On December 11, 2013, the official Sesame Street account on Twitter released a photo of Big Bird with the band. It was captioned: "Guess who's 1D's "biggest" fan? (And thanks for visiting Sesame Street, @onedirection!)" Sesame Street later posted a Vine of Big Bird with the members of One Direction announcing that the group will appear in the show's 45th season, performing "What Makes "U" Useful" (spoofing their own "What Makes You Beautiful"). MTV feared for Big Bird, asking "How's he gonna deal when One Direction's other self-proclaimed "biggest fans" -- aka ALL OF THEM -- track him down?" In an interview, Joey Mazzarino stated the band's representation directly contacted the show, asking to spoof one of the band's songs.
- ↑ @SesameStreet on Twitter
- ↑ Good things come to those who wait! Watch One Direction on #SesameStreet's 45th season in fall 2014. We're really excited too!
- ↑ "One Direction Pop By 'Sesame Street,' And Obviously Big Bird Fangirls Out (PHOTO)", MTV.com
- ↑ ‘Sesame Street': One Direction Sings About The Letter U (Video), TheTVPage.com. January 21, 2014.