The Wiggles

Season 1 Episode v4

Wake Up Jeff (VIDEO-1996)

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Aired Daily 4:30 PM Jan 02, 2001 on Hulu
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  • Advertised as their third video, this early entry is mostly about the songs that made them famous.

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    This is another offering of early, pre-logo Wiggles. Most of their songs are in a studio room full of little kids dancing around. Computer bluescreen usage is average, relying on silly and jerky camera movements including a camera cartwheel. The use of kids is more than usual; if your little kids like seeing other little kids dance, this video is for you.

    Not much has changed in their song presentation. “Having fun at the Beach” had one amusing point where Anthony dives off the surfboard onto the bluescreened floor. “Wake Up Jeff” is as predictable as the song. “Henry’s big band” has the same sea creatures they still use at concerts. The ending theme to TV Series 1 where they run around a park was rather bland. “Can you point your fingers and do the twist” should be renamed “Can you point your finger at the remote and skip this song”.

    The skits are few and far between, including a magic trick, Dominic’s trumpet playing, and a statue skit where Murray puts on his muscleman face. Following the regular show is bonus concert footage with very poor lighting, but it’s clear that Jeff is playing his keyboards and drums for real, which is a rarity these days.

    It’s a renter at the library, and almost all the songs are covered by better produced and packaged videos. If you want to relive early Wiggles, try Wiggle Dance Party instead.
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