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Cold Spaghetti Western
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VHS Cover

Release Date

March 30, 2004 (USA/CAN)
August 2004 (AUS/NZ)[Note 1]

Running Time

57:47

Previous Video

Top of the Tots (2003)

Next Video

Santa's Rockin'! (2004)

"Cold Spaghetti Western" is the 17th Wiggles video, released in 2004.

Songs

Note: All songs are taken from the album of the same name.

  1. We're The Cowboys
  2. El Pato
  3. The Wiggly Trail
  4. Listen To The Drummer Playing
  5. Let's Go To The Great Western Cafe
  6. Foodman
  7. The Master Pasta Maker (From Italy)
  8. Follow The Bird
  9. Fiesta Siesta
  10. Olive Oil
  11. Hey Now, Let's Have A Party!
  12. Cielito Lindo
  13. Farewell To The Wiggly Trail

Plot

More coming soon!

Locations

Western

Release Dates

  • USA/Canada: March 30, 2004 (HIT Entertainment VHS/DVD), October 9, 2007 (Warner Home Video DVD re-release)
  • Australia: August 2004 (exact date up for dispute)[Note 1]

Trivia

  • This is the last screener VHS to have the exact same cover as the retail release.
  • This is the first video to be released on home video in widescreen (though previous videos had been filmed and aired on TV in widescreen). However, the US DVD presents the feature in 4:3 Letterbox form. This was likely done to also accommodate full-screen TV's, which were still fairly popular at the time.
  • It was filmed in mid 2003 after Top of the Tots.
  • This video was named after a line from Hot Potato.
  • Like The Wiggles Movie, this video has a few sound effects from Hollywoodedge Cartoon Trax and Sound Ideas Series 4000.
  • The name of the video is a pun on the movie genre "Spaghetti Western," i.e. Italian-produced western films.
  • This is the last video to be directed by Nicholas Bufalo.
  • The line "Can you hear the drums, Fernando?" is a partial reference to the ABBA song "Fernando".
  • This is the first main video made after 1997 (not counting spin-off videos) never to be released in the UK in any version.
  • This video was planned in 2002 according to meeting footage seen in The Wiggles Take on the World 2006 documentary, but The Wiggles decided to film it in mid 2003 as soon as all the songs were finished recording and mixing.
  • This is the third non-concert video to be filmed on location instead of in a studio, the first was Wiggly Safari and the second was Wiggle Bay. This video was filmed at Old Sydney Town, Somersby, New South Wales, Australia, an open-air museum that closed in 2003.
  • In this video, Anthony and Greg got new haircuts.
  • The only two videos after this not to be released in the UK (until Lets Eat, which has so far been the last) were Sailing Around the World and Wiggledancing! Live In The U.S.A., the latter of which is exclusive to North America.
  • In the end credits, The Wiggly Orchestra is credited in the Yamaha instruments credit, despite not appearing.
  • Foodman makes his first appearance since Toot Toot!. However, he is now played by Paul Paddick.
  • Songs from this video never appeared in a TV Series (not counting We're The Cowboys, which appears in Wiggly Animation instead of in live-action).
  • The working title for this video was "A Wiggly Western".
  • This is the second time The Wiggles wore their cowboy outfits. The first time was in Top of the Tots, during Cowboys and Cowgirls.
  • In the prologue of "Listen To The Drummer Playing", The Wiggles are seen in their cowboy outfits. Whereas in the song, they are seen in their regular outfits.
  • This video was released in Australia after Steve Blau died.
  • This is the second and last Wiggles Australian VHS to come in a yellow case after The Wiggly Big Show.
  • The screener VHS has no letterbox format feature presentation at the beginning and no previews at the end whatsoever.
  • The white duck costume returns since it was used in Five Little Ducks in Wiggle Time!.
  • Listen To The Drummer Playing was the only song in this video where The Wiggles wore the outfits they usually wear in their concerts, videos, album photos and TV Series. Also in this song, Tony Henry plays the stunt drummer of Captain Feathersword during the shots of The Wiggles.
  • On the Australian VHS, the aspect ratio was cropped to 14:9.
  • This is the fourth video where Jeff didn't play the Red Starry Keyboard. The first was Yule Be Wiggling, the second was Wiggly Safari and the third was Wiggle Bay.
  • Like Top of the Tots, Ben Murray was absent in this video because he was changing his hair colour to black, however, he was seen in A Wiggly Postcard from Asia which is one of the special features on the DVD.
  • A stripped-back instrumental of We're The Cowboys (featuring only the acoustic guitar, piano and organ) plays as background music in some scenes. During the prologue of El Pato, if you listen closely there is an acoustic version of Cielito Lindo playing.
  • The Hong Kong DVD release does not contain any menus or special features.
  • The VHS inlay promotes the following videos:
  • The video was originally scheduled to be released in Australia in September 2004,[1] however it was made available that August instead.
  • This video was released the day the Toot Toot! DVD was released in America and Canada.
  • This is the first video where Dorothy wears a pink dress.
  • This video is yet to be uploaded as part of Classic Wiggles, although some songs, such as The Master Pasta Maker and El Pato have been uploaded as part of compilations.
  • The American DVD was pressed on January 12, 2004, two months before its American release and seven months before its Australian release.

Goofs

  • The DVD listed 4:3 as the aspect ratio, but it was actually 16:9.
  • Some of the times when Anthony's voice is heard, his mouth is not moving.
  • During the prologue of "Follow The Bird", a string is seen on the bird as it flies away.
  • While Larissa and Lucy hand the judges the 4 different plates of food by the 4 contestants. After they handed the plates to the judge they are seen standing next to the judges but they're seen behind Alfonso after they hand the dishes to the judge.

References

Note

  1. 1.0 1.1 There is conflicting information available about the release date, as is unfortunately common for older Australian releases. The first reported release date by ezydvd.com.au was for 5 August, and it was then delayed to 19 August. They later listed the release date as 23 August. However, a review at michaeldvd.com.au still reported a 19 August release. This could mean it was not available through ezydvd.com.au until 23 August, or the review may have reported on outdated information. On ABC Shop, the DVD was listed as early as 3 August; an actual release date was not provided, nor was there any indication it was for pre-order, so what exactly this means is inconclusive. ABC may have had it available sooner than other outlets, possibly the 5 August date first reported (any orders made on 3 August wouldn't have been received until after 5 August).
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