The Wiggles are Dead! Now let’s start the celebration!
Brian at Being Daddy has produced Wiggles Wiggle Out Of Wiggles, a delicious piece of satire that announces the demise of the execrable singing group. I swear I thought it was the Real McCoy. My heart leapt for joy! But when I followed his link to the real Wiggles website, which announced future concert dates, I realized that Brian was ‘having us on.’ Good on ‘ya, Brian, as the Irish would say. He had me going there.
Here’s some of what I wrote at Brian’s blog BEFORE I realized he had spoofed us all:
“I’m sorry to be such a spoilsport but I detest the Wiggles. Call me a snob, call me an overeducated, fun-hating adult…I just don’t care. I thought they were an insult to just about everything they tried to do or be: children’s entertainment, music, storytelling, you name it.
We were given a single CD by someone who thought they were doing us a favor. UGH! My son, of course, loved the video. It got to the point where I thought if I have to watch it again I’ll shoot myself. So I threw it behind the books in the bookcase & I’ve never heard a request for it since.
Wiggles–how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways:
1. lip synching
2. fake guitar playing
3. insipid, unimaginative stories, acting and songs
Need I say more? The Wiggles’ breakup makes me so happy I’m gonna go blog about it back at my blog.
Lest you think I’m a total misanthrope–there are lots of children’s cds and videos I (& my son) adore: HBO’s Goodnight, Moon, Dumbo, Peter Pan, Fantasia, Rikki Tikki Tavi, etc. There IS intelligent, thoughtful, entertaining children’s videos out there. YOu just have to do some careful research and careful buying.
At my blog, I’ve posted my entertainment recommendations at Children’s Video: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly