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Laurence Needlemeyer



Character Information
Gender: Male ♂
Also known as: Lazy Larry
Species: Rock
Age: 30's
Friends: Karen (fiancé)
Doughnut Sheriff
The Wattersons (currently)
Enemies: The Wattersons (formerly)
Sal Left Thumb
Occupation: Various
First Appearance: "The DVD"
Voice: Kerry Shale
Gallery Quotes

Laurence "Larry" Needlemeyer is a supporting character in The Amazing World of Gumball. He works at almost every store in the town of Elmore, usually as a cashier. He generally disliked the Watterson family. However, that changed after "The Pizza," where he forgives them for antagonizing him and causing him to quit all his jobs, and they become friends. Larry manages to keep up with all his jobs by "working very hard," but he has been fired on at least one occasion. He used to be called "Lazy Larry" and was the laziest person in Elmore, but the title was stolen by Richard in the summer of 1983.


Larry typically wears a green shirt, an orange tie, a red badge with a diagonal stripe down the middle, and an orange hat with red and white stripes. He also wears black pants and black shoes. His cheeks are pink with freckles on them. However, throughout the show, he starts to wear other uniforms depending on which jobs he works at. He is incredibly skinny, similar to Rob and Miss Simian. His head is disproportionately large and blocky. While being Lazy Larry, he transforms into a huge block, which connects his head to his torso just like Richard.

In Season 1, he had a more rocky texture. From Season 2 and onwards, those textures were removed, and he looks like he is made completely out of origami.


Larry is a very hard working and serious person, and cannot be fooled easily. He keeps many jobs around Elmore, from being a store clerk to a cashier, and does an admirable job at each of them. Although, on many of these occasions, he is accidentally fired, or is driven to do so by a member of the Watterson family. However, Larry also has a history of laziness, as shown in "The Laziest." It seems he can be a forgiving person, as seen in "The Pizza."

He has a girlfriend named Karen, who he has attempted to propose to twice, but failed each time. 

Episode Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

  • "The Fridge": He is at the Supermarket, where he discounts a frozen chicken.
  • "The Job": He was one of the characters in the car after Richard.
  • "Halloween": He works at the Gas Station, and is mistaken for a wanted criminal, thanks to Gumball and Darwin.
  • "Christmas": Larry works as a fake Santa Claus at Elmore Shopping.
  • "The Bumpkin": He gets robbed by Sal Left Thumb before the Wattersons crash through.
  • "The Pony":  He works at Ripley 2000, once again, as the cashier.
  • "The Hero": He is mentioned by Darwin as he and Gumball unload the groceries on the table.
  • "The Game": He is a victim of Nicole's prank call.
  • "The Finale": He mentions having placed a restraining order on the Wattersons, as well as how their reckless actions have affected him.

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

  • "The Rerun": He is working at Laser Video.
  • "The Guy": He kicks Gumball out of Joyful Burger.
  • "The Code": He is seen working at Food N' Stuff, reading post-its left by Darwin and Gumball.
  • "The Loophole": He argues with Mr. Small about the pronunciation of quinoa.
  • "The Vase": His voice is heard during Anais' vision.
  • "The Box": He almost runs over the box.
  • "The Cycle": Harold gives him his credit card.
  • "The Stars":
  • "The Ex":


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Similar to Rocky and Karen, Larry works numerous jobs.

Laser Video

Larry's first job was at Laser Video. He is the cashier of the store, although, he probably got fired after he failed to get repayment of the late fee from the DVD that Gumball and Darwin broke. However in "The Pizza," he is seen working there (although he later quits all his jobs). It is very similar to Ripley 2000 from "The Refund."

Elmore Gas Station

In "The Spoon," Larry was then seen as a cashier at the Gas Station. He probably got fired from there too after he failed to keep the money of the store safe from the robbery. But then he is later seen working there again in "The Bumpkin."

Food N' Stuff

Larry worked here as a cashier after getting fired from his previous jobs. He most likely got fired for yelling at a customer as an attempt to get Gumball and Darwin away from him in "The Laziest." This has so far been his longest job he has held.

Joyful Burger

It is Larry's fourth job and works as a cashier there, and has not yet been fired from there. Probably works a late night shift since Carrie came at night.

Shoe Store

It is his fifth job and he works as a cashier, as usual. He was seen doing his job there in "The Prank," where Richard wanted to return the shoes he bought originally for Gumball and Darwin (for his prank), but denied the return because there were baked beans contained inside the shoes.

Ripley 2000

For his sixth job, he works as a clerk, as he does in his other jobs, in the local video game store. He was first featured working here in "The Refund," when he denies Gumball and Darwin a refund for their computer game. He may have been fired from there as he failed to keep Gumball from getting a refund and abandoned his post. However, in the video "What Dad Would Do for a Sausage Part 1," he is seen working there. He returns to work there in the season 3 episode "The Password" as he is seen there when Richard is destroying it.

Fervidus Pizza

In "The Job," Larry works for Fervidus Pizza. Larry is Richard's employer, and he fires Richard for eating parts of the pizzas he had to deliver. In "The Pizza," he is seen working there again, although he later quits. He gets prank called by Nicole in "The Game" and delivers a pizza to himself as a consequence.

Elmore Shopping

He is seen working at Elmore Shopping in "Christmas" as the mall Santa, in a small cabin called "Santa's Grotto." His girlfriend Karen is also seen directly outside of it, dressed as an elf.

Pet store

Larry is seen working at the pet store in episodes such as "The Origins" and "The Origins: Part Two" where he gives Richard all of the Darwins, and "The Roots."

Other Jobs

Other jobs that Larry is seen, or mentioned doing is being the police force accountant, an ice cream vendor, a pest controller, a curator at an art museum, and a repairman. He works so many jobs that Elmore's economical structure depends on him, and that if he ever stops working, the whole town would break down.


Main article: Larry Needlemeyer/Quotes


  • Karen is his fiancé, despite never having a successful proposal.
  • In "The Night," he states that he does not sleep but in "The Question" he says his routine involves sleep.
  • In "The Finale," it is revealed why he has so many jobs; only to repay damages the Wattersons have done.
    • Also in "The Finale," it is revealed Larry has a restraining order on the Wattersons.
    • Because Larry practically has every job in Elmore, if Larry quit all of his jobs, Elmore's society would collapse. This is seen in "The Pizza."

Voice Actors

  • Kerry Shale (US/UK)
  • Victor Posta (Hungary, Season 1)
  • Lehel Kisfalusi (Hungary, Season 2 onwards)
  • Miklos Kapacsy (Hungary, some Season 2 episodes)
  • Gyorgy Istvan Gubanyi (Hungary, in "The Law")

ve Characters
Italicized characters are considered extremely minor
The Wattersons GumballDarwinAnaisNicoleRichardGranny JojoEvil Turtle (family pet) • Frankie
The Robinsons GaylordMargaretRocky
The Fitzgeralds PennyPatrickMrs. FitzgeraldPenny's SisterMr. Cuddles (family pet)
The Wilsons TobiasJackieHaroldRachel
The Bananas Banana JoeBanana BarbaraBanana Bob
The Rexes Tina RexMr. Rex
The Pepperonis SicilianaMr. Pepperoni
The Jötunheims HectorMrs. Jötunheim
The Parhams FelicityBilly
School faculty Principal BrownMiss SimianMr. SmallCoachSchool NurseLibrarianMr. Corneille
Student body CarrieMasamiAlanBobertSarahLeslieTeriEggheadsCarmenMollyJamieIdahoAntonOchoJukeSussieClaytonWilliamRobHot Dog GuyGreen BearMushroomFuzzballRazor8-Bit DogBomb GuyHandPink BearRotten CupcakeRatClareJaredWilsonJodiePixel OctopusBulldogGorillaMoleSparkle GirlJosh
The Senior Citizens MarvinGaryCrocodile WomanLouieBlue ElephantBettyDonald
Other Characters LarryDoughnut SheriffSal Left ThumbCupcake WomanKennethKarenPantsbullyNeck BeardHexagon LadySanta ClausNewspaper Employee3D Cube EmployeeConstruction MenHoboShooting StarRosieMother and SonClipboard MenThe SunEarthThe MoonOrange GuardsBandage DoctorMelted Cheese GuyHamburger CopCowboyJeffSusanCyber PoliceExercise BaconShape PeopleTeal Tow Truck DriverSaturnCarltonTroyGreen Security GuardBandage ParamedicsGhostsCoffee CopCarmen's fatherIdaho's familyFrench FriesAnton's ParentsRichwood High StudentsGumball's BrainDr. ButtSussie's parentsRipley 2000 ManagerGoblinManly WarriorMother and BabyCharlieDrum Kit GuyHot Dog Guy LookalikeCupcake ManReporterCamKip SchlezingerHand Security OfficerSphere CitizensDexterJessicaYellow Guy
Single appearance JealousyVirusMr. KreeseThe InternetDaniel LennardAnt-OneAnt-TwoAnton ClonesZachScary Old ManScary Old LadyMr. ChanaxChicken BucketVladSluzzle DudeButterflyChimeraMr. YoshidaNew BobertEvil Turtle's BabiesYukiMr. and Mrs. SenicourtByrdieChi ChiRibbit
Objects Daisy the DonkeyWandaElmore's DollarPlanet CosmosLucky HelmetUniversal Remote
Non-anthropomorphic characters Purple SquirrelCyclops DogCube DogSausage DogTan DogPink SquirrelThe CreaturesSea CreaturesBlitzerChris MorrisRatsAbraham Lincoln GoatGargaroth

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