While many sites on these here interwebs have blacked out to protest SOPA perhaps the toddlers of our great nation have silently pulled off a massive coup by getting the original Wiggle singer-gangsta Greg Page back in the fold. Beauty mate!
Yes. He’s the one in yellow and the one your sweet little angel cried over when that new dude Sam was singing “Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car” instead. Hey, when I realized why my child was upset I got ticked too man. I wanted to call the Wiggles Network to get to the bottom of this whole travesty. Instead I just Googled it and discovered that Greg had retired due to a health condition called orthostatic intolerance.
While being told to “Z ya” can be hard, especially when it means sailing away from Wiggle Bay and good pals like Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword and Wags the Dog, Sam has reportedly done so with Wiggle grace, and pockets full o’ wiggly bank too. How profitable is it to be in this band? Well… (via Wikipedia)
They were named Australia’s richest entertainers by Business Review Weekly (BRW) for four years in a row (2004–2008), and earned A$45 million in 2009, when they were third on BRW’s annual list. By 2008, The Wiggles had earned seventeen gold, twelve platinum, three double-platinum, and ten multi-platinum awards for sales of over 17 million DVDs and four million CDs.
There’s no rest for the weary unless you’re Jeff of course (wake up dude), so Greg better hit the yummy fruit salad with Anthony because his old band has yet another DVD I’ll have to buy coming out followed by a globe trotting tour. Welcome back Greg!
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