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January 11, 2012

Gyro Gearloose

Wow, how the year has passed! First of all I want to thank everyone for checking out every Days of the Week articles on a weekly basis. It means the world to us writers to know you appreciate our hard work. With that being said my first article of Who's Who Wednesday a year ago was of my favorite sidekick, Launchpad McQuack. The reason I chose Launchpad is because DuckTales was my all time favorite show and Launchpad was such a crazy character I could really relate to him. So this week's article will take us back to Duckburg for an article about one of Launchpad's close friends, Gyro Gearloose.

Gyro Gearloose is a genius: he is a great inventor and comes up with some amazing gadgets (his greatest invention being the Gizmo Duck suit), and lets be honest some of the gadgets don't work, but that all comes with being a inventor. He can be seen in various things such as comic books, television shows, video games, pins, and other merchandise. In television shows he can be seen in DuckTales and a few other Disney television specials. In video games he can be found in DuckTales, Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers, and also in DuckTales 2.

He lives in the amazingly popular world of Duckburg. His known family consists of Newton Gearloose, who is Gyro's nephew, Ratchet Gearloose, Gyro's grandfather, and Fulton Gearloose, Gyro's father. He has great friends he can rely on which include Launchpad McQuack, Little Helper, Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie. His enemies include Magica De Spell, Flintheart Glomgold, Emil Eagle, and the Beagle Boys./font>

Over the years Gyro has had the same outfit, which is a long sleeve shirt, brown shoes, pants, a vest, spectacles, and a old school hat. The thing that has changed over the years is just the colors of all the items. He seems to go by Professor Ludwig Von Drake's The Spectrum Song with all the colors he has in that outfit.

He was created by the extremely talented Carl Barks. He has been voiced by two people over the years, Hal Smith and Will Ryan. Gyro first made his appearance in the 1952 comic, 'Gladstone's Terrible Secret.'

Gyro used to perform in Disney on Ice shows, but is now extremely rare if not retired all together. Someone told me they saw him at Disneyland last Christmas for a special party. I would love to see DuckTales get remade and make a comeback. Can you imagine how much better of a show it could have been with all the new technology we have today over what we had in the late 80's or even early 90's?

I want to give a special thank you to the man that made this all possible, Brent Dodge. Thank you for letting me be apart of this amazing group of writers, every morning I wake up and read the article for that day, and it gets my day going. Also thank you for your friendship, it has been great getting to know you and your amazing family.


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