Pop Go The Wiggles! is the thirty-second Wiggles video special released on September 5, 2007. It's the first video about nursery rhymes.
Hey Diddle, Diddle, it's nursery rhymes with a Wiggle! Generations of children have delighted in these nursery rhymes, and now for the first time, the fab four of fun, Sam, Murray, Jeff and Anthony have recorded some of their favourites to delight a new generation. With a nick-nack paddy whack, you'll love this Special from The Wiggles!
- Wiggly Introduction
- This Old Man
- Pop Goes The Weasel (Sam)
- Skip To My Lou
- Murray Had A Turtle
- Hickory Dickory Dock
- English Country Garden
- Round the Garden Like A Teddy Bear
- Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
- Pussycat, Pussycat
- What Do You Suppose?
- See-Saw Margery Daw
- Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around
- Mary Had A Little Lamb
- Pop Goes The Weasel (Anthony)
- Three Little Kittens
- Two Fine Gentlemen
- Gregory Griggs
- Hey Diddle Diddle
- Frère Jacques
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
- Pop Goes The Weasel (Jeff)
- There Was A Princess
- Diddle Diddle Dumpling
- Incy Wincy Spider
- It's Raining, It's Pouring
- Little Miss Muffet
- The Grand Old Duke Of York
- The Farmer In The Dell
- Ring-A-Ring O'Rosy
- A Star
- Oranges And Lemons
- Pop Goes The Weasel (Murray)
- Miss Polly Had A Dolly
- Jack And Jill
- Lavenders Blue
- Little Bo-Peep
- Cobbler, Cobbler
- London Bridge
- Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (cut from US DVD)
- Did You Ever See A Lassie?
- Dry Bones
Opening: The Wiggles logo spins off the mailbox, then turns into the yellow-with-red-outline, all-caps title, then spins out of sight. Panning into Wigglehouse, The Wiggles introduce themselves. They're going to sing and recite some nursery rhymes.
Song #1: This Old Man
The Wiggles & Captain Feathersword are dressed up as the titular old men. Wags gets the bones.
Song #2: Pop Goes The Weasel (Sam)
Sam turns the jack-in-the-box and Captain pops out. He says, "POP GOES THE WEASEL!".
Song #3: Skip To My Lou
Sam introduces the next song and opens the music door.
Song #4: Murray Had A Turtle
Jeff plays the doctor. Anthony plays the nurse. Caterina plays the lady with the polka-dotted purse.
Song #5: Hickory Dickory Dock
Song #6: English Country Garden
Song #7: Round the Garden Like A Teddy Bear
Song #8: Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Wiggly dance around. Dorothy, and Captain sing different verses. Then The Wiggles sing a verse together.
Anthony introduces the next song.
Song #9: Pussycat, Pussycat
Anthony is a pussycat.
Song #10: What Do You Suppose?
Song #11: See-Saw Margery Daw
Featuring Dorothy and Captain. Look for Muzza's guitar solo!
Song #12: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around
The Wiggles are in a music box and they turn around individually like those music figurines.
Song #13: Mary Had A Little Lamb
Lyn plays Mary as she dances with the Wiggly kids.
Song #14: Pop Goes the Weasel (Anthony)
Anthony turns the jack-in-the-box and pop goes the Captain. He Says, "POP GOES THE WEASEL!" Again.
Song #15: Three Little Kittens
Sam holds a book and sings, Murray plays guitar, Jeff, Captain and Anthony play the three kittens and Caterina plays the mother kitten (Carolyn Ferrie sings for Caterina).
Song #16: Two Fine Gentlemen
Song #17: Gregory Griggs
Song #18: Hey Diddle Diddle
Murray introduces the next song which involves some French, and opens the guitar door.
Song #19: Frere Jacques (Are You Sleeping)
Dorothy sings the first verse in French. Sam sings the second verse in English. Then both of them alternate French and English verses.
Song #20: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Sam sings this song while sitting on the moon. The Wiggles and mascots are sitting in the stars.
Song #21: Pop Goes the Weasel (Jeff)
Jeff turns the jack-in-the-box and pop goes the Captain. He says, "POP GOES THE WEASEL!" again.
Song #22: There Was A Princess
Sam recites and sings this tale about the princess. Murray plays the mandolin. Lyn plays the princess. Emily plays the queen. Later after the princess falls asleep and the forest grew around, there's supposed to be a gallant prince. That would be Sam. Captain takes over and sings the second half of the story.
Song #23: Diddle Diddle Dumpling
Song #24: Incy Wincy Spider
Jeff plays the keyboard. Captain greets Anthony. Captain asks if he saw the song that just played, but Anthony hasn't. So Captain recites the rhyme, Anthony demonstrates the spider. When they get to the "Down came the rain and washed the spider out" part, Captain pours the watering can on Anthony's hands. Afterwards, Captain asks what he thought and Anthony likes it. He wants to hear another one. So Captain grabs the big watering can and sings.
Song #25: It's Raining, It's Pouring
Captain pours the watering can on top of Anthony's head and Anthony gets really wet.
Song #26:: Little Miss Muffet
Larissa is Little Miss Muffet and Captain Feathersword is the spider.
Song #27: The Grand Old Duke Of York
Captain sings the song. Ben plays the duke. The 10,000 men are Anthony's and Jeff's all CGI'ed into the scene.
Song #28: The Farmer in the Dell
Sam and Dorothy alternate singing verses and the Wiggly Dancers play the different characters as they dance in a circle.
Anthony announces each of the verses.
Jeff introduces the next song and recites/demonstrates the verse.
Song #29: Ring-A-Ring O'Rosy
Dorothy, Sam and Captain each sing a verse. The kids dance.
"Higher Than a House, Higher Than a Tree" is recited.
Song #30: Oranges And Lemons
The Wiggles and Friends are dressed with their heads like bells. St. Clemens - Sam, St. Martin - Jeff, Old Bailey - Paul, Shoreditch - Anthony, Stepney - Caterina, Bow - Captain. Afterwards, Sam is in his pyjamas. He and Dorothy sing the last verse.
Song #31: Pop Goes The Weasel (Murray)
Murray turns the jack-in-the-box and pop goes the Captain. He says, "POP GOES THE WEASEL!" one More Time.
Song #32: Miss Polly Had A Dolly
Sam sings. A baby plays Miss Polly. Anthony plays the doctor.
Song #33: Jack And Jill
Ben plays Jack. Lyn plays Jill. Then Dorothy sings a verse. The Captain sings a verse. Then all the Wiggles sing a verse.
Song #34: Lavenders Blue
Sam and Dorothy sing this one. Sam is dressed as a king and Dorothy is a lavender.
Song #35: Little Bo-Peep
Larissa plays Little Bo Peep. Anthony plays conga drums. Captain plays the lost sheep. Lyn, Caterina, and Kristy are the three sheep in the background.
Song #36: London Bridge
The Wiggles play London Bridge and the Wiggly Dancers do another London Bridge.
Dorothy introduces the next song and opens her rosy door.
Song #37: Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (Cut from the US release)
Anthony is dressed in black clothes and a top-hat. His wife Miki and baby Antonio also appear. Sam, who is also dressed in black clothes and a top-hat, sings this song. Jeff plays the accordion, and Murray plays the mandolin. After the first round, Anthony and Sam throw their top-hats into the theatre. The Wiggly Dancers all sing and dance; Ben and Brett hold the top-hats Anthony and Sam threw.
Song #38: Did You Ever See A Lassie?
Ben and Lyn play the laddie and lassie. In the background, Jeff plays a big tambourine drum, Murray plays guitar, Sam sings and dances with Anthony.
Song #39: Pat-A-Cake
The kids are playing with coloured dough with Anthony and Sam. They recite and do the actions. The second time, Anthony says let's do it really fast, so they do just that.
Song #40: Dry Bones
Sam sings the song. Captain is on the wall chart, and he shakes each part as Sam points. The others dance in Top Hats with the Wiggly dancers lining the sides.
The Wiggles hope you enjoyed singing and reciting the nursery rhymes. They say goodbye. There is also video footage of the different characters during the closing credits.
- Thanks to a April 2006 interview, this video and album was originally recorded with Greg after Getting Strong!, stating two Wiggle and Learn videos were done, and were scheduled for an early 2007 release date. To find out about the original version of Wiggle and Learn, see here. Further evidence of this is in the credits of this video and Getting Strong, it says the executive producers are The Wiggles, whereas in every other Sam video, Murray, Jeff and Anthony are the executive producers. Due to this, at the very least, this was in the planning stages when Greg was still with the group.
- This video was most likely filmed from February to March 2007.
- This is the first Wiggles nursery rhyme video.
- Anthony's wife, Miki and his newborn son, Antonio appear in Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba.
- This is the first appearance of Anthony's son, Antonio.
- This is the last video to have Leeanne Ashley as choreographer.
- Songs from this video can be seen in Wiggle and Learn.
- The red Excelsior piano accordion makes its first appearance since Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles! (TV Series).
- This is the first video since It's a Wiggly, Wiggly World! not to feature the red Maton Mastersound MS500 guitar.
- Two nursery rhymes, This Old Man and Lavenders Blue make their video debuts since The Wiggles' debut album.
- This video was uploaded on WildBrain's YouTube channel starting May 10, 2022.
- Despite Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba being cut from the US release, Miki and Antonio are still shown in the end credits.
- Henry the Octopus and Wags the Dog do not speak in this video. However, their voice actors at the time (Paul Paddick and Mic Conway respectively) are still credited for their roles respectively.