Big Bird Quotes in The Muppet Movie (1979)
Big Bird Quotes:
Kermit: Hey, Fozzie, look up ahead there.
Fozzie: What is that?
Kermit: Maybe we should give him a ride.
Fozzie: I don't know, he's pretty big.
Fozzie: [to Big Bird] Hey there, wanna lift?
Big Bird: Oh, no thanks. I'm on my way to New York City to try to break into public television.
Fozzie: Oh. Hm, good luck.
Oscar: Huxley! First this guy ruined my beautiful Grouclland, and now, he's messin' with my frie...
[everyone is surprised to hear what Oscar just said]
Big Bird: Oscar, were you gonna say "friend"?
Oscar: No. I was gonna say... "French-fried fish-heads"!
[everyone else scoffs in disagreement]
Oscar: All right. So the little stink ball IS my friend. Oh, I gotta go do somethin' about this!
Daddy Dodo: Excuse me, was there a big yellow bird on this plane?
Big Bird: Well, only me.
Mommy Dodo: [not catching on] Oh, too bad. Maybe he'll be on the next plane.
Mr. Snuffleupagus: Oh, Bird, this is goodbye. You're leaving Sesame Street.
Big Bird: Well, I'm not really leaving. I'm just going away.
Mr. Snuffleupagus: Oh.
Big Bird: Besides, as soon as I get to Ocean View, you can come and visit.
Mr. Snuffleupagus: I can?
Big Bird: First thing, ol' pal. I wouldn't go if you couldn't come and visit.
Big Bird: [voiceover] "Sesame Street" is brought to you today by the letters W and B.
Miss Finch: Come on, Big Bird, you don't want to miss your plane.
Maria: Just a minute. Give me a big hug, Big Bird.
Maria: Don't forget to write.
Big Bird: I won't, Maria.
Count: Don't forget to count, Big Bird!
Big Bird: Okay, Count.
Bob: And don't forget to dress warmly, okay, Big Bird?
Big Bird: I've got my muffler, Bob.
Grover: Don't forget to breathe! In and out!
Big Bird: I always do, Grover.
[Linda signs something to Big Bird]
Big Bird: I'll read every day.
Cookie Monster: Don't forget to eat, Big Bird!
Big Bird: I won't, Cookie Monster.
[Oscar comes slowly out of his trash can]
Big Bird: Well, goodbye, Oscar.
Oscar the Grouch: [surprised] What? Why, that's the nicest thing you've ever said to me.
Big Bird: Hey, I've got a great idea. Let's play make-believe. I'll be Snow White.
Donnie Dodo: But you're not Snow White.
Marie Dodo: You're bright yellow.
Donnie Dodo: Yeah.
Big Bird: [not choosing to notice this remark] And you could be the Seven Dwarves.
Donnie Dodo: But we're not dwarves.
Marie Dodo: We're birds.
Big Bird: I said we just could make believe. You know, pretend? Uh, use your imagination.
Donnie Dodo: Oh, okay. I'll pretend I'm Donnie.
Marie Dodo: And I'll pretend I'm Marie.
[Big Bird sighs with disgust]
Big Bird: [to a truck of turkeys] Hey, fellas, can you give me a lift? Talk to who?
[turns to see a man loading another crate of turkeys into the truck]
Big Bird: Oh, say, you must be the driver.
Truck Driver: Well, what can I do for you, big fella?
Big Bird: Well, do you have room for just one more?
Truck Driver: I don't take no riders. This here's a turkey truck.
Big Bird: Oh well.
[Then a thought hits him]
Big Bird: But my friend Oscar always says that I'm a big turkey!
Truck Driver: Well, I don't guess I can argue with that. Hop in.
Truck Driver: So you are the bird on the run.
Big Bird: Oh, yeah, and I can't wait to get back to my real home on Sesame Street. I figure I can walk back there in, oh, about three hours.
Truck Driver: Three hours?
[shakes his head]
Truck Driver: More like three weeks, buddy.
Big Bird: Three weeks? Oh, no. I'll never get home!
Truck Driver: Sure, you will. You've just got to keep going. Pick up your feet and follow your beak.
Big Bird: Gee. There's still no sign of Sesame Street. Nothing but amber waves of grain. I think I'm lost. What'll I do? I wish Snuffy were here. Then I'd be lost with my best friend.
[at that moment, a mirage-like image of Snuffy appears in the field]
Mr. Snuffleupagus: Hello, Bird.
Big Bird: Snuffy? I thought I'd never see you again! I can hardly see you now.
Mr. Snuffleupagus: That is because you are imagining me, Bird.
Big Bird: Oh. Well, it's so good to almost see you. I suppose a hug is out of the question, you being imaginary right now.
Mr. Snuffleupagus: You could imagine that we're hugging, Bird.
Big Bird: That's right. How brilliant. Here it comes.
[Big Bird and Snuffleupagus try to hug, but keep passing through each other]
Big Bird: Oh, I'm afraid this isn't working, Snuffy. For hugging, you need the real thing.
Mr. Snuffleupagus: Don't worry, Bird. We can hug for real when you get back to Sesame Street.
Big Bird: ''If'' I ever get back to Sesame Street. But I will.
Big Bird: Say, there's a lady named Miss Finch who's chasing me and, uh, do you mind if I hide in your fun fair?
Sam Sleaze: Why, no, not at all. We have the perfect place for you to hide. Right here in our hiding cage.
[Locks him up]
Sam Sleaze: You'll be safe here.
Sid Sleaze: Yeah, real safe.
Big Bird: Gee, thanks.
[Sid and Sam laugh]
Sam Sleaze: Let's go!
Big Bird: Ha, ha, ha! Oh, gee, I sure am a lucky bird.
Miss Finch: Are you all right, Big? You are Big Bird?
Big Bird: [looking himself over] Yeah, I guess I am.
Miss Finch: [facing the camera] This is worse than I thought!
Big Bird: Isn't flying wonderful? It makes me feel like a bird.
Miss Finch: You know, Big, you shouldn't be living here all alone.
Big Bird: Well, I'm not all alone. Why, there's Gordon and Susan and...
Miss Finch: But they're not birds like we are.
Big Bird: I know, but they're nice people.
Miss Finch: But you should have a home and a family.
Big Bird: Well, I am home. I like it here on Sesame Street.
Miss Finch: Wouldn't you like to be with your own kind? Wouldn't you like to live in a big, beautiful bird house with a nice bird family of your own? And a brother bird, and a sister bird, and a father bird, and a mother bird? And sing and play bird games all day long? Wouldn't you? Wouldn't you?
[Big Bird imagines life with a bird family]
Big Bird: Gee, I think I'd like that!
Miss Finch: Good! Because in a lovely city called Ocean View, Ilinois, there's a fine feathered family waiting just for you!
Big Bird: Really? Oh, when can I leave?
Daddy Dodo: Who's Mr. Sniffuplaga
[struggles with the name]
Daddy Dodo: Sniffleblguh
Big Bird: Uh, Snuffleupagus.
Daddy Dodo: Yeah.
Big Bird: Well, he's my best friend.
Mommy Dodo: What kind of a bird is he?
Big Bird: He's not a bird. He's a Snuffleupagus.
[the Dodos laugh]
Daddy Dodo: But your best friend should be a bird.
Big Bird: Why?
Mommy Dodo: Because you're a bird. Isn't that right, Daddy?
Daddy Dodo: That's right, Mommy. And you should be with your own kind: birds.
Mommy Dodo: You'll find lots of birds your own age.
Daddy Dodo: And make some new best friends. Now come on out and hunt for worms.
Big Bird: But I don't want to hunt worms. I want Snuffy to come and visit. And if he can't come and visit, I don't want to be here anymore. I want to go home!
Mommy Dodo: But you are home!
Floyd: You're the biggest chicken I've ever seen.
Big Bird: Oh, I'm not a chicken actually. I'm a bird on the run.
Ruthie: Oh yeah. Floyd, he's the bird on TV who ran away.
Big Bird: Oh, I didn't run away. I'm going back to my real home on Sesame Street where I belong.
Ruthie: Are you tired?
Big Bird: Well, maybe a little. I sure wish I had a place to sleep.
Ruthie: Have you ever slept in a barn?
Big Bird: [looking toward the barn] Hmm.
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