Apr. 05, 1987
30 min.
FOX TV Network

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The Bundys are a stereotypical American family. Al is a shoe salesman who is fond of frequently reliving his doubtful 15 seconds of fame on the football field. Al is terrified of the all-to-frequent amorous advances his ditsy wife Peggy, a woman who must spend most of Al's wages at the salon and the mall. They have two children.

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David Faustino (born March 3 1974) in Los Angeles, California, to Kay (née Freeman) and Roger Faustino, ...

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Bud Franklin Bundy is the second child, born on January 25, 1975. In the original pilot his name was going to be Ben.[11] In the first season, Bud is revealed to be in fifth grade, making him 10 or 11, but in subsequent seasons, he was aged to be within one year of Kelly, graduating high school in 1991.

He was named after Al's favorite beer, Budweiser. He believes himself to be attractive, sexy, and smooth, but often is typically caught in sexually humiliating scenarios. It is unclear when Bud lost his virginity (it's depicted that he may have bedded women as far back as age 14), but in the fourth season, it is mentioned that he is still a virgin. Later in the series, he manages to have one-night stands, including one with his cousin's fiancee, played by Joey Lauren Adams.

In season 1 he would frequently torture Kelly, even going so far as even blackmailing her for having fake I.D.'s.

He tries to get girls with the help of various alter egos, including street rapper "Grandmaster B"—a persona often ridiculed by his family. When Peg's third pregnancy is revealed to be a part of Al's Dallas-style dream sequence it is implied that the Grandmaster B persona was a part of that dream.

Another alter-ego is "Cool Bud", Bud's sexual, suave side with which he eventually "merges", prompting him to become more "cool".

Of the Bundys, Bud seems to be the most ashamed of the family; he often pretends not to know them. Out of the four in the family, Bud is arguably the most academically able as he maintains a high grade point average throughout high school, then attends college later in the series. He ridicules Kelly as a promiscuous dimwit; although he quite frequently uses her ignorance to his benefit, he seems obliged to defend her when others exploit her foolishness. Bud is, however, known to scheme against his family members on occasion. In season eleven it is revealed that Bud suffers from tuberculosis.

He supports himself through a difficult science degree by being a DMV tester, once even retesting a certain man named "Al Boondy" (Al Bundy). He makes honor roll throughout high school. He earns a scholarship which the family accidentally spends; Al thinks the bank in which Bud deposited his check made a clerical error.

Bud is portrayed as the leader of his "social circle" (most of whom are stereotypical "losers"); however, they move on as they are successful in finding dates. Bud remains a loner until college.

Hunter Carson was originally cast as Bud, but after the original pilot was filmed, the show's producers felt that he did not quite fit the part, and so he was replaced by Faustino.

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05x19 - Kids! Wadaya Gonna Do?
Season 5, Episode 19
05x08 - Wabbit Season
Season 5, Episode 08
11x07 - The Juggs Have Left the Building
Season 11, Episode 07
05x18 - Weenie Tot Lovers & Other Strangers
Season 5, Episode 18
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