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| Laurence Needlemeyer
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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 Watterson 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 can not 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.
- "The DVD": He works at Laser Video.
- "The End": He works at Food N' Stuff.
- "The Spoon": He works at the gas station.
- "The Laziest": He is seen working at Food N' Stuff, once again.
- "The Ghost": He works at Joyful Burger.
- "The Prank": He works at the Shoe Store.
- "The Refund": His first major role. Gumball and Darwin try to make him give them a refund.
- "The Goons": He has a picnic with Karen.
- "The Wand": The corner of his head is visible in the school yearbook during Richard's flashback.
- "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.
- "The Kids": He does not recognize Gumball nor Darwin because of their voices breaking, and calls the Orange Guard so they can leave peacefully. He later calls the police on Gumball and Darwin and cuts Nicole's credit card in the supermarket.
- "The Name": He is briefly seen while Gumball's alter-ego, Zach, rudely cuts in line of the shoppers. Later, he is seen at Joyful Burger.
- "The Law": He appears working for an ice cream truck.
- "The Password": He appears once again at Ripley 2000, watching the store get destroyed by Richard.
- "The Pizza": His second major role. He quits all his jobs, unraveling the commercial structure of Elmore.
- "The Lie": He is in Elmore Shopping.
- "The Butterfly": His parking space is stolen by Mr. Robinson.
- "The Question": He tells Gumball and Darwin his meaning of life.
- "The Saint": He is one of the citizens to witness Neck Beard choking on the sidewalk.
- "The Oracle": He tries to tell everyone that there was no prize for the 1,000,000th costumer.
- "The Spoiler": He tries to remove Gumball, Darwin, and Anais from the Elmore Cinema for pirating a movie.
- "The Countdown": He can be seen driving his car when time is frozen.
- "The Nobody": He works at the hot dog stand, and walks past Gumball and Darwin several times as they try to give Rob a role in the world.
- "The Downer": He is in his Ice Cream truck watching Gumball cause a traffic jam.
- "The Egg": He watches Nicole and Felicity have a conversation at Food N' Stuff.
- "The Money": He works at Joyful Burger and offers The Wattersons a commercial job.
- "The Return": He works at the play center, and tells Richard that the ball pit was being exported.
- "The Check": He works at the Bank of Elmore.
- "The Gift": He gives out invitations for Masami's party.
- "The Parking": He can be seen in the mall parking lot and is later shown working at the cinema.
- "The Routine": He is stuck under wreckage at Elmore Shopping.
- "The Romantic": He gives Penny a blueberry flavored ice cream (which she is allergic to) by mistake.
- "The Uploads": He appears in a picture in the Melted Cheese Guy's house.
- "The Wicked": He can be seen with Tobias, while Margaret rampages through the mall.
- "The Traitor": He works at Joyful Burger.
- "The Origins": He works at the pet store.
- "The Origins: Part Two": He again works at the pet store, which is at the Elmore Mall.
- "The Girlfriend": He is the priest at Gumball, Darwin, and Jamie's wedding.
- "The Signal": He passes out when Cartax almost runs him over.
- "The Nest": He is seen working at the Fuel Station and drives Mr. Small's van.
- "The Night": He is seen sleeping and dreaming.
- "The Roots": He tells Richard the parrot repeats what it hears, only for it to start complaining about Richard.
- "The Compilation":
- "The Disaster": He is working at Laser Video.
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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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 successfully proposed.
- 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."
- 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")