Maria Menounos (b. 1978) gained fame as the youngest correspondent on Entertainment Tonight. Since then she has guest-hosted a number of shows and played small roles in various movies.
On Friday, October 13 2006, Menounos met Big Bird who she interviewed for Access Hollywood to promote the DVD box set release of Old School: Volume 1. Big Bird was performed by Matt Vogel, while the interview took place up on the roof deck of 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Quite a few clips from the set were shown, including the original version of "Bein' Green." The interview aired a week later on October 20, 2006.
She also co-hosted the 2010 and 2011 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade.