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Sesame Street to Halloween Stores: Stop Selling Sexy Big Bird Costume!

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Poor Big Bird.

First the Sesame Street icon becomes a political piñata during election season. Now some enterprising entrepreneurs are putting out a sexy Big Bird costume that doesn't bare much liking to the loveable eight-foot-tall Muppet, let alone keeping with his kid-friendly image.

Which is why Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit which produces Sesame Street, is crying fowl foul and siccing its lawyers on a variety of Halloween online sellers to ensure the scantily clad getup is given, um, the ax.

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"The costumes are not licensed or authorized by Sesame Workshop. We are working with our legal team to have the costumes removed from the market," Sesame Workshop said in a statement.

Specifically, the Sesame folks are targeting websites—like Yandy.com—that are selling a racy version of Big Bird that comes with a yellow cuddle plush mini dress and orange-striped thigh-high stockings with attacked bird feet (the bird headpiece is sold separately).

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Sesame Workshop does have an authorized line of Big Bird outfits, which are more demure, that's licensed to costume manufacturer Disguise. Those costumes are fine.

A rep for Yandy.com was unavailable for comment.

But what's next? A lingerie version of Elmo?

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