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[[File:Matt Vogel.jpg|thumb|300px|Matt Vogel]]
 
[[File:Matt Vogel.jpg|thumb|300px|Matt Vogel]]
'''Matt Vogel''' (b. October 6th, 1970) is an accomplished puppeteer in his own right. However, since joining ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street Sesame Street]'' in 1996, he has become most familiar for his work as [[Caroll Spinney]]'s understudy for [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Bird Big Bird] on ''Sesame Street'', including the "[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Journey_to_Ernie Journey to Ernie]" segments, several street scenes & other appearances whenever Spinney is unavailable. He has also performed various [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Anything_Muppets Anything Muppets] & CGI characters on "[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo's_World Elmo's World]," & plays Big Bird's infant self, [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Baby_Big_Bird Baby Big Bird] in the ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Beginnings Sesame Beginnings]'' DVD series. It has been decided that, when Spinney retires, Vogel is to be the new Big Bird. Most recently, he's also served as assistant puppet captain on ''Sesame Street''. He has also taken over [[Jerry Nelson]]'s characters, by the recommendation of Nelson himself. As of 2008 he is the voice of [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Lew_Zealand Lew Zealand], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Crazy_Harry Crazy Harry], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Floyd_Pepper Floyd Pepper], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Robin_the_Frog Robin the Frog], & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Camilla_the_Chicken Camilla the Chicken]. He has also taken over the puppetry of Jerry's most famous character, [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Count_von_Count Count von Count], while Jerry provides the voice. He also voiced the gray [[Grouches|Grouch]] in the Grouch spoof of Spamalot, called [[Scramalot]].
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'''Matthew J. "Matt" Vogel II''' (b. October 6th, 1970) is an accomplished [[Muppeteer]] in his own right. However, since joining ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street Sesame Street]'' in [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/1996 1996], he has become most familiar for his work as [[Caroll Spinney]]'s understudy for [[Big Bird|<span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>]] on ''Sesame Street'', including the "[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Journey_to_Ernie Journey to <span style="color:Orange">Ernie</span>]" segments, several street scenes & other appearances whenever Spinney is unavailable. He has also performed various [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Anything_Muppets Anything Muppets] & CGI characters on "[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo's_World <span style="color:Red">Elmo</span>'s World]," & plays <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>'s infant self, [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Baby_Big_Bird <span style="color:Yellow">Baby Big Bird</span>] in the ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Beginnings Sesame Beginnings]'' DVD series. It has been decided that, when Spinney retires or dies, Vogel is to be the new <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>. Most recently, he's also served as assistant puppet captain on ''Sesame Street''. He's also taken over [[Jerry Nelson]]'s Muppet characters, by the recommendation of Nelson himself. Vogel is, as of [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/2008 2008], the performer of [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Floyd_Pepper <span style="color:Purple">Floyd Pepper</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Lew_Zealand <span style="color:Gold">Lew Zealand</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Crazy_Harry <span style="color:Gray">Crazy Harry</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Robin_the_Frog <span style="color:Green">Robin the Frog</span>] & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Camilla_the_Chicken <span style="color:Silver">Camilla the Chicken</span>] following Nelson's retirement. He has also taken over the puppetry of Jerry's most famous character, [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Count_von_Count <span style="color:Purple">Count von Count</span>], but Jerry is still providing the voice. He also voiced the <span style="color:Grat">gray</span> [[Grouches|Grouch]] in the Grouch spoof of Spamalot, called [[Scramalot]].
   
==Episodes Where Vogel Played Big Bird==
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==Episodes Where Vogel Played <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>==
In addition to the [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Journey_to_Ernie Journey to Ernie] segments & inserted clips, Matt has also played [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Bird Big Bird] in many scenes including:
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In addition to the [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Journey_to_Ernie Journey to <span style="color:Orange">Ernie</span>] segments & inserted clips, Matt has also played [[Big Bird|<span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>]] in many scenes including:
*A [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo_Sketches:_Miscellaneous#gloria sketch] where Big Bird explains to [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo Elmo] that plants can't play catch.
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*A [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo_Sketches:_Miscellaneous#gloria sketch] where <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> explains to [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo <span style="color:Red">Elmo</span>] that plants can't play catch.
*A [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo_Sketches:_Miscellaneous#uphighdownlow sketch] where Big Bird watches Elmo show ''up'' & ''down''.
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*A [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo_Sketches:_Miscellaneous#uphighdownlow sketch] where <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> watches <span style="color:Red">Elmo</span> show ''up'' & ''down''.
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3851 Episode 3851]: For the scene where Big Bird & Elmo practice the tango, Vogel is puppeteering Big Bird
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3851 Episode 3851]: For the scene where <span style="color:Red">Elmo</span> & <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> are practicing the tango, Vogel performs <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>'s puppetry
 
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3877 Episode 3877]
 
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3877 Episode 3877]
 
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3907 Episode 3907]
 
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3907 Episode 3907]
 
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3987 Episode 3987]
 
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3987 Episode 3987]
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3997 Episode 3997]: For the parts of the episode where Big Bird and Oscar do not share a scene, Big Bird is played by Spinney, however, since the episode is mainly about Oscar, when they share a scene, Spinney is Oscar, & Vogel is inside Big Bird, to a vocal track
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3997 Episode 3997]: For the parts of the episode where <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> & [[Oscar the Grouch|<span style="color:Green">Oscar</span>]] don't share a scene, <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> is played by Spinney, however, since the episode is mainly about <span style="color:Green">Oscar</span>, when they share a scene, Spinney is <span style="color:Green">Oscar</span>, & Vogel performs <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>'s puppetry, to a vocal track by Spinney.
 
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4074 Episode 4074]: The Letter of the Month Club
 
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4074 Episode 4074]: The Letter of the Month Club
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4107 Episode 4107] & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4108 Episode 4108]: The Adventures of Little Big Bird (mini Big Bird only)
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4107 Episode 4107] & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4108 Episode 4108]: The Adventures of Little <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> (mini <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> only)
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4155 Episode 4155]: Vogel performs Big Bird (voice & puppetry) for his cameo at the beginning.
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4155 Episode 4155]: Vogel performs <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> (voice & puppetry) for his cameo at the beginning.
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4187 Episode 4187]: Vogel played Big Bird during the green-screen scenes to a vocal track by Spinney
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4187 Episode 4187]: Vogel played <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> during the green-screen scenes to a vocal track by Spinney
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4203 Episode 4203]: Vogel played Big Bird to a vocal track by [[Caroll Spinney]]
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4203 Episode 4203]: Vogel played <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> to a vocal track by [[Caroll Spinney]]
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4206 Episode 4206]: In the brief moment where we see Big Bird's actual crash when he is wedged inside the little wall in front of 123 Sesame Street, Vogel is Big Bird
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4206 Episode 4206]: In the brief moment where we see <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>'s actual crash when he is wedged inside the little wall in front of [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/123_Sesame_Street 123] [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street_(location) Sesame Street], Vogel is <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Street_We_Live_On The Street We Live On]: in the intro to "Journey to Ernie"
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Street_We_Live_On The Street We Live On]: in the intro to "Journey to <span style="color:Orange">Ernie</span>"
   
==Credits==
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==Muppeteer Credits==
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets Muppet]'' characters: [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Floyd_Pepper Floyd Pepper], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Lew_Zealand Lew Zealand], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Crazy_Harry Crazy Harry], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Robin_the_Frog Robin the Frog], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Camilla_the_Chicken Camilla the Chicken] (all 2008-present)
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Category:The_Muppets_Characters Muppet]'' characters: [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Floyd_Pepper <span style="color:Purple">Floyd Pepper</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Lew_Zealand <span style="color:Gold">Lew Zealand</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Crazy_Harry <span style="color:Tan">Crazy Harry</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Robin_the_Frog <span style="color:Green">Robin the Frog</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Camilla_the_Chicken <span style="color:Silver">Camilla the Chicken</span>] (all 2008-present)
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street Sesame Street]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Bird Big Bird] (understudy), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Letter_of_the_Day Letter of the Day] Announcer, Maurice Pig (4095), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Seven_Dwarves Gassy (Dwarf #3)] (4114), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Baby_Bear Baby Bear] (assistant), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Ernie Ernie] (assistant) (2000-2003), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Count_von_Count Count von Count] (assistant) (puppetry only), "[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo's_World Elmo's World]" CGI Furniture, [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Herb Herb] (4113), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/David_Letterguy David Letterguy] (4125), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Hansel_and_Gretel Hansel & Gretel] (Healthy Storybook Moment), Rapunzel's Prince (4127), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Gardener Gardener], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Groucho_Marx_Muppet Groucho Marx Muppet], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Howie_Eatswell Howie Eatswell] (4138), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Ant_(Sesame_Street) Ant] (4147), Megan ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street_Game_Shows#smarteregglayer Are You Smarter Than an Egg Layer?]), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Pino_(monster) Pino], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Professor_Gary_Gill Professor Gary Gill], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Wyoming_Walt Wyoming Walt], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mr._Yak Mr. Yak], the guinea pig ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Pre-School_Musical Pre-School Musical]), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Super_Foods The Super Foods] banana, etc.
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street Sesame Street]'': [[Big Bird|<span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>]] (understudy) ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/2000 2000]-present), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Letter_of_the_Day Letter of the Day] Announcer, <span style="color:Tan">Maurice Pig</span> ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4095 4095]), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Seven_Dwarves <span style="color:Orange">Gassy</span> (Dwarf #3)] ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4114 4114]), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Baby_Bear <span style="color:Brown">Baby Bear</span>] (assistant), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Ernie <span style="color:Orange">Ernie</span>] (assistant) (2000-[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/2003 2003]), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Count_von_Count <span style="color:Purple">Count von Count</span>] (assistant; puppetry only), "[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo's_World <span style="color:Red">Elmo</span>'s World]" CGI Furniture, [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Herb <span style="color:Orange">Herb</span>] ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4113 4113]), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/David_Letterguy <span style="color:Gold">David Letterguy</span>] ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4125 4125]), Rapunzel's Prince ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4127 4127]), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Gardener <span style="color:Gold">Gardener</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Groucho_Marx_Muppet <span style="color:Purple">Groucho Marx Muppet</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Howie_Eatswell <span style="color:Orange">Howie Eatswell</span>] ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4138 4138]), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Ant_(Sesame_Street) <span style="color:Black">Ant</span>] ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4147 4147]), Megan ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street_Game_Shows#smarteregglayer Are You Smarter Than an Egg Layer?]), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Pino_(monster) <span style="color:Gold">Pino</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Professor_Gary_Gill <span style="color:Gold">Professor Gary Gill</span>], [[Scramalot]] [[Grouches|<span style="color:Gray">Grouch</span>]], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Wyoming_Walt <span style="color:Purple">Wyoming Walt</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mr._Yak <span style="color:Brown">Mr. Yak</span>], the <span style="color:Brown">the guinea pig</span> ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Pre-School_Musical Pre-School Musical]), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Super_Foods The Super Foods] <span style="color:Yellow">banana</span>, etc., [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Hubert_the_Human_Cannonball <span style="color:Pink">Hubert the Human Cannonball</span>]
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Don't_Forget_to_Watch_the_Movie Don't Forget to Watch the Movie]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Don't_Forget_to_Watch_the_Movie Don't Forget to Watch the Movie]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Bag Big Bag]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Bag Big Bag]''
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Bird_Gets_Lost Big Bird Gets Lost]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Bird_Gets_Lost <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> Gets Lost]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Telling_the_Truth Telling the Truth]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Telling_the_Truth Telling the Truth]''
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo_Saves_Christmas_(special) Elmo Saves Christmas]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo_Saves_Christmas_(special) <span style="color:Red">Elmo</span> Saves Christmas]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Telling_the_Truth Telling the Truth]'': Additional Puppeteer
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Telling_the_Truth Telling the Truth]'': Additional Puppeteer
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmopalooza Elmopalooza]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmopalooza <span style="color:Red">Elmo</span>palooza]''
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bear_in_the_Big_Blue_House Bear in the Big Blue House]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bear_in_the_Big_Blue_House <span style="color:Orange">Bear</span> in the Big <span style="color:Blue">Blue</span> House]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street_Goes_to_the_Doctor Sesame Street Goes to the Doctor]'': Hoarse Horse
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street_Goes_to_the_Doctor Sesame Street Goes to the Doctor]'': Hoarse Horse
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Brief_History_of_Motion_Pictures A Brief History of Motion Pictures]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Brief_History_of_Motion_Pictures A Brief History of Motion Pictures]''
*''[[The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland]]''
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*''[[The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland|The Adventures of <span style="color:Red">Elmo</span> in Grouchland]]''
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Play_With_Me_Sesame Play With Me Sesame]'': Ernie (assistant)
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Play_With_Me_Sesame Play With Me Sesame]'': <span style="color:Orange">Ernie</span> (assistant)
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet_Race_Mania Muppet Race Mania]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Scooter Scooter], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Janice Janice] (voices)
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet_RaceMania Muppet RaceMania]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Scooter <span style="color:Orange">Scooter</span>] & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Janice <span style="color:Orange">Janice</span>] (voices)
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo's_Magic_Cookbook Elmo's Magic Cookbook]'': Glass of Water
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo's_Magic_Cookbook <span style="color:Red">Elmo</span>'s Magic Cookbook]'': Glass of Water
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Music_Works_Wonders Music Works Wonders]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Music_Works_Wonders Music Works Wonders]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street_4-D_Movie_Magic Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street_4-D_Movie_Magic Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic]''
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Celebration_of_Me,_Grover A Celebration of Me, Grover]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Celebration_of_Me,_Grover A Celebration of Me, <span style="color:Blue">Grover</span>]''
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Beginnings Sesame Beginnings]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Baby_Big_Bird Baby Big Bird]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Beginnings Sesame Beginnings]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Baby_Big_Bird <span style="color:Yellow">Baby Big Bird</span>]
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Producers The Producers]'': Pigeons
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Producers The Producers]'': Pigeons
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Kids'_Favorite_Country_Songs Kids' Favorite Country Songs]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmer Elmer]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Kids'_Favorite_Country_Songs Kids' Favorite Country Songs]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmer <span style="color:Red">Elmer</span>]
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo's_Christmas_Countdown Elmo's Christmas Countdown]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Stiller_the_Elf Stiller the Elf] (puppetry only)
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo's_Christmas_Countdown <span style="color:Red">Elmo</span>'s Christmas Countdown]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Stiller_the_Elf <span style="color:Gold">Stiller the Elf</span>] (puppetry only)
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Studio_DC_Hosted_by_Selena_Gomez Studio DC: Almost Live!]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Floyd_Pepper Floyd Pepper]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Studio_DC_Hosted_by_Dylan_and_Cole_Sprouse Studio DC: Almost Live]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Floyd_Pepper <span style="color:Purple">Floyd Pepper</span>] (Muppetry only)
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Studio_DC_Hosted_by_Selena_Gomez Studio DC: Almost Live]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Floyd_Pepper <span style="color:Purple">Floyd Pepper</span>]
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Virump Virmup]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Virump Virmup]''
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Abby_in_Wonderland Abby in Wonderland]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Abby_in_Wonderland <span style="color:Pink">Abby</span> in Wonderland]''
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Muppet's_Christmas:_Letter's_to_Santa A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Floyd_Pepper Floyd Pepper], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Lew_Zealand Lew Zealand], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Crazy_Harry Crazy Harry], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Robin_the_Frog Robin the Frog], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Camilla_the_Chicken Camilla the Chicken]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Muppet's_Christmas:_Letter's_to_Santa A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Floyd_Pepper <span style="color:Purple">Floyd Pepper</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Lew_Zealand <span style="color:Gold">Lew Zealand</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Crazy_Harry <span style="color:Tan">Crazy Harry</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Robin_the_Frog <span style="color:Green">Robin the Frog</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Camilla_the_Chicken <span style="color:Silver">Camilla the Chicken</span>]
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Here_For_You Here For You]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Chester's_Dad Chester's Dad]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Here_For_You Here For You]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Chester_(monster) <span style="color:Orange">Chester</span>]'s [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Chester's_Dad <span style="color:Purple">Dad</span>]
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Coming_Home Coming Home]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Coming_Home Coming Home]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Families_Stand_Together Families Stand Together]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Families_Stand_Together Families Stand Together]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets_(2011) The Muppets]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Floyd_Pepper <span style="color:Purple">Floyd Pepper</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Lew_Zealand <span style="color:Gold">Lew Zealand</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Crazy_Harry <span style="color:Tan">Crazy Harry</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Robin_the_Frog <span style="color:Green">Robin the Frog</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Camilla_the_Chicken <span style="color:Silver">Camilla the Chicken</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Uncle_Deadly <span style="color:Blue">Uncle Deadly</span>], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sweetums <span style="color:Brown">Sweetums</span>]
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==Non-Henson Credits==
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*''Oz'' - Pecky
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Between_the_Lions Between the Lions]'' - Rumplestiltskin, Derek Cheetah, Monkey Ad Executive (Jeff Kidding), various characters
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*''Jack's Big Music Show'' - Leonard the Squirrel, MC Turtle, The Squirrels, etc.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*When Matt Vogel was introduced to Spinney at his 1st audition for the part of Big Bird, the latter remarked, "Vogel is German for Bird. That's a good sign."
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*When Matt Vogel was introduced to Spinney at his 1st audition for the part of <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>, the latter remarked, "Vogel is German for Bird. That's a good sign."
 
*The word "vogel" is Dutch for bird as well.
 
*The word "vogel" is Dutch for bird as well.
*The protective slippers Vogel wears over Big Bird's feet when he's not on set are labeled, respectively, "Vogel" and "Füsse," meaning "bird" and "feet," or read together "bird's feet."
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*The protective slippers Vogel wears over <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>'s feet when he's not on set are labeled, respectively, "Vogel" and "Füsse," meaning "bird" & "feet", or read together "bird's feet".
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==See also==
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Matt_Vogel Matt Vogel] on the [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet_Wiki Muppet Wiki]
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*[http://puppet.wikia.com/wiki/Matt_Vogel Matt Vogel] on the [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Puppet_Wikia Puppet Wiki]
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*[http://grouches.wikia.com/wiki/Matt_Vogel Matt Vogel] on the [http://grouches.wikia.com/wiki/Grouches_Wiki Grouches Wiki]
 
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Matt Vogel

Matt Vogel

Matthew J. "Matt" Vogel II (b. October 6th, 1970) is an accomplished Muppeteer in his own right. However, since joining Sesame Street in 1996, he has become most familiar for his work as Caroll Spinney's understudy for Big Bird on Sesame Street, including the "Journey to Ernie" segments, several street scenes & other appearances whenever Spinney is unavailable. He has also performed various Anything Muppets & CGI characters on "Elmo's World," & plays Big Bird's infant self, Baby Big Bird in the Sesame Beginnings DVD series. It has been decided that, when Spinney retires or dies, Vogel is to be the new Big Bird. Most recently, he's also served as assistant puppet captain on Sesame Street. He's also taken over Jerry Nelson's Muppet characters, by the recommendation of Nelson himself. Vogel is, as of 2008, the performer of Floyd Pepper, Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, Robin the Frog & Camilla the Chicken following Nelson's retirement. He has also taken over the puppetry of Jerry's most famous character, Count von Count, but Jerry is still providing the voice. He also voiced the gray Grouch in the Grouch spoof of Spamalot, called Scramalot.

Episodes Where Vogel Played Big Bird

In addition to the Journey to Ernie segments & inserted clips, Matt has also played Big Bird in many scenes including:

  • A sketch where Big Bird explains to Elmo that plants can't play catch.
  • A sketch where Big Bird watches Elmo show up & down.
  • Episode 3851: For the scene where Elmo & Big Bird are practicing the tango, Vogel performs Big Bird's puppetry
  • Episode 3877
  • Episode 3907
  • Episode 3987
  • Episode 3997: For the parts of the episode where Big Bird & Oscar don't share a scene, Big Bird is played by Spinney, however, since the episode is mainly about Oscar, when they share a scene, Spinney is Oscar, & Vogel performs Big Bird's puppetry, to a vocal track by Spinney.
  • Episode 4074: The Letter of the Month Club
  • Episode 4107 & Episode 4108: The Adventures of Little Big Bird (mini Big Bird only)
  • Episode 4155: Vogel performs Big Bird (voice & puppetry) for his cameo at the beginning.
  • Episode 4187: Vogel played Big Bird during the green-screen scenes to a vocal track by Spinney
  • Episode 4203: Vogel played Big Bird to a vocal track by Caroll Spinney
  • Episode 4206: In the brief moment where we see Big Bird's actual crash when he is wedged inside the little wall in front of 123 Sesame Street, Vogel is Big Bird
  • The Street We Live On: in the intro to "Journey to Ernie"

Muppeteer Credits

Non-Henson Credits

  • Oz - Pecky
  • Between the Lions - Rumplestiltskin, Derek Cheetah, Monkey Ad Executive (Jeff Kidding), various characters
  • Jack's Big Music Show - Leonard the Squirrel, MC Turtle, The Squirrels, etc.

Trivia

  • When Matt Vogel was introduced to Spinney at his 1st audition for the part of Big Bird, the latter remarked, "Vogel is German for Bird. That's a good sign."
  • The word "vogel" is Dutch for bird as well.
  • The protective slippers Vogel wears over Big Bird's feet when he's not on set are labeled, respectively, "Vogel" and "Füsse," meaning "bird" & "feet", or read together "bird's feet".

See also

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