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Big Red Car
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Written by

The Wiggles

Directed by

Phillip Cullen

Produced by

John Spence

Released

September 11, 1995

Previous Video

Yummy Yummy (1994)

Next Video

Wake Up Jeff! (1996)

"Big Red Car" is the third Wiggles video from September 11, 1995. This marks the debut of Wags the Dog and two vehicles, Their Big Red Car, (kinda obvious) and Captain Feathersword's Pirate ship, The S.S Feathersword.

The video features 15 songs such as 'Wags the Dog", "I'm a Cow", "Hat On My Head", "Dorothy's Dance Party" and "Big Red Car"

In America, the video is titled as "Dance Party".

Song List

  1. Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist?)
  2. Wags the Dog
  3. Five Little Joeys
  4. Di Dicki Do Dum
  5. I'm a Cow
  6. Do the Flap
  7. On Your Holiday
  8. Hat On My Head
  9. Greg's Magic Show - "Camptown Races and Long Long Ago music"
  10. Brown Girl in the Ring
  11. Georgia's Song
  12. Our Boat is Rocking on the Sea
  13. Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo
  14. Dorothy's Dance Party
  15. Big Red Car 

Plot

The Wiggles arrive at home. Jeff, although driving, has fallen asleep. Wake up, Jeff! Greg starts to ask him again, but Jeff's fallen asleep again (he's wearing a more complete sleepsuit this time). Wake up, Jeff! So they say that Jeff needs to do a warm up and the Can you point your fingers and do the twist.

Murray walks in carrying a plate of bones for Wags the Dog. Anthony thinks about eating for a second but Murray reminds him it's for Wags. Anthony then imitates a dog. The others laugh.

Anthony talks about the Five Little Joeys

Anthony introduces Di Dicki Do Dum.

The Wiggles dress up as cows and Jeff talks about cows.

When the Wiggles start to flap like a bird, they start to fly up into the sky.

Murray, Anthony and two kids are on the couch looking at all of the pictures that Murray is showing that what he has done on his holiday, then Anthony is talking about what they did on their holiday.

The Wiggles are wearing hats in different places such as the sun, fishing, horse riding and playing the bagpipes.

Anthony asks Greg if he can do some magic tricks (claps hands) for everybody. Greg said he'd love to. Anthony says there's one problem; they should ask the kids first. Greg agrees. As Anthony leaves, Greg asks the camera if you want to see some magic tricks? Oh, they do! He slaps hands with Anthony who appears in and out briefly. Greg needs some magic things. First, he needs his magic cape. Anthony arrives with a cape, and Greg puts that on. Now he needs a magic hat. Anthony arrives with a hat, and Greg puts that on too. And most importantly he needs his magic wand. Anthony arrives and gives him the wand. Greg puts away the wand for now since there's something very special he wants to show you.

Greg goes to a small table behind him and gets a bag with magic hankies in it. He shows the inside of the bag and there's nothing there "hello hello". He waves the wand over the bag and then reaches in but there's no magic hankies! He shows everyone the inside of the bag again and it's empty. Oh, he forgot to say the magic words. How silly. He asks the audience if they can all help him say the magic words which are "Wiggle Waggle." And wave your fingers in the air at the count of 3. Greg counts to 3 and waves his fingers at the bag, saying "Wiggle Waggle!" Greg looks surprised. He reaches in and pulls out a pink hankie. Let's try again. He shows the bag is empty and then readies everyone for the count to 3. 1, 2, 3, Wiggle Waggle. Greg reaches in and pulls a green magic hankie. Let's try one more time. Maybe they can get a big magic hankie. Here we go, 1, 2, 3, Wiggle Waggle. Greg pulls out a huge magic hankie. Put your hand up if you did that. Wow, it's bigger than I thought. It's time for another trick. He has a vase of magic flowers. Well the vase is empty but with some magic we can get some. He takes the big magic hankie and covers the vase. He asks for help one last time. 1, 2, 3, Wiggle Waggle. He pulls the hankie and the vase is full of flowers! Anthony asks the audience if they helped and to give yourselves a magic clap. Anthony claps and he and Greg disappear.

Murray is making a game two kids have to guess what these things are like smell and feel.

Jeff is playing dress up with other kids. They are dressing up as pirates. Jeff tells that he has a friend who is a pirate who is Captain Feathersword. So Jeff tells everyone if they would like to have a ride on Captain Featherswords friendly pirate ship.

Now that they're on dry land, Captain Feathersword suggests to The Wiggles and the other pirates thay they do a pirate dance together.

Greg meets Henry the Octopus and Dorothy the Dinosaur. Dorothy is having a dance party, and everyone's invited!

The Wiggles say goodbye and they run to the Big Red Car for a drive.

  • Credits:

The wiggles, their friends, and everyone else who helped make the Big red car video (including the kids) does "Henry's Dance" on some of the sets used for filming the video. Theme music for credits is the instrumental version of Henry's Dance.

Cast

The Wiggles

Also Featuring

Voice Talents

  • Emma Buter - Dorothy's Voice
  • Murray Cook - Dorothy's Voice (Do The Flap scene)
  • Mic Conway - Wags' Voice
  • Jeff Fatt - Henry's Voice

Georgia's Song Dancers

Choreographer

Assistants

Children appearing provided by the Donna Halloran School of Dance, Moorebank, Sydney

Other Children Appearing

Release Dates

Australia - September 11, 1995

United States - April 3, 2001 (as "Dance Party")

UK - July 30, 1999

Canada - May 1, 1997

Album

BigRedCar(Album)
The "Big Red Car" album was released on February 20, 1995.

CD Songs

Gallery

See here

Slideshow

  • Behind the scenes of the music video "Big Red Car"
  • The Opposite Wiggly Group
  • The Wiggles and friends in Big Red Car promo picture
  • Wags the Dog in promo picture
  • Dorothy the Dinosaur in promo picture
  • Captain Feathersword in a promo picture
  • Henry the Octopus in 1995
  • The Wiggles and Dorothy at an awards night in promo picture
  • Murray, Greg and Jeff holding video award
  • A Big Red Car T-Shirt
  • The Wiggles and Dorothy

Cover Gallery

Trivia

  • This was the first video to feature the Big Red Car.
  • Wags makes his first appearance.
  • This video was released in America as Dance Party on April 3, 2001. It was also released on DVD in 2003, making it the only Wiggles video before The Wiggles Movie to be released on DVD.
  • Also shown on the later Wake Up Jeff! video, Jeff drives the original Big Red Car.
  • Jeff wears pajamas for the first time in a video.
  • "Our Boat Is Rocking On The Sea" is from Stories and Songs: The Adventures of Captain Feathersword the Friendly Pirate in 1993.
  • This is the last video that Anthony wears the green polo shirt and the teal shirt that he wore from Wiggle Time and Yummy Yummy . From 1996 onwards he wore a blue skivvy. He started to wear the teal shirt in 1992 and wore it again in 1994. This is also the last time he plays Captain Feathersword.
  • "Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist?) ", "Wags the Dog ", "Dorothy's Dance Party " and "Big Red Car " were filmed in early 1995, which shows Anthony in his green polo shirt. The rest such as the opening scene, the prologue before "Wags the Dog" and "Di Dicki Do Dum " were filmed later in the year because Anthony's hair is frizzier and he is wearing his teal shirt.
  • The Big Red Car is made of plywood (although a cardboard version was also used) in this video and the next. Later, in The Wiggles Movie and TV Series 1 it became an actual drivable car. It has seen many redesigns since.
  • Murray's daughter Georgia appears on Georgia's Song and the end credits.
  • This is the first video to have a song after the closing scene
  • This is the first video to feature a son or daughter of one of the band members.
  • Paul's wife, Pauline is shown in "On Your Holiday".
  • At the end of "Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist?) ", Luke Field falls off the stage platform and then goes back on.
  • This is the first time Greg plays a musical instrument as seen in "I'm a Cow ".
  • This is the earliest Wiggles video to be released on DVD (Dance Party).
  • This is the first Wiggles' video where the opening title doesn't have a clip from one of the songs in the video.
  • This is the first time Anthony eats food (a plum), but his love for food isn't mentioned until "The Wiggles Movie".
  • This video is sometimes confused with the UK VHS of Toot Toot! with the same name.
  • In some editions of this video, a rare promo for "Wake Up Jeff" is seen. It states that the video will be coming out in October 1996. HOWEVER, instead of the "Wake Up Jeff" video version we have come to know, a different version is seen. Instead of wearing skivvies, black pants and black shoes, The Wiggles are wearing short sleeves, t-shirts and coloured shoes - Anthony wears blue shoes, Jeff wears purple shoes etc. This is extremely rare.
  • The video was released on VHS in 1995 in Australia, and 2001 in the US as Dance Party (February 4, 2003 on DVD).

Goofs

  • In the Wags the Dog music video, the actor's skin under Wags' hand is visible in one scene.
  • In the Big Red Car music video, there are some shots where the blue screen is visible by the car, and the car is not in the right position of the road in some scenes.

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