I think this guy is kind of a fox.
Not bad, am I right? I figured I would hit you with a picture of him out of character first before I revealed who he actually is and you laugh in my face.
::that awkward moment when you realize that one of the Wiggles is hot::
Before I was a mom, I used to think that kid’s show The Wiggles was supremely annoying and creepy, which was a little unfair of me because I knew absolutely nothing about it and was basing my opinion on the standard reaction from friends that didn’t have children. Then one day a couple months ago I was looking for some kid-friendly music to play for Betty and didn’t have any in the house. I came across some Wiggles episodes OnDemand and they sing and dance, right? So I queued one up and was initially shocked to see that the group is made up of 4 adult males. I could see why my friends might think they were creepy.
But then, Betty LOVED them.
I don’t know what it is, but she has completely gravitated towards The Wiggles. Maybe it’s the accents? (I like the accents.) I do know that they have saved my ass on a couple occasions when she has been having an epic meltdown and nothing else was making her happy. It’s not like she just sits there like a zombie and watches it either. When the Wiggles are playing, Betty needs to get up and dance. She loves them so much that I have Wiggles music downloaded to listen to in the car. And really how could I hate anything that makes my daughter smile?
So naturally, I’ve gotten to know the Wiggles better myself. The one in yellow is Greg. He likes to do stupid magic tricks and is the lead singer for most of their songs. Then the gawky one in red who looks much older than he is is Murray and he plays the guitar. The purple guy is Jeff. Jeff has narcolepsy. They never come right out and say it, but he certainly has a problem with falling asleep multiple times per episode. He also frequently goes missing and then the other Wiggles have to find him on a game show – with a catchy theme song which has been stuck in my head all morning – called “Where’s Jeff?”. Then there’s the easy-on-the-eyes, blue Wiggle, Anthony. He is the artsy one and the only remaining member of the group that is pictured above. The other three were replaced this year and I’m disappointed because they have all grown on me in their own way. Especially Narcoleptic Jeff. “Where’s Lachlan?” does not have the nearly the same nice ring to it.
Other characters include Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus, Betty’s favorite, Captain Feathersword, who is a pirate, and Dorothy the TOTALLY OBNOXIOUS Dinosaur who I would not miss at all if they got rid of her entirely.
So don’t judge me, but I kind of love the guys. All of them, not just Hot Anthony. I never understood how my friends who were already parents could tolerate these shows and now here I am shamelessly writing about it on my blog with a DVR full of The Wiggles at home. I also foresee a lot of Yo Gabba Gabba in my future. Biz Markie and The Aggrolites?? How can I possibly say no to that??
I’m still drawing the line at Elmo though. I can’t deal with him and I dread the day that Betty figures out he exists.