- Aug 12, 2015
- Reaction score
It seems like you're putting a lot of emphasis on the voice, which I honestly feel is mostly unimportant, but I see what you mean. Speaking, at least for Big Bird, I don't think it's not so much the performance as it is the writing. I understand that several writers for the show say he's hard to write for, but he's basically just been a really bland sidekick the past couple of seasons- heck, not even a sidekick, he usually just makes cameos. He feels like an empty shell of what he once was. All that complexity, all that wide eyed child-ish wonder, all the nuisance is barely seen anymore. Before, even when his appearances were brief he still felt like Big Bird.I thought Caroll did fine as Big Bird in the Julia episode. Not as good as he used to, but still distinctly Big Bird.
And I completely agree. My point is even with Caroll's voice for his characters being weaker. I still believe it sounds better than Vogel doing the voice. Vogel just isn't the right fit for the character anymore. I honestly think he would be better off in the hands of another performer.
Big Bird just doesn't feel like the same character as the original performer the way Grover, Oscar, Elmo, Prairie Dawn, etc do.