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The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Genre Cartoon series
Directed by Greg Bailey
Marcos Da Silva
Voices of (See article)
Theme music composer Milan Kymlicka
Composer(s) Laurent Petitgirard
Country of origin  United States
 Canada
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 65
Production
Running time 30 min.
Production company(s) CINAR
Paramount Television
Distributor Cookie Jar Entertainment (reruns)
CBS Paramount Television (reruns)
Broadcast
Original channel Showtime
Nickelodeon
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run July 3, 1993 – October 25, 1997
Chronology
Followed by Busytown Mysteries

The Busy World of Richard Scarry is a Canadian/American animated children's television series, produced by CINAR Animation (now known as Cookie Jar Entertainment) and co-produced by Paramount Television, which aired from 1993 to 1997, first on Showtime and later on Nickelodeon, and ran for 65 episodes. The television series was based on the books drawn and written by Richard Scarry. Reruns of the show currently air in syndication as part of the Cookie Jar Kids Network block[1] and aired on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV from November 2008 - August 2009.

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Starring

Additional voices

Episode list

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Season 1 (1993)

No. Title(s) Airdate
1 The Talking Bread; Couscous, the North African Detective; The Three Fishermen (Series Premiere) July 3, 1993
2 The Best ABC Ever July 10, 1993
3 The Busiest Firefighters Ever July 17, 1993
4 Mr. Raccoon's Different Day July 24, 1993
5 The Best Mistake Ever July 31, 1993
6 Billy Dog's Bad Day; Ernst and Heidi in the Alps; Mr. Frumble's New Cars August 7, 1993
7 The Snowstorm; Professor Dig and His Egyptian Mummy; The Treasure Hunt August 14, 1993
8 The Accident; Good Luck in Rome; The Missing Bananas August 21, 1993
9 A Trip to the Moon; Pip Pip Goes to London; Floating Bananas August 28, 1993
10 Hat Pie; Hans the Dutch Plumber; Hilda's Romantic Tea Party September 4, 1993
11 A Big Operation; Cucumber, the African Photographer; Summer Picnic September 11, 1993
12 Sgt. Murphy's Day Off; Schmudge, the German Chimney Sweep; Sleeping Car Adventures September 18, 1993
13 Busytown Regatta; Schtoompah, The Funny Austrian; Busytown Soap Box Derby September 25, 1993
14 The Big Story; Couscous Gibraltar; The Firefighter's Ball October 2, 1993
15 Scout's Field Trip; The Great Pie Robbery; Clean Garage October 9, 1993

Season 2 (1994)

No. Title(s) Airdate
16 Captain Willy and the Pirates; Flying Noodles; Roughing It July 2, 1994
17 Young Vikings; Sneef Save the Queen; Hilda the Director July 9, 1994
18 High Flyers; Steamboat Mystery; Best Waiters Ever, The July 16, 1994
19 The Big Move; Sneef in Russia; Mr. Frumble Gets a Job July 23, 1994
20 Ambulance Cake; The Supermarket Mystery; Big Trouble for Bananas Gorilla July 30, 1994
21 Sgt. Murphy's Deputy; Couscous In Sahara; So You Think You're Better Than Me?!!! August 6, 1994
22 The Biggest Storm Ever; Cucumber in Rockies; Sally's First Day at Kindergarten August 13, 1994
23 No Time for Bananas; Sniff In India; Sally Cat's First Trip August 20, 1994
24 Grand Hotel; Couscous Up the Nile; Cat Family Ski Trip August 27, 1994
25 Lowly Breaks A Leg September 3, 1994
26 Huckle Gets A Job September 10, 1994
27 The Knights of Busytown September 17, 1994
28 Billy Dog Gets Glasses September 24, 1994
29 The Big Dare October 1, 1994
30 The Best Birthday Party Ever October 8, 1994

Season 3 (1995)

No. Title Airdate
31 Dad's Neat Job March 4, 1995
32 Denys at Camp March 11, 1995
33 School Dance March 18, 1995
34 Mr. Frumble's Brother March 25, 1995
35 Tough Test April 1, 1995
36 Inventor of the Year April 8, 1995
37 Fun-Time Riddle Race April 15, 1995
38 The Best Amusement Park Ever April 22, 1995
39 Has Anyone Seen My Book? April 29, 1995
40 The Perfect Gentleman May 6, 1995
41 Time Slapped May 13, 1995
42 Mr. Fixit's Magnet Machine May 20, 1995
43 Peter's Visit May 27, 1995
44 End of the Rainbow June 3, 1995
45 Bananas the Magician June 10, 1995

Season 4 (1996)

No. Title Airdate
46 Daylight Savings Time June 15, 1996
47 Triple-A Deliveries June 22, 1996
48 Mr. Fixit's Super Submarine June 29, 1996
49 Abe and Babe's Christmas Lesson July 6, 1996
50 The Best Counting Ever July 13, 1996
51 Fill'er Up Scotty July 20, 1996
52 Who's Afraid of the Big Eclipse? July 27, 1996
53 The Mole Machine August 3, 1996
54 Superstitious Bananas August 10, 1996
55 King and Queen for a Day August 17, 1996
56 The Winners August 24, 1996
57 Never Too Small August 31, 1996
58 Mr. Gronkle Comes to Stay September 7, 1996
59 Match Makers September 14, 1996
60 The New Neighbors September 21, 1996

Season 5 (1997)

No. Title Airdate
61 Mr. Gronkle Moves Away September 27, 1997
62 Huckle's Feathery Friend October 4, 1997
63 Count on Us October 11, 1997
64 The Mystery of the Stone Circle October 18, 1997
65 The Big Apple Christmas Caper (Series Finale) October 25, 1997

Music

The music heard for The Busy World Of Richard Scarry (and associated specials) was composed by Ray Parker, Jr..

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