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Richard Scarry (1919-1994) was an American from Boston who wrote and drew pictures for children's books. While his books are largely populated by animal species such as dogs, cats, raccoons, bears, owls, goats, foxes, wolves, rabbits, lions, tigers, hippos, pigs, mice, elephants, crocodiles, beavers, walruses, and more. His work became popular in the 1960s, and led to a cartoon show on Showtime (TV channel) and Nickelodeon.

Soundtracks

Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever - Music from the Complete Series (1995)

  • The Alphabet Song
  • Gussy Goose's Song
  • The Alphabet Song (Huckle Cat's Reprise)
  • Tra La La, 1, 2, 3
  • Tra La La, 1, 2, 3 (Reprise)
  • Lily's Counting Day Song
  • Tra La La, 1, 2, 3 (Reprise with Huckle Cat)
  • Tomorrow You Can Count Again
  • Busy People
  • Truck Driver Rhonda's Song
  • Fireman Ralph's Song
  • Mail Carrier Olive's Song
  • Travel Agent Sally's Song
  • You Can Be Anything You Want to Be
  • So Many Shapes in Busytown
  • The Alphabet Song (Learning Songs)
  • My Alphabet
  • A Song of Opposites
  • I Love to Count
  • On a Summer Day
  • If You're Happy and You Know It
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  • Look, Look Carefully
  • Please Learn Some Manners, Bananas
  • Singing, Dancing, Laughing and Growing
  • At the Library
  • Stop, Look and Listen
  • Mixed Up Sounds
  • Wheels
  • Little Jack Horner
  • Starlight, Starbright
  • London Bridge is Falling Down
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Old Mother Hubbard
  • Little Bo Peep
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Three Little Kittens
  • There Was an Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe
  • Wee Willie Winkie
  • Old King Cole
  • Sing a Song of Sixpence
  • Sleep, Baby, Sleep

The Busy World of Richard Scarry: Sing-Along Songs (1999)

  • The Busy World of Richard Scarry Theme Song
  • The Alphabet Song
  • My Alphabet
  • I Love to Count
  • So Many Shapes in Busytown
  • A Song of Opposites
  • On a Summer Day
  • At the Library
  • Wheels
  • Stop, Look and Listen
  • Leaving Things
  • Seeds
  • Sailing the Seven Seas
  • Getting Lost
  • Brush Your Teeth
  • People Who Can Help
  • Busy People
  • It's a Counting Day
  • Tomorrow You Can Count Again
  • Going Outside to Play
  • You Can Be Anything You Want to Be
  • Moon
  • Down a Manhole
  • Bread
  • Windmills
  • Map
  • Mixed Up Sounds
  • Gussy Goose's Song
  • Lily's Counting Day Song
  • Crossing the Street
  • Look, Look Carefully
  • Telephones
  • Playground
  • Too Hot!
  • Please Learn Some Manners, Bananas
  • Letters
  • Water Power
  • Fossils
  • Mining
  • Paper
  • Ice Skating
  • Balloons
  • Sun
  • Telescopes
  • Danger in the Kitchen
  • The Four Food Groups
  • Singing, Dancing, Laughing and Growing
  • Sleep, Baby, Sleep
  • Credits music: The Busy World of Richard Scarry Theme

Richard Scarry's The Aristopals - Music from the Film (2016)

  • The Aristocats
  • Scales and Arpeggios
  • Thomas O'Malley Cat
  • She Never Felt Alone
  • Everybody Wants to Be a Cat

Richard Scarry's Sing and Learn with Us (2019)

  • Title Card
  • Us
  • Sarah plays with the light
  • Screaming Bailey
  • Al Can
  • Birds on a wire
  • In the Bag
  • Heavy lifting
  • The Hole
  • Dig It
  • Pig's Dance Party
  • Kiss
  • Ralphie's Opera
  • Davi, Sarah and Miguel the Woodbuilders
  • Hop, Hop, Hop
  • Jazz, the Ballerina
  • The Jog
  • Scary Animals
  • Sarah vs. Hen
  • Meg Met
  • Sarah vs. Nature Cat
  • Meg's Pet
  • Yadina, eating a sundae, an apple, a cupcake and a lollipop
  • Miguel is in the tub
  • The Tub
  • The Beach
  • Gus Naps
  • Word Review
  • Get on the Bus
  • Credits

The Busy World of Richard Scarry: More Sing-Along Songs (2020)

  • You and Me, Solve a Mystery
  • Everybody, All Together
  • Justin Time Theme Song
  • Yodelahee
  • Hootenanny Hoedown
  • My Name is Captain Redbeard
  • Marcello's Song
  • Building Song
  • Retrace Your Steps
  • The Gumbo Song
  • We're Shoveling Up the Snow
  • The Voyageur Song
  • Let's Go Luna! Theme Song
  • Luna, Come and Play
  • I Will Paint a Mural
  • It's the Day of the Dead
  • Te Amo / I Love You
  • Oh Mariachi
  • Cocoa Song
  • Whirling Street Moscow / Think of the Warmest Things
  • Yo Heave Ho
  • Bayushki Bayu
  • Space is Amazing
  • River of Life
  • Cairo City on the Nile
  • Sukkar Parakeet Song
  • Artifacts
  • Amazing Man
  • Life's Amazing Mysteries
  • China Loves You, Luna
  • Every Drum in China
  • I Like Play
  • Patience Song
  • Someone to Give Something to
  • La Befana
  • All I Want is Christmas for You
  • London England Lovely Town
  • London Fog
  • I'm Quite Keen
  • London's Got Me in the Mood for Food
  • Mom, I Love You
  • Spring is Color
  • Please Come Back Soon
  • Now It's an Argument
  • The Didgeridoo Song
  • I'm Just a Jittery Jackaroo
  • Boomerang
  • Andy My Boy
  • The Monster's on the Run
  • Papers of Japan
  • Sometimes
  • Two Continents, One City
  • Turkish Delight Song
  • What Does a Tortoise Do?
  • Where You Stand
  • Cooking Food
  • I Love Life
  • The Painter Makes It All
  • Mon Amour
  • Be Creative
  • Friends
  • Towering Tower
  • Barcelona Skies
  • Escadaria SelarĂ³n
  • You Don't Have to Be
  • Something
  • Let's Dance the Samba!
  • The Mighty Totem Pole
  • Nothing's Gonna Get the Best of Us
  • Earth Belongs to Us All
  • Stories of People
  • The Mighty Squeeze
  • The Printing Press
  • This is My Noble Quest!
  • Everyone Needs
  • The Farming Song
  • Furaha
  • On the African Plain
  • Never Play the Same Way Twice
  • It's Good to Be a Boy Down on the Bayou
  • Shimmy Like an Alligator
  • Spanish vs. French
  • The Ballad of Influences
  • The Great Potato King
  • When I'm Playing Songs with You
  • The Weaving Song
  • Welcome to Machu Picchu
  • Who's Behind the Mask
  • I Was Rowing Over Every Wave
  • The Best Fruit of All
  • Kick it Like Me
  • Viva La Pasta
  • The Aqueduct Song
  • Lost in Monster Park
  • Salami's Lament
  • Three Little Words
  • God Made the Fishes
  • Who Made It?
  • Soap, Soap, Soap
  • My Boat
  • I am So Happy
  • It's Snacktime / Thank You Lord
  • Father Abraham
  • Little Missionary
  • Hello
  • Peter, James and John in a Sailboat
  • Battle of Jericho
  • If Jesus is Your Friend
  • Great Big God
  • Hero Elementary Theme Song
  • Let's Compare
  • You are Making an Observation
  • It's Good to Ask Questions
  • Share What You Know
  • Collecting Information
  • Figure It Out
  • Investigation

Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever!

Characters

Richard Scarry's Best ABC Video Ever (1989)

  • Miss Honey
  • Janitor Joe
  • Sergeant Murphy
  • Bananas Gorilla
  • Able Baker Charlie
  • Mr. Frumble
  • Bob Fox
  • Nurse Nelly
  • Nancy Rabbit
  • Grandma Cat
  • Mother Cat
  • Father Cat
  • Sally Cat
  • Lowly Worm
  • Unnamed raccoon drummer
  • Mrs. Elephant
  • Little Chick
  • Hilda Hippo
  • Jason Pig
  • Patty Elephant
  • Fireman Ralph
  • King Lion
  • Queen Bear
  • Gussy Goose
  • The Goofy Ganders
  • Train Engineer Fox
  • Unnamed raccoon train conductor
  • The Pig Family
    • Pa Pig
    • Ma Pig
    • Pig Will
    • Pig Won't
    • Brother Pig
    • Sister Pig
  • Mr. Beaver
  • Marvin Mouse
  • Violet Hippo
  • Willie Wolf
  • Mr. Bug
  • Mrs. Bug
  • Mr. Yak
  • The Narrator
  • Mr. Bus Driver
  • Arthur Pig
  • Betty Dog
  • Christine Beaver
  • David Raccoon
  • Edna Bunny
  • Freddie Fox
  • Glenda Goat
  • Huckle Cat
  • Iris Pig
  • Jimmy Bunny
  • Kathy Cat
  • Libby Leopard
  • Mary Mouse
  • Ned Alligator
  • Ole Owl
  • Polly Pig
  • Quincy Cat
  • Ralphie Raccoon
  • Susie Tiger
  • Tom Wolf
  • Ursula Dog
  • Vincent Van Goat
  • Wilma Walrus
  • Xavier Mouse
  • Yolanda Yak
  • Zara Rabbit
  • The pig firefighters
    • Smokey
    • Sparky
    • Snozzle
  • The mouse firefighter
  • Mr. Dog
  • Oliver Octopus
  • Rosie Rabbit
  • The Piggy Sisters
    • Sarah
    • Samantha
    • Sylvia
    • Sonia
    • Sally
    • Sybil
  • Mistress Mouse
  • Adam Mouse
  • Fiona Mouse
  • John Mouse
  • Mr. Sweep
  • Wrong Way Roger
  • Baron Von Crow
  • Unnamed bee
  • Unnamed mouse train worker

Richard Scarry's Best Counting Video Ever (1989)

  • Lily Bunny
  • Willy Bunny
  • Mr. Bunny
  • Mrs. Bunny
  • Huckle Cat
  • Lowly Worm
  • Farmer Fox
  • Farmer Fred
  • Bananas Gorilla
  • Sergeant Murphy
  • Mr. Hippo
  • Able Baker Charlie
  • Hilda Hippo
  • Mr. Frumble
  • Mr. Lion
  • Wrong Way Roger
  • The Pig Family
  • Grocer Cat (Father Cat)
  • Mom Crocodile
  • The Narrator
  • Other Busytown people
  • Lucy Fox
  • Bugs
  • Mr. Giraffe
  • Florist Fox
  • Bob Fox (silent cameo)
  • David Cat
  • Alex Cat
  • Pablo Cat
  • Baron Von Crow
  • Little Chick and 9 chicks
  • Unnamed bear tuba player
  • Unnamed bee

Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever (1993)

  • Miss Honey
  • Freddie Fox/Baker Freddie
  • Rhonda Raccoon/Truck Driver Rhonda
  • Ralph Pig/Fireman Ralph
  • Gary Goat/Farmer Gary
  • Huckle Cat/Grocer Huckle
  • Lily Bunny/Builder Lily
  • Larry Lion/Doctor Larry Lion or Doctor Lion
  • Olive Owl/Mail Carrier Olive
  • Sally Cat/Travel Agent Sally
  • Hilda Hippo/Pilot Hilda
  • Bruno Bear/Captain Bruno
  • Henry Dog
  • Ma Pig (cameo)
  • Harry Pig (cameo)
  • Sally Pig (cameo)
  • Sergeant Murphy (cameo)
  • Able Baker Charlie
  • Mr. Humperdink
  • Unnamed baker pigs
  • Unnamed baker dog
  • Bananas Gorilla (cameo)
  • The pig firefighters
    • Smokey
    • Sparky
    • Snozzle
  • Lowly Worm (cameo)
  • The mouse firefighter
  • Mr. Mouse
  • Adam Mouse
  • Mortimer
  • Marvin Mouse
  • Mrs. Bunny
  • Edna Bunny
  • Molly Bunny
  • Sally Bunny
  • Baby Bunny
  • Unnamed animal builders
  • Sawdust the Carpenter
  • Jason the Mason
  • Jake the Plumber and his helpers
  • John Bunny
  • Angela the Electrician
  • Drew the Dry Waller
  • Peter Painter (Daddy Pig)
  • Larry Cat
  • Mother Pig
  • Henry Pig
  • Alex Raccoon
  • Nurse Nelly
  • Mrs. Mouse
  • Mary Mouse
  • Ollie Owl
  • Adam Fox
  • Mr. Tiger
  • Benny Bear
  • Mr. Raccoon
  • Mrs. Raccoon
  • Amanda Raccoon
  • Rocky Raccoon
  • Grandma Bear
  • Amanda Cat
  • Bugs
  • Harry Mouse
  • Simon Mouse
  • Sporky Pig
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Mr. Bunny
  • Father Pig
  • Caroline Pig
  • Mr. Elephant
  • Jack Bunny
  • Unnamed animal boat workers
  • Mr. Fox (Cyril)
  • Mrs. Fox
  • Mrs. Elephant
  • Unnamed lion orchestra conductor
  • Deputy Flo
  • Other Busytown people
  • The Narrator
  • Wrong Way Roger
  • Baron Von Crow
  • Richard Scarry (mentioned)

Richard Scarry's Best Learning Songs Video Ever (1993)

  • Huckle Cat
  • Lowly Worm
  • Sally Cat
  • Hilda Hippo
  • Lily Bunny
  • Freddie Fox
  • Ursula Pig
  • Ole Owl
  • Rhonda Raccoon
  • The Bear Twins (Alex and Anne Bear)
  • Sergeant Murphy
  • Bananas Gorilla
  • Mr. Frumble
  • Farmer Alfalfa
  • Farmer Fox
  • Miss Honey
  • Grocer Cat/Father Cat
  • Mother Cat
  • Joanna Cat
  • Mr. Mouse
  • Mrs. Mouse
  • Mary Mouse
  • Marvin Mouse
  • Father Pig
  • Mother Pig
  • Mr. Owl
  • Mrs. Owl
  • Mr. Fox
  • Mrs. Fox
  • Mr. Bunny
  • Mrs. Bunny
  • Mr. Raccoon
  • Mrs. Raccoon
  • Mrs. Hippo
  • Rocky Raccoon
  • Amanda Raccoon
  • Willy Bunny
  • Mr. Humperdink
  • King Lion
  • Mr. Bird
  • Mrs. Bird
  • Queen Bear
  • Podgy Pig
  • Flopsy Rabbit
  • Max Cat
  • Jack Cat
  • Patty Cat
  • Harry Cat
  • Dennis Elephant
  • Molly Bunny
  • Mrs. Rabbit
  • Mary Bear
  • Grace Pig
  • John Fox
  • Mr. Cat
  • Thomas Dog
  • Grandma Cat
  • John Bear
  • Jack Pig
  • Sam Pig
  • George Pig
  • Larry Pig
  • George Bunny
  • Marvin Bear
  • Bob Fox
  • Jimmy Raccoon
  • Tim Raccoon
  • Bert Raccoon
  • Mr. Beaver
  • Mr. Humperdink
  • Max Pig
  • Gertie Goose
  • John Mouse
  • Simon Mouse
  • Miff and Moe
  • Unnamed four male bunnies
  • Bugs
  • Unnamed seal
  • Other unnamed animal children
  • Schmudge
  • Unnamed mouse sailor
  • Unnamed bear tuba player and six unnamed bear tuba players
  • Unnamed raccoon drummer and seven unnamed raccoon drummers
  • Nine unnamed frog baseball players
  • The Narrator
  • Wrong Way Roger
  • Baron Von Crow

Richard Scarry's Best Silly Stories and Songs Video Ever (1994)

  • Huckle Cat
  • Lowly Worm
  • Mr. Read-a-Lot
  • Mr. Fixit
  • Fireman Ralph
  • Grandma Bear
  • Lily Bunny
  • Freddie Fox
  • Marvin Mouse
  • Hilda Hippo
  • Miss Honey (cameo)
  • Mr. Bunny (cameo)
  • Mrs. Bunny (both silent cameo and offscreen voice)
  • Gertie the Crossing Guard
  • Glenda Goat
  • The Pig Family
    • Pa Pig (or Mr. Pig)
    • Ma Pig
    • Harry Pig
    • Sally Pig
  • The pig firefighters
    • Smokey
    • Sparky
    • Snozzle
    • Squirty
  • Two mouse firefighters
  • Doctor Lion (cameo)
  • Gilbert Pig
  • Mr. Rabbit
  • Mrs. Cat
  • Peppa Fox
  • Andy Pig
  • Frieda Fox
  • Lucy Cat
  • Mary Bunny
  • Grocer Pig
  • Timothy Cat
  • Adam Raccoon
  • Ursula Hippo
  • Lucy Raccoon
  • Freddie Cat
  • Stuart Pig
  • Lilly Raccoon
  • Juan Bear
  • Jenna Cat
  • Mary Mouse (cameo)
  • Simon Mouse
  • Rhonda Raccoon (cameo)
  • George Cat
  • Sergeant Murphy
  • Bananas Gorilla
  • Unnamed raccoon drummer
  • Animal children at the Busytown Library
  • Other Busytown people
  • Miff and Moe
  • Stompy
  • Animal construction workers
  • The Narrator
  • Wrong Way Roger
  • Baron Von Crow

Richard Scarry's Best Sing-Along Mother Goose Video Ever (1994)

  • Huckle Cat
  • Mother Cat
  • Father Cat
  • Little Jack Horner (mentioned)
  • Lily Bunny
  • Dennis Elephant
  • Patty Elephant
  • Mary Fox
  • Fluffy
  • Abby Cat
  • Mary Raccoon
  • Steve and Max Bear
  • Freddie Fox (cameo)
  • Miss Honey
  • Old Mother Hubbard
  • Gerald Dog
  • Rhonda Raccoon (Little Bo Peep)
  • Luis Cat
  • The cow who jumped over the moon
  • D.W. Dog
  • The dish
  • The spoon
  • Hilda Hippo (Little Miss Muffet)
  • The spider
  • Humpty Dumpty (mentioned)
  • Mary Mouse
  • Three Little Kittens
    • Mary Kitten
    • Nicky Kitten
    • Laura Kitten
  • Mother Kitten
  • Larry Lion (Little Boy Blue)
  • Little Bo Peep's sheep
    • Fred
    • Ginger
    • Isabella
    • Ferdinand
  • Old Woman
  • The Stitches children (Old Woman's children)
  • Betsy/Bonnie
  • Nicky Bunny
  • Wee Willie Winkie
  • Old King Cole
  • Two mouse servants
    • Mr. Mouse
    • Mrs. Mouse
  • The Piglets
  • Baker Fox
  • Lowly Worm
  • 4-and-20 blackbirds
  • Mother Goose
  • The Narrator
  • Wrong Way Roger
  • Baron Von Crow
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