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TV Series 3
Lights,Camera,Action,Wiggles!(TVSeries)titlecard

Episodes

52 (11-minute versions)
26 (22-minute versions)

Filmed

2002

Created by

The Wiggles

Directed by

Nicholas Bufalo

Original Network

11-minute:
ABC1 (AUS)
Sprout (US)
22-minute:
Playhouse Disney (AUS/US)

Opening Theme

Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles!

Original airdate

11-minute:
September 30, 2002 (AUS)
2011 (US)
22-minute:
October 13, 2003 (US)

Preceded by

The Wiggles
(TV Series 2)

Followed by

The Wiggles Show!
(TV Series 4 & 5)

Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles! (also known as Network Wiggles) is the Wiggles' third TV series, first aired in late 2002.

Episodes

The series existed in two versions.

  • Episodes running 11-minutes aired on ABC1 and ABC2 in Australia and PBS Kids Sprout in America, with 52 episodes total. Some of these versions were released as bonus features on Wiggles DVDs from 2004-2006.
  • Episodes running 22-minutes in length aired on Playhouse Disney in both countries (among others), with 26 episodes total. These are the versions released on the complete series DVD set, as well as iTunes.

The pages linked below are of the 22-minute versions, as the DVD set provides us with information on all of these episodes. Because several 11-minute versions haven't been released on DVD, we don't know the contents of them. For airdates and pages on the known 11-minute versions, click the aptly-named tab below.

Lights,Camera,Action,Wiggles!TVSeries-iTunesArtwork

iTunes cover artwork

Note: The order of episodes is based on the DVD box set and iTunes, where these are simply titled "The Beach" - "Skipping and Exercise". To differentiate these pages from the 11-minute versions, the titles given to them by Playhouse Disney (sourced from tv.com) are used.

  1. The Beach
  2. Animals
  3. Instruments
  4. Gardening
  5. Ballet and Dancing
  6. Australian Animals
  7. Kids Island, Long Jump
  8. Bush Walking, Didgeridoos
  9. Australian Birds
  10. Captain Feathersword's Birthday
  11. Art Gallery
  12. Return to the Beach
  13. Boats
  14. Stories
  15. Swim Lessons and Transportation
  16. Tap Dancing Class, Leaf Rubbing, High Jump
  17. Bubbles
  18. Kindie Gym
  19. Reptiles
  20. Ducks and Potatoes
  21. Groceries and Noises
  22. Australian Museum and Farm Animals
  23. Aquarium
  24. Children's Hospital
  25. Flowers and Parks
  26. Skipping and Exercise

Note: Pages only exist for episodes available on DVD.

  • Episode 1 - 30th September
  • Episode 2 - 1st October
  • Episode 3 - 2nd October
  • Episode 4 - 3rd October
  • Episode 5 - 4th October
  • Episode 6 - 7th October
  • Episode 7 - 8th October
  • Episode 8 - 9th October
  • Episode 9 - 10th October
  • Episode 10 - 11th October
  • Episode 11 - 14th October
  • Episode 12 - 15th October
  • Episode 13 - 16th October
  • Episode 14 - 17th October
  • Episode 15 - 18th October
  • Episode 16 - 21st October
  • Episode 17 - 22nd October
  • Episode 18 - 23rd October
  • Episode 19 - 24th October
  • Episode 20 - 25th October
  • Episode 21 - 28th October
  • Episode 22 - 29th October
  • Episode 23 - 30th October
  • Episode 24 - 31st October
  • Episode 25 - 1st November
  • Episode 26 - 4th November
  • Episode 27 - 5th November
  • Episode 28 - 6th November
  • Episode 29 - 7th November
  • Episode 30 - 8th November
  • Episode 31 - 11th November
  • Episode 32 - 12th November
  • Episode 33 - 13th November
  • Episode 34 - 14th November
  • Episode 35 - 15th November
  • Episode 36 - 18th November
  • Episode 37 - 19th November
  • Episode 38 - 20th November
  • Episode 39 - 21st November
  • Episode 40 - 22nd November
  • Episode 41 - 25th November
  • Episode 42 - 26th November
  • Episode 43 - 27th November
  • Episode 44 - 28th November
  • Episode 45 - 29th November
  • Episode 46 - 2nd December
  • Episode 47 - 3rd December
  • Episode 48 - 4th December
  • Episode 49 - 5th December
  • Episode 50 - 6th December 
  • Episode 51 - 9th December
  • Episode 52 - 10th December

Format

  • Network Wiggles News: Greg hosts a news report with Dorothy as the field reporter and Captain Feathersword as the weatherman.
  • Anthony's Workshop: Anthony hosts a show where he shows different crafts for kids.
  • Captain's Magic Buttons: Captain Feathersword shows a Wiggle the many things he can do when the buttons on his magic vest are pushed.
  • Music with Murray: Murray teaches children about different types of music and the soundwaves of the music.
  • Where's Jeff?: A Wiggle gets another Wiggle or Captain Feathersword to guess where Jeff is sleeping in, and they wake him up at the end.
  • Wiggly Community Service Announcement: The Wiggles and their friends are interviewed on what they are doing and given safety tips.

Version Differences

The original 11-minute versions of episodes, as shown on the ABC, usually only feature 2 songs. Odd numbered episodes usually contain Network Wiggles News and Music With Murray segments, while even numbered ones contain Anthony's Workshop, Captain's Magic Buttons, and Where's Jeff? segments. Community Service Announcements appear randomly in any episodes.

An extended version that lasts 22 minutes, as aired on Playhouse Disney in Australia & United States & Treehouse TV in Canada & released on the DVD Box Set, will have a Network Wiggles News segment, an Anthony's Workshop segment, a Captain's Magic Buttons segment, a Music With Murray segment, and a Where's Jeff? segment, in that order. Songs (usually 4-5), short skits, and Community Service Announcements appear in-between.

Trivia

  • The original 11-minute versions have additional segments of Music with Murray that were not used in 22-minute versions.
  • The songs used in the series are primarily taken from the videos Wiggle Bay and Whoo Hoo! Wiggly Gremlins. These videos were also produced and aired by the ABC as specials for this series.
  • The song Taba Naba appears in the series, with Christine Anu's vocals from the It's a Wiggly Wiggly World! album removed, and Greg Page's vocals re-recorded.
  • The remaining newly created music videos use audio from previous albums from the 1990s and earlier in the 2000s. These include Wake Up Jeff from 1996, The Wiggles Movie Soundtrack from 1997, Toot Toot! from 1998, the North American version of Yummy Yummy from 1999, Wiggle Time from 2000, and Hoop-Dee-Doo it's a Wiggly Party from 2001.
  • This is the first Wiggles TV series not to feature the song Fruit Salad.
  • This is the first series not to feature Live in Concert songs. The only other is TV Series 6.
  • The 11-minute versions have been released in different aspect ratios such as 4:3 and 14:9.
  • A Sydney Morning Herald article article mistakenly claims that the series contains 54 11-minute episodes,[1] whereas the flyer correctly states that it has 52 11-minute episodes.[2]

References

  1. https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/wake-up-aunty-20021001-gdfol8.html
  2. https://wiggles.fandom.com/wiki/File:LCAWFlyer2.jpg
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