Bud Dink is a middle-aged man who is a friend to Doug, often talking with him about any subject that may be on his, or Doug's, mind. Bud, or Mr. Dink as he's better known, enjoys investing in expensive new inventions and gadgets for use in his leisure time. Bud is married to his long-suffering wife, Tippingdale Dink, more commonly referred to as Tippy. The two met in high school. They went to senior prom together, which resulted in a trip to the ER for Tippi. He on occasion serves as the leader of the Bluff Scouts in a few episodes.
Mr. Dink's custom grill, produced with a likeness of himself adorning it, became the victim of a flyball. Doug was the one responsible for it. At first he never told Mr. Dink that he did it; he just tried to make enough money to buy a new one. Eventually, Doug told Mr. Dink that did broke his grill, but Dink wasn't mad at him. Instead he gave Doug & Skeeter a job at an evening cookout. Doug once imagined that Mr. Dink would turn into a green werewolf when he told him that he broke his grill.
- Hello Douglas!
- Very expensive!
- YOU BROKE MY GRILL?
- The Dink in Mr. Dink's name may stand for Dual-Income No Kids, which would explain his capability to make such "very expensive" purchases.