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[[File:Matt Vogel.jpg|thumb|300px|Matt Vogel]]
 
[[File:Matt Vogel.jpg|thumb|300px|Matt Vogel]]
'''Matthew J. "Matt" Vogel II''' (b. October 6th, 1970) is an accomplished puppeteer in his own right. However, ever 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 ''Sesame Street'' understudy for [[Big Bird|<span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>]] for 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 new voice 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 Muppetry 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:Gray">gray</span> [[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]] & puppeteer in his own right. However, ever 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 ''Sesame Street'' understudy for [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Bird <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>] for 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 most of [[Jerry Nelson]]'s Muppet characters, by the recommendation of Nelson himself. Vogel is, as of [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/2008 2008], the new voice 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 Muppetry 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:Gray">gray</span> [[Grouches|Grouch]] in the Grouch spoof of Spamalot, called [[Scramalot]].
   
 
Vogel's other Muppet credits include work, assisting or in supporting roles, on ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Bag Big Bag]'', ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bear_in_the_Big_Blue_House Bear in the Big Blue House]'', ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_English Sesame English]'', & ''[[The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland|The Adventures of <span style="color:Red">Elmo</span> in Grouchland]]'', as well as various pigeons in the [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Jim_Henson's_Creature_Shop Creature Shop] film ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Producers The Producers]''. Works outside the Henson fold include the video series ''MATHmatazz'', ''Jack's Big Music Show'', ''The Puzzle Place'', the [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/HBO HBO] drama ''Oz'', ''Oobi'', ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Blue_(dog) Blue's Room]'', & ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Between the Lions]''.
 
Vogel's other Muppet credits include work, assisting or in supporting roles, on ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Bag Big Bag]'', ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bear_in_the_Big_Blue_House Bear in the Big Blue House]'', ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_English Sesame English]'', & ''[[The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland|The Adventures of <span style="color:Red">Elmo</span> in Grouchland]]'', as well as various pigeons in the [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Jim_Henson's_Creature_Shop Creature Shop] film ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Producers The Producers]''. Works outside the Henson fold include the video series ''MATHmatazz'', ''Jack's Big Music Show'', ''The Puzzle Place'', the [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/HBO HBO] drama ''Oz'', ''Oobi'', ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Blue_(dog) Blue's Room]'', & ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Between the Lions]''.
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==Episodes Where Vogel Played <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>==
 
==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 <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:
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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 [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/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 <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#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 <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> watches <span style="color:Red">Elmo</span> show ''up'' & ''down''.
 
*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 <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
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3851 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]
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3877 3877]
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3907 Episode 3907]
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3907 3907]
*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3987 Episode 3987]
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3987 3987]
*[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.
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3997 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
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4074 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 <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> (mini <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> only)
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4107 4107] & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4108 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 <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> (voice & puppetry) for his cameo at the beginning.
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4155 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 <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> during the green-screen scenes to a vocal track by Spinney
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4187 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 <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> to a vocal track by [[Caroll Spinney]]
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4203 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 <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>
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4206 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 <span style="color:Orange">Ernie</span>"
 
*[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>"
   
 
==Muppeteer Credits==
 
==Muppeteer Credits==
*''[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)
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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 [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/2008 2008] - present)
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street Sesame Street]'': [[Big Bird|<span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>]] (understudy) ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/1998 1998]-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>]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street Sesame Street]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Bird <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>] (understudy) ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/1998 1998] - 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]''
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*''[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 <span style="color:Red">Elmer</span>]
 
*''[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 <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)
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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>] (Muppetry only)
 
*''[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)
 
*''[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)
 
*''[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/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]''
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet_viral_videos Muppet viral videos]
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**''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Virump Virmup]''
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**''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bohemian_Rhapsody Bohemian Rhapsody]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Abby_in_Wonderland <span style="color:Pink">Abby</span> in Wonderland]''
 
*''[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 <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/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>]
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==Non-Henson Credits==
 
==Non-Henson Credits==
*''Oz'' - Pecky
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*''Oz'': Pecky
*''[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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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Between_the_Lions 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.
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*''Jack's Big Music Show'': Leonard the Squirrel, MC Turtle, The Squirrels, etc.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In the scenes where <span style="color:Green">Oscar the Grouch</span> & <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span> (both characters voiced by Caroll Spinney) appear to be having a conversation, Matt would be the one performing <span style="color:Green">Oscar</span> (both Muppetry & voice, which Caroll would dub later).
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*In the scenes where [[Oscar the Grouch|<span style="color:Green">Oscar the Grouch</span>]] & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Bird <span style="color:Yellow">Big Bird</span>] (both characters voiced by [[Caroll Spinney]]) appear to be having a conversation, Matt would be the one performing <span style="color:Green">Oscar</span> (both Muppetry & voice, which Caroll would dub later).
 
*When Matt Vogel was introduced to [[Caroll 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."
 
*When Matt Vogel was introduced to [[Caroll 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.
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**[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Dr._Julius_Strangepork <span style="color:Tan">Dr. Julius Strangepork</span>] ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bohemian_Rhapsody Bohemian Rhapsody] ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/2009 2009]))
 
**[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Dr._Julius_Strangepork <span style="color:Tan">Dr. Julius Strangepork</span>] ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bohemian_Rhapsody Bohemian Rhapsody] ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/2009 2009]))
 
**[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Uncle_Deadly <span style="color:Blue">Uncle Deadly</span>] (''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets_(2011) The Muppets]'' ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/2011 2011]))
 
**[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Uncle_Deadly <span style="color:Blue">Uncle Deadly</span>] (''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets_(2011) The Muppets]'' ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/2011 2011]))
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**[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Pops <span style="color:Tan">Pops</span>] ([http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvOJUHandu0 behind-the-scenes video])
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==

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Matt Vogel

Matt Vogel

Matthew J. "Matt" Vogel II (b. October 6th, 1970) is an accomplished Muppeteer & puppeteer in his own right. However, ever since joining Sesame Street in 1996, he has become most familiar for his work as Caroll Spinney's Sesame Street understudy for Big Bird for 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 most of Jerry Nelson's Muppet characters, by the recommendation of Nelson himself. Vogel is, as of 2008, the new voice performer of Floyd Pepper, Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, Robin the Frog & Camilla the Chicken following Nelson's retirement. He has also taken over the Muppetry 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.

Vogel's other Muppet credits include work, assisting or in supporting roles, on Big Bag, Bear in the Big Blue House, Sesame English, & The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, as well as various pigeons in the Creature Shop film The Producers. Works outside the Henson fold include the video series MATHmatazz, Jack's Big Music Show, The Puzzle Place, the HBO drama Oz, Oobi, Blue's Room, & the Lions.

In theater, Vogel has acted in regional productions of various plays including The Foreigner & Six Degrees of Sparation, & was involved in the 2003 - 2004 Broadway run of Little Shop of Horrors, manipulating Audrey II & playing various bums & Skid Row residents (alongside Martin P. Robinson and Anthony Asbury).

In addition to Muppeteering, Vogel's interest in music is made evident by his non-Sesame role as front man for the band, The Mighty Weaklings released a CD of songs "for kids--and grown-ups" called You Can't Rock Sittin' Down in June of 2008 after appearing in the video for their song "Rocket Ship" on Jack's Big Music Show. With Joey Mazzarino, Vogel co-owns Pratfall Productions, which produced the film-noir puppet spoof Murder, He Squeaked and various inserts for Sesame Street, "Sesame Street" videos and Nick Jr.'s Curious Buddies. Vogel also served as director for Sesame Street beginning with Season 39 and the recurring segment, "Murray Has a Little Lamb".[1]

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.
  • 3851: For the scene where Elmo & Big Bird are practicing the tango, Vogel performs Big Bird's puppetry
  • 3877
  • 3907
  • 3987
  • 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.
  • 4074: The Letter of the Month Club
  • 4107 & 4108: The Adventures of Little Big Bird (mini Big Bird only)
  • 4155: Vogel performs Big Bird (voice & puppetry) for his cameo at the beginning.
  • 4187: Vogel played Big Bird during the green-screen scenes to a vocal track by Spinney
  • 4203: Vogel played Big Bird to a vocal track by Caroll Spinney.
  • 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

Sources

  1. Season 40 Press Kit.

See also

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