|“||My yard, my property!||„|
|~ Bud Grouse in 11 Louds a Leapin' who is the main antagonist of this episode.|
Bud Grouse (more commonly referred to as Mr. Grouse) is a minor antagonist-turned-supporting character in The Loud House. He is also the main antagonist of The Loud House episode; 11 Louds a Leapin'.
As his surname would suggest, he is often annoyed by the noisy antics of the Louds, and sometimes appears to heckle them. He also hates it when the Louds' belongings end up in his yard and is known to confiscate said things as punishment. As annoying as he finds the Louds to be, though, he is willing to do favors for the family in exchange for Lynn Sr.'s homemade lasagna. In "11 Louds a Leapin'", it is revealed that Mr. Grouse is crabby because he, like the Loud kids, is from a rather big family himself, but they live far away and he is not easily able to visit them. When the Louds and the McBrides helped him, he became kinder and gave back the stuff he stole from them.
He is the grumpy next-door neighbor of the Loud Family and he seems to get along well with them. After "11 Louds a Leapin'", he and Lincoln became friends. Like the Louds, he also has a big family, but lives alone, far from them.
He first appears in the episode "Chore and Peace", but his name wasn't revealed until "A Tattler's Tale". Not much is known about his past, but it is revealed that when he was a child, his hair was brown, and he still wore glasses.
In the episode "Lock 'n' Loud", it is revealed that he's allergic to walnuts.
Bud Grouse is the typical grumpy old man of the neighborhood and initially despises for the Louds.
He doesn't like to see objects from the other neighbors in his yard, so he decides to keep them in his house, and doesn't give them back. He can get upset by the Loud family's constant noise and messes.
He is usually unhelpful when the Louds ask him for a favor. He agrees to help only when he gets food in return like lasagna or muffins.
It appears that whenever the Louds (possibly anyone) involve him in a plan, he'd usually explain the plan out when something goes wrong, as seen in "Lock 'n' Loud", when he said next time if he was going to pretend to be robbed, the muffins should not have walnuts, and in "Garage Banned", he also accidentally said that he crashed into his own garage instead of the Louds' garage.
Despite his grouchiness, it was shown that in "11 Louds a Leapin'" that he can be sincere and kind to others and that his grumpiness might stem from envy toward the Loud family, due to him not being able to visit his own family, which is just as big as the Loud family.
Bud Grouse is a heavy elderly man. He doesn't have hair (except for the two hair strands that he has on his head), he also has a white mustache.
He wears a white shirt under a black waistcoat, a blue tie with dark lines, brown pants, and dark brown shoes. He also has a golden pocket watch in his waistcoat's right pocket, and a pair of little glasses.
- He was simply referred to as "Neighbor" in the end credits from his debut episode until "A Tattler's Tale".
- The word "grouse" means "complain" or "grumble", which matches with his personality, as seen in "11 Louds a Leapin'".
- It's revealed in "11 Louds a Leapin'", that Mr. Grouse also has a large family, just like the Louds.
- In the same episode, he calls Lincoln by his name for the first time, instead of the usual name Loud.
- In "11 Louds a Leapin'", he owns a Fearsome Flyer 1000 when he was a young boy, which he gives it to Lincoln as a Christmas gift, to make up for destroying his previous sled.