Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - [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.