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|This article is about Bud Compson. You may be looking for Arthur's uncle, Bud.|
|Hair color||Moderate orange|
|Residence||Compson family's house, Louisiana (formerly),|
Compson family's house, Elwood City (former),
|Family||*Rufus Compson (father)|
|Cartoon debut||"Based on a True Story"|
|Voiced by||Julie Lemieux|
Bud is a preschooler who moves to Elwood City from Louisiana with his family in "Based on a True Story." He is known to have good luck and frequently wins at games and other competitions, much to the dismay of D.W. Despite this rivalry, D.W. and Bud have good companionship with one another. During his time in Elwood City, he and D.W. become close friends and have many adventures together. It is very upsetting for them both when Bud must move away to Oregon in "When Duty Calls."
He can be rather clever and quick-witted, often times staying one step ahead of D.W., and he can usually outsmart the Tibbles (sometimes with his "power stare"). From time to time, he is intimidated by new things, but he usually will soon gain enough courage to face his fears. He has a toy dinosaur named Rapty, who he sees as an imaginary friend to help him through his problems.
Bud is a rabbit with a light brown complexion. He wears a green shirt, blue vest, long blue jeans, and black boots. He has light brown hair. He wears his red hat so often that most people haven't seen him without it.
He loves to play with his stuffed dinosaur, Rapty, who is also his imaginary friend. Bud is also a multi-talented preschooler as he can make animal sounds, make jokes, and is one of the few kids that can handle the Tibble Twins, much to D.W.'s delight. He dealt with the Tibbles by staring at them, which scared them off, but in the episode Read and Flumberghast Tommy Tibble is shown sidestepping this by putting on sunglasses. Bud explained to D.W. that he has had staring contests with his older brother and sisters ever since he was two, and has never lost. Despite being a shade of brown himself, he dislikes the color brown, preferring the color black. ("Bud's Knotty Problem")
"I will. By giving you the Bud Compson Power Stare."
"We just want to know what lawyers do."
"You can get my cupcake back from that snack robber Tommy Tibble."
"Not like a real pig."
"It may have been the best day of my entire life."
(bold indicates speaking appearances)
- D.W. and the Beastly Birthday
- Arthur and the Haunted Tree House
- The Rhythm and Roots of Arthur (mentioned)
- An Arthur Thanksgiving
- 1601. Based on a True Story (debut); (major appearance)
- 1605b. Read and Flumberghast (major appearance)
- 1702a. Adventures in Budylon (major appearance)
- 1702b. Ladonna Compson: Party Animal (minor appearance)
- 1706b. Waiting for Snow (major appearance)
- 1707b. Go Fly a Kite (background appearance)
- 1801a. The Tattletale Frog (major appearance)
- 1801b. D.W. & Bud's Higher Purpose (major appearance)
- 1804a. Best Wishes (background appearance)
- 1806a. Whip. Mix. Blend. (background appearance)
- 1807b. Messy Dress Mess (minor appearance)
- 1809a. The Pageant Pickle (minor appearance)
- 1809b. Some Assembly Required (major appearance)
- 1810. Shelter from the Storm (major appearance)
- 1901a. Brain's Brain (major appearance)
- 1907a. Carl's Concerto (minor appearance)
- 1910. The Last Day (major appearance)
- 2003a. He Said, He Said (minor appearance)
- 2003b. Bunny Trouble (minor appearance)
- 2004a. Bud's Knotty Problem (major appearance)
- 2004b. That's MY Grandma! (minor appearance)
- 2005b. The Butler Did It (background appearance)
- 2007b. Ladonna's Like List (minor appearance)
- 2103a. Francine & the Soccer Spy (background appearance)
- 2106a. The Lost Dinosaur (major appearance)
- 2106b. The Princess Problem (minor appearance)
- 2301a. Fright Night (minor appearance)
- 2301b. Citizen Cheikh (minor appearance)
- 2302. When Duty Calls (minor appearance)
- 2303a. The Pea and the Princess (background appearance)
- 2303b. D.W. and Dr. Whosit (major appearance)
- D.W.'s New Best Friend(major appearance)