Caroll Spinney, puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, dies at 85
Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who played Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and other characters on television's "Sesame Street" died at age 85. For almost half a century, Spinney played the over-sized, six-year-old yellow canary that enchanted generations of children. He maneuvered the eight-foot-tall costume from inside, with the help of cables and a monitor strapped to his chest. Plus, learn what it means to "cut back on" something.