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Snooks1971 Wed 12-Apr-17 21:24:56

I know, I know. We were pretty late to The Wiggles wagon, but a thought struck me tonight about how ds2 was OBSESSED only 8/9 short years ago and now he's....well, nearly 11 and into FIFA
I miss Jeff and Dorothy. And especially Anthony. grin

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Wed 12-Apr-17 21:28:15

I met them all! I won a tea party with them!
Ummm I mean dd did ...

Siggggh
Happy days. Dd is now 18 and was 2 when she was into them
Love them still lol

they are coming to the uk this summer and a friend and I are thinking of going

Allthebestnamesareused Wed 12-Apr-17 21:29:53

I was thinking of The Wiggles just the other day - mashed potato, mashed potato.

QOD - do you have the tour dates?

WonderMike Wed 12-Apr-17 21:31:10

We still sing the yummy yummy Fruit Salad song grin

TheAntiBoop Wed 12-Apr-17 21:32:29

Aren't the red wiggle and the yellow wiggle having a baby together?

Chavelita Wed 12-Apr-17 21:38:05

I think my exposure to the Wiggles was during a previous line up? Somewhere between the original four, and the substitute Yellow Wiggle, only the original one eventually came back from illness , if I remember rightly...? I had reason to look up a YouTube video of their version of the Banana Boat Song recently (don't ask), and it was pretty disturbing, especially the dancing sailor girls and the sinister baby boat captain...

My soft spot was for Captain Feathersword, who always sounds like a fetish club...

Floggingmolly Wed 12-Apr-17 21:39:36

Haha, dd was given the octopus (this guy) by a friend with older kids, which was sitting on her bed one evening when she had a strop about bedtime.
She launched Henry forcibly at the wall, and nearly had to be peeled off the ceiling when he started to sing and dance, waving all eight tentacles in a mad caper round the room grin
Then having inadvertently switched it on, we discovered the bugger had no off switch. Spookily, he had no on switch either hmm

Euphemia Wed 12-Apr-17 21:40:34

What pisses me off is that I remember every word to Big Red Car (toot toot, chugga chugga) and DD (14) doesn't even remember the bastard programme!!! angry

ZackyVengeance Wed 12-Apr-17 21:41:10

Oh i love them
Dd has sn so we are stuck in a time warp,
I even fancy one of them

sobeyondthehills Wed 12-Apr-17 21:42:06

Its on Netflix. Later series I think. DS loves it. Songs are very catchy

Red Wiggle and Yellow Wiggle got married, not sure if they are having a baby

TheAntiBoop Wed 12-Apr-17 21:43:45

I'm sure I read it somewhere. I guess that will create orange wiggle?

I remember driving round Canada with a wiggles DVD in that would play on loop so dd didn't complain. When in park the screen would switch on so getting her out the car was a pain!!

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Wed 12-Apr-17 21:43:56

I have al the toys uh dd has

I'm firmly in the old line up camp, thank goodness for Anthony and Captain!

No dates announced as yet @Allthebestnamesareused

picklemepopcorn Wed 12-Apr-17 21:45:24

WAKE UP JEFF!

Elisheva Wed 12-Apr-17 21:45:26

If red wiggle and yellow wiggle had a baby surely it would be an orange wiggle?
We saw the original Wiggles on their last ever tour, when they introduced the new Wiggles. They sang waltzing Matilda as their goodbye song - it was very moving.

Rainydayspending Wed 12-Apr-17 21:46:24

Oh yeah. The Wiggles. My DC didn't really get into them. Which I was glad of, apart from their "federation does child entertainment" uniforms they had a really weird way of looking at the camera when talking to each other. Very creepy for me.

ZackyVengeance Wed 12-Apr-17 21:46:50

I was just going to post
Wake up jeff

stolemyusername Wed 12-Apr-17 21:49:00

Gah, it's Lachy and Emma (the PURPLE and yellow wiggles) that got married. No babies.

We were at a Wiggles concert a few weeks ago and my eldest dad is happy that she regularly serves the original yellow wiggle at work

Paffle Wed 12-Apr-17 21:50:20

My DC love fruit salad for breakfast <stealth boast> and we always sing the fruit salad song. We have a Wiggles DVD and it has special guests Rolf Harrisconfusedand Steve Irwin sad

stolemyusername Wed 12-Apr-17 21:50:35

There's a UK tour coming up, it's actually quite fun for toddlers/preschoolers

Munted Wed 12-Apr-17 21:55:12

OK, have long have you got...

Firstly, no, it's purple Wiggle (Lachy) and yellow Wiggle (Emma) who are married. Simon is the big, unnecessarily tall Wiggle who does all the weird singing in the random deep voice.

I am 41 and without a word of a lie, my first concert experience as an adult was seeing the Wiggles (the original line up) in Melbourne. I took my nephews who loved it. Then years later, I took my DS now 7 to see them at Wembley.

My children don't seek out the Wiggles DVDs any more, but when they do (or when I put one on for the memories) they are ENTHRALLED. I will take them (now have DS4 as well) to the concert this summer and I know they'll love it.

I don't get the Anthony (Blue wiggle) love though. He was/is certainly good looking, but I don't think I can ever get over his treatment of Sam (the second Yellow wiggle after Greg, the first yellow wiggle left due to ill health then was ceremoniously displaced by the first Yellow wiggle again for reasons which I wouldn't want to speculate upon ) In fact, even Murray (first Red Wiggle) who I always thought had a kind heart, treated Sam badly and my love for the wholesome Wiggles never really recovered.

Anyway, yay, I can't wait to take my DS's as, although they'll never replace the real line up, I think they're great. And they remind me of home!

stolemyusername Wed 12-Apr-17 21:55:43

My eldest DD, I don't have an eldest dad damn autocorrect

PensPencilsandRulers Wed 12-Apr-17 21:55:54

Aww the wiggles ❤️
I love them. My dd is thirteen and they were such a big part of her toddler years.
I remember watching neighbours when she was little and they walked into the coffee shop! Wasn't sure if I was dreaming at the time!
In fact, talking of dreaming, the shows have a very dream like quality don't they. They're very sweet and just a bit odd! (In a good way).
Got my youngest dd into them as well. The yellow one (I think) had been replaced by then. I bought her a dvd of a compilation of their songs which was really random! They had kylie minogue, Leo sayer, Steve irwin and rolph Harris on there, singing and dancing along with the wiggles!
Who are the two having a baby? Are they the original wiggles?

Snooks1971 Wed 12-Apr-17 21:58:28

I've just had to google Yellow Wiggle to realise that Greg was replaced by a female Wiggle. I had no idea!!!! I've missed so much during the last 8 years....

I had a big post-birth hormonal thing going for Anthony but - he had Botox and this coincided with my hormones returning to normal ... and so our fantasy relationship evaporated smile
I had massive hots for him though

Munted Wed 12-Apr-17 21:58:46

Damn you all, now I'm humming 'Wake up Jeff, everybody's wiggling, wake up Jeff, we're ready to go' ...

PensPencilsandRulers Wed 12-Apr-17 21:59:43

Ooh munting, what do you know about the treatment of Sam and the other wiggles, sounds like you have a bit of gossip <intrigued>.

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