Toot Toot!
Video Cover


October 17, 1998 (Original)[1]
1999 (re-release)

Written by

The Wiggles

Directed by

Chisholm McTavish

Produced by

Paul Field

Running Time

45:18 (1998 Version)
43:45 (1999 Version)

Distributed by




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March to April 1998

"Toot Toot!" is the seventh Wiggles video, released on October 17, 1998.

In international markets (and an Australian re-release in 1999), the video was re-released in a "Wiggles World" version to reflect changes made in TV Series 2, including new background animation. This is the version that was made available on DVD in all territories and uploaded to YouTube as part of the Classic Wiggles collection.


The Wiggles are getting ready to ride in their Big Red Car, but Greg isn't able to start it up. Instead, they take a break and sing and dance to a bunch of new songs. Captain Feathersword and Wags the Dog try to help out, with mixed results. Later they have to wait until the mechanic comes over to fix the Big Red Car so it can "Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga" again.


Inside VHS cover

Note: All songs are taken from the album Toot Toot, except where noted otherwise.

Each song title card is revealed by something scrolling across the screen, either a Big Red Car wheel, The Wiggle Puppets, or a horn. Bathtime and Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car have no title cards. Do the Wiggle Groove is shortened to "Wiggle Groove". In the 1999 version, song title cards are similar to the ones used in TV Series 2, although the style of the text is different.


Intro - A red dot on the yellow part of The Wiggles logo is shown that flashes with a pop sound as when they say Toot. After that, The Wiggles writing comes up and then the names appear sliding through the centre and then The Wiggles appear through a rainbow circle by doing "Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car (Karaoke)" and then the title appears after.

The Wiggles introduce themselves and they're sitting in the Big Red Car. They put on their seat belts and are ready to go. Murray says, "1, 2, 3, Greg, start the engine!". Greg turns the ignition but there's a sputtering sound. He tries again but the car sputters again. He says it won't start. Anthony asks if there's no Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga. Greg says that they'll have to fix the Big Red Car. Jeff gets out and says it's a nice day for a walk, maybe they can meet their friends Captain Feathersword, Wags, Henry and Dorothy. Jeff tells everyone to "walk this way" as he leaves. The Wiggles get out of the Big Red Car and follow him, all walking in the same way.

Wags joins the Wiggles to help get the Big Red Car started. He has goggles and a drill. Murray says we'll leave him to it and when they come back it should be fixed! Anthony asks how long it will take. Wags woofs five times. The Wiggles interpret that as five minutes and reply with a "Beauty, Mate!" They say goodbye to Wags and run off. Wags does some drilling, then tries to push the car to see if he fixed it, but it's no use. He kicks one of the wheels, but hurts his toe as he bounces around barking in pain.

After the "John Bradlelum" song, The Wiggles roll down the hill and back up again while some piano music plays in the background.

Anthony asks Wags if he had any luck with the Big Red Car. Wags sadly responds by shaking his head. Anthony says not to worry since he tried his best and they can fix the car later. Anthony feels hungry, so does Wags and Anthony says, that the viewers are hungry too, so let's get some beautiful food.

Foodman flies around and introduces himself. He hopes the Wiggles are eating good food.

Captain Feathersword arrives and hails the audience. He sees the Big Red Car, but no Wiggles. Maybe he should drive the car to The Wiggles? He gets on board and buckles up. He gets ready to ride and hums the Toot Toot song in falsetto. But the car continues to just sputter. It isn't working. Maybe he can fix it? He heads to the back of the car and tries to do some stuff, but something explodes briefly in the back and Captain stands up with a face full of black soot. Oops. He concludes he should fix pirate ships before laughing nervously and leaving.

Greg is dirty after trying to fix the Big Red Car. Jeff notices that and tells Greg to clean up and have a bath and they'll think of a way to get the Big Red Car going again. Greg looks at his sooty face and hands and agrees. Jeff hands him some rubber duckies to take with him.

  • Song 7 - Bathtime (1998 version only) - Greg sings on top of a yellow soap bar. The bottom half of the screen is distorted to emulate water. The female kid dancers are dressed as yellow ducks.

Greg is sitting in the car, same problem. He tells everyone the car's still not toot toot chugga chugging. He thinks about folks who could fix the car. Maybe a baker? Jeff disagrees, saying that bakers bake bread. Greg suggests a cowboy? Murray arrives in a cowboy hat, saying cowboys and cowgirls are too busy minding the cattle to come and fix the car. Greg considers a doctor, maybe a vet? Anthony arrives with two dogs and says that vets look after puppies and are too busy to fix the car. The puppies are licking Anthony while he talks and he giggles at the same time. Greg replies they need someone who can fix the car, but who? Murray has an idea; a mechanic. Greg praises Murray for the idea and then gets everyone to follow him in search of a mechanic as they do the Wiggle Groove.

Anthony comments how the words "Balla Balla Bambina" mean to ask the little girl to dance. We'd love not just Amy (the girl next to Anthony) to dance, but everybody to. He says a phrase in Italian.

Murray is with some kids who are at a table decorating paper cut-outs of Henry the Octopus that are glued onto a stick. Dominic is colouring Henry's head with purple chalk. Tara has done some different coloured squiggles for Henry's "eight legged-pants". Gabrielle colours Henry's legs purple. Ceili colours Henry's legs different colours. She holds up the stick and shows Murray her octopus. After praising each of the kids, Murray holds up his cut-out and comments that you can shake the stick. Henry's legs move up and down and 'round and 'round.

The Wiggles stand around the Big Red Car. Jeff is in the front and he's fallen asleep. Murray comments there's no sign of the mechanic. He, Greg and Anthony start singing a quacking tune unenergetically. Jeff snores. The other three just stand there bored.

Murray is on the phone with Officer Beaples. He thanks her and hangs up. Murray has some good news and bad news. The Wiggles ask what is the bad news. Murray replies the mechanic will still be a while. The Wiggles ask what is the good news? Murray replies that Officer Beaples invited them to the police ball. Officer Beaples arrives and gives them a set of uniforms. Officer Beaples blows her whistle and them does a tango. Anthony interprets that as Wags will be attending. Let's all go. They tango off the scene.

The Wiggles flap back to their car. Anthony says they had lots of fun here. Greg says there is still no sign of the mechanic, but then there's a sound of a panel closing from behind the car. After each of the Wiggles give a "Huh?" in sequence, the mechanic appears from behind the car and announces that the car is ready. Anthony asks what was wrong with the car. The mechanic gives some complicated answer that confuses the Wiggles, saying that the Crankin' shaft was disconnected from the Cam shaft which disconnected the defibrillator, causing the gozontropy distributor to shut down and the car couldn't move along at all. they again each give a, "Huh?" He then says it's all right and then says there's one more thing it needs. The car runs on music, so they'll need to sing a song to get it going. Anthony calls everyone to sing and make music.

The Wiggles are gathered with everyone from the previous dance. They thank everyone for their help singing and dancing. The Big Red Car should be charged up now, so they'll see you next time. Wiggles, to the Big Red Car!

"The End" title comes up and then the credits come up with Zardo Zap for background music while they show bits of clips from the songs in the video in slow motion. The 1999 version, however, has Morty's Theme for the credits instead of Zardo Zap.

In memory of John Patrick Field

(March 11, 1932 - May 7, 1998)


The Production of Toot Toot! started in 1997 when The Wiggles first recorded the Album. The next year (1998), after finishing the re-recordings of Wiggle Time and Yummy Yummy, The Wiggles started to work on the Toot Toot! video. 18 songs were filmed for the video. It was filmed in March to April 1998. Also at that time, it was when ideas for TV Series 2 had been made, the first 13 Episodes were filmed shortly after Production of Toot Toot! wrapped, right before they headed off to Disneyland to perform and film the TV Special.

Alternate Versions

1999 Version

UK VHS release titled as "Big Red Car"

In 1999, the video was re-edited both for international audiences and for a re-release in Australia. Among the many changes were a new title sequence, which along with all prologue scenes now taking place in the TV Series 2 version of Wiggles World, specifically on the road in front of Wigglehouse. John Bradlelum was re-filmed with a new background. Henry's Underwater Big Band was added in between John Bradlelum and Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes, removing the "rolling down the hill sequence" at the start of the latter song. Bathtime and its preceding prologue were deleted. For the American and Australian releases, Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car's backgrouds were replaced with new backgrounds, although the 1998 version of Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car was kept for the UK version. The credits now show stills of the backgrounds (which vary in each country's release) with the credits rolling over them as Morty's Theme plays.

Both the American and Australian release kept the original title, but the UK version was originally released by Disney under the name "Big Red Car" (not to be confused with the 1995 video of the same name). The title sequence was re-edited to reflect the title change. Once HIT Entertainment acquired distribution rights in the UK in 2004, the American version was released on DVD there under the original title.




Uncredited Cast


The original CD release cover (1998)

The "Toot Toot!" album was released on February 10, 1998, with the original cover, which shows The Wiggles in the Big Red Car driving through a field of flowers with Dorothy The Dinosaur. Later that year during the filming of the video, the cover was redesigned, with The Wiggles and their friends and the Big Red Car, which was also used as the front cover on the video.

CD-only Songs

Release Dates

  • Australia - October 17, 1998 (Original VHS)[1], November 8, 1999 (VHS re-release)[citation needed], May 5, 2004 (DVD)[2][3]
  • North America
    • United States - April 4, 2000 (large clamshell VHS), January 2, 2001 (wide release/small clamshell VHS)
    • Canada - April 3, 2001 (VHS)
    • Both - March 30, 2004 (HIT Entertainment DVD), October 9, 2007 (Warner Home Video DVD)
  • United Kingdom - July 30, 1999 (Disney VHS, as "Big Red Car"), January 31, 2005 (HiT Entertainment VHS/DVD)


Differences in the 1999 version


  • In the 1999 credits, Let's Have A Ceili was misspelled as Let's Have A Cieli.
  • In the 1999 version, the title card of Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes was misspelled as "Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes".
  • In the 1998 and 1999 versions, Ashleigh Johns' first name was misspelled as "Ashliegh".
  • In the 1999 version, Amy Dunbar's last name was misspelled as "Dubar".
  • In the 1999 version, Cie Jai Legget's last name was misspelled as "Leggett".
  • In the 1999 version, Talicia Williams' last name was misspelled as "William".
  • In the 1999 version, Stefanie Kleihhenz's last name was misspelled as "Kleinhenze".
  • The North American DVD covers (both HIT and WHV) misspell Henry's Underwater Big Band as "Harry's Underwater Big Band".
  • In the 1999 version, during the prologue for Do the Wiggle Groove, blue screen is seen around Greg's ears and behind Murray.
  • During Look Both Ways, Anthony puts his hand up too early during "Wait for the traffic to come to a stop."
  • On the 1999 title card for Dorothy The Dinosaur (Tell Me Who Is That Knocking?), an exclamation mark is used instead of an question mark.
  • In John Bradlelum, Jeff's Skivvy is untucked when The Wiggles roll down the Hill. This is the second time after Yummy Yummy.
  • In the scene where Captain Feathersword tries to fix the Big Red Car, Jeff's seat appears to have a shade of gray, from the chroma key.
  • In the prologue of Do The Wiggle Groove, in the closeup of the Big Red Car, the front passenger seatbelts are missing.
  • In John Bradlelum. during "5 busy bees buzzing in a hive," only one bee is seen.
  • In the 1999 version, during the Toot Toot Chugga Big Red Car song when Captain Feathersword is waving to the viewers in a building, green outlines from the green screen can be seen around his body.


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