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Al Roker Joins The Wiggles For 'Today' (VIDEO)


First Posted: 05/20/11 01:17 PM ET Updated: 07/20/11 06:12 AM ET

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?

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