Al Roker can now add "Wiggle" to his long and varied resume.
Roker journeyed down to Australia for a "Today" show series, where the anchors of the show participate in a popular TV program from another country. There, Roker met the Wiggles, the world-famous children's singing/dancing/everything else group, and joined them for two days as "The Orange Wiggle."
Seriously, these guys work hard! A ten-hour music video shoot (complete with apparently legendary "Wiggle Fingers" and much shimmying about), followed by a packed stadium concert, with Roker appearing as both a bunch of grapes and as Al Roker, The Orange Wiggle. The sight of Roker is a giant grape costume is worth for the price of admission by itself.
The segment also a provides a nice little example of American cultural hegemony: seriously, the weatherman from an NBC morning show gets an audience with the Prime Minister of Australia?