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TV Series 6
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Episodes

52 x 11'[1] or 26 x 22'

Filmed

2007

Created by

The Wiggles

Original Network

22-minute:
Treehouse TV (CA)
Playhouse Disney (AUS/US)
Nick Jr. 2 (UK)[2]
11-minute:
ABC1 (AUS)
FOUR Kids (NZ)
Sprout (US)
NBC Kids (US)

Opening Theme

Wiggle and Learn

Closing Theme

Goodbye From The Wiggles

Original airdate

22-minute:
21 April 2008 (CA)[3]
8 December 2008 (US)
5 January 2009 (UK)[4]
11-minute:
12 May 2008 (AUS)[5]
2011 (US)

Preceded by

The Wiggles Show!
(The Wiggles TV Series 4 & 5)

Followed by

Ready, Steady, Wiggle!
TV Series 1 & 2

Wiggle and Learn is the name of the Wiggles' sixth TV Series.

Filmed primarily in 2007, the series first premiered in Canada on Treehouse TV in April 2008 and in Australia on ABC1 in May 2008. The Series was dubbed in many Languages, for example in Spanish-speaking parts of Latin America, the Series is called "Wiggle y Aprende" and in Portuguese-speaking Brazil, the series is called "Wiggle e Aprenda".

To find out about the original version that was filmed in 2006 with Greg Page as the yellow Wiggle, see here.

Episodes

Like the previous 3 Series' the show exists in 2 versions. 11-minute versions aired on ABC in Australia and later on Sprout in the US and 22-minute versions aired on Playhouse Disney in Australia and the USA and Treehouse TV in Canada. See each tab for complete lists of Episodes.

The contents of all 26 episodes of the 22-minute versions are known, as they were available in the 6-volume DVD collection released exclusively in Hong Kong and in 2 volumes on iTunes in Australia. The 22-minute versions were also the versions dubbed in other countries.

Note: Episode airdates are from Playhouse Disney airings in America.

  1. Move and Groove - December 13, 2008
  2. Musical Landscape - December 10, 2008
  3. Wiggle Dance - December 17, 2008
  4. The King of Swing - December 9, 2008
  5. Bailar y Cantar - December 21, 2008
  6. Barnyard Boogie - December 11, 2008
  7. The Bobby Bounce - December 28, 2008
  8. The Black Velvet Band - December 19, 2008
  9. Fun in the Sun - December 12, 2008
  10. My Fair Lady! - December 14, 2008
  11. So Early in the Morning - December 15, 2008
  12. Soy Capitan! - December 16, 2008
  13. Together We Live So Happily - December 18, 2008
  14. Oh, Captain! - December 23, 2008
  15. The Biggest Smile of All - December 29, 2008
  16. The Queen of the Land - December 25, 2008
  17. Get the Rhythm of the Hips - December 26, 2008
  18. Hear the Drumbeat - December 22, 2008
  19. Teddy Bear Touch the Ground - January 22, 2009
  20. Meadowsweet and Lady Smocks - December 8, 2008
  21. Ding, Ding, Dong! - January 6, 2009
  22. Buzz, Buzz, Buzz - January 13, 2009
  23. Shall We Dance? - January 20, 2009
  24. Dance This Way - January 27, 2009
  25. Kittens and Mittens - February 3, 2009
  26. Surf, Sand and Sun - February 10, 2009

18 of the 52 11-minute episodes were released on The Pick of TV Series 6 DVD, with two additional episodes also released on bonus DVDs included in 20th Birthday re-releases of Wiggles videos (listed in "Home Video Releases" section below). The names of the remaining 32 episodes, as well as the order of episodes, is sourced from archived Sprout schedules[6][7]. Sprout airings of two episodes (Old Dan Tucker and Nick-Nack Paddy-Wack) and NBC Kids airing of two episodes (D is for Dorothy) and (Jeff Gets a Letter) have another surfaced online, but all other episodes remain lost. Note: Episodes that have either released on DVD or surfaced online are marked with an asterisk (*); partially available episodes are marked with a double asterisk (**). All others are currently considered lost media.

  1. We Feel Like Dancing (*)
  2. The Shimmie Shake (*)
  3. Let's Get the Rhythm (*)
  4. Over in the Meadow (*)
  5. I Spy (*)
  6. Keep Moving!
  7. Who Am I? (*)
  8. Murray Had a Turtle (*)
  9. La Bamba (*)
  10. Oranges and Lemons (*)
  11. Hey Diddle Diddle (*)
  12. This Way and That (*)
  13. Jeff Gets a Letter (*) [1]
  14. This Old Man (*)
  15. A Sailor Went To Sea
  16. Her Eyes Shone Like Diamonds (*)
  17. Beach, Beach, Sandy Beach (*)
  18. Old Dan Tucker (*)
  19. London Bridge (*)
  20. There Was a Princess (*)
  21. The Banana Boat
  22. Incy Wincy Spider
  23. Fairy Dancing!
  24. Getting Strong
  25. Pussycat, Pussycat
  26. Fun at Wigglehouse (*)
  27. Hello!
  28. The Five Senses (*)
  29. Big, Bigger, Biggest!
  30. See-Saw
  31. Musical Landscape
  32. D is for Dorothy (*) [2]
  33. The Sporting Salsa!
  34. Jack and Jill
  35. Wags House
  36. Two Fine Gentlemen (*)
  37. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
  38. Wiggletastic (*)
  39. English Country Garden
  40. Circus Fun
  41. Frère Jacques
  42. The Turkey in the Straw
  43. Twinkle Twinkle
  44. Sam Gets a Letter
  45. I'm A Cowboy
  46. Smell Your Way Through the Day
  47. The Horn Pipe
  48. Miss Polly Had A Dolly
  49. Allo, Allo, Allo!
  50. Three Little Kittens (*)
  51. Nick-Nack Paddy-Wack (*)
  52. I Drive the Big Red Car

Format

Like TV Series 2, there is no specific structure to each Episode. There are recurring Segments, although they are not given names or title cards and do not have a specific place in each Episode.

Intro/Credits

Each episode begins with the Song Wiggle and Learn almost exactly as it appeared on the Getting Strong! DVD a Year prior. A shortened version of Goodbye From The Wiggles plays over the end credits of every Episode.

Songs

Songs from the Videos Getting Strong!, Pop Go The Wiggles!, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing and Sing a Song of Wiggles appear in the Series. They are never given Title cards. No new music Videos or concert footage are filmed for the TV Series, although some brief Songs are performed in segments, such as Dorothy performing Get Ready To Wiggle in Murray Had a Turtle.

What Happens Next? It's Up to You!

A Segment featuring The Wiggles, usually joined by Captain Feathersword often playing a Game, doing a challenge, or playing pretend. They often need assistance from the Audience, at which point one Wiggle sings a Song to the tune of First In Line to ask for help. The same Wiggle also introduces and ends each segment with a similar Song. These Segments usually take place at Wigglehouse or Captain Feathersword's Dockyard.

Dorothy and Wags

Dorothy the Dinosaur visits Wags the Dog at his home, where she helps him with problems, teaches him and plays with him (sometimes all at once), such as when they pretended to drive different vehicles to teach him homophones like how an airplane can "soar" but isn't "sore" and a car is for "braking" not "breaking". A Wiggle or one of their other friends sometimes introduce the segment, but never appear.

Paint a Picture with Music

Murray and Jeff use their instruments to create paint musical landscapes. For example, when painting a beach Scene, Murray uses his guitar to imitate seagull Sounds and when painting a farm scene, Jeff uses his keyboard to make the sound of cows mooing. Anthony Wiggle introduces each segment.

What's in the Letterbox?

After the postie delivers the mail, a Wiggle checks the Letterbox to find a letter or present from one of their friends, as they try to guess who it's from or who it's for with the help of the Audience.

Dressing Up with Anthony

Anthony wears a new costume and has another Wiggle or Captain Feathersword try to guess what it is, who usually have incorrect answers.

The Three _______

Anthony introduces us to three characters, such as Guitarists, Gentlemen and Cowboys, not realizing that one of them is Captain Feathersword in disguise.

Interstitial Scenes

There are a number of brief scenes featuring no dialogue that appear between segments to fill the running time. These include one or more Wiggles playing a song on their instruments as another one comes in to finish the song when they get stuck and Wiggly Dancers dancing to a short tune.

Other

Some episodes include scenes that do not belong to recurring segments. Some of these include Captain asking The Wiggles and their friends what their favourite numbers are and The Wiggles giving Wags a new bone toy after he loses one he's buried. Two episodes feature Henry, after a visit to Wigglehouse, travelling to Gawa and learning about their culture.

Version Differences

The 11-minute Versions are either split versions of the 22-minute ones, or the 22-minute versions are combined versions of the 11-minute ones, depending on which was made first. However, unlike Series 4 & 5, the episode order between the 2 versions is shuffled. For example, We Feel Like Dancing (Ep. 1) and Over in the Meadow (Ep. 4) of the 11-minute versions make up "Move and Groove" (Ep. 1) of the 22-minute versions.

Also unlike the previous Series, there are some major differences between the full 22-minute versions and the split 11-minute ones, such as songs or segments being added or taken away between these two versions to fit the proper running time (splitting 22-minutes into 11 means adding the Intro and Credits a second time). One example of a change is the song Pussycat, Pussycat, which appears in Murray Had a Turtle (Ep. 7 of the 11-min. Versions), replacing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star in the 22-minute version "The King of Swing" (a combination of it and Who Am I?, Ep. 6). Pussycat, Pussycat never appears in the 22-minute version and it's currently unknown if 11-minute episodes beyond Ep. 18 include any other songs or segments not seen in the 22-minute versions, which there are known to be some based on blooper reels. Like TV Series 3, most of the segments are separated in both 11-minute and 22-minute versions as exclusives.

Background Music

Like TV Series 4 and 5, the background Music of the series consists of instrumental versions of their Songs, usually recorded in the late 1990s and earlier in the 2000s. These songs typically have sections looped in order to fit a longer segment. In Dance This Way, the instrumental to I Can Do So Many Things is heard with its original ending, which is unique as the vocal Album track fades out earlier.

Sometimes, the instrumental Recordings are new, like in the Dorothy and Wags segment from The Queen of the Land which includes a re-recording of I Look In The Mirror from the 1992 album Here Comes a Song. Other notable instrumental re-recordings are Numbers Rhumba, based on its 1994 version (heard in Bailar y Cantar) and We're All Friends, based on its 1992 version (heard in Wiggle Dance). These newer instrumentals were likely created for international versions of The Wiggles (such as the Taiwanese and Latin American groups, as well as other-language dubs of the original group) as evidenced by the presence of other instrumentals known to be made for this purpose, such as Wake Up Jeff! (heard in Teddy Bear Touch the Ground) & Blow Me Down (heard in Musical Landscape).

The instrumental rendition of Watching The Waves created as background music for Getting Strong! appears in Surf, Sand and Sun (the original is also heard in Shall We Dance?). However, the similar Haru Ga Kita instrumental from that video never appears in the series.

Home Video Releases

22-minute Versions

iTunes cover artwork

DVD

Oh, Captain! and Get the Rhythm of the Hips were included as bonus Features on the Blu-ray Version of You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, to date the only HD release of any Wiggle and Learn episodes. The Black Velvet Band and Hear the Drumbeat (using the Playhouse Disney title "Let's Get the Rhythm of the Feet") were included as bonus features on The Wiggles Go Bananas! DVD. Wiggle Dance was included on the ABC For Kids Favourites 3 DVD and the UK-exclusive Wiggly Sampler DVD. 

A complete 6-volume collection of the series was released in Hong Kong, in English. The first 4 episodes were released on a DVD titled ¡Tú Me Haces Bailar! in Argentina, with selectable Spanish and English audio tracks.

Digital

All 26 Episodes of the 22-minute versions were released in 2 volumes on iTunes, Google Play and other similar platforms in Australia. On iTunes, episodes were presented in 360p with mono sound, a significant downgrade from the original 1080p resolution and stereo sound mix. A few episodes were also cropped to 4:3 and then re-stretched to 16:9. Neither volume is currently available to purchase.

11-minute Versions

Menu of one of the bonus discs included with 20th Birthday DVDs

As previously mentioned, Wiggle and Learn: The Pick of TV Series 6, released only in Australia and New Zealand, includes 18 episodes from throughout the series' run.

To celebrate The Wiggles' 20th Birthday, a selection of Wiggles DVDs (You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, Sing a Song of Wiggles, The Wiggles Go Bananas!, Hot Poppin' Popcorn and Let's Eat!) were re-released with bonus discs containing 4 Wiggle and Learn episodes. One of these bonus discs contained two episodes not featured in The Pick of TV Series 6, The Five Senses and Two Fine Gentlemen.

Wiggle Treats!, a promotional DVD distributed through various Australian newspapers, contained the episode I Spy.

Trivia

References

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