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LIVE Hot Potatoes!
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VHS Cover

Release Date

March 3, 2005 (AUS)
January 11, 2005 (US)

Running Time

1:17:00

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"LIVE Hot Potatoes!" is the 19th Wiggles video released on March 3, 2005. This is the third concert video released, after The Wiggly Big Show, and is the first concert video of the 2000s. This was filmed in 2003 during the "Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles! Show".

It was filmed at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on the December 20, 2003.

Synopsis

The Overture starts and is played by an orchestra. After that, The Wiggles perform a concert in front of their home town of Sydney, Australia featuring many of their classics, and also songs from the Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles series, with the orchestra also helping out with the songs (an example being I Wave My Arms and Swing My Baton)

Live from the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and this is a the last homecoming stop for The Wiggles Australian Tour in 2003.

Song List

  1. Overture (partial)
  2. Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
  3. Rock-a-Bye Your Bear
  4. Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles!
  5. Hoop Dee Doo
  6. D.O.R.O.T.H.Y. (My Favorite Dinosaur)
  7. Rolling Down The Sandhills/Running Up The Sandhills
  8. Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist?)
  9. Butterflies Flit
  10. Where's Jeff?
  11. Play Your Guitar with Murray
  12. The Monkey Dance
  13. We're Dancing with Wags the Dog
  14. Central Park, New York
  15. Here Come the Reindeer
  16. Fruit Salad
  17. Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep on His Pirate Ship (Quack Quack)
  18. Eagle Rock
  19. I Wave My Arms and Swing My Baton
  20. Hot Potato
  21. Wiggly Christmas Medley

Gallery

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Performers

The Cast

The Wiggly Dancers

Musicians

The Wiggles

The Wiggly Orchestra

Non-Wiggly Orchestra

Trivia

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An example of the borders used in TV Series 4

  • This is the first concert video released in the USA.
    • It's also the first one released on DVD in either country. Likewise, it was the last Wiggles concert to be released on VHS.
  • An early cut of the video was used on the American screener DVD. The Overture was featured in its entirety, whereas in the final version it was cut short and clips of The Wiggles in the Big Red Car and Anthony's boat, and the S.S Feathersword were played over most of what remained. The end credits were also cut. The music mix also differed from the final album and video releases, most notably Greg's lead vocals are more clear during parts with heavy backing vocals. This version was also used in TV Series 4, as well as a promo for the American DVD/VHS release, as both use this earlier audio mix.
  • This is the last video to be filmed in full-screen. Because TV Series 4 was shot/released in widescreen, when songs from this video were used in episodes, they were given a curtain border on the sides, similar to how Wiggle-coloured borders were later used in Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggles.
  • This is Greg Page's favorite Wiggles concert video.
  • Jeff reveals that his favourite instrument is the drums. Anthony typically played drums around this time, and Henry the Octopus (named after Cockroaches drummer Tony Henry, who plays the drums in this video) was originally conceived to be a good drummer with his eight arms. This may make him the third character whose favourite instrument is the drums, though neither of the other characters has stated this.
  • During D.O.R.O.T.H.Y. (My Favourite Dinosaur), the Moguel Family makes cameos in the audience.
  • The Wiggly Telephone makes a cameo in "Greg's News."
  • This is the first video where the Red Maton Bass Guitar is used, played by John O'Grady. It's later been used much more frequently, such as in the Christmas Celebration Tour! and in more recent videos.
  • Footage from concerts in Perth, Adelaide, Wollongong, and Melbourne are shown in a bonus feature on the DVD. The same feature reveals that Ross Wilson (King Mondo) was at one of the concerts during this tour to perform Eagle Rock.
  • The US 2007 DVD re-release disc art features promo pictures of Dorothy the Dinosaur and Captain Feathersword from Getting Strong!
  • The song list order on the back cover is different than in the video, highlighting some of the more popular tracks first.
  • The US DVD back cover says that it runs 140 mins, despite the running time actually being 77 minutes. This is because it's counting the special features in the running time.
  • On the American DVD disc, the copyright date said 2004 when it was released in early 2005. This is because the DVD was made and being prepared for release in late 2004.
  • The US 2007 DVD re-release disc art features promo pictures of Dorothy the Dinosaur and Captain Feathersword from Getting Strong!

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