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Well Grumpy can't go far with out getting tired. And the nice thing about Grumpy is he's so clumsy you can hear him two miles away.
~ Rick Marshall from '[The Land of The Lost TV show/

Grumpy is a Tyrannosaurus Rex who appears as the main antagonist in the 1974 TV series Land of the Lost and later as the (former) secondary antagonist in the 2009 comedy movie of the same name.

In the 2009 film, his vocal sound effects were provided by Frank Welker.

Biography

Land of the Lost (1974)

Grumpy appears frequently in the 1974 TV series. He is always shown chasing the Marshalls and trying to eat them. He is feared by everyone in the Land of the Lost, except by the Allosaurus Big Alice and the two fought each other on occasions, though in one episode they team up to try and hunt down the Marshalls.

He was the first dinosaur the Marshalls encountered and the one who caused Cha-ka to fall and fracture his leg in the first episode.

Land of the Lost (2009)

Three years before the 2009 film events, an astronaut was transported in the Land of the Lost after passing in a time warp. Grumpy finds him and devours him.

One day, the paleontologist Rick Marshall and his friends Holly and Will arrive in The Land of the Lost. Shortly after their arrival, they fall into Grumpy's pantry (where the astronaut's spacesuit is also present) and they are grasped by living plants. Grumpy then comes and tries to eat them, but they manage to freed themselves from the plants and run away, pursued by Grumpy. Finally, the trio crosses a bridge too thin for Grumpy, which abandons the pursuit. However, he hears Rick claiming that the Tyrannosaurus is unable to crosses the bridges because he is not enough athletic and his brain has the size of a nut, which makes him very furious and convinces him to jump over the bridge. He pursues the group again (especially Rick), but they find refuge in a cave.

At night, Rick claims one more time to Will that the Tyrannosaurus has a brain of the size of a nut, but Grumpy comes at the entrance of the cave and deposes an enormous nut, then he throws a dark look to Rick.

During the following day, the group hears Grumpy's roar in the jungle. Later, they stumble upon a desert where many things from across time end up. After they saw a pack of dromaeosaurus attacking an ice cream truck, Grumpy appears and scares away the other dinosaurs. However, a female Allosaurus named Big Alice arrives and she and Grumpy start to battle out until they sense Marshall and choose to chase him. Rick tries to run by zigzagging to confuse Grumpy, but it proves ineffective and the T-Rex devours his backpack. Rick is then attacked by Big Alice, but Grumpy, who wishes to kill him himself, interposes and confronts the Allosaurus. Big Alice apparently escapes him or possibly defeats him because soon after she attacks Rick again (and is killed), while Grumpy doesn't reappear during this scene.

Much later, the trio is confronted to Enik, who sends Grumpy to attack them. He lets Holly and Will leave and confronts Rick. The latter tries to fight with a baton, but he is finally devoured alive, which horrifies Holly. However, Grumpy defecates Rick afterwards and the two manage to befriend. Rick uses Grumpy to attack all the Sleestaks controlled by Enik and the T-Rex succeeds in defeating the entire army by himself. Then, Rick says goodbye to his new friend, who pushes a huge roar.

Personality

Grumpy is best described as a mean-spirited and temperamental (hence his name) theropod dinosaur who fixated in consuming human protagonists. Despite being a carnivore, he favors a type of fern-like plant with pungent aroma not unlike cats with catnip, which Holly Marshall not surprisingly christened as Dinosaur Nip, a trait Rick exploited by having the group uproot all the Dinosaur Nip around High Bluff and throw the plants into the crevasse to distract him. Grumpy is also noted to be not the sharpest tool in the shed, as he found himself having the Marshalls shoved a sharpened log into his log several times and not learn to avoid falling into such trick.

In 2009 film adaptation, Grumpy displayed more personality traits in which his conflict against Rick and co. being a personal one as opposed of being a mere predatory animal. As Rick discovered in hard way, Grumpy is much more intelligent than either he or his companions assumed and resented anyone who incorrectly assumed him to have a brain about the size of walnut thus incredibly stupid; not only he revealed to be able to understand such offensive misconceptions, but also spends majorities of the film to prove the man wrong starting from running fast enough to build a momentum to jump over a chasm which separated him and human protagonists. Since Rick being the only one among the three who stubbornly believed in misconceptions which irritated him, Grumpy holds no ill-will towards his companions Holly and Will and even spared them in his vendetta against the former. Grumpy's temper is further attributed to bowel obstruction which afflicted him for quite a while up until he eventually devours Rick, leading the latter to solve the problem from within while surviving hazards in the dinosaur's digestive tract. In his gratitude, Grumpy puts his misgivings towards the human aside and works alongside the latter side by side to stop Enik. After the crisis against Enik, Grumpy and Rick and co. depart on better terms.

Quotes

I wonder why he is so grumpy.
~ Holly Marshall from The Land of The Lost TV series.
He has to eat to survive.
~ Rick Marshall
Yeah he doesn't care what or who he eats.
~ Will Marshall from The Land of The Lost TV show.
Now Holly don't go calling Grumpy names I mean it's not his fault that he's stupid.
~ Rick Marshall after his daughter Holly calls Grumpy dumb.
It's Grumpy he's looking for lunch.
~ Will Marshall after Grumpy hears Dopey's crying.
Looks like he needs another lesson in manners.
~ Will Marshall talking about Grumpy.
Some days he just isn't too bright.
~ Will Marshall after falls for the same trick.
Well we got to get Will out before he decides to come back and play with us again.
~ Rick Marshall talking to his daughter Holly while Grumpy is distracted.
Usually goes away if you don't challenge him.
~ Uncle Jack on Grumpy.

Trivia

  • Some fans speculate that the T-Rex Scarface from the 1991 series is actually Grumpy of the original series.

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