Rod and Emu appeared on several episodes of The Hudson Brothers' comedy show in the United States.
Hull's son Toby Hull returned Emu to television on CITV in October 2007. Unlike before, Emu now makes noises so viewers can get a good idea of what he is thinking, and whenever Toby needs to move around, an unseen puppeteer controls Emu.
Toby's other neighbour, Sophie, is the sole villainess of the show. She is an air hostess who becomes obsessed with making money off of Emu, but her plans always backfire on her. While Toby is oblivious to her evil ways, Charlie, Dani, and Emu know what she is really like. It seems Sophie's one great weakness is her hair as she can't bear to get it messed up - one line she constantly uses is "Not the hair! Not the hair!". She once tried to film Emu making a fool of himself so she could send the tape in to Animals Do the Stupidest Things to earn some easy money, but Emu turned the tables on her, stole the tape, and sent it to People Do The Stupidest Things. Sophie later received a written complaint from her employer about her telling a passenger who was scared of flying to "get out and walk", and was given twenty-four hours to turn over a new leaf. Emu learned of this, and after causing Sophie to lose her temper by pouring a glass of fruit juice over her head, quickly called her employer as Sophie broke into a rant, and by the time she realized her boss was on the other end of the phone, it was too late. As a punishment, Sophie was forced to clean the airport toilets.