I’m a Wiggles Purist.

by Lori Dwyer on May 7, 2010 · 20 comments

Ahoy there me hearties!

Before we begin, is this not the coolest playgroup craft you have ever seen? Yes? Huge kudos to our awesome playgroup ladies, they rock. I did suggest we save on eyes, and just draw little lines like this – – on Jeff. But apparently, that would come across as racist. Me, being incredible naive, didn’t even think of it that way. I was just thinking, ya know, because he’s got that narcolepsy thing going on. *Insert Lori blushing and feeling like a prize goose here*


The point of this post is, here in the Purple House, we watch a lot of Wiggles, to appease the musical interests of the all-dancing, trying-really-hard-to-be-all-singing Chop. I know those of you with toddlers will understand my pain. If I see that bloody dinosaur and her roses one more freaking time…

 But I digress.

I am a Wiggles purist. And I {heart} Greg. Sam just does not cut it for me. Especially when you watch the Greg Wiggle DVD’s, and Sam’s there (with his wife, who is also known to inhabit the Big Green I’m Gonna Scone That Dinosaur suit) in the background as a back up dancer, calling himself Dave and wearing a fake mo’. Swap DVD’s, and all of a sudden Sam’s driving the Big Red Car. Surely the other Wiggles were p*ssed at that? Murray has been cramped in the back seat with Jeff nodding off on his shoulder for a good fifteen years now.

I’m going to take a guess that we are all on the same page with this one. But if anyone wants to disagree, and go in to bat for Sam, please do so. But don’t bother defending Dorothy, because nothing you can say can change my mind. She is tarred with the MS Paint brush as the FlyLady. That dinosaur is evil.

Again, whatever. But while we’re on the topic, there is something I’d like your thoughts on. Now, obviously it is difficult to lust after men wearing skivvies (unless it’s… erm… no… can’t think of an example here). But, if you are in the realm of SAHM-ness like me, some days the Wiggles are the only men I see apart from your husband, and, let’s face it, whilst it’s difficult to ind skivvies attractive, the same can be said for the man who’s dirty socks and undies you wash every day. Which, somehow, leads me to the thought of…

If there were a smokin’ hot Wiggle, which Wiggle would it be?
 Greg? (Not now, obviously, back in his hey day, before he stopped dying his hair.).

Anthony? (That’d be my choice, I think).

Dave? Sam? (Now with moustache!)

Muray? (He doesn’t always look this dopey. No.. wait… yes, he does.)
Or Jeff? (Erm. Probably not.)
Now, while you think about this one, because I just know what a difficult decision it’s going to be, please enjoy this very early Wiggles clip the Chop and I stumbled across on YouTube. Circa 1993, you will notice the craptastic sets, total lack of branding, and the fact that Anthony is actually the Green Wiggle, wearing a polo shirt. Holy moley. Like I said, enjoy. Just don’t forget to answer the question, OK? OK. (What question? You people have short attention spans!)


* * You may have noticed I have not, in fact, given the Wiggles their due and hyper linked to their website. It’s my little protest to the fact that while most it’s free, certain content is subscription based. Ner to you, Wiggles, that’s bad form.**

** Oh, and a very happy FlogYoBlog Friday to y’all. Even Brenda in Shanghai. Be-atch.**

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Josh September 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Murray freaks me out, its the eyes. Fairy Clare however makes the wiggle bearable


Anonymous July 12, 2010 at 11:58 pm

hey! just looking up research on wiggles for a project and came across this! love the post! although i must say… i am a Sam lover! Don't get me wrong.. i myself actually grew up to the wiggles with Greg and nobody will every replace Greg.. but i love Sam and how unlike other kids shows *cough*hi5*cough* who have tried to find people who look identical to replace the originals who have all left the group, they have been honest and completely told the truth thast gregs sick and sams new :) watching that old video clip really brought back the memories thanks! love the website too!!

yay wiggles aha! i am such a big kid!

gooo Sammy! :P

but anthony is awesome also and my sister (when taking her son to see the wiggles) got to talk to anthony and she now has a bit of a wiggles crush on him haha!! apparently hes lovely! (but yeah i heard the cheating with a back-up dancer roumour also! :0 hope its not entirely true…)


Lulu May 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Agree with you. Anthony is defintiely the hottest wiggle.

I am a fan of WAGS the dog as well. Just because the name Wags cracks me up.

Had the wiggles on today for a little bit while I was playing with Noah and my friend`s baby Sakura.

Happy FYBF!

ps: While perhaps politically incorrect my friends daughter loves Jeff the best because he is Asian and says it is because he looks like her daddy. Totally doesn`t look like her daddy AT ALL except for the whole Asian thing but think it is cute that she relates to Jeff the best. She is a half Aussie half japanese 2 year old by the way (who according to her mum has a HUGE wiggles addiction)


Cinda May 7, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Anthony!! He's a hottie!
Yes I agree the original line up was so much better. Sam just doesn't cut it.


Justine May 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Anthony! But then, Sam can seriously sing & there's no better way to my heart :)….


The Dotterel May 7, 2010 at 5:39 pm

There are times when I'm not sorry I don't live down-under.

This is one of them!

I mean… ?


lori May 7, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Anthony. definately Anthony. Although I'm not familiar with wiggles. Heard of 'em but I think my kids were too old to watch them by the time they were popular. My kids were into Sesame Street and Rugrats.


Corinne May 7, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Anthony is a little too scrawny these days and his massive tattoos are a bit of a turn off. Also, he's apparently cheating on his wife with a back- up dancer.

But I still have to say Anthony. Or anyone but Murray.


Katie May 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Anthony! Yummy!
Though gray haired greg is kind of hot-ish. Probably because he is no longer a wiggle.
I loved this post. And I agree on the eyes like this
– – . That makes sense ~he IS always sleeping.


Thea May 7, 2010 at 1:22 pm

I LOVE Sam…even more than Greg I think….there I said it!

I've seen them live…yes L.I.V.E (with Sam not Greg) and Anthony is totally hot!!

One last question? How many Wiggles DVDs is too much??
(I think we have nearly all of them) LOL


In Real Life May 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm

My vote is for Greg! My daughter loved the Wiggles when she was younger, my son not-so-much! Dorthy is kind of creepy and annoying! They're a huge hit in Canada!


Lori @ RRSAHM May 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Kristin, tell me you know who the Wiggles are? Australia's biggest export….?

ROFL Carly, it was a close call as to which video to go with- this one or Anthony as Captain ;)


Draft Queen May 7, 2010 at 10:52 am

Dude. Captain Feathersword circa when it was really Anthony…

And I remember those days with the little ones. Did y'all have Blue's Clues Down Under? Because Steve? Smoking freaking hot.


Melissa@Suger Coat It May 7, 2010 at 10:47 am

Haha. Wiggggles. Seriously?

My friend's uncle is the blue wiggle (is that Anthony?)… Or is it was…? Who knows I haven't seen her in a couple of years. Her kids, as you can imagine, LOVE that!


Wanderlust May 7, 2010 at 9:56 am

Okay. Um. I'm going to go on record and speak for all Americans here and say: WTF??


Tamsyn May 7, 2010 at 9:29 am

Is it completely weird that I think that Murray is cute? It is… ok just pretend I didn't say anything ;)


Christie May 7, 2010 at 9:15 am

Anthony has always been my pick because he's rich, grey (like me) and most of all…he's great with kids! What more could a gal want?!


miss carly May 7, 2010 at 8:56 am

Did you know The Wiggles went to my university?

Anyways. I cannot believe Greg is gone. I was a little upset at this.

And just to *ahem* show you something else — did you know that Captain Feathersword in the early days was Anthony?? Yes. Whenever the Captain was on stage, Anthony was gone.

I have a younger sister, okay?

{hehe. my choice is Anthony too..}


Megan May 7, 2010 at 8:50 am

My daughter is obsessed with The Wiggles. Obsessed. I must say I have no preference – they are all dorky idiots. Correction: rich, dorky idiots.


Amy xxoo May 7, 2010 at 8:29 am

Anthony is totally the hottest Wiggle because he has tattoos.
And also, is it me, but in that video do their pants make them look like their legs are only, like, 3 inches long?


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