Big Bird is the new Invisible Obama is the new “long-form birth certificate” is the new “I can see Russia from my house!” (Plus dozens of other memes, huge and tiny, that have faded into the ether between 2008 and now.) Since Mitt Romney’s quip about liking Big Bird despite wanting to cut PBS’s funding was one of the few memorable moments in Wednesday’s presidential debate, we can expect to see this thing really get beaten into the ground over the next week or so — or longer, depending on whether next Thursday’s Paul Ryan/Joe Biden debate yields pay dirt.
In the meantime, the Democratic National Committee is capitalizing on our collective love for Sesame Street with this new video, which cuts together various news reports mentioning Romney’s “Big Bird” remark. It’s worth watching, if only for Al Sharpton’s concluding dig at the former governor of Massachusetts: “The math doesn’t add up! Hmm… maybe Mr. Romney needs a little Sesame Street.“