Basho is the antagonist of the Busy World of Richard Scarry episode "Flying Noodles." He is a warthog who kidnaps Chef Sato to make him noodles so he can still eat them. The reason is that the chef at the restaurant won't let him eat there due to him slurping loudly.

When Basho is discovered by the photographer Cucumber and her assistant Pickles, they take pictures and save Sato, and then when Cucumber is about to take Basho to the police, he repents and explains it all, so he promises to slurp quietly.

However, he briefly forgets, and then gets to be a photography subject.