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Wiggle Time (re-recording)
WiggleTime1998
Original VHS Front Cover

Written by

The Wiggles

Directed by

Chisholm Travilish

Released

February 2, 1998

Previous Video

Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas (1997)

Next Video

Yummy Yummy (re-recording) (released the same day)

"Wiggle Time" is a remake of the original 1993 video of the same name. It and Yummy Yummy's remake, which were both released the same day, are arguably The Wiggles' two most popular videos, with both having been released worldwide numerous times.

Some songs were re-recorded for this version, such as Get Ready to Wiggle and Dorothy the Dinosaur. The songs Ponies and Quack Quack were added to this version, as well as 3 songs recorded live in concert.

Song List

Note: Re-recorded songs have been denoted by an asterisk (*). Newly added songs have been denoted by a double asterisk (**).

  1. Get Ready to Wiggle (new recording)*
  2. Here Comes a Bear (from Here Comes A Song)
  3. Captain Feathersword (from Stories and Songs: The Adventures of Captain Feathersword the Friendly Pirate)
  4. Uncle Noah's Ark (from Here Comes A Song)
  5. Ponies (from Yummy Yummy)**
  6. Dorothy the Dinosaur (new recording)*
  7. Whenever I Hear This Music (new recording)*
  8. Henry the Octopus (from Toot Toot)*
  9. Rock-a-Bye Your Bear (from The Wiggles Movie Soundtrack)*
  10. Magic
  11. I Love it When it Rains (from Here Comes A Song)
  12. Quack Quack (from Toot Toot)**
  13. Marching Along (new recording)*
  14. Dorothy's Birthday Party (new recording)*

LIVE From The Wiggles Big Show

  1. Wave to Wags
  2. Five Little Ducks
  3. Wiggly Medley

Description

  • Title card: A clock is shown ticking, and later ringing until the video title shows.

Greg, Murray and Anthony, introduce themselves except for Jeff because he is fallen asleep. The Wiggles have to wake him up. Greg remarks that Jeff is always falling asleep. At the count of 3, we'll wake Jeff up. 1, 2, 3, Wake Up Jeff! Jeff is awake. Anthony says "Are you awake now, Jeff?" and he said yes. and now it's time to Wiggle! Let's all wiggle, everybody!

Greg introduces the next song about a bear, a kangaroo, a snake, and a wombat. At the end of the song let's all give a growl like a scary bear.

Greg is introducing the next segment when Captain Feathersword comes behind each of the Wiggles and tickles them with his feathersword. Anthony introduces Captain Feathersword. Greg tells Captain Feathersword, "No more tickling," but Captain Feathersword tickles Greg with his feathersword again after he resumes his speech. This repeats a few times. Greg tells Captain Feathersword no more tickling, and Captain Feathersword says, "We should do a pirate dance then." The Wiggles repeat "A pirate dance!" in unison, and Captain Feathersword says "Let's all do a pirate dance together."

Murray introduces the next song about a man who lived a long, long, time ago who was Uncle Noah. He had to save some animals from a flood so he built a boat and he called it an Noah's Ark. Murray then does the animal noies which are the duck, cow, roster, cat, goat and the donkey (But not the pig). And so he askes everyone if they can come aboard onto Uncle Noah's Ark with the Wiggles.

Jeff is painting something that he saw on Farmer Brown's farm. He takes the picture and shows it. It's a pony.

Anthony talks about Dorothy the Dinosaur. She's green, she's got yellow spots, she wears a large floppy hat, but best of all, she loves to eat roses. Dorothy also loves to sing, she goes "Romp Bomp a Chomp." Anthony opens and closes his hands. "Can you sing it with us? Let's try. Romp bomp a chomp." Here's the song about the first time they met Dorothy the Dinosaur.

Jeff is being a octopus with another blue-violet shirt over him. He asks if you know what he is and he is an octopus. And then he tells thats its just him. And then he tells that he has a friend who is a octopus who is Henry the Octopus.

The Wiggles are having a teddy bears picnic and Greg says that they know a song about teddy bears and say if everyone can sing and do the actions with them.

Magic Greg has a hat and a cape. He puts away his magic wand. Greg has a picture book, but as he flips through the pages, there aren't any pictures. Let's take another look just to make sure. He flips through them again, but no pictures. He asks if you could help him do some magic to put some pictures in there? Great. Everyone get out their magic pencils in their pocket, and draw some pictures in the air for him. Then throw the pictures in the coloring book. He flips through the book and now there are a bunch of drawings. Wow! Well done! Now let's put some color in those pictures. Rub some color from your clothes and then throw them at the book. Take a look now. Greg flips through the book but there's no color. Greg ponders and then realizes he forgot to use his magic wand, which he pulls out. How silly. Let's try one more time. Greg has the audience rub the color on their clothes and throw the color at the book. Greg waves the wand, and at the count of 3, says "Abracadabra." He then flips through the book and there is color on the drawings. Fantastic. Now give yourselves a really big clap. Well done.

Jeff is with Emma and Jessie and paint by using droppers. Jeff says to watch the paint come out of the dropper and says that it looks like rain.

Anthony and Greg introduce Captain Feathersword, who says "Ahoy there, me hearties" while swinging his feathersword but it flies in the air and lands on the ground. He tries again but the same thing happens. On the third try the sword hits him in the head and he falls to the ground. They ask Captain if he's alright, and Captain replies he's a bit quackers. Anthony and Greg imitate him saying "quack quack". Captain asks what about "cock-a-doodle-doo." They can do that too. Now we can all quack quack and cock-a-doodle-doo together.

  • Song 12: Quack Quack (aka Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep On His Pirate Ship)

Greg leads Murray and a line of kids and the other Wiggles. The kids are holding presents. Greg says he and the others are going to Dorothy the Dinosaur's birthday party. You can come too!

The Wiggles do a birthday song for Dorothy but with different lyrics.

Concert Songs

The credits come up with dancing clips from the video and background music of "Henry's Dance".

Trivia

  • The audio track is now in mono but usually the mono audio track was heard first before stereo was made.

Galleries

View Gallery
Behind the Scenes
Alternate Song Titles (TV Series 1, 2, Hot Potatoes)
DVD Menu Gallery (US only)
For the menu of the Australian double feature with Yummy Yummy, see here.

Cast

The Wiggles

Voices

Carolyn Ferrie - Dorothy the Dinosaur's voice

Jeff Fatt - Henry the Octopus's voice

Also Featuring

Dancing Children

The Young Children

Release Dates

Australia - February 2, 1998 (VHS)

United States - October 12, 1999, August 2, 2000 (VHS), November 2, 2004 (DVD)

United Kingdom - March 29, 1999 (VHS) June 20, 2005 (DVD & VHS)

Album

WiggleTime-Album

The "Wiggle Time" album was released on August 30, 2000 with 27 tracks. It is basically a reissue of Here Comes A Song, with a few tracks added, and a few tracks removed. Only the new recordings of Get Ready to Wiggle, Rock-a-Bye Your Bear, and Dorothy the Dinosaur are featured, with the other songs re-recorded for the video remaining the original 1992 versions. The American version, Let's Wiggle fixes this.

CD-Only Songs

Similarities to 1993 Version

  • Jeff is sleeping at the very beginning before Get Ready to Wiggle.
  • The first four songs, in this particular order, are Get Ready to Wiggle, Here Comes a Bear, Captain Feathersword, and Uncle Noah's Ark.
  • Greg introduces "Here Comes a Bear".
  • The Wiggles lean in close to each other and towards the camera as they growl like a scary bear at the very end of the song.
  • In the intro for "Captain Feathersword", the captain himself sneaks up on The Wiggles and tickles them. As Greg then tries to say something important, he is interrupted by Captain Feathersword's tickle. Greg asks Captain Feathersword if he tickled Greg. Captain Feathersword lies and says no. Greg then asks the others, who reply yes. Greg tells the captain no more tickling. After this happens again, the five do a pirate dance.
  • Murray introduces "Uncle Noah's Ark" with the same dialogue and does the actions for each animal.
  • Anthony introduces "Dorothy the Dinosaur".
  • "Dorothy the Dinosaur" is the sixth song.
  • There is no intro for "Whenever I hear this Music".
  • Jeff has an extra purple shirt on pretending to be an octopus, then pulls his shirt down to show that it's just him, and introduces his friend who is an octopus.
  • The Wiggles and some kids have a teddy bear's picnic. Greg says that he knows a song about teddy bears and invites us to join in on the singing and actions.
  • Greg does the magic coloring book trick. (See plot for details.)
  • At least one wiggle is with some kids making paintings using droppers. Then shows us how the paint falling out of the dropper looks like rain.
  • The Wiggles and some kids (whom are carrying presents) sing Marching Along as they march to the party. Everyone stops as the wiggle in front tells us that they are going to Dorothy's Birthday Party, then invites us to come along too. Right after that, everyone continues marching and singing.
  • "Dorothy's Birthday Party" follows "Marching Along".
  • The previous two songs are the last two of the video. (not counting the concert footage)

Goofs

  • Captain Feathersword is holding a tissue.

DVD and VHS Gallery

Promo Pictures Slideshow

  • Dorothy the Dinosaur in promo picture
  • The Wiggly Group
  • The Wiggle Friends
  • The Wiggle Friends
  • Paul Hester and Paul Field

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