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ABC Signs
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Airdate December 14, 2004
Season 1
Episode 5
Previous Family, Feelings, and Fun
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ABC Signs (or simply just ABC's) is a Signing Time! episode from season one. It aired on PBS Kids in the United States on December 14, 2004. It was the fifth episode of the first season aired in the United States. It was removed and replaced with the new episode My Favorite Things.



Alex, Leah, Hopkins, and Rachel teach the alphabet in American Sign Language.


Note: This is based on the album's track list.

  1. Signing Time! Theme
  2. A is for Alex and Alligator
  3. LMNO
  4. Lonely Letter X


Intro - This is Rachel Coleman's theme song.

Rachel signs the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G in American Sign Language.

Rachel signs the letters H, I, J, and K in American Sign Language.

Rachel signs the letters L, M, N, and O in American Sign Language.

Rachel signs the letters P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W in American Sign Language.

Rachel signs the letters X, Y, and Z in American Sign Language.

Rachel learned a lot of ABC's, she signs the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 in American Sign Language. She waves goodbye to the viewers and the episode ends.

End - Rachel Coleman created "Signing Time!" for 6 episodes. She began teaching ASL (American Sign Language) for babies and toddlers. "Signing Time!" created songs for babies and toddlers. Come visit our Signing Time! website at

Sign Review

  1. A or a
  2. B or b
  3. C or c
  4. D or d
  5. E or e
  6. F or f
  7. G or g
  8. H or h
  9. I or i
  10. J or j
  11. K or k
  12. L or l
  13. M or m
  14. N or n
  15. O or o
  16. P or p
  17. Q or q
  18. R or r
  19. S or s
  20. T or t
  21. U or u
  22. V or v
  23. W or w
  24. X or x
  25. Y or y
  26. Z or z
  27. One or 1
  28. Two or 2
  29. Three or 3
  30. Four or 4
  31. Five or 5
  32. Six or 6
  33. Seven or 7
  34. Eight or 8
  35. Nine or 9
  36. Ten or 10

ASL Words

  1. Alex and Alligator
  2. Best Friends and Baseball
  3. Caterpillar
  4. Diaper and Dance
  5. Elevator
  6. Funny and Fright
  7. Good Morning and Good Night
  8. Hopkins and Helicopter
  9. Ice
  10. Juice
  11. King and Kiss
  12. Leah
  13. Mouse and Mmmmm
  14. Nice and Never
  15. Owls
  16. Picnic and Peanut Butter
  17. Quiet
  18. Ready and Run
  19. Sit and Swim
  20. Tree and Tired
  21. Under and Umbrella
  22. Vacation
  23. Work
  24. X-Ray
  25. Yo-Yo
  26. Zipper

Stock Footage

  • In "The Great Outdoors", the end of the video shows Rachel counting to 10 in American Sign Language.


  • This is the final episode to feature the light green chalkboard.
  • Xylophone starts with the letter X during Lonely Letter X.
  • In this episode, Rachel Coleman had her first name embossed on the back of her shirt.
  • This is the 5th appearance of Alex and Leah.
  • This is the 5th episode of the series.
  • This is the first episode where an animal goes fu. The second was My Favorite Things.
  • A crowd can be heard cheering on Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004, where this is released), but unfortunately, this is a sound effect from Sound Ideas' Series 2000.
  • Hopkins the Frog doesn't hold a sign. It reads "The End" in letters.
  • This is the only episode where Rachel says "You just learned all of your ABC's.".
    • This doesn't happen again until Season 2.
  • This is the 5th appearance of Rachel Coleman.
  • This is the only episode to feature the fade in/fade out end credits.
  • This is the 2nd appearance of Hopkins the Frog.
  • The signs are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
  • The DVD Menu playing in the background is the Lonely Letter X song.
  • The Signing Time! Theme, A is for Alex and Alligator, LMNO, and Lonely Letter X songs of this episode were featured in the Come Sing with Us, Volumes 4-6 CD album.
  • This is the second episode where both Alex and Leah bow as Rachel says the final lines.



Alex and Leah: Work, work, work, work, work.


Series 1 Episodes
My First Signs | Playtime Signs | Everyday Signs | Family, Feelings, and Fun | ABC Signs | My Favorite Things | Leah's Farm | The Great Outdoors | Zoo Train | My Day | My Neighborhood | Time to Eat | Welcome to School