CC1 Hello, and welcome to the Wiggly Big Chat! Hmmm, let's start with a question from ...Emja! CC1 Question from emja : has your teaching background helped you make sure your music reaches the right age group?
-Greg- Yes it's helped a great deal!
CC1 Anonymous Question : Has the BRC ever been in an accident?
-Murray- no, definitely not, we're the wiggles, we drive safely and make sure we wear our seatbelts
-Anthony- except of course when Greg is at the wheel!
CC1 Question from Miss_Flirty : Do you ever get the urge to swap u`r shirt colours to confuse ppl?
-Anthony- not really
-Anthony- but it has happened in the movie
-Anthony- it's a very strange experience when you do it
-Anthony- very scary looking at yourself when you're not in the right coloured shirt
CC1 Question from gr8tassets : And what happened to the fifth member? Is that Captain Feathersword?
-Anthony- he is still there and having lots of fun
-Anthony- he's still tickling with his feathersword ...
CC1 Question from casper-17 : how many times have u fallen asleep on stage jeff??
-Jeff- Every time i've been on stage
-Jeff- he falls asleep because he loves to dream
CC1 Question from Barman2000 : Did any hiccups happen in the movie?
-Murray- plenty of hiccups w/ the big red car
-Murray- wouldn't start
-Murray- we needed ralph the mechanic quite a lot
-Murray- to help us out
-Murray- and half the time when we were saying our lines
-Murray- we burst out laughing!!!
CC1 Question from africano : Do you enjoy entertaining people? Or is it just another day at work for you?
-Anthony- no we REALLY enjoy it
-Anthony- especially entertaining little people
-Anthony- they are so spontaneous and energetic
-Anthony- and it keeps us young!
CC1 Question from Ima_Bedwetter1 : how did the band form and under what circumstances?
-Jeff- we formed at Macquarie Uni, just as a hobby, and started doing birthday parties, and all of a sudden
-Jeff- it took off
CC1 Question from emja : do you have kids of your own and how do they react when other people recognise you?
-Murray- I have a 5 yr old gir and a 2yr old boy
-Murray- my little boy doesnt' notice
-Murray- my daughter thought I just knew everybody but she's finding out now that she's at school
CC1 Question from MrsJ : what teaching area`s were you in......preschool...music????
-Murray- I taught some music at primary school
-Murray- also taught at uni and subject was early childhood
CC1 Comment from Miss_Flirty : So you guys are fairly conservative then?
-Murray- hmmm...we're fairly conservative
-Murray- we're pretty settled, some of us have families too
CC1 Question from kurmit316 : whats your favorite song
-Jeff- My favorite song is Hot Potato
-Anthony- Mine's Fruit Salad
-Anthony- because I love food so much
CC1 Question from ashleewiggle : Greg is yellow yr favourite colour
-Greg- yes it is!
-Greg- it's a HAPPY colour
-Greg- it reminds me of sunshine!
CC1 Anonymous Question : what do you do for spare time
-Greg- In my spare time I sing songs
-Greg- and I practice magic tricks.
-Greg- particularly card tircks
-Greg- I like doing card tricks because
-Greg- they take the most practice
CC1 Question from cc1 : What`s the best thing about being a Wiggle?
-Greg- you get to have fun every day of the week
-Greg- and you get to make a lot of people
-Greg- - HAPPY -
CC1 Question from Miss_Flirty : What are the guys favorite animals?? Anything exotic? (ie: jumping elephants or something??)
-Anthony- Miniature fox terriers ...
-Anthony- because they're faithful
-Anthony- fun loving
-Anthony- friendly dogs with great senses of humour
-Anthony- I have 3 of them ...
-Anthony- but no elephants :(
CC1 Question from monopoly : will you be making another christmas video?
-Anthony- We are ... we're going to make Wiggly Christmas #2
-Anthony- and that will be out for Christmas next year
CC1 Question from bee-g : What`s the story line for your new movie?
-Anthony- we don't have a new movie
-Anthony- but the Wiggly Big Show is a live concert video
-Anthony- and Jeff falls asleep in it!
CC1 Question from boorowa : do you find that you have become some what of a sex symbol among mothers?
-Murray- because Anthony was named bach of the year
-Murray- maybe he is a bit...
-Murray- but Greg and I are both happily married :)
-Murray- and Jeff is always sleeping!!
CC1 Question from scrappi : will you be back at mt pritchard community club again?
-Murray- Yes, prob next year..
CC1 Question from africano : Where is the weirdest place you`ve performed?
-Murray- Played the national anthem at a Syd Kings basket ball game
-Murray- and the audience didn't know whether to stand still or dance!!!
CC1 Question from kacey : are the wiggles popular in other countires?
-Jeff- were only just starting in America
-Jeff- and the UK
-Jeff- but from the response so far
-Jeff- the audiences are just as enthusiastic as here
-Jeff- just a little smaller
CC1 Question from bee-g : Did you finish your teaching degrees?
-Jeff- Everyone did except me
-Jeff- I didn't start one
-Jeff- I did industrial design
-Jeff- dreaming up new ideas :)
CC1 Question from J-Flyer : How long have you been performing for? and why did you choose to perform to children?
-Jeff- The wiggles have been going since 1991
-Jeff- I like to perform for children because
-Jeff- they're so spontaneous
-Jeff- and its never the same comment twice from the audience
-Jeff- you can always expect the unexpected
CC1 Question from cob1 : Where is Dorothy, Wags and Captain Feathersword today?
-Murray- we've given them the day off..
-Murray- Dorothy is working in her garden, looking after her roses
-Murray- Wags has to bury some bones today...
-Murray- And Henry is practicing w/ his underwater big band!!!
CC1 Question from Pauline2 : You seem to do alot of smaller concerts as well as the big ones. Which do you enjoy the most?
-Murray- We enjoy them all!!!!
-Murray- Sometimes the smaller ones are nice, because you can interact w/ the audience more easily
CC1 Anonymous Question : how did you come up with these songs and how long did it take you
-Murray- There's lots of diffrent ways
-Murray- sometimes one of us brings a part of the song to rehearsals
-Murray- sometimes, we all sit down and write together
-Murray- and with the lyrics, we just try and think what's impotant to chideren
-Murray- or what they are interested in...
CC1 Question from catie1 : How long will you keep wiggling for? Is it something you want to do in the long term?
-Greg- We'll do it as long as we keep on enjoying it
-Greg- we started doing it because we enjoyed music
-Greg- and early childhood teaching
-Greg- and we created a great way to teach a lot of children
-Greg- in a HUGE classroom
-Greg- and have FUN while we are doing it
CC1 Question from matmar : what`s your favourite song that you sing
-Greg- "can you point your fingers and do the twist"
-Greg- is my favourite -Greg- I like it because I wrote it
-Greg- and I like the melody
CC1 Question from Barman2000 : Will you be touring the world?
-Greg- we've already started touring
-Greg- and the USA
-Greg- we've also been to
-Greg- New Zealand
-Greg- and Hong Kong
-Greg- and it's going to be great to meet people in other parts of the world too
CC1 Question from bee-g : Why did you choose the name WIGGLES?
-Greg- It came from a song on our first album
-Greg- called "get ready to wiggle"
-Greg- it's also a way to describe the way that the children dance
CC1 Anonymous Question : Do you get mobbed by mini fans?
-Murray- not really mobbed, parents tend to notice us more than kids
-Murray- and they're usually fairly friendly
-Murray- so it's no impostion....it's nice!
CC1 Question from nicoleann : Hi! I live in the US and i just wanted to know if there is anywhere i can buy videos,cds,or books of the Wiggles?
-Murray- you can buy them fromour website , see link above
-Murray- and some of our videos will soon be released in the US
CC1 Question from Ima_Bedwetter1 : do you guys wear boxers or briefs?
-Murray- between us we wear a variety
-Murray- but they're all very SENSIBLE
CC1 Question from Saphyre : What do you guys think of chat? Is this your first experience with it?
-Murray- yes, it's my first experience and it's very interesting to see what questions people are asking
CC1 Comment from scrappi : my son thinks yous are the greatest and so do i
-Jeff- thank you
-Greg- thanks scrappi!
CC1 Question from monopoly : how did the yanks take to you?
-Jeff- very similar reaction
-Jeff- to Australia and England
-Jeff- the only thing is we have to introduce them to our characters
-Jeff- like Wags and Dorothy
CC1 Question from k-girl : whats it feel like entertaining all day everday? do you get sick of it?
-Jeff- No we don't get sick of it
-Jeff- sometimes we get a bit tired
-Jeff- so it means I get to sleep
CC1 Question from bee-g : How many different Wiggles videos are there at the moment?
-Jeff- We've got nine at the moment
-Jeff- and the latest is the Big Wiggly show
CC1 Question from kurmit316 : in hong kong do you speak diferent language
-Jeff- I speak and understand a little bit of Cantonese
-Jeff- I can get myself into a lot of trouble
-Jeff- speaking the way I do in Cantonese
CC1 Question from sngglepot : my daughter wants to know how many times have you performed on stage?
-Greg- abou 3000
-Greg- about 3800 times
-Greg- We've probably played to over 2 million people so far
CC1 Question from ashleewiggle : when will the wiggles tv show come back on channel 7
-Greg- Probably February 2000
-Greg- it will be a BRAND NEW series
CC1 Anonymous Question : Are the the songs new in your Wiggly Big Show?
-Greg- not all of the songs are new
-Greg- probably 5 or 6
-Greg- of the songs are new
-Greg- "Sing with me" is one of the new ones
-Greg- and so is "Six months in a leaky boat"
CC1 Question from ashby : how old is my fav wiggle jeff?
-Jeff- I'm 46, but only 21 digital years
CC1 Question from broady : whats it like being admired and loved by so many kids is a lot of reasponsiblility?
-Greg- yes it is a lot of responsibility
-Greg- but it's also great because
-Greg- parents and children
-Greg- will tell you
-Greg- how much they enjoy
-Greg- your songs and videos
-Greg- and that makes you feel really good
CC1 Question from geenie : i`d love to know where you get your ideas for songs from
-Murray- a lot of them come form children themselves
-Murray- especially when we were still teaching
-Murray- and we get ideas from our own children...
-Murray- and the rest we just make up..
CC1 Comment from ashleewiggle : Greg my greg doll is learning magic tricks with his magic wand
-Murray- make sure your greg doll keeps practicing
-Murray- it needs lots of practice to become a good magician!
-Greg- especially for card tricks
CC1 Time for the last questions...........
CC1 Question from africano : You`ve said you travel everywhere- what has been your favourite place so far and why?
-Murray- Australia is the BEST!
-Murray- because we love being home
-Murray- I've also enjoyed being in NY, becuase it's a really exciting city
CC1 Question from Miss_Flirty : Will one of the wiggles marry me???
-Murray- Two of us are out,because we're married, one's bach of the year and one's always asleep
-Murray- Anthony has to stay bachelor for the whole year
-Murray- but we'll try to wake Jeff up!!!
-Greg- Thanks for coming everyone!
CC1 Thanks so much guys! We've loved having you here!
-Greg- good bye!
-Jeff- Bye everyone !!
-Murray- Bye evrybody!!!!
CC1 Comment from memwa : The Wiggles, - thank you for taking the time to talk to us
CC1 Comment from ashby : i think all of the wiggles are great.