Mr Bucket was the only person in the family with a job. He worked in a toothpaste factory, where he sat all day long at a bench and screwed the little caps on to the tops of the tubes of toothpaste after the tubes had been filled.
"Mr Bucket was the only person in the family with a job. He worked in a toothpaste factory, where he sat all day long at a bench and screwed the little caps on to the tops of the tubes of toothpaste after the tubes had been filled." - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Mr Bucket appears in two of Roald Dahl's stories: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. He does not appear in all subsequent adaptations of the book including the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, where Mr Bucket is dead.
Mr Bucket is married to Mrs Bucket and they have one son, Charlie. In the original story and the majority of adaptations, his parents are Charlie's Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine, although in the 1971 film he is the son of Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina.
When we first meet him at the beginning of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he works in the local toothpaste factory, but when he later loses his job, money for the Bucket family becomes even tighter than usual.
Luckily for Mr Bucket, everything changes when Charlie finds his Golden Ticket. He is a man of few words - even during his space encounters in Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator - but Mr Wonka's experiments with his parents-in-law and several doses of Wonka-Vite do give him some excitement...
In the 2005 film, Mr Bucket was played by Noah Taylor.
Hooray... my mother-in-law's minus two years old!
Mr Bucket 1
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator