YMMV / The Wiggles

  • Chorus-Only Song: Many Wiggles' songs are an example of this, mainly "Rock-a-Bye Your Bear" and "Hot Potato".
  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
    • Several, but Do The Twist and the cover of Octopus's Garden are really quite awesome.
    • A special mention goes to "Wiggly Medley", the song that accompanied the credits in The Wiggles. It takes some of their most popular songs, ups the tempo, and rolls them all in to one song that flows really nicely.
  • Ear Worm: EVERYTHING. Hear any song once, and it will be stuck in your brain forever. Even if you haven't seen or thought about the show in ten years, the moment someone brings it up, these songs will be coming back to you!
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Lachy and Emma quite literally take this Up to Eleven.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Their collaborations with Rolf Harris are definitely this after his conviction for child sex crimes.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In Whoo Hoo! Wiggly Gremlins, Anthony absentmindedly tells one of the gremlins what to watch out for in the gremlins. When Murray asks Anthony who he's talking to, Anthony replies, "Well, I'm talking to Murray!" before realizing his mistake. The gremlin he was talking to was played by Simon Pryce, who would become the Red Wiggle ten years later.
  • Internet Backdraft: Greg Page's return caused some of this, especially in regard to how Sam's departure was handled. And then it arguably got even worse when Emma became the Yellow Wiggle.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: "It's A Wiggly, Wiggly World" and "Ukulele Baby" have both been edited from their original versions, as they originally featured Rolf Harris as a guest star, who was jailed in 2012 for sexual misconduct. The original versions, while still fairly common, are not sold publicly anymore.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Fruit Salad" is quite popular with mash-up makers; case in point.
  • Misblamed: Anthony seems to get blamed for a lot of things that aren't his fault (see, for example, Sam's departure). This could possibly be the result of his I Am the Band status.
    • Greg got some of the backlash, too. What happened was that, after two years of fruitless contract negotiations with Sam, The Wiggles asked Greg (who had adequately recovered from his OI by that point) to come back so The Wiggles could keep going in spite of the contract issues. However, Sam's departure/Greg's return was framed by many fans as Greg coming out of retirement just because he wanted to, Sam be damned.
      • None of this is helped by Sam's willingness to play the victim in the situation....
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Wiggle Puppets. See for yourself.
  • Older Than They Think: Most people outside Australia figure that The Wiggles are a fairly recent creation not knowing that they've been around since 1991 in their native Australia.
    • They've been around for so long that most Australian tropers grew up watching their videos.
  • Periphery Demographic: The band seems to avoid being grating to everyone but kids by having enough talent and good songs that parents and siblings don't mind being dragged along their concerts. That and they're damn catchy.
    • The fact they they play their own instruments (for the most part) elevates them from the normal "Triple threats who couldn't get any decent acting work" to "Musicians who specifically cater to children."
  • Replacement Scrappy: Sam was this to many fans who grew up with The Wiggles through The '90s and the better part of the Turn of the Millennium. Bizzarely, Greg became one himself to many long-term fans when he replaced Sam, mainly because of the controversy over how Sam was allegedly treated. Then along came Emma...
    • Some people think the same thing of Lachy and Simon to Jeff and Murray...
  • Uncanny Valley: The aforementioned Wiggle Puppets, and some of their early attempts (Pre the Space Dancing DVD), to render the human members with computer graphics. The 2D animated sequences aren't any better.


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