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The Wiggles is an Australian, live action, children's television show featuring members of band of the same name. The stars of the show are yellow Wiggle Greg (Greg Page), the always hungry blue Wiggle Anthony (Anthony Field), guitar-loving red Wiggle Murray (Murray Cook), and the sleepy purple Wiggle Jeff (Jeff Fatt). They're joined on the series by friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword (Paul Paddick), Henry the Octopus (voiced by Fatt), and Wags the Dog. The first version of the series is broken down into various segments. It begins with a musical number from the band's earlier albums, then followed by a segment with Dorothy the Dinosaur narrating over an activity performed by various children. Next, the members of band are featured in a segment dealing with various themes such as friendship or helping prepare for a party. Another musical number split this up from the next section of the show - a story starring Henry the Octopus. Henry's segment is immediately followed by a comedy scene pairing up Captain Feathersword and Wags the Dog. After a final musical number, the end credits run over a high speed romp between The Wiggles and the rest of the cast. The second series of The Wiggles is less regimented than the original. Rather than four different segments, this version of the series sometimes focuses on one storyline, and while the Wiggles are involved they sometimes aren't the main stars. In addition, a new character was introduced, Officer Beaples (Leanne Halloran) and more focus is placed on The Wiggles more recent songs. The Wiggles premiered in May 1998 on Australia's Channel 7. A few years later it debuted in the United States on The Disney Channel.