King Gherkin is the ruler of both the gherkins and the land of Jim's "Happiness" in Earthworm Jim 3D. Fatty Roswell holds him prisoner and plans to use him for his Ultimate Burger. Jim frees him, but King Gherkin is crushed by a falling fridge and ends up as part of the Ultimate Burger anyway.
- He bears more than a passing resemblance to Larry the Cucumber from VeggieTales.
- There is a type of pickle called gherkin, on which he is based.