After nearly 50 years, Caroll Spinney retired from playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street" last year. The puppeteer has been with the popular children’s show since its premiere in 1969. He passed away in his Connecticut home over the weekend.

He picked the guys that will replace him.

Matt Vogel will play Big Bird. He already plays Kermit The Frog. Eric Jacobson will play Oscar. He already plays Grover + Bert.