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The Right Honourable Judge Wallace P. Grindstump is the judge of the courthouse on Flotsam Island; he is also as the sole proprietor of Club 41, where he is known simply as W.P. He took a long-delayed three-month sabbatical due to the unprecedented downturn of criminal activity, during which time the courthouse was closed and his bouncer, Rockrib, enforced strict regulations at the Club (like the "probationary members only" clause which later turns out to be a joke, indicating that Rockrib is "always good for a laugh," according to Grindstump).
Grindstump is jolly and friendly when working his job at Club 41, accompanied by Bailiff Killick Hardtack, whom he has hired as his chef, creating all sorts of new delicacies for the club and providing Flotsam's prisons with the finest in haute cuisine for only the guards and judges. However, during Guybrush's trial Grindstump becomes boisterous and declamatory. In addition, he comes under the influence of the Pox of LeChuck reasonably often, making him even more angry and disagreeable. Grindstump is also something of a dart enthusiast, having accidentally killed Club 41's previous owner in a game of darts, and can be seen practicing for a dart game even when Morgan LeFlay and Elaine Marley are dueling to the death on the other side of the room.
Grindstump won a rare Fugu Jolokia pepper "from a three-legged bandit named 'Oort'" by holding it on his tongue for ten seconds and offers it to anyone who can best him. Guybrush wins the pepper and uses it to embiggen La Esponja Grande.
Grindstump is seen in the final episode where he and Bugeye have turned Guybrush's body into a dartboard at Club 41 as part of the wake (along with Davey Nipperkin's wreath for later use as "hyper-flammable mourner's kindling"). When Guybrush regains control of his body he is escorted immediately to Flotsam Jail.
- Like all the others, Grindstump can see and communicate with the souls of the dead, including Guybrush's spirit, especially when he is very courteous. (That may be why Guybrush's spiritual presence gives Grindstump a welcome respite, since the latter has a fear that he is haunted by the harrowing curses of executed criminals.) However, Grindstump has a fear of zombies and a tendency to throw a cash register at Guybrush to crush him if he revives as a zombie (that is, unless Guybrush surrenders and is escorted to jail). Once Guybrush has permanently reanimated his body and walks around like a normal person (rather than repeatedly reanimating his corpse in front of the bar), Grindstump's fear subsides.
- In the PS3 version of "The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood", if Guybrush asks Morgan LeFlay what she's drinking in Club 41 and then asks Grindstump for a grogatini, a grog and Blood Island Volcano Shots prior to finding three recipes and giving them to him during the Ladies' Night swordfight, the player is rewarded with a "What Do You Do With a Drunken Guybrush?" bronze trophy (in reference to the song "Drunken Sailor") in the "PlayStation Network Trophy Achievements". In the courthouse, Guybrush can call himself to the stand and choose all three ways to make Grindstump mad in order to earn the "Idiot for a Client" bronze trophy; and if he manages to clear all civil and criminal charges against him (the latter with help from LeChuck, of course), the two silver trophy rewards are "Ayyyye, the Jury" (a spoof on the words "We, the Jury...") and "Use the Source" (the second one, not to be confused with the first one in Chapter 1, though both trophies are possibly a spoof of the "Use the Force" quote from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope).
- Tales of Monkey Island - "Launch of the Screaming Narwhal" (first mentioned)
- Tales of Monkey Island - "The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood" (first appearance)
- Tales of Monkey Island - "Rise of the Pirate God"
|Brian Sommer||Tales of Monkey Island (2009)|