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Spud's on the job!
~ Spud's catchphrase.

Spud is one of the protagonists in Bob the Builder. He is a mischievous scarecrow on Farmer Pickles' farm.

He is voiced by Rob Rackstraw in the UK (full series) and US (Project: Build It and Ready, Steady, Build!) (who also voices Scoop, Muck, Travis in the UK, as well as Toby, James, Donald, Flynn, Owen, and plenty of other characters in Thomas & Friends) and Alan Marriott in the US (Original Series only) (who also voices Scoop and Travis in the US).

Personality

Spud is mischievous but often kind-hearted, he often gets in trouble for his mischevious actions but he always learns his lesson in the end.

He is friends with Travis, Farmer Pickles, Bob and his Can-Do Crew, however, he likes to play tricks on them from time to time and likes to have fun with them as well, as seen in "Scoop Has Some Fun", where he and Scoop played some tricks on the other machines with each other.

He and Lofty also used to have a rivalry with each other, as Lofty was previously scared of him and Spud would normally like to make fun of hin for having a fear of heights. However, their rivarly came to an end in the episode "Scoop Has Some Fun".

Sometimes, he tries to help Bob on occasions, but usually ends up messing things up, as seen in "Spud the Spanner", where he tried to be a builder like Bob, but didn't a good job at trying to be one.

He is sometimes shown to have some anger problems too, as seen in the episode called "Travis and Scoop's Race Day", where Spud gets angry at Travis for not beating Scoop.

Trivia

  • He was voiced by Alan Marriott in the US in the original series, but when he stepped down his role for Spud in Project Build It, Rob Rackstraw (who also voices him in the UK dub) voiced for the rest of the US dubs until the cancellation of Ready Steady Build. This also happens to Mr. Bentley.
  • Spud is one of the few longest running Bob the Builder characters that did not appear in the 2015 reboot, along with Travis, Bird, Scruffty and Scrambler.
  • Spud is called Putte in the Finnish version of Bob the Builder.
  • In 2009, Spud sung and appeared alongside various other children's TV characters in the music video to "The Official BBC Children in Need Medley" by Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band.
  • He shares a similar personality to Norman Price from Fireman Sam, because they're both naughty troublemakers who like playing tricks on Bob and Sam respectively and they often get into trouble to the point they apologise for their irresponsible actions and learn from their mistakes.

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