Accusations that this is just something I wanted to draw are ludicrous, and I will not stand for them no matter how correct they might be.
Part of me wanted Larry to let out a "KYAAAA!", because if anime has taught me anything, adding a "k" sound to a scream is potentially cute beyond logic for reasons unknown to modern science.
But limited panel space, yadda yadda yadda, settled on "eep!"
I also intended to leave part of Larry's hair white, implying it hadn't changed color with the rest of it. I felt the contrast was too strong, however, and I cared more about the darkness of the rest of the hair than keeping that bit the same.