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Video: This 'Birdman' Parody Starring Big Bird Is Even Better Than The Movie

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Coming to us via Mashable is a charming parody video of one of this Sunday's Oscar favorites, featuring a beloved Sesame Street Muppet and the man that has voiced him for almost 50 years.

Caroll Spinney and his alter-ego Big Bird star in Big Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Orange Pants), a spot-on parody of 9-time Oscar nominee Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) right down to the improperly punctuated subtitle. Spinney is a puppeteer in his dressing room having an existential crisis like Michael Keaton in Birdman, hearing the voice of his character in his head ("How did we get here? How did we get to Sesame Street?") and gaining newfound telekinetic powers. Complete with a drum-heavy jazzy score and shot all in one uninterrupted take like Birdman, it's a parody that easily surpasses the movie.

This leaves us wondering: where's our Whiplash parody starring Animal?!

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