(PCM) If you have ever watched an episode of the hit truTV series “Impractical Joker” than you are more than familiar with the running joke where cast member Joe Gatto randomly yells out “Larry!” in the middle of various pranks and challenges. It seems that “Larry!” originated as a behind-the-scenes inside joke with a season one crew member who is actually named Larry … Larry Crisci to be exact and he is now looking to cash in on the use of his name in the series.
As it turns out, Larry Crisci is no longer working with the show, however his first name continues to be used. According to TMZ.com, he is often referred to behind-the-scenes as “the man, the myth, the legend’. Real Larry is quite unhappy with the continued use of his name and he has now filed a lawsuit against truTV and the show’s producers claiming they failed to acquire proper permission to use his name and he would like compensation of at least $500,000.
truTV has not yet commented on the pending lawsuit. We just can’t imagine watching “Impractical Jokers” and not hearing Joe call out “Larry!”, so we are incredibly curious to see how this one plays out!