The Wiggles

Season 4 Episode v23

Here Comes the Big Red Car (VIDEO-2005)

Aired Daily 4:30 PM Jan 03, 2006 on NBC
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Here Comes the Big Red Car (VIDEO-2005)
The latest Wiggles video has a sampling of many early Wiggles hits from their Big Red Car album released in 1995, but with current video footage in the style of The Wiggles Show season.

 Also featured are a few Captain Feathersword skits with the Friendly Pirate Crew and Wiggly Dancers, which have been beefed up with more dancers from the concert tour.

Not only does Captain Feathersword get to use his yacht, but the Wiggles have a new Big Red Boat to go along with their Big Red Car. Song List 1. Big Red Car 2. Can you (point your fingers and do the twist)? 3. Wags the Dog 4. Five Little Joeys 5. Di Dicki Do Dum 6. I’m a Cow – animated 7. Do the Flap 8. Hat on my Head 9. Brown Girl in the Ring 10. Georgia’s Song 11. I want to wear that jacket 12. Our Boat is Rocking on the Sea 13. Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo 14. Dorothy’s Dance Party 15. Sorry Again 16. Henry’s Dancemoreless

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  • The latest offering rehashes old Wiggles songs in the new Wiggles Show format. What's so new about that?

    While a Wiggles fan who’s never heard the songs would enjoy the content, this video has little else to offer if you have already seen Wiggles Dance Party several hundred times. In fact, you can just read this review or a future recap for the details.

    Everything’s updated to The Wiggles Show format. One of the Wiggles introduces the song. The song’s video though is completely interchangeable as it cuts among scenes of the studio, the roadway, and the beach

    Dances: Clare, who's been in a bunch of the videos as a kid, is a bit older now. She and three other girls do an Irish dance, which technically is the best dancing in the DVD. It's the only part that the preschool children will not be able to do without taking dance class. Clare also joins the Wiggly Dancers as a regular.

    Skits: The new Captain Feathersword skits involve a visit from an admiral, and another where the Captain becomes accident-prone. They’re as good as the ones on the Sailing Around the World video, and also show off the Wiggles’ newest material asset, the Big Red Boat.

    Thoughts about the dancers: The headcount apparently doubled to about 10-12, so many of the dancers had to adopt gimmicks to stay noticeable. Adrian does back flips regularly, Brett wears shades, Alfonso does his usual Italian jabbering, and Sam Moran wears a top hat. My favorite is Ben Bandicoot Murray with his trademark head shaking, but now he’s added some corks to his hat so when he shakes he looks even sillier. No Larissa though; maybe she’s taken a break and escaped with her sanity?

    Thoughts about the mascots: They’ve really lost their personality in the newer seasons. The Dorothy skits scored well with my little one, and was about the only thing she wanted to immediately see again. Wags hasn’t acted smart-alecky in ages, and Henry’s still a vague afterthought, although he’s gotten chunkier. They can still dance, but it’s such a waste of mascots. You can see the mascot dancers in some of the regular dance scenes. Speaking of which, following the credits, the DVD immediately hits you with HIT’s video lineup. Barney haters, you have been warned!

    A second viewing has inflated the score back up to 8, since my little one really got into the songs and that's gotta be worth something.

Mic Conway

Mic Conway

Admiral GoodBloke

Guest Star

Clare Field

Clare Field

Clare (Irish Dancer)

Guest Star

Molly Donohoe

Molly Donohoe

Molly (Irish Dancer)

Guest Star

Jeff Fatt

Jeff Fatt

Henry the Octopus (voiceover)

Recurring Role

Caterina Mete

Caterina Mete

Friendly Pirate Caterina

Recurring Role

Brett Clarke

Brett Clarke

Friendly Pirate Cool Clarky

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Friendly Pirate Crew Guide
      Some of the friendly pirate crew have gimmicks so you can tell them apart.
      Adrian does the back flips.
      Alfonso has a flag of Italy on his uniform.
      Ben is referred to as Benny Bandicoot. He wears an outback hat with corks on strings. When he shakes his head as he always does, the corks fly around, and cartoon sound effects play.
      Brett wears shades.
      Caterina is referred to by name.
      Dave wears a top hat and holds a tea plate and cup.
      Elefterios has a flag of Greece on his uniform.
      George wears a pilot's hat, goggles, and scarf.
      Lucy is referred to as Lucia.

      Kristy, Lyn, and Katherine typically play the mascots but can be seen here as part of the crew.
      Kristy's the redhead.
      Lyn is the dark haired gal.
      Katherine is the blond that looks a little like Lucy.

    • Wiggles Babies
      For Georgia's Song, the final two video snapshots are:
      1. Anthony, his wife and baby.
      2. Paul Paddick (Captain Feathersword), his wife, and baby.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (3)

    • The companion album for Here Comes the Big Red Car contains some remastered tracks from their original album Dance Party (Big Red Car), some that were updated, and some new songs.

      Remastered tracks from Dance Party (Big Red Car) album:
      Big Red Car
      Wags the Dog
      Five Little Joeys
      Di Dicki Do Dum
      Brown Girl in the Ring
      I'm a Cow (with intro)
      Do the Flap
      Joannie Works With One Hammer
      Hat On My Head (with intro)
      The Four Presents
      Georgia's Song (with intro)
      Dorothy's Dance Party
      Henry's Dance
      Here We Go Dorothy
      My New Shoes

      Re-recorded tracks:
      Can You (Point Your Fingers And Do The Twist)
      Our Boat Is Rocking On the Sea – sung by Captain Feathersword. Original version was sung by Greg for their Yummy Yummy album.
      Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo - sung by Captain Feathersword (Paul Paddick). Original version was sung by Anthony.

      New tracks:
      Sorry Again
      I Want to Wear The Jacket

      Removed tracks:
      Bouncing Ball (dialog)
      My Holiday At the Beach (dialog)
      Teddy Bear Hug (originally on 1995 Big Red Car album and Yummy Yummy 1994/1998 Australian video)

      Removed tracks from video:
      On Your Holiday

    • DVD Bonus Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles episodes
      Ep 39
      Intro – Turkey Leg
      "Bit by Bit"
      News – Dorothy visits a river, Captain predicts a deluge of ducks. Mascots hold a relay race.
      Music with Murray – Jeff plays big and little sounds on the keyboard
      CSA – Bored? Try Yawning
      "Where's Jeff"

      Ep 42
      "Taba Naba"
      Anthony's Workshop – collage of the sea
      CSA – Lost? Ask for directions?
      Captain's Magic Buttons – Squeaky sounds like floor and mouse
      "Toot Toot"

    • Release History
      Australia release: March 23, 2006
      US video release: January 3, 2006
      US album release: January 10, 2006

      The video ranked #14 on the Australian Film Commission's top 20 Australian videos of 2006.


    • George: Sounds like you have a problem, captain, so I am (Trumpet Fanfare) here to help!
      George's quote and his hat match that of The Koala Brothers, which is also an animated Australian TV children's show that also airs on Playhouse Disney.