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Spud is a carny and the son of Cooder.
When the Simpsons went to a carnival, Cooder and Spud were working in the ring toss game. Through a series of mischances, Homer and Bart ended up working in the booth and lost it when Homer bungled Chief Wiggum's attempt to accept a bribe, this ruining Cooder and Spud's livelihood. The carnies then ended up staying at the Simpson home and caused a lot of trouble, culminating in tricking the family out of the house and forcing them to live in Bart's tree house. The Simpsons got the house back by betting the deed in a ring toss game, then taking it back by cheating. The Simpsons then moved back into their house and Spud and Cooder went back to being carnies.
In spite of short acquaintance, Spud evidently made an impression on Lisa, as she identified him as "The Drifter" in her list of The 20 Types of People You Meet in Elementary School.
- Spud can unhinge all his joints at once.
- Episode – "Bart Carny"
- Episode – "Four Regrettings and a Funeral" (Chip Davis tribute credits)
- Comic story – Hotfoot in the Park
- Comic story – Maggie's Crib 5
- Video game – The Simpsons: Hit & Run