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“Anthony's Friend”
Series 1, Episode 1

Dorothy's Birthday Party, Ponies, Henry's Dance

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You're the funniest turtle!
Anthony talking to his friend, Morty

"Anthony's Friend" is the 1st episode of TV Series 1.


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Anthony says his friend Morty is at Wigglehouse, but The Unforgotten Wiggles are puzzled because they can't see him, which causes a lot of trouble at Wigglehouse.


The Wiggles - Anthony's Friend (1998)

The Wiggles - Anthony's Friend (1998)

Anthony wakes everyone up by making noise while playing with his "friend" Morty. When The Unforgotten Wiggles (Greg, Jeff, & Murray) question him, they find a mess in the kitchen. Anthony says that Morty was just making breakfast. The three start to wonder if Anthony's playing a trick on them. Dorothy comes and says hi to Morty, when The Wiggles ask Dorothy if she sees him. Dorothy says no but that he's Anthony's friend. Anthony asks if Morty can play at the next concert, but Greg says no-one can see him. Anthony becomes sad that he can't play, but Greg says he didn't say he can't but Anthony gets the wrong message and tells Morty to rehearse. Morty opens the door, puzzling The Unforgotten Wiggles.


  1. Dorothy's Birthday Party (from Wiggle Time (re-recording))
  2. Ponies (from Wiggle Time (re-recording))
  3. Henry's Dance (from Yummy Yummy (re-recording))



  1. This is the first episode of The Wiggles.
  2. For the Disney Channel Australia, this episode aired in 1999 after the broadcast special: The Wiggles: Live at Disneyland.
  3. The theme song shows deleted scenes from this episode.
  4. In a deleted scene, Jeff yawns before he says "Morty, who's Morty?".
  5. In another deleted scene, Murray smiles in relief after Anthony says that he and Morty won't make any more noises.
  6. An alternate shot of Anthony saying "You can't miss him, he's this big!".
  7. When the kids sing songs the camera shows a girl wearing a Thomas t-shirt

Production Notes

  • Even though this is the first episode of The Wiggles aired on TV, it wasn't the first one filmed. This was filmed after "Funny Greg" and "Muscleman Murray", making this the third production episode.