Cho described her experience working with Big Bird in an interview with Slant Magazine in 2002:
“It's weird because he talks from his chest because it's actually a man inside. And I couldn't believe there was a man inside so I kept looking up at his face when he was talking. It's some old hippie dude with a total Prince Valiant haircut and he's been Big Bird for like 30 years. It's really cool and he talks when he's out of his suit and he sounds just like Big Bird. ”
The Muppets are also used as the punchline of a dirty joke in Notorious C.H.O.