The Real Winner of the Debate? Big Bird!

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  1. That particular Tweet was retweeted more than 4,700 times.
  2. The @FiredBigBird account was later suspended, but not before gaining more than 26,000 followers.
  3. Even Jim Lehrer scored his own parody account, @silentjimlehrer, as the social consensus was that the moderator was steamrolled by the candidates, Romney in particular.
  4. You get the gist.
    By the end of a night, a new trending topic emerged, taking the lead worldwide: #SaveBigBird. Not that the Muppet noticed.
  5. For the record, Big Bird is officially remaining non-partisan. "We do not comment on political campaigns, but we're happy we can all agree that everyone likes Big Bird," the Sesame Workshop said in a statement on Thursday afternoon.
  6. Still, looks like it's time for Twitter to change its blue bird to a yellow one.
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