“By the way, where was your house at, again? It's amazing how little I remember, hopalong.”
― Claude, Animal Crossing
Claude (ビネガー,Binegā?, Vinegar) is a lazyrabbitvillager from the Animal Crossing series. His initial phrase, "hopalong," relates to the nature of rabbits to hop. He only appeared in the early games of the series, but he returned in Happy Home Designer as DLC and has store items with designs of Nintendo consoles as his furniture theme. He was first available from December 1st, 2015 to January 4th, 2016, and later again from April 1st, 2016 to May 1st, 2016.
Claude returned to the series in New Leaf, as part of the Welcome amiibo update. By scanning amiibo cards, this villager can be met via the campground and invited to the town.
In New Leaf, Claude's home has a board-gaming theme, with the Board Game item, Donut Box, Whiteboard, Natural Table, Natural Lamp, Elegant Bench, two Elegant Chairs, Brown Seat, Rubber Tree, Potted Ivy, and a Retro Stereo that plays Pondering.