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 the alphabet with the children!


The video begins with the busy people working in Busytown, and then it goes on to Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and his friends riding the bus to Busytown School. They say good morning to their teacher Miss Honey (after she says good morning to her students) 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 school bell rings, Miss Honey tells the children that they finished learning the alphabet just in time. Then, everyone goes home. When Huckle came home, he told his parents that every letter of the alphabet simply Miss Honey taught, then Huckle sings the alphabet song again as Lowly shapes the letters. After that, he goes to bed. As the video ends, the entire Busytown is seen on birds-eye view and an airplane pulls the "The End" banner.


  1. Introduction/Going to School
  2. Alphabet Song
  3. A is for Airplane
  4. B is for Bread
  5. C is for Crayon
  6. D is for Drum
  7. E is for Egg
  8. F is for Fire Engine
  9. G is for Guitar
  10. H is for House
  11. I is for Ice Cream
  12. J is for Jar
  13. K is for Kite
  14. L is for Ladder
  15. M is for Motorcycle
  16. N is for Nurse
  17. Classroom Flood & Disaster/O is for Octopus
  18. P is for Pie
  19. Q is for Quilt
  20. R is for Rabbit
  21. S is for Soup
  22. T is for Train
  23. U is for Uniform
  24. V is for Violin
  25. W is for Watermelon
  26. X is for Xylophone
  27. Y is for Yo-yo
  28. Z is for Zipper
  29. Going Home/Alphabet Song (Reprise) - Huckle sings the song as Lowly forms all the letters before he goes to bed.

Characters FeaturedEdit



  • 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, will be in two 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, will be in the Random House video, Richard Scarry's Family Feature Starring the Busytown Friends, and another Children's Book-of-the-Month Club video, Richard Scarry's Best Learning Video Ever: ABC-123-Learning Songs.
  • After the J segment, Libby Leopard decides to skip Kathy's turn 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 tells the viewers that K comes after J.
    • After the K segment, it's Libby's turn now.
  • 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.
  • Before the Q segment, Quincy Cat is sleeping in class and is forced by Miss Honey 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 hijacks Sergeant Murphy's motorcycle.
  • Before the M segment when Mary Mouse says "M is the next letter," her mouth isn't moving, but her whiskers are 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 first time Lowly Worm wears a party hat in the P segment from this video. The second time will later then be in the episode, The Best Mistake Ever, from the 1990's TV show, The Busy World of Richard Scarry. But Lowly continues dressing his green yodeler hat.
  • In the Z segment, Sergeant Murphy is presumed to be the antagonist because he stole a Bananas Gorilla's bananas because it was revealed by Huckle Cat that the bananas weren't stolen, because they belonged to 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 the train (in the T segment, still throwing banana peels), and destroying crops (in the W segment and also injuring Willie Wolf).
  • The first frame after the U segment is black.
  • 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 accidentally holds his T card upside down. So he turns the card right-side up.
  • Before the U segment, Ursula Dog can't find her U card but Miss Honey tells her that she's sitting on it.
  • The letter segments are not from the TV show, Sesame Street.
  • 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.
  • There are only two times that The Alphabet Song is sung by:
    • Miss Honey's 26 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 in this video, but his shirt will be yellow in other videos.
  • This is the first video 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!".
  • This is the first time there is a song in the ending of this video.
  • When the students says "Good-bye, Miss Honey" as they leave, their mouths aren't moving.
  • This is the first time the Narrator narrates the whole episode in this video.
  • This is the first video the Narrator says, "Welcome to Busytown!" in the introduction segment.
  • This is the first video the Narrator says, "The End" before the credits start.
  • This is the first video Lowly Worm doesn't speak.
  • This is the first episode that this video has been produced by Jerry Lieberman Productions.


Richard Scarry's Best ABC Video Ever

The Queen blows at Lowly Worm while she sleeps on a quilt.

Richard Scarry's Best ABC Video Ever Trailer

Miss Honey


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