- In a prop photo designed for use in Kermit's office in The Muppets, Kermit the Frog can be seen between Chairman Mao and Henry Kissinger (Kermit replaces US President Gerald R. Ford from the original photo). The photo didn't make it into a shot in the film, but it was displayed in an exhibit at the El Capitan Theatre following the premiere.
- Big Bird, during his own visit to China in Big Bird in China, pointed out Mao's tomb, the mausoleum which serves as the Chairman's final resting place and is open for public viewing. He drives by the site and points out to Barkley, "That's Mao's Tomb!... I think."
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