Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly went head-to-head in a debate about issues facing the country Saturday night, and to say the affair was more lively than the first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney would be an understatement.
The Daily Show host set the tone for the evening — a mix of confrontational and comedic — in his opening statement, when he referred to Fox News' O'Reilly as "the Mayor of Bull---- Mountain."
Mitt Romney's comments about cutting funding to PBS during Wednesday's presidential debate have inspired a new political demonstration: The Million Muppet March.
"I like Big Bird," the Republican nominee said Wednesday, while explaining that cutting funding to PBS and other public arts and education programs would be part of his plan to balance the budget. Apparently the feeling isn't mutual.
Wednesday's debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney was the most tweeted-about event in U.S. political history, according to Twitter's government and politics team. Users sent 10.3 million debate-related tweets in 90 minutes, with commentary spiking at such memorable moments as Romney's mention of Big Bird as he discussed cutting funding to PBS ("I like Big Bird!" he said) and moderator Jim Lehrer's often unsuccessful attempts to cut the speakers off.
For Big Bird, 40 is the new 6. Everyone's favorite 8-foot yellow lark and all his friends celebrated Sesame Street's 40th anniversary earlier this month. While the big Four-Oh means middle age in human years, it's forever young on the groundbreaking, self-renewing children's program. "Forty feels great! I feel pretty good because I'm 6 years old now in bird years," Big Bird tells TVGuide.com. "I was a wee child when it started. I think my first memory is Sesame Street." The same could be said for countless fans of the series that has netted a record 122 Emmys and has become one of TV's most enduring shows. See what Big Bird thinks has made Sesame Street so successful, what his Thanksgiving plans are and more!