The show's highlight came when a "very tired" Big Bird joined Seth Meyers during "Weekend Update" about "seven hours past his bed time." The iconic "Sesame Street" character learned he was mentioned in the debate after "getting a million tweets" but passed on making any statements on the election or Mitt Romney's vow to cut federal funding for PBS because he didn't want to "ruffle any political feathers." Needless to say, the eight-foot tall Big Bird towered over Meyers as they sat together behind the anchor desk.
You have to love Big Bird. Even when attacked, he turns the other cheek. He just wants to be your friend. A touching moment came in the closing credits when Bobby Moynihan got to hug Big Bird goodbye. You could see the 6 year old kid inside Bobby.