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* BinomiumRidiculus: According to one book and an online video, Big Bird's species' scientific name is "Bigus canarius".



* CanisLatinicus: According to one book and an online video, Big Bird's species' scientific name is "Bigus canarius".

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* GentleGiant:


--> Kevin Clash (1985-2009)

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--> Kevin Clash (1985-2009)
(1985-2009), Chris Thomas Hayes (2019)



* NiceGirl: She's a very nice and friendly person.



Steve Whitmire (1990-2009)[[note]]While 2009 was Kermit's last appearance on the show, Whitmire continued to perform him in other projects until his departure in 2017. The character is now performed by Matt Vogel.[[/note]]

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Steve Whitmire (1990-2009)[[note]]While 2009 was Kermit's last appearance on the show, Steve Whitmire continued to perform him in other projects until his departure in 2017. The character is now performed by Matt Vogel.[[/note]]

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--> Performer: Kevin Clash (1992-1998)


* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Well, yeah -- you wouldn't think so, but Ernie is a far bigger jerk than Bert. Watching the ''Bert & Ernie'' skits, it's sometimes surprising to see just how badly Ernie treats his best friend, often for no good reason at all. He plays tricks on him, makes a fool out of him, steals his snacks or cruelly tempts Bert with snacks before eating them himself, and in general causing him no end of frustration, humiliation and heartache. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyLYO5HcBP4 He also once woke up the whole neighborhood by singing off-key opera just so he could know what time it was at night]] (and according to one of the shouting neighbors, this isn't the first time he did something like that). When Ernie still comes across as the most likeable and friendly of the two, it's because, well, he is a genuinely sunny and affable person who just wants to have fun and share a laugh with people. He's never malicious, just a little insensitive.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] Well, yeah -- you wouldn't think so, but Ernie is a far bigger jerk than Bert. Watching the ''Bert & Ernie'' skits, skits as you get older, it's sometimes surprising to see just how badly poorly Ernie treats his best friend, often for no good reason at all. He plays tricks on him, makes a fool out of him, steals his snacks or cruelly tempts Bert with snacks before eating them himself, and in general causing him no end of frustration, humiliation and heartache. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyLYO5HcBP4 He also once woke up the whole neighborhood by singing off-key opera just so he could know what time it was at night]] (and according to one of the shouting neighbors, this isn't the first time he did something like that). When Ernie still comes across as the most likeable and friendly of the two, it's because, well, he is a genuinely sunny and affable person who just wants to have fun and share a laugh with people. The "jerk" part mainly comes from his relationship with Bert, while "the heart of gold" comes from his relationship with most other residents of Sesame Street. He's never malicious, [[InnocentlyInsensitive just a little insensitive.insensitive]].


* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In ''Don't Eat the Pictures'', he and Snuffleupagus confront ''Osiris'' who refuses to let a young boy pharaoh go to the afterlife and said outright that the freaking God of the Afterlife was wrong. Repeat: a ''six-year-old'' big bird told off Osiris and '''won'''.



* MeaningfulEcho:
--> '''Gordon:''' Why are you walking that way? \\

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* MeaningfulEcho:
MeaningfulEcho: From the episode involving Mr. Hooper's death
--> '''Gordon:''' Why are you walking that way? way?[[note]]Big Bird is walking with his head between his legs[[/note]] \\



(Big Bird learns of Mr. Hooper's death) \\

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(Big (When Big Bird learns of Mr. Hooper's death) \\



'''Gordon:''' "Big Bird, it has to be this way because." \\

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'''Gordon:''' "Big Bird, it has to be this way way...because." \\


* NonSpecificallyForeign: She has a vaguely Eastern European accent, based on Creator/MerylStreep's role in ''Film/SophiesChoice''.

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* NonSpecificallyForeign: She has a vaguely Eastern European accent, based on inspired by Creator/MerylStreep's role in ''Film/SophiesChoice''.

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* FurryFemaleMane: She has a rather human-like head of hair (variously blonde and brown) along with her wool coat.

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* CanisLatinicus: According to one book and an online video, Big Bird's species' scientific name is "Bigus canarius".



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* VerbalTic: "''Ja'', ''ja''..."


!! Mrs Grouch
Oscar's mother, and also the mother of his sister Bunny and brother Ernest.

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!! Mrs Grouch
Oscar's mother, and
!!Meryl Sheep
-->Camille Bonora (1987-1990)

A sheep who
also happens to be an accomplished actress, she heads the mother Meryl Sheep School of his sister Bunny Acting, and brother Ernest.counts Creator/SusanSarandon among her students.


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* DistaffCounterpart: Created as a female equivalent to Placido Flamingo, likewise being an animal parodying a famous performer.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Obviously based on Creator/MerylStreep.
* NonSpecificallyForeign: She has a vaguely Eastern European accent, based on Creator/MerylStreep's role in ''Film/SophiesChoice''.

!! Mrs Grouch
Oscar's mother, and also the mother of his sister Bunny and brother Ernest.
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* BathsAreFun: He loves taking baths, which was established in the very first ''Sesame Street'' episode (when he did the "I call my bathtub Rosie" joke), and reiterated with numerous bathtub sketches and songs (including the BreakawayPopHit "Rubber Duckie").

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* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: She is a cute, quirky girly-girl, who's signature outfit includes a violet jumper dress.

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* NiceGuy: He stands out at being very sweet and caring, always trying to help others.


* {{Drink Order}}: Plain, unflavored soda water.

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