Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Big Bird's Name
In episode 3,863 of Sesame Street, Big Bird chose a new name for himself. He was tired of his old name because it was just a description of what he looked like, not a normal name. He realized that everyone else has a real name, like Burt or Oscar.
Can you guess what name Big Bird chose for himself?
Isn't that the most random name in the world? He doesn't seem like a Roy to me. He doesn't stick with the name, of course. It was meant to show kids that it doesn't really matter what your name is. I first heard about this episode from reading "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell. You can read the plot of episode 3863 here if you want. It's kind of interesting.