Buster is the epitome of the 'rabbit next door'... with an
attitude. He is the series' star and co-host, constantly
commenting on the action and making asides to the audience.
Buster is a winner, a high-energy teen with lots of
ideas and dreams. He is what every kid wants to be:
a fun-loving mischief-maker who gets away with just about
everything. He has the sassiness of Bugs Bunny, but has to
work a little harder because he's younger and still learning.
He has the energy, enthusiasm and resourcefulness of Andy Hardy
which carries him through all troubles he encounters.
Buster is able to talk just about anybody into just about
anything. He's an instigator. He knows how to stir things
up, and how to talk his pals into engaging in some wild scheme
or adventure. He knows everyone i Acme Acres, and he knows
them better than they know themselves. He's the common friend
who ties together his eccentric pals -- Babs, Plucky, Hamton,
Shirley and Fifi. He is constantly pointing out the amusing
oddities of each of the characters. Buster has reoccuring
conflicts with Elmyra, who wants to hug and love him to death;
Montana Max, who wants to bully him; and Plucky Duck, who wants
to steal his spotlight. He tolerates Plucky's ego because he
recognizes the duck's loveable side.
Buster's the little guy who pokes fun at authority, the
pomposity, the egotism of those who take themselves too
seriously. He is not mean or malicious; that is, he would never
try to hurt someone's feelings.
Although Buster, as the group leader, drags his pals into
outrageous adventures for the sake of a good time, sometimes
it's for the sake of someone who needs help. Buster stands up
for the weak and helpless. He'll go to battle when some 'little
guy' is being abused by a heavy. Declares Buster: 'Why don't ya
pick on someone your own shoe-size?" Buster's victories will be
victories for the audience as well.
Buster's ears are like two extra limbs. He can run on them,
throw with them, play "guess who" with them, and do any other
schtick one could imagine.
At school, Buster maintains a B+ average; he studies hard, but
would never admit it to his friends. His favorite class is
"Wisecracks 101," taught by his hero and mentor, Bugs Bunny.
Buster is popular with his classmates and a star on their
sporting teams. He's Student Council President, and has been
voted "most likely to drive the faculty nuts."
He's fascintaed by the lack of redeeming social values in
his enemies. To Buster, the wild eccentricities of these
heavies are "a total crack-up." Occassionally, a foe insults
or attacks Buster's honor. "It's time to party -- Buster
style!" declares the rabbit. The enemy doesn't stand a chance
against the quick-witted Buster.
"It's time to party, Buster-style!"
"Now it's personal."
"Get a life."
"This is more fun than a rabbit oughta have."
"Are we working from the same script?"
"I really should have come to rehearsals."
"I meant to do that." (after he trips)
"Rope it in, Babs. Tie it down. Tape it back."
"Don't worry - be sappy."
Ya know I heard it through
the grapevine. How much longer
will ya be mine? Whooo!
(stops suddenly, noticing audience)
Oh, hi, Toonsters! Buster Bunny here.
Boy, are we gonna bust the barriers of
fun today! This'll be better than one
of those duck shows where they search
for gold or something. It's that good!
So, let's head 'em up and move 'em out.
Yeeeehaaa! Cartoooooons, ho!!
The walls are closing in on me! I can't
breath. (gasp) It's getting dark. Darker!
(coughs) I'm going... Going... Going...
Gone! Sold to the man in the bad toupee!