“Larry, I’m on DuckTales” is the working class hero’s response when presented with any hypothetical scenario of ostentatious wealth.
The video and Pudi’s response went delightfully viral in December and popped up once again when King passed away in January of 2021. Of course, four months ago is an eternity in an Internet time and “Larry, I’m on DuckTales” has been supplanted by other various bits of online whimsy. One of the two players involved in the exchange, however, is happy to have played a role in briefly brightening up peoples’ days.
“Oh my goodness. What a strange time,” Pudi tells Den of Geek while promoting the second season of Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest.
Pudi has a particularly wholesome pop culture track record, playing beloved TV characters like Abed Nadir on Community and yes, Huey in the now sadly concluded reboot of DuckTales. Despite having a successful, public-facing career as an actor, the reach and impact of that one viral clip took Pudi aback.
“First of all, rest in peace, Larry. When that first happened, I was so confused because everyone was like, ‘You’re trending,’ and I was like, ‘What did I do?’” he says.
Once acclimated to the attention, Pudi came to appreciate the Internet’s joy.