Big Bird Catches Avian Flu
Although Bert worried about contractability issues that could be incurred with his pigeon, Bernice, she has been quarantineded. No worries for viewers though-- her stand in/stunt double will be is a red squirrel from Casper,Wyoming.
Oscar the grouch was visiblely shaken, but when questioned further he just said, "So much for my Thanksgiving plans," and laughed silently. Further investigation is pending.