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Buddy Hinton

Russell Schulman as Buddy Hinton

"Baby talk. Baby talk. It's a wonder you can walk."
―Buddy's repeated taunt for Cindy

Buddy Hinton is the main antagonist of the episode A Fistful of Reasons in The Brady Bunch. He was played by Russell Schulman.

About Buddy[]

Buddy is the school bully at Cindy's school. Buddy fits the typical description of a school bully: big mouthed, illogical, and cowardly when finding himself faced with a real threat.

Buddy bullied Cindy for talking with a lisp. According to him, she talked like a baby and would keep making fun of her for it every day. Eventually, he teased her enough to make her feel depressed and ashamed of her own verbal pattern — so much so, she read a book of tongue twisters to improve her speech. After things heat up between them with Peter in the mix, at the end of the day he is given his well-earned comeuppance by the latter.

Mike and Carol took matters into their own hands by talking to Buddy’s parents about it. However, Mr. Hinton turned out to be just as horrible as his son and promoted the bad behavior, while Mrs. Hinton agreed with everything her husband said, without thinking anything on her own.

One day, Buddy started making fun of Cindy and Peter again, and Peter decided to finally fight with him. Peter punched Buddy in the face, knocking his tooth loose and getting him to talk with a lisp. The tables were then turned, and Buddy felt the same way Cindy felt when she was being made fun of. He was so hurt by this — so much so, he shamefully visited the Bradys, and asked if he could borrow Cindy’s tongue twister book. They asked him if he’d learned his lesson, and Buddy said he did, adding, “Peter’s got a good left hook.”

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  • His actor, Russell Schulman also starred in The Andy Griffith Show episode "Opie and Mike", as Edgar Watson, who was also a school bully.



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