“Follow That Bird” quotes

(1985)
Movie Follow That Bird
Ken Kwapis directed this movie in 1985
Title Follow That Bird
Year 1985
Director Ken Kwapis
Genre Comedy, Music, Adventure, Family
All actors – Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen, Jerry Nelson, Paul Bartel, Sandra Bernhard, John Candy, Chevy Chase, Joe Flaherty, Waylon Jennings
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  • “We all know he can't be happy. He needs to be with his own kind, with a bird family.”

    Sally Kellerman - Miss Finch
    [Tag:family, happiness]
  • “- Sam Sleaze: Big yellow bird at 1 o'clock.
    - Sid Sleaze: Is it that late already?
    - Sam Sleaze: It's Air Force talk, you nerf!”

    Dave Thomas - Sam Sleaze
    Joe Flaherty - Sid Sleaze
  • “- Mr. Snuffleupagus: Bird, this is goodbye. You're leaving Sesame Street.
    - Big Bird: Well, I'm not really leaving. I'm just going away.
    - Mr. Snuffleupagus: Oh.
    - Big Bird: Besides, as soon as I get to OceanView, you can come and visit.
    - Mr. Snuffleupagus: I can?
    - Big Bird: First thing, ol' pal. I wouldn't go if you couldn't come and visit.”

    Martin P. Robinson - Mr. Snuffleupagus
    Caroll Spinney - Big Bird
  • “- Big Bird: Say, you must be the driver.
    - Truck Driver: Well, what can I do for you, big fella?
    - Big Bird: Well, do you have room for just one more?
    - Truck Driver: I don't take no riders. This here's a turkey truck.
    - Big Bird: Oh well... But my friend Oscar always says that I'm a big turkey!
    - Truck Driver: Well, I don't guess I can argue...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Caroll Spinney - Big Bird
    Waylon Jennings - Truck Driver
    [Tag:animals, helping]
  • “- Sam Sleaze: What seems to be the problem, officer? What's the charge?
    - State Trooper: What about counterfeiting, extortion, fraud, impersonating a dentist, stealing an apple from a kid?
    - Sam Sleaze: Oh, about that apple, officer, I can explain that. We was just holding it for a friend.
    - State Trooper: You can tell that to the judge.”

    Dave Thomas - Sam Sleaze
    John Candy - State Trooper
    [Tag:crime, judges]
  • Kermit the Frog here in OceanView, Illinois, with the thank you note Big Bird left saying he was running back to Sesame Street. The note reads: "Dear Dodos, you are a very nice family. Thanks for everything, but I'm walking back to Sesame Street. I should be there in three hours, since it took two hours to fly here. So if anyone calls, you know... (continue)(continue reading)

    Jim Henson - Kermit the Frog
    [Tag:family, leaving]
  • “- Big Bird: There's a lady named Miss Finch who's chasing me and, uh, do you mind if I hide in your fun fair?
    - Sam Sleaze: Why, no, not at all. We have the perfect place for you to hide. Right here in our hiding cage.”

    Caroll Spinney - Big Bird
    Dave Thomas - Sam Sleaze
    [Tag:kidnapping]
  • “- Daddy Dodo: But your best friend should be a bird.
    - Big Bird: Why?
    - Mommy Dodo: Because you're a bird. Isn't that right, Daddy?
    - Daddy Dodo: That's right, Mommy. And you should be with your own kind: birds.
    - Mommy Dodo: You'll find lots of birds your own age.
    - Daddy Dodo: And make some new best friends. Now come on out and hunt for worms.”

    Brian Hohlfeld - Daddy Dodo
    Caroll Spinney - Big Bird
    Laraine Newman - Mommy Dodo
  • “- Sam Sleaze: That eight-foot bird is still on the lam. You know, Sid, people would pay money to see that bird.
    - Sid Sleaze: Nah, I wouldn't pay to see no bird.
    - Sam Sleaze: No, no, no. People would pay us to see that bird! Us, us, us!”

    Dave Thomas - Sam Sleaze
    Joe Flaherty - Sid Sleaze
    [Tag:kidnapping, money]
  • “- Miss Finch: You know, Big, you shouldn't be living here all alone.
    - Big Bird: Well, I'm not all alone. Why, there's Gordon and Susan and...
    - Miss Finch: But they're not birds like we are.
    - Big Bird: I know, but they're nice people.
    - Miss Finch: But you should have a home and a family.
    - Big Bird: Well, I am home. I like it here on Sesame...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Sally Kellerman - Miss Finch
    Caroll Spinney - Big Bird
    [Tag:family, home]
  • “- Oscar the Grouch: This is where I wanna be grouch paradise! Just look it at. It's like a work of art.
    - Telly Monster: It is different, Maria.
    - Maria: Oscar, I want you to turn this car around right now and head for Toadstool!
    - Oscar the Grouch: Ah, an angry face in a beautiful place, heaven.”

    Caroll Spinney - Oscar the Grouch
    Martin P. Robinson - Telly Monster
    Sonia Manzano - Maria
    [Tag:anger, art, beauty]
  • “- Floyd: You're the biggest chicken I've ever seen.
    - Big Bird: Oh, I'm not a chicken actually. I'm a bird on the run.
    - Ruthie: Oh yeah. Floyd, he's the bird on TV who ran away.
    - Big Bird: Oh, I didn't run away. I'm going back to my real home on Sesame Street where I belong.”

    Benjamin Barrett - Floyd
    Caroll Spinney - Big Bird
    Alyson Court - Ruthie
    [Tag:courage, escape, home]
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