that's right.

  • - [Interviewer] So you ever take the subway?

  • - I have, but I have to really duck.

  • I have to duck really low and I sit in the subway like this.

  • You too, huh, Barry?

  • - [Barry] Oh, yes.

  • - [Interviewer] You've been six years old

  • for 50 years, right?

  • - Well, I'm not very good at math,

  • but I guess that's right, yes.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you have any skincare secrets or?

  • - Any skincare secrets?

  • Well, I mean, I'm a bird so I molt.

  • But I don't know, it just kinda happens.

  • - [Interviewer] Well thanks for your honesty.

  • Now we're gonna have some of your friends

  • ask you some questions.

  • - Oh, goody.

  • [papers rustle]

  • [text slams]

  • - Hi, Bird.

  • - [Big Bird] Oh hi, Cookie Monster.

  • - What you doing?

  • - [chuckles] I'm good, how are you?

  • - [Cookie] Me good, what you got on there?

  • - I have no idea.

  • But Barry put it on me and he's very nice

  • so I guess it's okay.

  • - Hi, Barry.

  • - Barry, that's Cookie Monster.

  • - Yeah, hi. - So nice to meet you.

  • - Good to see you.

  • - [Barry] Good to see you.

  • - [Cookie] Me going to ask you some questions.

  • - Oh, goody.

  • - Okay, um.

  • Boy, me got to think of question.

  • Oh, oh, you live in big nest, right?

  • - I do.

  • - Did you make said nest, yourself?

  • - Yes, I did make my nest, yes.

  • - Wow, me always wondered about that.

  • Uh. - Oh, Cookie Monster?

  • - Yeah. - Where do you live?

  • - Me live in apartment.

  • - [Big Bird] Oh, did you make the apartment yourself?

  • - No, me just moved in years ago, but it rent-controlled.

  • - Oh, that's nice. - And the old me

  • not going anywhere.

  • - That's pretty good.

  • - Me been there since the '60s.

  • - Really?

  • - Me look at sublet it.

  • - No, I wouldn't do that. - Me would get kicked out.

  • - I don't know what it means,

  • but I wouldn't do it. - Oh, you have to be careful.

  • Just checking that camera.

  • Hi. - Hi.

  • - Oh, me got question.

  • - [Big Bird] Okay.

  • - [Cookie] You live near Oscar the Grouch, right?

  • - Mm-hmm.

  • - Okay, so would you say he a good neighbor?

  • - Well, he's a grouchy neighbor, does that count?

  • - Me like it, Barry, we good?

  • - Truthful, truthful answer.

  • - Terrific.

  • Um, have you ever thought of asking Oscar

  • to clean up the garbage can?

  • - No, not really, I mean, that's what Oscar likes.

  • He likes his trash, I mean, he loves his trash.

  • I would never ask him to clean it up.

  • - Big Bird.

  • - [Big Bird] Yes, Cookie Monster.

  • - Would you say that you love birdseed

  • more than me love cookies?

  • - Hmm, that's hard to say.

  • I mean, I sure do love birdseed

  • and I know that you love cookies.

  • Oh, oh, hey, Cookie Monster.

  • - Yeah.

  • - Have you ever tried a birdseed cookie?

  • - Me have.

  • - They're good, right? - Me love, you like them?

  • - I do, I like them a lot.

  • - Let's go get one of them.

  • - Okay, let's.

  • - [Cookie] Oh, you strapped in there.

  • - Maybe get one for me. - You know what,

  • Barry, whenever he go, maybe all three of us.

  • You like birdseed cookies?

  • - Oh, I love 'em.

  • - They're really good. - Let's do it.

  • The three of us.

  • Then we get crazy.

  • [papers rustle]

  • [text booms]

  • - Hi, Big Bird.

  • - Hi. - Hi Elmo, hi Abby.

  • This is Barry.

  • - [Elmo] Hi, Barry.

  • - Oh, hi Barry. - Barry, this is,

  • this is Elmo

  • - Hello. - Barry, what,

  • what in the world - and Abby.

  • - is going on here?

  • What is this?

  • - Yeah, what's happening?

  • - I like your tie, Barry.

  • - Oh, thank you so much.

  • - It's very fashionable. - Yeah,

  • it's nice. - That was true, by the way.

  • [Abby laughs]

  • - So what is this, a lie detector test?

  • - What should we do, Barry?

  • - You are gonna ask the questions.

  • - Ask the questions. - Ask, yeah.

  • - Yeah, I'm gonna

  • - At Big Bird. - answer the questions.

  • Do you have any questions for me?

  • - Questions. - Okay, okay,

  • who's your best friend?

  • - Snuffy.

  • - Oh, thought he was gonna say Elmo.

  • Okay, who really is your best friend?

  • - Snuffy.

  • - Oh. - Mr. Snuffleupagus

  • is my best friend

  • - Oh. - Is that right?

  • - That's a little awkward.

  • - Abby, your turn. - Is it?

  • - Okay, Big Bird.

  • - Yes, Abby? - Other than Snuffy,

  • who are your other best friends?

  • - Oh, Elmo and Abby.

  • [Elmo and Abby laugh]

  • That's easy, oh, Barry?

  • - [Barry] That's true,

  • very, very true. - Yeah, you're my friend too,

  • right? - Oh, we can be friends.

  • Yes. - And Barry's, Barry's,

  • you know what, maybe we should do a playdate with Barry.

  • - Oh, that's a good idea. - Sure.

  • - Barry. - Love it.

  • Absolutely. - Do you know the alphabet?

  • - Hey, Big Bird?

  • - Hmm, what? - Would you say

  • hopscotch is your favorite game?

  • - No, I don't think hopscotch is my favorte game, no?

  • - [gasps] Barry, is that true?

  • - Everything he has said so far is absolutely true.

  • - Wow. - Ooh, ooh,

  • okay, I got another question. - Okay, go ahead then.

  • - Okay, go ahead. - It's kinda rippin' off

  • the other one. - Okay.

  • - Rippin'. - Okay.

  • - What is your favorite game?

  • - Oh, I love tag.

  • [Abby squeals] - Oh, that's good.

  • That's a good, that's true.

  • - Yeah, and now we know.

  • - Okay, so Elmo has a question.

  • - Okay Elmo.

  • - You performed "Feeling Good" by Michael Buble

  • on Lip Sync Batter. - Yes.

  • - Is that a question? - So is it a question?

  • - Is that true?

  • - I did.

  • - Okay, very good.

  • That's Elmo's question. - He concurred it.