Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese schoolchildren, watch a Tai Chi demonstration, learn some Chinese words and songs, and meet the mischievous Monkey King.
Did You Know?
According to 'Carroll Spinney' in his autobiography, he created the concept after working on Bob Hope on the Road to China
(1979). But Spinney does not get a writing credit. See more
When Barkley sniffs the hand-cart, he has the sand-glass around his neck a full 19 minutes before Xiao Foo places it around his neck. See more
We're off to find the Phoenix!
I thought Phoenix was in Arizona.
originally provided the voice of Telly when this special originally aired. But on the DVD release, Muehl's voice was replaced with Martin P. Robinson
's. See more