“Jeff the Mechanic”
The Wiggles TV Series 1, Episode 5

1998 (AU)

Approx. Running Time

11:55 (Sprout)

Episode Guide

Building Blocks



Jeff the Mechanic is the 5th episode of TV Series 1.


  1. Captain Feathersword
  2. Rock-A-Bye Your Bear
  3. Pufferbillies


Series Intro

Kaz goes on a trip, and lets all of her friends know.

Kindergarten Text Types

Playing in the Sand Pit


The Wiggles are going on a concert tour and Greg is telling everyone about getting ready for the tour. Anthony had packed all his lunch, Jeff had his pillow for sleeping when he gets tired, and Greg asked Murray if he called the mechanic to have a look at the Big Red Car. He checked his diary and he said yes nearly because he phoned her and said that she is going to come here today. But when? The Big Red Car has been making funny noises lately so they went to the Big Red Car and packed their stuff in the car and they looked at the engine to see what the problem is. Suddenly a blue leak squirted Anthony. They said that it came from a part of the engine and then Greg got squirt by a yellow leak and then Murray got squirted by a red leak. When they put their fingers on there, they got squirted and Dorothy got towels for them. They found out that it was broken down and they need about eight arms to fix those leaks, so they got Henry to do it. Henry did a great job but then Murray got squirted again so they just have to wait until the mechanic comes. It took a long time for her to get here, so Jeff decided to go to sleep. Murray and Anthony played rock, paper and scissors (which ends up being a tie each round). Next, Anthony and Greg did some juggling. After that Anthony ate a cheeseburger and Greg did a magic trick to get the rabbit out of the hat, but a lobster pinched him on the nose and then Anthony's hand. Later, Murray and Greg did a little bit of painting to see if it's the same color as the wall and later, Anthony did some dancing. The lobster is pinching Jeff's ear while he is asleep. Finally, Anthony ate some fruit and a chicken. The Awake Wiggles and Henry all fell asleep after waiting for a very long time. Meanwhile, the mechanic has finally arrived and asked Jeff if he was from the Wiggles because she said that the Wiggles rang up about having problems with the Big Red Car. However, Jeff thinks there's nothing wrong with it. When the mechanic was going to look at it, she said it was 4:00 and Jeff got surprised, so he accidentally sent the mechanic away. Jeff notices that everyone (except Dorothy) is sleeping. He wakes them up and tells everyone that were going to be late, but they said that the mechanic needs to fix the leaks. Jeff asks "Leak? What leak?" and a purple leak squirts him, which makes him realize that they needed the mechanic after all. Unfortunately, the mechanic has gone home for the day, so Jeff fixes the Big Red Car with sticky tape and it worked. Jeff told them that he fixed the engine and their troubles were over, but when Jeff put the basket in the trunk of the car, another purple leak squirted him. Jeff says "Looks like it is back to the old drawing board".

Henry the Octopus Puppet Show

The Sea Feast

Henry and his band have been playing continuously for a long time so Henry decides to give them a break and cook a sea feast.

Captain Feathersword's PIrate Show


Wags is planting a bone tree and Captain Feathersword tries to tickle him. Wags makes a fake feathersword that doesn't tickle and swaps it with the Captain's.

Song 3: Pufferbillies (from Yummy Yummy (1998 video)

Wiggly Chase Scene

The Butterfly Net Chase: The credits come up when a butterfly lands on Dorothy's head and Wags tries to catch it with a net, but accidentally catches Dorothy instead. The butterfly then steals the net, which leads to The Wiggles and their friends chasing after the butterfly.

Wiggly Trivia

  • How long will The Wiggles have to wait for the mechanic?
  • Will she be able to fix the Big Red Car?
  • What will The Wiggles do to amuse themselves?

Alternate titles

  • Everyone's Asleep/Puff Puff, Toot Toot! (Sprout title)


  • When Captain Feathersword gets ready to do the pirate dance he says "Let's all do the pirate dance together!" but the receiving mic is one from a far distance so you can barely hear it. This was previously redubbed on the Wiggle Time! video, so it's likely the wrong take was used.
  • This was the first time the Big Red Car was broken, other times include Toot Toot!, The Wiggly Big Show, Wiggly Safari, Whoo Hoo Wiggly Gremlins, Happy Party, Racing to the Rainbow and A Wiggly Wedding.
  • This is one of the few times where only the purple Wiggle is awake.
  • According to Greg's Twitter page, the liquid that squirted on The Wiggles' faces was colored corn starch syrup.
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