Video: Innocent Abroad, with Feathers

Big Bird in China, NBC, May 29, 7 p.m. E.D.T.

He doesn't wear Bermuda shorts or sunglasses, but he is the stereotype American tourist. He ogles the natives as though they were the foreigners. Not knowing the language, he complains that no one speaks "American." He is given to such asides as "I wonder who's buried in Ming's Tomb?"

But no passport is needed to identity this traveler. As an 8-ft. canary, he is one of a kind: an innocent abroad, with feathers. He is none other than Big Bird, star of Sesame Street. On...

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