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  1. Actually, that’s Greg’s really voice and he knows how to play guitar. Even in the concerts, that’s Greg’s LIVE voice while he’s dancing. He took breathing classes so he would be able to dance and sing at the same time. That, I and many others think, is pure talent. That’s more than I can say about people who sit around writing false stories just to make other people worry and want to know the truth. I think it’s a scam just so people will visit their site. I’m sure you all can think of something more creative to get people to pay attention to you.

  2. I take it all back, Kelley, you’ve convinced me that a performer who can sing and dance at the same time has “PURE TALENT.” I simply can’t think of another performer who’s ever lived who’s been able to do that!! I’ll never say another cross word about the Wiggles or your beloved Greg.

    BTW, Kelley, the story wasn’t “false,” but a spoof. I guess true believers like you can’t stand a bit of irony. I for one think the world would be much poorer without such fun. Too bad you’re so serious you can’t join in the fun.

  3. im with you Richard, my son is 17 months old and beginning to be entertained by videos and tv shows, and the Wiggles is one of the worst. i find it offensively low-brow (even for a childrens show, and i have watched “Barney and friends”!)and its thinly veiled homosexual imagery disturbs me greatly. i wont let my son watch it. it shocks me to see how many rabid Wiggles fans there are out there that dont see the true crap nature of this program.

  4. Overeducated?! I love that you had to state that! I can’t take it either after 600 shows on my vcr, but I’m not 15 months old. It was not made for someone of your superior intellect. It was made for pre schoolers. What a whiner!

  5. Let’s see, you say you “can’t take” the Wiggles after “600 shows” on your vcr. But you think your child can take the Wiggles pablum? You see, the Wiggles insult not only my own intelligence but my child’s as well.

    What child entertainment alternatives does one have that engage, stimulate and excite a child without insulting their intelligence? The great Disney vintage cartoons and films (Dumbo, Fantasia, Bambi, etc.), Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, the Charles & Ray Eames Toy Trains video featured in this blog, Yellow Submarine, Wallace & Gromit (also featured here), Spirited Away…I could go on like this forever. The point is that the Wiggles are the equivalent of turning the TV on in your child’s bedroom as a babyminder while you go about your business.

  6. I know this is old, but my hatred for the Wiggles is as fresh as fruit salad which is as fresh as my hatred for Barney.

    Terrible programming with insipid story lines and music that makes you want to strangle kittens.

    Mr. Rogers & Blue’s Clues were some brilliant children’s programming and so is Oobi if you have heard of that. I also loved Bill Nye and The Magic School Bus (irritating but great premise).

    I love the quirkiness of Thomas the Tank Engine and the strange things the Brits find humorous. I get bored with the political correctness of Sesame Street. Let Cookie Monster eat freaking cookies…he’s a monster with no teeth who makes a mess…that’s the point. You want to add an insufferable self righteous vegan puppet, be my guest…but the point is: Don’t take it so serious that you miss the point that it’s for kids and don’t suffer it so little that it becomes stuff & nonsense like the Wiggles.

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