Toot Toot Show! (partially lost footage of The Wiggles performance; 1998)
Toot Toot! is ninth album released by the Australian children's group The Wiggles on February 10, 1998 with the video of the same name following on October 17 of the same year. The album would win the award for Best Children's Album at that year's ARIA Music Awards. After the ceremony, they went out on a end-of-year tour named "Toot Toot Show!" to promote the album and video.
The tour would commence on November 13, 1998 at the Perth Entertainment Centre and would conclude at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on December 8, 1998. The tour would use the same set from their Big Show Tour from the year prior and the setlist featured a lot of songs from the Toot Toot! album and some songs from the album would only be performed on the Toot Toot Show! and would never be performed again. The tour also marked the debut of the song Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car at the first start of the show and the song would be used as a show opener for many concerts the group did in the years since.
The final shows of the tour at the Sydney Entertainment Centre would be filmed and released on VHS as "The Wiggly Big Show" in October 1999, the video was heavily trimmed and many songs and segments from the concerts got cut from the video and replaced with skits from backstage, some of which remain unknown to the public. Many songs from the video would be used in the group's second television series, among the songs used in the series was D.O.R.O.T.H.Y. (My Favourite Dinosaur), which was absent from The Wiggly Big Show video. In 2020, it was discovered that during the backstage segments from the video, audio from the concert was used and heavily muffled. During the prologue for Hot Potato, audio of Greg saying "We're all nice and clean" is heard, meaning the cover of Raffi's Bathtime (a song that appeared on the Toot Toot! album and video) was performed at the concert. Also during the prologue for Wiggly Medley, the following dialogue between Anthony and Greg about "The Wiggle Puppets"(which wear seen in The Dorothy the Dinosaur and Friends Video and are infamous for their unsettling design) can be heard, however what followed was cut off. It was previously speculated that Shaky Shaky was performed at the concert as in the same muffled audio during the Wiggly Medley prologue Murray can be heard saying:
"Now that we got our shaking clothes on, let's do some shaking!"
However it was later revealed to be an extended intro to Wiggly Medley.
On the poster for the Sydney Entertainment Centre shows, the description reads "Toot Toot Chugga Chugga with ARIA winners The Wiggles & their friends Dorothy The Dinosaur, Wags The Dog, Henry The Octopus, Captain Feathersword, Zardo Zap and Officer Beaples in this spectacular new show." The only character and song that didn't appear in The Wiggly Big Show video was Zardo Zap. Even though she is listed on the flyer for the show, it's currently unknown if either herself appeared or the song of the same name was performed at the show.
When the group debuted the "OG Wiggles" on their YouTube channel, they uploaded a good chunk of their videography, but The Wiggly Big Show was not one of the videos uploaded. It was speculated that the Betacam master tape that contained the footage for the concert was lost but was quickly debunked when it was revealed that the 2011 documentary "Everybody Clap, Everybody Sing" included a snippet of footage from the concert that wasn't seen in The Wiggly Big Show. The footage's appearance in the documentary confirms that the group has a copy of the full performance.
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See Also[edit | edit source]
TV[edit | edit source]
- The Wiggles Live at Disneyland (found Australian TV special; 1998)
- The Wiggles (partially found alternate versions of episodes of children's show; 1998-2011)
- The Wiggles Series One (partially lost deleted scenes of children's live action series; 1997-1998)
- The Wiggles Show (partially found animated songs from children's show; mid 2000s)
- The Wiggles (lost unaired ABC pilot featuring children's group; 1995)
- The Wiggles Show (partially found Latin American adaptation of children's series; 2006)
- Let's Wiggle (partially found short series for children's band; 1997-1999)
- The Wiggles (partially found Taiwanese adaptation of children's series; 2003-2007)
- Wiggle and Learn (lost unreleased original version of children's TV series; 2006)
Concerts[edit | edit source]
- The Wiggles Big Show (partially lost footage of Melbourne performance; 1997)
- Wiggly Party Live in Concert (partially found footage of Vodafone Arena performance; 2001)
- Yule Be Wiggling Christmas Show (lost footage of The Wiggles live performance; 2000; existence unconfirmed)
- The Wiggles - NASA (lost footage of National Aeronautics and Space Administration performance; 2004)
- Santa's Rockin'! Concert (partially found footage of The Wiggles performance; 2004)
- Wiggly Safari Show (partially found footage of The Wiggles performances; 2002)
- Wiggledancing! Live On Stage (partially found pro-shot recordings of concert tour; 2006)
- Greatest Hits In The Round (partially lost Acer Arena performance of The Wiggles; 2010)
- Christmas Celebration (lost footage of The Wiggles final performance; 2012)
- The Wiggles LIVE In Concert Tsunami Relief Benefit Concert (partially found footage of Indian Ocean earthquake fundraiser performance; 2005)
- The Wiggly Big Show Tour (lost footage of "The Wiggles" live performance; 1999; existence unconfirmed)
Videos[edit | edit source]
- Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas (partially found original version of music video from album; 1996)
- Wake Up Jeff! (partially found original version of Wiggles video; 1996)
- A Wiggle Tale: Dorothy the Dinosaur Goes to Hospital (found promotional VHS tape; 1999)
- Getting Strong! (partially found original version of Wiggles video; 2006)
- The Wiggles (partially lost widescreen versions of children's videos; 2002-2004)
- Dancing Ride (found The Wiggles music video; 2001)
- LIVE Hot Potatoes! (found uncut version of Wiggles video; 2005)
- Overture Introductions (lost pre-show videos from The Wiggles tour; 2004)
- The Wiggles (partially found unreleased music videos of children's group; 2000s-2020s)