One brilliant Youtuber decided to combine the hilarious Danny Devito on Always Sunny in Philadelphia with Pokemon’s Detective Pikachu and the video has caught fire. So much so that it’s actually sparked a real petition to have the actor play the voice of Detective Pikachu. If you haven’t seen the video above then you really need to.
YouTuber Teahollow1 dubbed the original Japanese trailer with DeVito’s voice. Along with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, it also features audio from DeVito’s role as The Penguin in Batman Returns. At this point, the petition has now surpassed 25,000 signatures, and GameSpot’s Mary Kish has made a video showing what a Danny DeVito-voiced Pikachu might look like in real life.
I made this and now I'm not sure if I want Danny DeVito as Detective Pikachu. pic.twitter.com/NwbLOmYQck
— Mary Kish (@MerryKish) January 29, 2016
The petition reads as follows:
“There are a number of us that feel as though Danny DeVito would be a prime fit for the voice acting role of the Detective Pikachu. We want to make this happen.” This wouldn’t be the first time Devito would play an officer of the law. He played a cop in 2000’s Drowning Mona and a stripper dressed as a cop in an episode of Friends titled “The One Where the Stripper Cries.”