A parody Twitter account from "Fired Big Bird" went live Wednesday night after Romney said that he'd cut funding from PBS. By Thursday morning, @firedbigbird had over 25,000 followers. Here are some viral missives.
Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) tweeted Thursday morning, too, presumably from the giant fowl himself: "Big Bird: My bed time is usually 7:45, but I was really tired yesterday and fell asleep at 7! Did I miss anything last night?"
And the Sesame Workshop sent out a measured response: "We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. We do not comment on campaigns, but we’re happy we can all agree that everyone likes Big Bird!"