“Anthony's Friend”
The Wiggles TV Series 1, Episode 1

July 31, 1998 (AU)
September 1, 2002 (US)


Dorothy's Birthday Party
Henry's Dance

Approx. Running Time

12:09 (Sprout)

Episode Guide


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

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


Anthony has an imaginary friend, Morty the Turtle, which leaves the other Wiggles confused.



The Wiggles - Anthony's Friend (1998)

Anthony wakes everyone up by making noise while playing with his "friend" Morty. When Greg, Jeff, & Murray ask him about Morty, 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 helps Morty to rehearse. Morty opens the door, puzzling Greg, Murray and Jeff.

Wiggly Trivia

  • Who made the mess in the kitchen?
  • Was it Anthony or was it Morty?
  • Or was Anthony playing a trick on all of us?


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


Alternate titles

  • Dorothy's Party/The Octomobile! (Sprout title)


  • 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 likely the third production episode.
  • For the Disney Channel Australia, this episode aired in 1999 after the broadcast special of The Wiggles' pay television debut: The Wiggles in Disneyland.
  • The Season 1 intro shows deleted scenes from this episode:
    • Jeff yawns before he says "Morty, who's Morty?".
    • Murray smiles in relief after Anthony says that he and Morty won't make any more noises, or maybe it could be a blooper from when he was saying "Anthony there's no-" but he accidentally patted his nose.
    • An alternate shot of Anthony saying "You can't miss him, he's this big!".
  • During the Kindergarten segment, there is a Bear in the Big Blue House poster.
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