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This is a list of Busytown characters.

CharactersEdit

Although the books contain a wide assortment of characters from different countries and backgrounds, there are some who appear in most of the stories as stars or guests making cameo appearances. For example, Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and Sergeant Murphy, often appear in the illustrations even if they are not mentioned in the text.

The most frequent characters include:

MalesEdit

Character Debut Clothing

Color

Description
Father Cat April 6, 1968 Blue Runs a grocery store and is sometimes referred to as Grocer Cat. His first name is John. He frequently does business with Farmer Alfalfa. In the cartoon series The Busy World of Richard Scarry, he works as a travel agent (like his wife in Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever!).
Huckle Cat April 6, 1968 Yellow Their school-age son, the protagonist of the series. He is 7 years old. Huckle is often shown in the cockpits of planes and flying with Rudolf Von Flugel. It is implied that his ambition is to be a pilot when he grows up. (Huck was the nickname for Scarry's son, Richard Scarry Jr.) Huckle Cat has red spots in The Busy World of Richard Scarry but he is 8 years old and has orange spots in Busytown Mysteries.
Lowly Worm April 6, 1968 Blue, Green Huckle's best friend/pet. He often stays with the Cats as a house guest. Although he attends school with the Cat children, Lowly can also be seen in more adult situations, like driving a street sweeper or working in the operating room of the Busytown Hospital.
The Pig Family November 26, 1974 White (Papa Pig)
White, Red, Gray (Brother Pig)
Father Pig is a house painter married to a typical housewife, Mother Pig. They have twin children, Harry and Sally.
Sergeant Murphy April 14, 1969 Dark Blue a cocker spaniel police motorcyclist who is often present in street and road scenes. He is married and has a little girl named Bridget. He is dedicated to his job and his passion for motorcycles is shown in the fact that he wears his crash helmet in bed. His name is reflection on the stereotypical Irish-American policeman.
Mayor Fox February 7, 1969 Red a fox and the Mayor of Busytown. He always wears a monacle, top hat and a ribbon of office.
Billy Dog April 5, 1993 Red a hound dog who appears to be a bully at first, but has a heart of gold. He is good friends with Huckle, Hilda, and Lowly. He later gets glasses and usually wears a red sweater. He's about 7 years old. He appears in Billy Dog's Bad Day.
Rudolf Von Flugel November 10, 1974 Green a pilot who flies a red-coloured German World War I monoplane and dresses in the uniform of a German officer of the time. He often takes Huckle, Lowly and Little Sister up in his planes, though these flights frequently end in disaster. His name is the German word for wing (Flügel).
The Firefighters March 11, 1969 Blue or Black and Yellow (Smokey), Blue or Black and Yellow (Sparky), Blue or Black and Yellow (Snozzle) a trio of pig firefighters. Sparky and Snozzle wear a saucepan and colander as headgear, and one of them uses a trombone for a siren.
Janitor Joe November 15, 1970 Yellow, Blue a fox who is a janitor in most places of Busytown, including, the theatre and Huckle's school.
Mr. Fixit May 15, 1971 Blue a fox repairman who boasts that he can fix anything, but does not often show this ability. He once attempted to fix Mrs. Cat's vacuum cleaner but it ran on the ceiling instead of the floor.
Mr. Frumble May 15, 1971 Blue or Green a slightly clueless pig who often loses and chases after his hat. He drives a pickle-shaped car and is prone to vehicular accidents. Sometimes he gets traffic tickets from Sergent Murphy.
The Beggars June 30, 1971 Red (Wolfgang Wolf), Blue (Benny Baboon), Green (Harry Hyena) a trio of layabouts who spend their time lazing in the sun or eating or getting into trouble. On one occasion they were deemed suitable enough to fly to the moon (with Lowly as a passenger).
Bananas Gorilla April 14, 1969 Blue a gorilla who can be a thief whose passion for the fruit that bears his name leads him to steal bunches of them from Grocer Cat, which leads to his pursuit by Sergeant Murphy. Bananas also has many watches on each wrist. He is 14 years old.
Mr. Humperdink January 16, 1971 White a baker pig who owns Busytown's bakery. He loves to bake all sorts of things, but he is most famous for baking bread. However, sometimes what he bakes does not always turn out right.
Able Baker Charlie January 16, 1971 White a baker mouse who owns Busytown's bakery. He loves to bake all sorts of things, but he is most famous for baking bread. However, sometimes what he bakes does not always turn out right.
Beverly Baboon February 2, 1970 Blue A baboon who works at the Library and can often be seen at the front desk.
Farmer Alfalfa April 6, 1968 Blue a goat who owns a farm in the outskirts of Busytown and specializes in growing corn. Non-conscientious drivers can often be seen driving through his fields. (He may have been named after a Terrytoons character of the same name.)
Farmer Fox October 14, 1974 Pink, Blue another farmer who resides on the outskirts of Busytown. Being a fox, he also loves to grow corn, but he often grows wheat, as well.
Farmer Patrick Pig November 16, 1980 Green, Blue another farmer who resides on the outskirts of Busytown. Being a pig, he also loves to grow corn, but he often grows wheat, as well.
Farmer Charlie Cat November 16, 1980 Yellow, Red another farmer who resides on the outskirts of Busytown. Being a cat, he also loves to grow corn, but he often grows wheat, as well.
Freddie Fox March 15, 1989 Light Blue

Yellow, Green

a fox can be seen in Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever! video series.
Marvin Mouse March 15, 1989 Blue, Purple a mouse can be also seen in Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever! video series.
Mr. Gronkle February 11, 1974 Green An elderly and grouchy warthog who isn't fond of children. He is rarely compassionate and wants things to go his way. In the Busytown Mysteries episode "The Mystery of the Unpopular Pizzeria," it is revealed that his first name is Gordon.
Vanderbuilt February 11, 1974 Yellow Mr. Gronkle's son.
Kenny March 8, 1993 Pink a bear who first appeared in Grouchy Mr. Gronkle.
Lenny March 8, 1993 Blue a dog who first appeared in Grouchy Mr. Gronkle.
Sprout Goat March 7, 1994 Red a goat that first appeared in The Field Trip.
Sprout's Father March 7, 1994 Blue the father of Sprout that first appeared in The Field Trip.
Jason the Mason February 14, 1976 Blue a pig mason who specializes in building brick foundations and chimneys. Although skilled at his trade, he is somewhat clumsy.
Sawdust the Carpenter February 14, 1976 Blue a cat carpenter who builds houses. He sometimes works alone and sometimes with several apprentices.
Fred the Squid April 11, 1974 Yellow A squid who runs a fish and chips business.
Mr. Raccoon June 11, 1973 Blue A raccoon wears a monacle, watch, bowtie and vest.
Doctor Lion July 23, 1976 Green a lion doctor who runs both a private practice and works at the Busytown Hospital and is the primary health care provider for most of the citizens.
Postman Pig March 11, 1978 Blue a pig letter carrier. Although not the only carrier in Busytown, his route includes the Cat family's home.
Pig Will and Pig Won't April 11, 1970 Red, Yellow (Pig Will), White, Blue (Pig Won't) Two pig brothers around age 6 who drive a sausage shaped car and are friends of Huckle and Sally. Pig Will wears a green shirt/green overalls and Pig Won't wears a red shirt/blue overalls. Pig Will's catchphrase is, "I will! I will!" Pig Won't's catchphrase is, "I won't."
Dingo April 20, 1971 Red Dingo or sometimes known as Dingo Dog is a Dingo who drives a fast red car. He is a very fast and speedy hungry guy who never obeys traffic laws and is always speeding
Gold Bug November 14, 1968 Yellow A cricket who works as a roving news reporter for the Busytown Action Bug News and drives a small yellow van, appearing in Busytown Mysteries.
Bully Bobcat August 11, 1972 Green a bobcat who decides Squeaky.
Bumbles Leopard October 20, 1972 Blue a leopard.
Mr. Root November 15, 1970 Green an armadillo who works at the community garden. He can be a bit convincing.
Fireman Ralph March 15, 1989 Blue He is one of the Firefighters in Richard Scarry's Best ABC Video Ever!, Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever! and Richard Scarry's Best Silly Stories and Songs Video Ever!.
Mr. Read-a-Lot August 23, 1994 Green He is an owl who works at the Busytown library in Richard Scarry's Best Silly Stories and Songs Video Ever!.

FemalesEdit

Character Debut Clothing

Color

Description
Mother Cat April 6, 1968 Pink A typical housewife and mother. She cares for Huckle, Sally, Lowly, and even her husband. Mother Cat's first name is Fiona.
Sally Cat November 15, 1985 Green

Pink

Huckle's younger sibling. She is 5 years old. In her early appearances she was known as Little Sister in 1985. Sally Cat has red spots in The Busy World of Richard Scarry but she is 6 years old and has orange spots in Busytown Mysteries.
Grandma Cat November 15, 1985 Blue lives in another town and it requires a journey by plane to visit her. She is a skilled driver.
The Pig Family November 26, 1974 Red, Blue (Mama Pig)
Blue, Green (Sister Pig)
Father Pig is a house painter married to a typical housewife, Mother Pig. They have twin children, Harry and Sally.
The Firefighters March 11, 1969 Blue

Black, Yellow (Squirty)

a new pig firefighter that first appeared in The Busy World of Richard Scarry.
Miss Honey September 13, 1969 Purple a bear school teacher. She is very kind. Her pupils include the Cat children and Lowly Worm.
Hilda Hippo September 13, 1969 Green

Yellow

Pink Red

a self-conscious about that lady see and you hippopotamus who works as a playground monitor at the elementary school. She also has a fairly obvious crush on Lowly. It is also revealed that she's allergic to roses. She is around 11 years old.
Lily Bunny August 31, 1989 Purple a sweet little rabbit in overalls who is Huckle Cat's friend. She likes counting numbers and likes to do what she likes best. She seems to be 8 years old.
Rhonda Raccoon August 17, 1993 Yellow, Blue a raccoon who appears in Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever video series.

Comment: This is a picture of one of my favorite Richard Scarry characters: Rhonda Raccoon. From what I remember, she can been seen in four of the Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever! video series: Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever!, Richard Scarry's Best Learning Songs Video Ever!, Richard Scarry's Best Silly Stories and Songs Ever!, and Richard Scarry's Best Sing-Along Mother Goose Video Ever!, Rhonda is one of my favorites because I like the way she looks. (Yes, I do think she looks great in that yellow dress!) Plus, if you're watching Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever! on Youtube, I think you can detect a shiptease between her and Freddie Fox! Also, the pose that I drew her in this picture comes from that video.

Mary Mouse March 15, 1989 Yellow, Green, Purple a mouse can even also be seen on Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever! video series.
Ursula Pig August 17, 1993 Purple, White a pig that first appeared in Richard Scarry's Best Learning Songs Video Ever!.
Cassie April 18, 1994 Pink a cat that first appeared in New Friend on the Block.
Lynnie Raccoon March 22, 1993 Red a raccoon mimo that first appeared in Mr. Raccoon's Different Day.
Deputy Flo November 26, 1974 Dark Blue Sergeant Murphy's friend.
Nurse Nelly July 23, 1976 Blue a cat who often works as Dr. Lion's assistant both at his office and in the hospital.
P.S. Pig March 11, 1978 Blue a pig letter carrier, appearing in The Busy World of Richard Scarry.