We all know the Big Bird from Sesame Street, but did you know that Big Bird appears in different colours depending on the country the show is from?
In Singapore, many of us grew up watching Seasame Street, and the iconic yellow Big Bird. This is the American version of Sesame Street, where the character appears in yellow, but for other versions of the show, Big Bird appears in other colours too!
Different Countries, Different Colours
As you can see in the tweet below, Big Bird actually appears in multiple colours, but they are actually known as his cousins! In fact, there are 8 of them!
Well colour me shooketh at this revelation. pic.twitter.com/L7dvVWmO71— Neil Scully (@neilscully) February 3, 2021
This tweet by the Bird himself confirms the news!
I heard my friends on Twitter were asking about my cousins around the world! It’s true, I have a lot of bird cousins in different countries. Here’s a little bit about them:— Big Bird (@BigBird) February 5, 2021
So who are his cousins and where are they from?
There is his Mexican cousin in green.
This is Abelardo, he’s from Mexico. We reunited in California last summer during my road trip! pic.twitter.com/FSg4sfPL3T— Big Bird (@BigBird) February 5, 2021
His Dutch cousin, Pino, in light blue.
This is Pino, he lives in The Netherlands. He’s a few years younger than me, but we’re the same height! pic.twitter.com/LCHAMvhVHC— Big Bird (@BigBird) February 5, 2021
His Turksh cousin in a shade of red / orange.
Meet cousin Minik Kuş! He’s from Turkey, but he's no turkey himself! He's a canary bird just like me. pic.twitter.com/HcS94Um6E3— Big Bird (@BigBird) February 5, 2021
His cousin in Portugal, that seems to have not been on air for awhile.
This is Poupas from Portugal. I haven’t seen him in a long time. If anyone sees him let him know Big Bird says hi! pic.twitter.com/oRAQDSxzPP— Big Bird (@BigBird) February 5, 2021
and his Brazilian cousin, who looks a tad big frightening.
This is Garibaldo from Brazil! He may look scary, but he’s one of the nicest birds I know! pic.twitter.com/fEO4xoLExF— Big Bird (@BigBird) February 5, 2021
In fact, you will find in Big Bird's family tree that he has brothers, a foster family, and more! How interesting is that!
*Featured Image Credit: Big Bird (@BigBird) Twitter