The Gondoliers

The Wiggles

The Wiggles are an Australian children’s music group, formed in 1991 and is still actively performing.  The Wiggles have enjoyed universal approval throughout their history of world tours, music and DVD recordings, as well as television broadcasts.  With a focus on children’s education, their music has been played in pre-schools all over the world.  While The Wiggles primarily sing songs which they write themselves, they also perform works written by others.  In an episode titled “Wiggle Bay,” in The Wiggle’s thirteenth video, released in 2002, the group performed “Dance a Cachucha.”

Chariots of Fire

The 1981 film, Chariots of Fire includes multiple Gilbert and Sullivan references.  The protagonist, Harold Abrahams, is a devoted Gilbert and Sullivan fan.  The film features “He is an Englishman” from H.M.S. Pinafore, “With Catlike Tread” from The Pirates of Penzance, “The Soldiers of Our Queen” from Patience, “Three Little Maids from School Are We” from The Mikado and “There Lived a King” from The Gondoliers.