T.V. Wiggles

First Appearance:

July 31st, 1950

Known Associates:

Kinny Scope
Phil Coe
Bubbles Anvil (Deceased)

Appearance of Death:

November 12th, 1950

Created By:

Chester Gould

Can Be Found:

The Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 13

T.V. Wiggles was a former professional wrestler who turned to a life of crime. He had wavy blond hair, light eyes and a pointed nose. He tended to tremble or fidget often.

Wiggles operated a protection racket in Dick Tracy's city wherein he would threaten local bar owners that he would ruin their television sets if they didn’t pay him.

When Sparkle Plenty became famous on television (with Vitamin Flintheart as her agent), Wiggles attempted to extort Vitamin for a portion of his agent commission. Wiggles threatened to use a special wrestling hold that he had learned on Sparkle that could put her into a coma if Vitamin refused. Vitamin informed Tracy, who began an investigation into Wiggles' activities. Wiggles retaliated by sneaking into the television studio and trying to shoot Sparkle. He was stopped by Mugg.

B.O. Plenty and Dick Tracy pursued the escaping Wiggles, which resulted in B.O. being shot and falling into a coma. Tracy caught up to Wiggles in a repair garage, where the panicking Wiggles knocked a stack of sheet metal on top of himself, which cut him to pieces. B.O. later recovered.

Appearances in Other MediaEdit

Movie ContinuityEdit

T.V. did not appear in the 1990 "Dick Tracy" feature film. He was one of the main antagonists in the second original follow-up novel Dick Tracy Meets His Match by Max Allan Collins.


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