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The Wiggles are a children's band from Australia. When Greg, Anthony, Murray and Jeff aren't singing and dancing, they're spending time with their friends. Dorothy the Dinosaur is a green reptile who loves roses, Wags the Dog is a silly young dog, Captain Feathersword is a mischievous but friendly pirate, and Henry the Octopus is a jolly eight-legged sea animal with a band of his own. Occasionally, The Wiggles meet other friends like Zardo Zap and Officer Beaples. But whatever they're doing, you're bound to have a wigglin' good time! Season Organization There are now six seasons for the Playhouse Disney broadcast of the Wiggles, and they are organized as follows: Season One (TV Series 2) Originally aired: 1999. Disney version aired: 2001. Also known as: Wiggly TV, TV Series Two Choreographer: Leanne Halloran Number of Episodes: 26 Opening Song: In the Wiggles World (with the Bee Intro) Closing Song: In the Wiggles World (everyone waves goodbye) Description: This has assorted skits and songs with a general underlying theme for each episode. The Wiggles' pants don't have the stripes yet. Regular segments: none Season Two (TV Series 1) Originally aired: 1998. Disney version aired: 2002. Also known as: TV Series One Choreographer: Leanne Halloran Number of Episodes: 13 Opening Song: Get Ready to Wiggle Closing Song: some organ music Description: This preceded Series Two and has the sitcom styled intro and some of the earliest footage of the Wiggles. Henry the Octopus takes on puppet and mascot form. Regular segments: Wigglehouse Henry the Octopus Captain Feathersword's Pirate Show Season Three - Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles Originally aired: 2002-2004 Disney version aired: 2003-2004 (11am) Also known as: Network Wiggles, TV Series Three Choreographer: Leeanne Ashley Number of Episodes: 26 in US (54 11-minute episodes in Australia) Opening Song: Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles Closing Song: varies. Usually Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles. Description: This is the more organized studio production with segments for each of the Wiggles and Captain Feathersword. The Wiggle Dancers also make their appearance as regulars. Regular segments: News, Weather, and Sports Anthony's Workshop Captain's Magic Buttons Music with Murray Where's Jeff? Wiggly Community Service Announcement Wiggle Bay song Season Four and Five - The Wiggles Show Australian version aired: Season 4: 2004-2005, Season 5: 2006-2007 US version aired: Season 4: Fall 2005-Spring 2006 (10am), Summer 2006 (7am) Season 5: Winter 2007-present (7am) Also known as: TV Series Four Choreographer: Leeanne Ashley Number of Episodes: 26 + 26 Opening Song: Here Come the Wiggles Closing Song: none Description: Captain Feathersword heads out into the world. The Wiggles even have footage from their concerts! Regular segments: Season 4 Captain Feathersword - Sailing Around the World Dorothy's Dance Class Little Wiggles Wigglehouse Invitation to a Wiggly concert Goodbye: find who's missing. Regular segments: Season 5 Captain Feathersword - Sailing Around the World, with larger crew Wigglehouse Dorothy's Dancing Alphabet Little Wiggles Wiggly Animation Mariachi Wiggles - they sing songs in Spanish! Mandarin Wiggles - they sing songs in Mandarin! Invitation to a Wiggly concert. Jeff features different zoo animals. More silly clips between songs. Season Six - Wiggle and Learn Australian version aired: 2007-2008 Canadian version aired: April 2008- on Treehouse US version aired: December 2008 at 7/6c am. January 2009 at 11am weekdays, 7am weekends Choreographer: Leeanne Ashley and Caterina Mete Number of Episodes: 26 22-minute segments (52 11-minute segments in some formats.) Presented in: HD format Opening Song: Wiggle and Learn Closing Song: Goodbye from the Wiggles Description: Sam Wiggle replaces Greg as they do a brand new series on teaching kids how to read, dance, and have fun. Regular segments: Season 6 Nursery Rhymes Anthony introduces three guests, one of whom is Captain Feathersword in disguise. Wags and Dorothy do an educational skit. Captain Feathersword tries to guess what Anthony is dressed up as. Murray and Jeff paint a picture using music. The Wiggles play different games. Season Seven - Ready, Steady, Wiggle!Australian version aired: September 2013 Canadian version aired: June 2013 on Treehouse US version aired: August 2013 4:30PM during The Sprout Sharing Show Number of Episodes: 52 Presented in: HD format Opening Song: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Closing Song: Instrumental of Theme Song Description: Join Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony on new adventures. Regular segments: Season 7 Intro; Who Am I? Guessing Game; Anthony's Food Alphabet; Concert Song; Live at Wigglehouse; Wigglehouse Segments; Songs from Taking Off, Furry Tales and Pumpkin Face/Wiggly Halloween; Dorothy closes the show. Season Eight - Ready, Steady, Wiggle!Australian version aired: January 2015 US version aired: May 2015 on Hulu Number of Episodes: 52Presented in: HD format Opening Song: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Closing Song: Instrumental of Theme Song Description: Join Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony on new adventures. Regular segments: Season 7 Intro; Dressing Up Guessing Game; Simon's Alphabet; Concert Song; Live at Wigglehouse; Wigglehouse Segments; Songs from Taking Off, Furry Tales, Apples & Bananas and Wigglehouse; Dorothy closes the show. Video Organization Videos are generally placed at the end of each series. Many airdates listed try to match the first Disney Broadcast or US video release. If it has the Wiggly Dancers it'll be season 3 or later, otherwise the video fits in season 1. If it has Sam Wiggle or the newer Greg, it'll be in season 6. If it has Emma, Lachy & Simon, it'll be Season 7 and 8. About Production Codes: The regular seasons were painstakingly collected from the various TV guides and correlated with actual viewings of the show over a period of several months. Season 5 codes come from a media marketing site. They all follow the 3-digit format, except for videos which are originally listed by their Roadshow / HIT Entertainment VHS or DVD catalog number. If you have a better scheme for the videos please contact the editor. Character Profiles The Wiggles Greg Wiggle Greg is the lead singer of The Wiggles, and if you just hear one singer in your favorite Wiggles song, he is the guy. His hobby is doing magic tricks. He can make things disappear, but it'd be once in blue moon if he ever succeeds in pulling a rabbit out of his hat! Instrument = Lead Vocalist. He also plays some guitar and keyboard. Shirt Color = Yellow Sam Wiggle In the Wiggle and Learn series, Sam is the new Yellow Wiggle. People might recognize him as a Wiggly Dancer and Professor Singalottasonga in the earlier series. Instrument = Lead Vocals, and sometimes the Trumpet. Shirt Color = Yellow Anthony Wiggle Anthony is one hungry Wiggle. His hobbies include eating and generally being silly. His appetite can get in the way at times. He usually sings and dances with Greg. In the newer seasons, he also loves to use a low bass voice and to roll his r's. Instrument = Drums. He also plays some guitar and some other instruments. Shirt Color = Blue Murray Wiggle The calmest guy in the band, Murray enjoys playing his red guitar, and is quite impressed by Greg and his magic. One time he even used Greg's magic properly! Murray also loves to speculate on different things in life, like what if we didn't have elbows. He also loves to play well known guitar riffs. Instrument = Red Guitar. Shirt Color = Red Jeff Wiggle Jeff is full of energy when he's awake, but he tends to fall asleep on the spot, and it takes the entire audience to shout "Wake up, Jeff!" It can be hard to keep him awake. In fact, he spent a whole episode asleep once! He may be the goofiest of them all. Instrument = Keyboard and Accordion. Shirt Color = Purple Emma Wiggle Emma is the first female wiggle and she loves to wear bows. She replaces Greg and Sam in the newer episodes. Instrument = Drums. Shirt Color = Yellow Simon Wiggle Simon replaces Murray in the newer episodes. He always sings in a low bass tone and plays a game called Simon Says. Instrument = Lead Vocals. Shirt Color = Red Lachy Wiggle Lachy is Jeff's replacement for newer episodes and still does everything Jeff does like sleeping. He sometimes sings when Simon's not singing. Instrument = Keyboard. Shirt Color = Purple Supporting Characters Captain Feathersword Often considered the Fifth Wiggle, Captain Feathersword is a friendly pirate who has a sword made out of feathers so he can tickle people. He's best known for doing improvisational acts and voices, thanks in part to his Magic Buttons on his vest. He greets everyone with "Ahoy There, Me Hearties!" Dorothy the Dinosaur Dorothy is a human-sized dinosaur who wears a floppy white hat, and loves daydreaming in her rose garden. She has loved roses since she was a young child. And not just to smell them, but she uses them to make rosy treats! She is also the only female among the main Wiggles group, and has an infectious giggle. In Australia, she even has her own TV show! Wags the Dog Wags is a cute dog about the size of the Wiggles. In the early seasons, he only speaks to the audience, and woofs for Captain Feathersword and the other Wiggles. But in the later seasons, he talks like everyone else. He's a very resourceful inventor, and he also likes to goof on Captain Feathersword, refusing to just obey. He's also in charge of the three little pups known as the Wagettes. Henry the Octopus Henry leads his own underwater band. He joins the Wiggles in a bunch of different songs and dances. In the early seasons, he is both a puppet and a mascot. His favorite word is "Bree-Boop!" which is like Aloha in Octopus language. Officer Beaples: She's dressed like a Keystone Kop, and mostly mimes. Wiggle Dancers: The men and women who dance around in marching band uniforms. They start appearing in the musical numbers from the Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles season. Friendly Pirate Crew: The men and women who dance around and help Captain Feathersword during one of his featured skits. Many of the folks are Wiggle Dancers, but some are dedicated crew members representing a worldwide populace. Child Dancers: Since the show is all about the kids, many of the videos feature children dancing and participating in activities. About Playhouse Disney: This is the morning segment of the Disney Channel in the USA that's geared for pre-schoolers and toddlers. Because Disney is privately owned, they only air commercials for their own Disney shows and products, but during the Playhouse Disney segments, The Wiggles shows run about 25 minutes straight with NO commercials! Disney used to run the Wiggles at all sorts of morning hours seven days a week. In its prime, the Wiggles should show up from two to three episodes a day: 6am for Wiggly TV (series 1-2), 10am for The Wiggles Show and Lights, Camera, Action episodes (series 3-4), and 7am for the Breakfast with Bear segment. In series 5, The Wiggles ran at 7am weekdays, and a different time on weekend mornings. In series 6, the Wiggles ran at 7am weekdays and weekends but in January 5, 2009, the Wiggles ran at 11:30am weekdays and 7am weekends. Reruns can be found on PBS Sprout. Submission Guidelines Although the Wiggles guide may seem fairly complete, there are always plenty of fun things to add. Here's generally where things are categorized. Notes: - List of DVD Bonus Features, including Lights Camera Action Wiggles episodes. - Official original release dates for the Australia videos, US videos, and companion albums. Awards won. Differences between Australia and US version. - Novelties and debuts (set design, wardrobe, song, dancer) - consider chronological or Disney TV series order. - One-shot appearances by non-TV industry guests, lists of children and families, lists of dancers. - Family and Friends - whenever the Wiggles bring in their non-cast/crew family members (e.g. Anthony's wife, kids, or dogs), and friends into their videos and features. - Debuts in Australia, UK, or Canada if traceable. Trivia: - On-screen song and guest debuts by name, such as Murray introducing Clare, or Anthony introducing Alfonso. - Instrument details. Allusions: Passing references to pop culture icons like Elvis or The Beatles. For example, Racing to the Rainbow has a flurry of Elvis references, and the cover of Let's Eat is designed to look like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts band. Australian regional sayings and jargon like "slippery dip", but do not add common ones like "G'day" or "Beauty, mate" or "barbie" Song arrangements not directly explained (e.g. Hands on My Head). Cast: If you are adding voiceovers for any of the mascots, for example: Wags the Dog (Mic Conway) Dorothy the Dinosaur (Carolyn Ferrie, Jacqueline Field, Zoe Velez) Henry the Octopus (Jeff Fatt, Paul Paddick, Mario Martinez-Diaz), please confirm they are the correct person in the season, and that the mascot actually said something in that episode. I count the dancers as Recurring Stars / Guest Stars if: 1) They are credited at the end of the show. 2) They participated in the skits, intros, or closers. I do not count the dancer if all they did was appear in the pre-produced video footage. DO NOT ADD - Nitpicking any time the Wiggles don't really play their instruments or lip sync. It is a given that sometimes they are more concerned about dancing and showing the actions rather than making an acoustically accurate performance. Save those goofs for only the major ones like showing two different guitars for the same concert song. - Self-evident crew credits like Music: The Wiggles (Band) or Creator: The Wiggles (Band) or Opening Performance: The Wiggles (Band). Look for explicitly listed credits like Musical Arrangement: Anthony Field instead. - Cast roles that should be listed in the credits (e.g. Kamahl guest stars as himself). - Special Guest Stars - add them as regular Guest Stars. - Dancers on replayed video footage. They did not participate in the video. - This is the second/third/fourth visit by guest star. It is self-evident from the credits that guests appear multiple times. - Any nitpicks on miscellaneous Wiggles songs that aren't featured in the TV series or videos. - Explanations on nursery rhymes or common pop culture. Common questions about the guide Q: What is with the titles for Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles? How come they don't correspond to my videos? A: In the original Australian broadcast, the show was 54 episodes of 11 minutes each, and their titles were just Episode 1 to Episode 54. When it was broadcast in the US for Disney, they mainly combined 2 episodes into one, and posted their own 3 digit production numbers. There are NO official titles for the US version. The titles here are arbitrarily written by the editor to best reflect the theme of the combined episode. Q: Can I add a Wiggles video to a guide? A: Yes, Just let me know in advance and I can give you an episode number of where it should fit in. I am not accepting 2-pack releases as new entries, but you can make a Note of such things if they are important. Q: Why is Series Two listed first? A: Although Series Two was produced after Series One, it aired on Disney channel before Series One. Q: What about Wiggly Waffle? A: Wiggly Waffle, while it has new videos, is not an actual TV series, but The Wiggles hosting a block of various shows. If you want Wiggly Waffle on tv.com, you could send in a request for a new show, but my opinion is that it is a very difficult series to maintain. Q: What about other Wiggles produced shows? A: Dorothy the Dinosaur Show from the late 2000s has a guide now. If you want Kingdom of Paramithi, send a request to add the show on tv.com. Q: Why are the episode names and numbers for Season 4, 5 and 6 different than the ones from the boxsets and Australian iTunes? A: The names are from when they aired on Disney. Australia used different names and aired in production order.moreless
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Greg: (looking at a Disneyland map) Wow, this sure is a big place. I think we have to split up.
Jeff and Anthony: Yeah.
Greg: OK well, Murray and I will go together and uh, Anthony and Jeff, you go together.
Jeff and Anthony: Great idea.
Anthony: I want to see Tomorrowland.
Murray: I want to go on Splash Mountain.
Jeff: I want to see Sleeping Beauty's Castle.
Anthony, Greg and Murray: (sternly) Jeff, no sleeping.
(Jeff shrugs nervously.)
(Jeff is sleeping in front of the entrance to Disneyland. Anthony, Greg and Murray arrive.)
Greg: Wow, we’ve made it! We’ve made it at Disneyland but look at Jeff. He’s asleep. (We look at Jeff sleeping in close-up.) He still thinks we’re on the plane. We better wake him up so when I count to 3, let’s all say “Wake up, Jeff”. 1, 2, 3.
Anthony, Greg and Murray: Wake up, Jeff!
Jeff: (waking up) What happened?!? Where are we?
Murray: In Disneyland.
Jeff: Disneyland?!? That's where Mickey Mouse lives here.
Greg: That's right. C’mon, let's see if we can find him.
Jeff: So Anthony, (sits on a beanbag chair) what does Morty looks like? Anthony: Well, Jeff, you're sitting on him. (Jeff screams and gets out of the beanbag chair and the other Wiggles laugh.) Murray: (to camera) Hey, I got an idea. Why don't we play a trick on Morty? Maybe that will surprise him. (turns to Morty) Hey, Morty, did you have some toast? (holds a glass of orange juice) Do you want some orange juice? (gives orange juice to Morty) Anthony: Guys, no! Greg: What, Anthony? Anthony: Well, Morty doesn't want to drink orange juice and gets him all wet but... Jeff, Greg and Murray: But what? Anthony: But turtles don't drink orange juice. They drink water! (stands up and laughs)
Murray: (after taking his Hawaiian shirt off) I won't need this anymore. (Murray throws the shirt away but it lands on Jeff who wakes up.) Jeff: (arrives at the barbecue) Hi, guys. Any food left at the barbecue? Anthony: Well, there's a little bit. We're saving it for Jeff. Murray: Have you seen Jeff? (The camera zooms in to take a look at Jeff while wearing that Hawaiian Shirt.) Jeff: (looks at camera) Huh?!?
Murray: Oh no, what a mess! I have to change my shirt now!
(Everybody arrives at the food table.) Greg: Dig in, everybody. (Greg lifts off the cloth, but everybody gasps to see that all of the food is gone!) Greg: What's this?!? Anthony: I think it must be the flies that did it. Murray: Flies?!? It wasn't the flies. It was you, Anthony. Greg: (to camera) My lovely banana carrot cake. Gone, just like... (snaps his finger) ...that. Murray: (to camera) All those sandwiches. Miss Fez: Biscuits. Captain Feathersword: Fruit Salad. (Officer Beaples toots her whistle sadly.) Anthony: (holds his apple) Apple, anybody? (takes a bite) Others: Anthony!
Anthony: (back to his normal self) My tummy hurts.
Jeff: (waking him up) Anthony, Anthony, wake up!
Murray: You were having a bad dream, Anthony.
Anthony: It was a terrible dream, Murray. It made my tummy hurt.
Greg: I don't think it was the dream that upset your stomach.
Anthony: I only ate it so Dorothy wouldn't be tempted to eat too much.
Greg: You ate the whole thing! I don't think you're much of a superhero, Anthony.
Anthony: Maybe you're right but I've learned my lesson. It's not too good to eat too much of (to Dorothy) What kind of cake was that?
Dorothy: Rose petal cream cake.
Anthony: Rose petal cream cake. (opens jaw) You mean that cake was made out of roses?!?
Dorothy: My favorite food.
(Anthony groans sadly while the others all laugh.)
Murray: (distributing peas one at a time) Eight for me and nine…
Greg: (sadly) Forget it, Murray. I'm not hungry anymore. The food's gone gold.
Anthony: (as Foodman) Let me check it for you. (tastes peas with a spoon) Correct, Greg. The food is cold. (puts the spoon down while Greg becomes stunned) I suggest: reheating.
Murray: Now look what's happened. I'll have to start again.
Greg: Oh, I can't stand this! I'm off to my room. (stands up and leaves)
Murray: But Greg? Greg? (leaves after him)
Anthony: (as Foodman) Being a superhero is tough work. It makes me hungry, too. (takes Dorothy's cake) I'll be doing Dorothy a favor. If I eat this, then she won't be tempted.
The Wiggles performed at the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland twice daily from September 29, 1998 to October 1, 1998. Parts of their performances were recorded by Disney Channel Australia for this special.
Sound - Chris Brooks, Alan Ferguson
Staging Assistant - Matt Acland
Choreography - Leanne Halloran
International Consultant - Wayne Covell
Accounts - Karen Smith
Logistics Co-ordinator - Paula Dunn
Tour Manager - Paul Field
Thanks to Quantas - Sherry Woods and team
WDA - Whitney Small
Publicity/Co-ordination - Chris Fruean
WDTV-I - Su-Mei Thompson
Thanks to EMI Music Publishing, John Anderson
Location Camera - Brian Hall, Bill McQueen
Online Editing - Zero 1 Zero, Mike Baber
Publicity/Promotions - Sanchia Curran, Allison McHenry, Kristy Prisk
Production Co-ordinator - Sam Skipper
Marketing Director - Susan Metcalf
Thanks to The team and friends at Disneyland
Producer/Director - Gary Mathisen
Captain's Magic Buttons
The Wiggles debut a gimmick where Captain Feathersword's coat has magical musical pirate buttons that can be pushed to do different things, such as making him talk fast and slow. For the concert version, the final button press makes confetti come out.
Captain Feathersword does a gimmick where he says "Blow me down" and one of the Wiggles such as Anthony blows him down.
The special aired on Disney Channel Australia on December 20, 1998 in the spot normally scheduled for "The Wonderful World of Disney". It was also broadcast on Prime Television. It has neither aired on Disney Channel in United States, nor been released to video.
January 26, 2011: ABC for Kids, Channel 2, 10am and 3pm (encore)
The show was recorded on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the Parliament House in Canberra from 7:15pm-8:00pm and was also broadcasted from their website that same night.
The Today Show segment that featured Al Roker included his participation in this concert.
The Wiggles dress as fruits for "Fruit Salad":
Additionally, Al Roker dresses as a bunch of grapes and Ringo dresses as a lime.
Jeff dresses as a chicken for "Quack, Quack".
In one of the early segments, The Wiggles are skipping down Main Street USA away from Sleeping Beauty Castle. But in the next shot, they converge in front of the Founder Statues which are in middle of the park.
In the end credits, Murray's name was spelled Murry.
On "Marching Along", Murray plays his Takamine acoustic guitar but there's no guitar music, which was added to the video in the "Wiggle Time" 1998 version. Also you can hear the kids sing along in the original.
In "Dorothy's Birthday Party", Dorothy's Birthday is the "Third of November" when she was turning 5.
What was a yellow shirt doing in Murray's trunk?
Reversioned sound effects "Quack, Quack" includes a whooshing sound and a drum crash.
Filming Goof: When Captain Feathersword gets ready to do the pirate dance he says "Let's all do the pirate dance together!" but the receiving mike is one from afar so you can barely hear it. He also walks off-screen. This was redubbed in the video.
Jeff plays the Takamine acoustic guitar on the song, "O Epoe Tooki Tooki".
Zardo Zap:Resistance is futile. The Wiggles have been compared to Star Trek because of their colored shirts and dark pants. This quote is something Star Trek aliens (the Borg) would say. Might be coincidence though.
Anthony transforms into Foodman by spinning around. This is characteristic of how Diane Prince transforms in the Wonder Woman TV series.
Anthony's Foodman statement is similar to the introduction to the Superman TV show. Superman opener: Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's superman! Foodman statement: Able to eat tall sandwiches with a single bite. Faster to the table than a speeding train. Also the foodman costume consists of a red cape, blue tights and red trunks, and a bib size diamond with the initials FM.
"Dorothy the Dinosaur" is based on The Cockroaches' song "Another Saturday Night". The Cockroaches were an 1980s pop band that Jeff Fatt and Anthony Field, as well as Anthony's brother Paul Field, played in prior to forming The Wiggles. "Henry the Octopus" is also named after Jeff and Anthony's band-mate and drummer: Tony Henry.
Elvis Presley 1. In "Shaky Shaky," they change into glittery white Elvis costumes 2. Anthony says his line "I've got my shaking clothes." with an Elvis-like intonation. 3. Some of the Shaky moves resemble Elvis Presley's most well known dance moves.
In the prologue for "Five Little Joeys", the Wiggles greet Murray, who is in a doctor's outfit, with the Bugs Bunny line "What's up, Doc?"
The Beatles On the 1997 video cover and 1996 CD cover, The Wiggles hold presents and pose around a small Christmas tree with balls and tinsel while wearing Santa hats. Dorothy, Wags, Henry and Captain Feathersword also pose around a small Christmas tree while standing next to Anthony and Jeff and behind Greg and Murray. This shot is similar to one used by the Beatles in 1965 when they posed around a small tree with balls and tinsel on their 1970 Fan Club album, "The Beatles' Christmas Album".
In "Go Santa Go," The Wiggles and friends do the finger pointing part of the dance from the "Greased Lightning" song in the Grease musical.
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Awesome group, awesome show
This show is very mediocre, but hey it's not such a bad show compared to other little kid shows.
Real awesome show for the youngsters.