With BP making it hard for the media to cover the oil spill, most people don't know that the Australia-based Wiggles temporarily stopped entertaining kids to respond to this awful crisis.
For instance, fruit-salad-loving Anthony Wiggle went "down under" the Gulf to try to plug the hole with a "junk shot" of apples and bananas. But he didn't succeed, and the knife he borrowed from BP to slice the fruit was catapulted above the stratosphere by the gushing crude.
"I'd like my knife back," said BP bigwig Tony Hayward, who has seemingly been in outer space since the oil spill began.
Soon, Murray Wiggle played his electric guitar underwater while Wiggles friend Henry the Octopus danced. The idea was to stir up the Gulf floor enough to stanch the escaping oil. But Henry was immediately lured away by the hit show Dancing with the Octopi.
Then Jeff Wiggle, known for falling asleep in odd places, began snoozing on a wing of Air Force One after hearing President Obama's latest too-calm statement about the environmental disaster that has killed 11 people and countless creatures.
And, since the Deepwater Horizon exploded in April, Sam Wiggle has never been seen gassing up the "Big Red Car" at a BP station. This caused Wags the Dog -- who had been upset ever since health problems forced Sam's predecessor Greg Wiggle out of the band in 2006 -- to happily wag his tail so much that enough energy was created to wean the U.S. off oil by the year 4000.
Finally, Captain Feathersword was dispatched to the Gulf as the Wiggles sang "go, captain, go!" But after relying on the error-prone BP for directions, Feathersword's pirate ship ended up in a London bathtub.
Meanwhile, it's been rumored that Congress subpoenaed Wiggles friend Dorothy the Dinosaur to grill her about whether oil is partly composed of dead dinosaurs. Given that there might have been no oil to spill without dead dinosaurs, some Republicans wanted to penalize Dorothy's late ancestors rather than BP.
And don't forget that the answer was "yes" when Congress asked the blame-shifting, spin-happy BP, Transocean, and Halliburton this immortal Wiggles-song question: "Can you point your fingers and do the twist?"