'NCIS: New Orleans' Cast Gives Heart-Pounding Tour of the Big Easy

by Raphael Chestang 5:23 PM PDT, March 24, 2015
Playing 'NCIS: New Orleans' Cast Gives Heart-Pounding Tour of the Big Easy

Any of the 18 million viewers that tune in for NCIS: New Orleans every week knows that the biggest thing that sets the show apart from the others in the NCIS franchise is the location. ET's Brooke Anderson got a very personal tour of the Big Easy from the stars of the cast.

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"The city has a huge personality!" said Scott Bakula, who plays Special Agent Dwayne Pride.

While the swamps, the French Quarter and cemeteries provide plenty of spooky storylines, the real threat could be the delicious cuisine. It all starts with the pastries at Café Du Monde, which is great for owner Jay Roman.

"We go through a couple of tons [of beignets] a week," Jay said as he and Brooke stood outside of the popular eatery.

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After surviving her sugar coma, Brooke headed to the Cypress Swamps where she held an alligator.

"Hopefully I have a calming effect on him," Brooke said before the gator got a little antsy, which was Brooke's cue to head to her next stop: Bourbon Street.

Star Rob Kerkovich (Sebastian Lund) accompanied Brooke in a voodoo lesson where they learned how to use a doll to inflict pain.

Next, Zoe McLellan (Special Agent Brody) guided Brooke through Louis Armstrong Park for the Red Dress Run, but this tour required a wardrobe change.

"Everybody has to wear a red dress," Brooke said.

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Even the men had to don a crimson gown to participate in the annual race for charity.

"To see these men with their hairy legs and their red dresses is pretty incredible," Zoe said.

Watch the video for more. NCIS: New Orleans airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.