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.

    [they embrace]

    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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