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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 Description
Father Cat Runs a grocery store and is sometimes referred to as Grocer Cat. That's what his son, Huckle, wants to be when he grows up in the video, Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever!. 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 (just like Travel Agent Sally in Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever!).
Huckle Cat 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 brown spots in The Busy World of Richard Scarry, but he is 8 years old and has orange spots in the classic Best Videos Ever! series and Busytown Mysteries.
Lowly Worm 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 an apple car or working in the operating room of the Busytown Hospital.
The Pig Family (Father/Daddy/Pa Pig, Brother/Harry/Henry Pig) Father Pig is a house painter married to a typical housewife, Mother Pig. They have twin children, Harry and Sally.
Sergeant Murphy 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 a fox and the Mayor of Busytown. He always wears a monacle, top hat and a ribbon of office.
Billy Dog a hound bulldog 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 a fox 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 (Sparky/Snozzle/Smokey) 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 a fox who is a janitor in most places of Busytown, including, the theatre, Huckle's school, etc.
Mr. Fixit a fox repairman who boasts that he can fix anything, but does not often show this ability.
Mr. Frumble 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 Sergeant Murphy.
The Beggars 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 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.
Mr. Humperdink a pig who works at Busytown's bakery, appearing in Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever and The Busy World of Richard Scarry.
Baker Fox a baker fox who owns Busytown's bakery.
Able Baker Charlie 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 a baboon who works at the Busytown Library and can often be seen at the front desk.
Farmer Alfalfa 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 another farmer who resides on the outskirts of Busytown. He also works at a farm stand.
Farmer Patrick Pig another farmer who resides on the outskirts of Busytown. He grows corn and wheat.
Farmer Charlie Cat another farmer who resides on the outskirts of Busytown. He also loves to grow corn, but he often grows wheat, as well.
Freddie Fox a young red fox kit boy who is Huckle's friend. He loves to play games and learn new things with his friends, Huckle, Lowly, Sally, Lily, Hilda and Rhonda. He is 7 years old. He can be seen in Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever!, the classic video series.
Marvin Mouse Mary's brother who wants to be a mailman when he grows up. He can be also seen in Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever! video series.
Mr. Gronkle 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 is Mr. Gronkle's nephew, but it is unknown which parent's brother Mr. Gronkle himself is.
Kenny a bear who first appeared in Grouchy Mr. Gronkle.
Lenny a dog who first appeared in Grouchy Mr. Gronkle.
Sprout Goat a goat that first appeared in A Big Operation.
Farmer Soybeans the other farmer and the father of Sprout that first appeared in The Field Trip.
Jason the Mason a pig mason who specializes in building brick foundations and chimneys. Although skilled at his trade, he is somewhat clumsy.
Sawdust the Carpenter a cat carpenter who builds houses. He sometimes works alone and sometimes with several apprentices.
Ngorongoro Crater a hyena who is a photographer and whose camera gets a parking ticket.
Fred the Squid a squid who runs a fish and chips business.
Mr. Raccoon a raccoon wears a monacle, watch, bowtie/necktie and vest.
Doctor Lion 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 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 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 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
Goldbug 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 a bobcat who decides Squeaky.
Bumbles Leopard a leopard.
Mr. Root an armadillo who works at the community garden. He can be a bit convincing.
Fireman Ralph a pig firefighter who is the chief and leader of the crew at the Busytown Fire Station. He appears 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 an owl and a librarian who works at the Busytown library in Richard Scarry's Best Silly Stories and Songs Video Ever!.

FemalesEdit

Character Description
Mother Cat A typical housewife and mother. She cares for Huckle, Sally, Lowly, and even her husband. Mother Cat's first name is Fiona.
Sally Cat Huckle's younger sister. She is 5 years old. In her early appearances she was known as Little Sister. Sally Cat has brownish red spots in The Busy World of Richard Scarry but she is 6 years old and has orange spots in the classic Best Videos Ever! series and Busytown Mysteries.
Grandma Cat lives in another town and it requires a journey by plane to visit her. She is a skilled driver.
The Pig Family (Mother/Mommy/Ma Pig, Sister/Sally Pig) Father Pig is a house painter married to a typical housewife, Mother Pig. They have twin children, Harry and Sally.
The Firefighters (Squirty) Squirty is a new pig firefighter that first appeared in The Busy World of Richard Scarry.
Miss Honey a bear school teacher. She is very kind. Her pupils include the Cat children and Lowly Worm.
Hilda Hippo 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 7 years old.
Lily Bunny a young, sweet rabbit kit girl in overalls who is Huckle Cat's friend who appears in the classic Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever! video series. She likes counting numbers and likes to do what she likes best. She seems to be 6 years old. She became the main protagonist of the second video, instead of Huckle and Lowly.
Rhonda Raccoon a raccoon kit girl who appears in the classic Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever! video series. She's a young raccoon girl who is Huckle's good friend. She loves to play with Lily Bunny, Hilda Hippo, Freddie Fox, Huckle Cat and others and go on amazing adventures with them. She is 8 years old.
Mary Mouse a mouse pup girl can even also be seen on Richard Scarry's Best Videos Ever!, the classic video series.
Ursula Pig a pig that first appeared in Richard Scarry's Best Learning Songs Video Ever!.
Cassie a cat that first appeared in New Friend on the Block.
Lynnie Raccoon a raccoon girl who attends Huckle Cat's class.
Deputy Flo Sergeant Murphy's friend.
Nurse Nelly a cat who often works as Dr. Lion's assistant both at his office and in the hospital.
P.S. Pig another pig letter carrier.
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