\" \" Puppeteer Caroll Spinney (center, next to Oscar), \"Sesame Street\" co-founder and TV producer Joan Ganz Cooney, and \"Sesame Street\" cast members pose under a 123 Sesame Street sign at the \"Sesame Street\" 40th anniversary temporary street renaming in 2009. Big Bird, of course, perches at a nest at 123 1/2 Sesame Street. He held his left arm close to his chest, just as Big Bird always does. AdvertisementAdvertisementWhen he speaks as Big Bird, that's the only thing you hear in his voice and see on his face. \"I'm more like Big Bird than Oscar,\" Spinney added afterward.