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"Emma!" is a spin off series which first aired in 2015. It was at the time the first to focus on only one Wiggle.

The first ever Emma! TV series debuted on ABC Kids in Australia on June 1, 2015. It later premiered on Treehouse in Canada and temporarily streamed on Hulu in America. Series 2 of Emma! premiered on May 20, 2019 in Australia, and on Treehouse in Canada on the 25th of the same month. Episodes were uploaded to The Wiggles' YouTube channel for audiences in the United States. Series 3 premiered in Australia on October 4, 2021, and is currently unknown when it will air in other countries.

Series 1 (2015)

Series 1 showcases Emma in her room dancing to different types of music on a themed day. One song is performed in each episode. The dance is decided when Emma's Music Box plays its tune, then presents Emma with an item of some sort that relates to the dance.

At the time of it's release, this first series was the shortest Wiggles series to date with episode lengths of 4 minutes, meaning production was simpler than other Wiggles series. The setting took place in Emma's room, which was the only setting throughout the entire first series. To follow that, Emma is the only character to appear in the first series. The new music provided was similar to the music in Dorothy the Dinosaur TV Series, where there were less instruments involved in the songs. Some of the instrumental songs are recycled tracks from the Go To Sleep Jeff! album. The main instruments used were acoustic guitar, bass, bouzouki, six string banjo, and piano.

Despite the simple setting and plot, the show quickly gained popularity as Emma was already so popular for being the first female wiggle. Soon after the airing of this series, there have been multiple follow up videos and merchandises sold.

The following year, a Lachy! TV series debuted following a similar format, but with a wider range of songs and settings which would influence future Emma! series.

Episodes

  1. The Corroboree Frog
  2. French Fun!
  3. Ballerina, Ballerina
  4. ABC
  5. Brush Your Pet's Hair
  6. Miss Polly Had A Dolly
  7. Emma Sings in Italian!
  8. I'll Tell Me Ma When I Get Home
  9. Rock-a-Bye Your Bear Ballet
  10. This Little Piggy Went to Market
  11. Frère Jacques
  12. Stille Nacht
  13. Emma's Country Garden
  14. Michaud
  15. I Love It When It Rains
  16. Open Shut Them
  17. Emma's Irish Dancing!
  18. Where Is Thumbkin?
  19. Incy Wincy Spider
  20. The Giraffe
  21. Twinkling Star
  22. Two Polite Gentlemen
  23. Galloping Ballet
  24. Emma (with the Bow in Her Hair)
  25. Say the Dance, Do the Dance
  26. La La La Lilou
  27. I've Got My Glasses On!
  28. Take A Trip Out On The Sea
  29. Je Suis Dansuese
  30. I Like Goats

Series 2 (2019)

Series 2 is quite a bit different from the first. At 11 minutes rather than 4, Emma is no longer confined to her room as we now also see her visit her garden, dance studio and dream room, as well as outside locations. She also interacts with others, from children to adults from all over the world and all walks of life, often with their own types of dance or music to teach.

Similar to the Lachy! TV series, fellow Wiggles make appearances, though not as their Wiggles characters. The series consists of 26 episodes, a few episodes less than first series' 30 episodes. There are also more songs performed in one episode ranging to about 4 or 5 songs per-episode, as well as more instruments to perform the songs with, making it more so like a regular Wiggles series.

Episodes

  1. The Happy Chef!
  2. Little Baby Lambs
  3. Garden of Daisies
  4. To The Park We'll Go!
  5. Picking Flowers
  6. Watching the Ponies
  7. When I Go To School
  8. Shalom Aleichem
  9. Fly Through The Sky
  10. Huff And Puff Your Balloon!
  11. Pop Goes The Weasel!
  12. Galumph The Frog
  13. One Big Smile!
  14. Ballet In The Garden
  15. How Do You Do?
  16. Five Speckled Frogs
  17. Can You See The Busy Bees?
  18. Look Over Here!
  19. Jump Like A Kangaroo
  20. The Mouse In The House
  21. La Familia
  22. Spot The Dalmatian
  23. Walking On The Moon
  24. Meet The Scientist!
  25. Watching The Waves
  26. I Drive The Truck

Series 3 (2021)

Series 3 once again goes in a different direction from the others, though with similarities to both. This series follows the adventures of Emma as she is given a bow-themed item from one of her three music boxes, and uses that item in or around her house. She then uses her imagination to take her to an imaginary world, where that item is put to use ether for problem solving or the item becomes part of the imaginary location she's at.

Like series 1, Emma is the only character on screen, though more songs are featured with the extended runtime, like series 2. The only other time she interacts with someone other than the viewer is when a stuffed animal is in her imaginative places. Most of the places and props in the series are DIY-type builds made of paper, cardboard, plywood, etc.

The number of episodes decreased to 13 that are each still 11 minutes long. The main setting for the series was Emma's house filmed on location at her previous home in Hopewood House which is where she and her family lived up until 2018, and where she and Lachy were married. The settings for her imagination were filmed at Hot Potato Studios.

Episodes

  1. Hey, It's Market Day!
  2. Bowmobile and Blooms
  3. A Picnic with Friends
  4. Hat on My Head
  5. Bowtiful Glasses
  6. Care and Comb
  7. Wind Power
  8. Shake the Papaya
  9. Flags, Friends and Festivity
  10. Fishing for My Kite
  11. Tutu Time
  12. Giraffes in the Bath
  13. Camping Under the Stars

Gallery

Series 1

Series 2

Series 3

Trivia

  • Lachy does not appear as a Wiggle in the series, but he does sing the theme songs.
  • ABC released episodes 9-13 of series 3 on ABC iView during the premiere of the first episode on ABC Kids.
  • Series 3 is the last series in the franchise (and possibly The Wiggles TV series in general) due to Emma's upcoming departure from The Wiggles at the end of 2021.
  • Series 3 is also the first series since Dorothy the Dinosaur Series 2 where The Wiggles are credited as the executive producers.
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