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Richard Scarry's Best ABC Video Ever is the first video from the Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever series. It was released on March 15, 1989 on VHS and rereleased on October 16, 2001 on DVD and on early-late 2010s on YouTube and Dailymotion.

Storyline Edit

Join Huckle and Lowly Worm as they go to school to learn their ABC's with the children!

PlotEdit

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 bell rings, everyone goes home. Huckle sings the alphabet song again as Lowly shapes the letters. Lowly goes to bed as the video ends. The entire Busytown is seen on birds-eye view and an airplane pulls the "The End" banner.

SegmentsEdit

  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.

Characters FeaturedEdit

(*Unmamed.)

Songs Edit

Trivia/GoofsEdit

  • This title of the video is based on and named after the book, Richard Scarry's ABC Word Book.
  • This is the first video of the Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever series.
  • This video, along with Richard Scarry's Best Counting Video Ever, would be in two Random House Home Video and Children's Book-of-the-Month Club videos, Richard Scarry's Best Learning Video Ever! and Richard Scarry's Best ABC Plus Counting Video Ever!.
  • This video, along with Richard Scarry's Best Counting Video Ever and Richard Scarry's Best Learning Songs Video Ever, would be in two Random House Home Video and Children's Book-of-the-Month Club videos, Richard Scarry's Family Feature Starring the Busytown Friends! and Richard Scarry's Best Learning Video Ever: ABC-123-Learning Songs.
  • After the J segment, Libby Leopard falsely presents her letter by calling "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. But when Bob Fox looks inside the ice cream cart, there are no more banana ice cream, so 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 Q segment, Quincy Cat was sleeping in class and was forced to "wake up".
  • After the N segment and before the O 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 hijacks 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 1990's TV show, The Busy World of Richard Scarry. But Lowly continues dressing in his normal clothes.
  • 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. However, Bananas Gorilla could’ve been arrested because he rode on Sergeant Murphy's motorcycle (in the M segment), littered banana peels (in the R segment), stows away on a rubberraft (in the R segment, and also throws banana peels on Sergeant Murphy) and train (in the T segment), and destroying crops (in the W segment and also injuring Willie Wolf).
  • The first frame after the U segment is black.
  • 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 but 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.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Frumble appears as a cameo in the introduction segment.
  • Freddie Fox's shirt is light blue, but his shirt would be yellow in other videos.
  • This is the first time Huckle's voice is high when he says "Look, Lowly, the name tag says, Mr. Bananas Gorilla! Busytown U.S.A.! Those bananas belong to Bananas Gorilla all along! Wait, Sergeant Murphy!", the second, third and fourth times would later then be Richard Scarry's Best Counting Video Ever, Richard Scarry's Best Silly Stories and Songs Video Ever (one line only) and Richard Scarry's Best Sing-Along Mother Goose Video Ever (a few lines only).
  • This is the first time Miss Honey says, "Well, children...", the second time would later then be Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever.
  • This is the first time there was a song at the ending. The second, third, fourth and fifth times would later then be in 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 Sing-Along Mother Goose Video Ever.
  • When the students said "Good-bye, Miss Honey" as they leave, their mouths weren't moving.
  • This is the first time the Narrator narrates the whole episode.
  • This is the first time the Narrator says, "Welcome to Busytown!" in the opening segment.
  • This is the first time the Narrator says, "The End" before the credits.

GalleryEdit

Richard Scarry's Best ABC Video Ever

The Queen on a quilt.

Richard Scarry's Best ABC Video Ever Trailer

Miss Honey

VideoEdit

Richard Scarry's Best ABC Video Ever!

Richard Scarry's Best ABC Video Ever!

Links Edit

Main article: IMDb