Richard Scarry's Best ABC Video Ever is the first video from the Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever series. It is released on March 15, 1989.


The episode begins with Huckle Cat and his friends riding the bus to Busytown School. They say good morning to their teacher Miss Honey, who declares that today in school is Alphabet Day. Her students, totaling 26, whose names begins with each letter of the alphabet, start by singing the alphabet song. The class goes through every letter of the alphabet and the word that start with that letter.

When the final bell rings, everyone goes home. Huckle sings the alphabet song again as Lowly shapes the letters. Lowly goes to bed as the video ends.


  1. Alphabet Song
  2. Airplane
  3. Bread
  4. Crayon
  5. Drum
  6. Egg
  7. Fire Engine
  8. Guitar
  9. House
  10. Ice Cream
  11. Jar
  12. Kite
  13. Ladder
  14. Motorcycle
  15. Nurse
  16. Octopus
  17. Pie
  18. Quilt
  19. Rabbit
  20. Soup
  21. Train
  22. Uniform
  23. Violin
  24. Watermelon
  25. Xylophone
  26. Yo-yo
  27. Zipper
  28. Alphabet Song (Reprise) - Huckle sings the song as Lowly forms all the letters before he goes to bed.

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  • This video was released in March 15, 1989. This was the same year that NBC aired the first season of the TV series, Seinfeld, four months later. It's also the same year that The Lyons Group and Kids Edutainment released, Barney and the Backyard Gang: Three Wishes and Barney and the Backyard Gang: A Day at the Beach on VHS, that TV Asahi aired the thirteenth installment of the Super Sentai series, Kousoku Sentai Turboranger and the eighth installment of the Metal Hero series, The Mobile Cop Jiban, that George W. Bush became the 41st president of the United States, that Focus on the Family aired the 1989 season of the radio drama and comedy series, Adventures in Odyssey, that PBS aired the first season of Long Ago and Far Away, the first and second seasons of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, and the first season of Shin Time Station, that Rock 'n' Roll Heaven was released on VHS, that The Disney Channel aired the first season of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, that Seven Network aired the third season of Hey Dad...! and that Broderbund released the video game, Where in North Dakota is Carmen Sandiego?, on Apple II.
  • This title of the video was named after five books, Feed the Hippo His ABC's, Richard Scarry's ABC Word Book, Find Your ABC's, Teeny Tiny ABC and Little ABC. This title also was named before the book, Richard Scarry's ABC's. This title even was not named after the story, Sergeant Murphy and the Banana Thief (part of the book, Richard Scarry's Funniest Book Ever).
  • This video is along with Richard Scarry's Best Counting Video Ever and Richard Scarry's Best Learning Songs Video Ever would be in the compilation video, Richard Scarry's Family Feature Starring The Busytown Friends!.
  • This is the first video of the Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever series.
  • Those segments are not from the NET/PBS/PBS Kids/HBO TV series, Sesame Street.
  • This is the same alphabet from Leapfrog: Letter Factory, Barney's Alphabet Zoo, Baby Bumblebee: ABC's, The Alphabet Zoo and many more.
  • In the opening segment, the Narrator sounds like Tom Hanks, which he voices Woody from the Disney and Pixar films, Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, Woody Car from the Disney and Pixar film, Cars, and the Conductor, the Hobo, and Santa Claus from the Warner Bros. Pictures film, The Polar Express and also portrays Joe "NY152" Fox in You've Got Mail, Scott Turner in Turner and Hooch, and Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks. Or the Narrator sounds like Rush Limbaugh, which he performs the radio program, The Rush Limbaugh Show, and writes, publishes and narrates Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, Rush Revere and the First Patriots, Rush Revere and the American Revolution, Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner and Rush Revere and the Presidency.
  • When Libby Leopard jumps over Kathy's turn, Kathy looked at Libby and she says "I'm next! I'm next! I've got the letter L!" and Miss Honey says, "I'm sorry, Libby, but L doesn't come after J." Miss Honey then told the viewers that K comes after J.
  • In the I segment, Bananas Gorilla wants banana ice cream, which would mean he likes ice cream too. When Bob Fox looks inside the ice cream cart, he's all out of banana ice cream. Bananas Gorilla can't find bananas anywhere today.
  • In the B segment, Bananas Gorilla doesn't eat blueberries, so Able Baker Charlie tells him to come back to the bakery tomorrow.
  • Just before the letter Q scene, Quincy Cat was sleeping in class and was forced to "wake up".
  • After the N segment, Janitor Joe floods the classroom, but he only speaks once in the video.
  • In the M segment, Bananas Gorilla steals all of the bananas from the mail truck and rides on Sergeant Murphy's motorcycle.
  • When Mary Mouse says "M is the next letter," her mouth wasn't seen, but her whiskers were moving up and down.
  • Huckle has the letter H which starts in the name.
  • In the S segment, the silly soup tastes disgusting.
  • Also in the S segment, Sarah stirs in some spinach, Samantha slices in some salami, Sylvia slides in sardines, Sonia slips in strawberries, Sally shreds some sauerkraut and Sybil adds a spoonful of salt to the silly soup.
  • This is the only time Lowly Worm wears a party hat in the P segment. The second time would later then be The Best Mistake Ever in the future TV show, The Busy World of Richard Scarry.
  • In the Z segment, Sergeant Murphy is presumed to be the antagonist because he stole a Bananas Gorilla because it was revealed by Huckle Cat that the bananas weren't stolen, because they belonged to Bananas Gorilla and were his all along.
  • The first frame after the X segment says "NG".
  • In the O segment, the octopus is holding an orange, an oilcan, an olive, an onion, an oyster, an orchid (a type of flower), an oar and an oboe.
  • Before the T segment, Tom Wolf holds his T card upside down.
  • Before the U segment, Ursula Dog can't find her U card until Miss Honey tells her that she's sitting on it.
  • This is still the very same Bananas Gorilla from Richard Scarry's Best Counting Video Ever, Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever, Richard Scarry's Best Learning Songs Video Ever and Richard Scarry's Best Silly Stories and Songs Video Ever.
  • This episode marks appearances for Huckle Cat, Freddie Fox, Sergeant Murphy, Able Baker Charlie, Bananas Gorilla and other characters.
  • This is the first time Huckle says, "Look, Lowly", the second time would later then be Richard Scarry's Best Silly Stories and Songs Video Ever.
  • Huckle's voice is sounded like Spot the Dog (1st season/early 2nd season version) from the TV series, The Adventures of Spot.
  • Sally Cat, Father Cat and Jason Pig are silent characters.
  • There are two only times that The Alphabet Song is sung by:
    • The students sing the alphabet before naming things by each letter of the alphabet.
    • Huckle Cat sings the reprise before Lowly goes to bed.


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Richard Scarry's Best ABC Video Ever!

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