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Speedy the Snail is a talking and singing snail who is a friend of Timon and Pumbaa in the Timon & Pumbaa TV series.

Background

Physical Description

You got cute little gumdrop eyes, a swirly curly cue shell, and you're a snail.
―Timon describing Speedy's appearance to him
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Speedy with his new gold shell

Speedy is a grayish-blue snail with cute little gumdrop eyes and a large shiny red shell. In addition to that, he wears a yellow fedora. In "Ocean Commotion," Speedy's shell becomes gold with rubies, emeralds, and sapphires due to a married couple wanting to make an earring out of it. Speedy states that he is going to keep the gold shell, however, it later turns back to its normal color.

The episode, "The Man From J.U.N.G.L.E." reveals that Speedy is a superhero called Super Duper Hero X. As a superhero, Speedy wears a red mask, his shell is yellow with a big, black X on each side, and he has a red cape attacked to the back of his shell.

Personality

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A screenshot of Speedy, reflecting his kind-hearted and easygoing nature

Speedy is a likable character. He seems to be very easygoing, kind-hearted, and jolly towards his friends. He is also shown to be brave, as he teams up with Timon and Pumbaa to stop Quint from revealing "Super Duper Hero X's" secret identity to the animals of the Pride Lands. Speedy talks and sings in the style of Bing Crosby.

Speedy is always shown to find himself in danger, such as being cooked or having his shell turned into an earring. In these instances, Speedy demonstrates a rather cowardly side as there is nothing he can do to get out of these situations and thus, it is always up to Timon and Pumbaa to save their friend.

Role in the series

Backstory

Speedy is a snail who lived within or close by Timon and Pumbaa's jungle. Like many superheroes, he has saved many lives in the past.

Timon & Pumbaa

"French Fried"

Hi-diddly, hi-diddly help!
―Speedy calling for help
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Speedy and Timon

Timon and Pumbaa find Speedy crawling on an island and they stalk him and trap him. After Timon and Pumbaa get trapped in a crate, Timon is about to eat Speedy, but the snail starts talking and he tells the two that he can also sing. So Pumbaa suggests that he and Timon don't eat him and Timon agrees and decides that he and Pumbaa should be friends with him.

Timon, Pumbaa, and Speedy are taken to Paris, France. A French chef named Culinary Quint kidnaps Speedy and takes him to the Eiffel Tower in order to cook him. So Timon and Pumbaa go try to rescue their friend.

Timon and Pumbaa's first attempt is to trick Quint by making him think that Jerry Lewis is here, but the chef is not convinced. He then sees that Timon freed Speedy from his cage while he wasn't looking. He catches Timon and Pumbaa and throws the two out of the Eiffel Tower. Timon and Pumbaa's second attempt is disguising as a customer to orders an uncooked snail, but it ends in failure.

While Quint continues cooking Speedy, Timon and Pumbaa show up and knock Quint to another room. When Speedy gets on Pumbaa's head, Quint traps Timon in an icy room and goes after Pumbaa and Speedy.

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Speedy and Pumbaa

Pumbaa and Speedy get inside an elevator before Quint catches them, but Quint manages to open it. Timon then knocks Quint out of the Eiffel Tower with a large ice cube and the chef is defeated.

"Ocean Commotion"

Say, I think I recognize this place. I think I'm home
―Speedy recognizing the island

When Timon and Pumbaa are about to get thrown off a ship by Captain Quint, Speedy stops him. When Timon and Pumbaa thank Speedy for saving them, a married couple show up and decide to make an earring out of Speedy's shell and it's again up to Timon and Pumbaa to save their friend.

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Speedy's shell as an earring

Timon and Pumbaa try various attempts to save Speedy from the couple, but they all end in failure. On their last attempt, they see that Speedy's shell is now the wife's earring, making them realize that they're too late. When the couple gets in a room, Timon and Pumbaa try one last attempt to save Speedy and this time, it ends in success.

While Timon, Pumbaa, and Speedy are walking on the ship, they get caught by the couple and they run to a room where they set the ship in motion. Timon tricks everyone on the boat into thinking that there's gold in the water. After the people jump out of the water, Timon makes the ship move before they get back on it.

When the ship gets to Speedy's home, the three get caught by the couple again. Timon sets the ship in reverse and he, Pumbaa, and Speedy get out while the couple is still on the boat.

"Washington Applesauce"

Speedy makes a non-speaking cameo appearance in this episode, when one of the pies gets thrown on him when Timon tries to rescue Pumbaa from the worm.

"The Man From J.U.N.G.L.E."

You know what I do when things like this happen, I sing
―Speedy talking to Pumbaa

Timon has a new moneymaking scam, which is impersonating a famous superhero called "Super Duper Hero X." When Pumbaa tells Timon that "no good shall ever come at this", Timon gets kidnapped by Hero X's archenemy, Chromosome Quint.

While Pumbaa is upset about his friend getting kidnapped, Speedy shows up. When Pumbaa tells Speedy what just happened, Speedy tells him that he sings whenever things like that happen. He then helps Pumbaa rescue Timon.

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Speedy revealing he's a superhero

Pumbaa and Speedy go to Pride Rock and see the aircraft that kidnapped Timon. When they enter, Timon wants Pumbaa to tell Quint that he's not Hero X, but the warthog tells the villain that he is. Pumbaa then gets trapped also. When Quint leaves, Speedy shows Timon and Pumbaa that he's Super Duper Hero X. He frees the duo and helps them stop Quint.

Quint is about to show the animals of the Pridelands Hero X's secret identity, but Timon, Pumbaa, and Speedy push a lever to stop him. They then realize that the lever that they pushed makes the aircraft go down and destroy Pride Rock.

Every episode featuring Speedy ends with Timon and Pumbaa saying goodbye to him when he returns home and he gets captured by a seagull and Timon and Pumbaa have to save him once again. At the end of "The Man From J.U.N.G.L.E.", it is revealed that Chromosome Quint has been controlling the seagull.

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Media
Films: The Lion KingThe Lion King II: Simba's PrideThe Lion King 1½The Lion Guard: Return of the RoarVideoThe Lion King (2019 film)

Television: Timon & PumbaaTimon and Pumbaa's Wild About SafetyThe Lion Guard
Soundtracks: SoundtrackRhythm of the Pride LandsThe Legacy CollectionThe Lion King CollectionReturn to Pride Rock: Songs Inspired by Disney's The Lion King II: Simba's PrideBest of the Lion KingThe Lion King 1½: Songs from Timon and Pumbaa's Hilarious AdventureOriginal Broadway Cast RecordingThe Lion Guard
Video Games: The Lion KingTimon and Pumbaa's Jungle GamesThe Lion King: Simba's Mighty AdventureKingdom Hearts IIAnimated Storybook: The Lion KingDisney UniverseDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionAdventures in Typing with Timon and PumbaaActivity CenterThe Lion King 2: Simba's Pride: Active PlayThe Lion King 2: Simba's Pride GameBrackThe Lion King 1½Disney Crossy Road
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookMarvel ComicsThe Art of the Lion KingSimba and the Lost WaterfallMorning at Pride RockSimba and Nala Help BomoThe Bright StarSimba and the Big FloodSimba the Fortune TellerThe Pal PatrolSimba's Hide and SeekFar from the Pride LandsSimba's Daring RescuePumbaa Runs Away from HomeNo Worries: A New Story About SimbaHow Simba Met Timon and PumbaaWay to Go, Simba!The Lion King 1½

Disney Parks
Rafiki's Planet WatchDisney's Art of Animation ResortDisney's Explorers LodgeCircle of Life: An Environmental FableDisney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldMickey's PhilharMagicRhythm of the JungleSorcerers of the Magic KingdomStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseThe Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management)The Lion Guard Adventure

Entertainment: AnimagiqueAnimazment - The MusicalDisney's BelieveDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's WishesDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicFantasmic!Feel the MagicFestival of the Lion KingIt's Party Time... with Mickey and FriendsMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey and the MagicianThe Golden MickeysThe Legend of the Lion KingVillains Tonight!
Restaurants: Restaurant Hakuna Matata
Parade: Disney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeJubilation!Mickey's Soundsational ParadeThe Lion King CelebrationThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightTree of Life AwakensWorld of Color
Halloween: Happy Hallowishes

Characters
The Lion King: SimbaNalaMufasaScarRafikiTimonPumbaaZazuShenzi, Banzai and EdSarabiSarafinaThe PridelandersHyena ClanWildebeestsCape BuffaloGopher

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride: KiaraKovuZiraVitaniNukaOutsidersCrocodiles
The Lion King 1½: MaUncle MaxIron JoeMeerkat Colony
Timon and Pumbaa: The Native ChiefThe Three NativesMontyBaampuNobiFredPantherQuintThe WoodpeckerBruceStinkyRalph and EddieTedsSavage LionBartholomewThe TarsierToucan DanVulture PoliceNedRabbitUncle BoarisUncle ErnieBoss BeaverBoy BeaverLester the WhaleThe TigressJackalThe CobraSpeedy the SnailSmolder the BearLittle JimmyIrwinEl ToroCount DownMr. PigWolverineJumbo Jumbo the ElephantCheetato and CheetataMartin PardonRita BookChef ClaudeCaptain BloodbeardCisco PigCisco Pig's GangDr. CaliostroTorgoThe Meerkat AngelPumbaa Jr.NefuDr. HappyLeslie LambeauMr. ButtonsSharlaHermanLaraMelClaudiusBahukaTutan PharaohGenieMadame CredenzaDuke MeerkatTatianaMother EagleBaby EarlKing LeopoldPrincess ClaudiaSigmund and LloydHeinrich and SchnitzelMad Dog McGraw, Billy the Goat, and Three-fingered JackelopeDr. ExceterSal MandersJungle InspectorPimon and Tumbaa
The Lion Guard: KionBungaFuliBeshteOnoTiifuZuriJanjaCheeziChunguJanja's ClanMzingoMzingo's ParliamentMwogaMakuuMakuu's FloatPuaBasiBasi's PodUshariJasiriMadoaTunu and WemaThurstonMbeyaMbuniMa TemboAminifuReireiGoigoiDogoDogo's BrothersKijanaReirei's PackTwigaJuhudiShingoMuhanga and MuhangusTamaaNala's FatherSwalaMuhimuHamuAjabuMakuchaMjombaOgpoaHayaLainiBadiliMapiganoMtotoGumbaKambuniKwatoShaukuNneTanoVuruga VurugaYoung RhinoLionessMajinuni and HafifuKing SokweJasiri's ClanHadithiBupuBobokaChuraKifaruMwenziUrohoMwiziKulindaMpishiMakiniShupavuKiburiKiburi's FloatKenge
Printed Media: UruAhadiKopaPimbiBomaKulaZuzuJokaLulu
Deleted: DikuBaashoIggyHerr RhinoKwashiBhatiMheetuBanagiDaabiDwalaNaandaBintiLemutaTimon's FatherBuzzTesma

Episodes
Timon & Pumbaa

Season One: "Boara Boara" • "Saskatchewan Catch" • "Kenya Be My Friend?" • "Good Mousekeeping" • "Brazil Nuts" • "South Sea Sick/The Lion Sleeps Tonight" • "Never Everglades" • "Cooked Goose" • "Yukon Con" • "Doubt of Africa" • "How to Beat the High Costa Rica" • "Swiss Missed" • "Russia Hour" • "You Ghana Join the Club" • "Uganda Be an Elephant" • "To Kilimanjaro Bird" • "Rocky Mountain Lie" • "Amazon Quiver" • "French Fried" • "Big Top Breakfast" • "Madagascar About You" • "Truth or Zaire/Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" • "Mojave Desserted" • "Beauty and the Wildebeest" • "Don't Break the China" • "Can't Take a Yolk" • "Stand by Me" • "The Pain in Spain" • "Frantic Atlantic" • "Unlucky in Lesotho" • "Rafiki's Apprentice" • "Tanzania Zany" • "Guatemala Malarkey" • "Mombasa-In-Law" • "TV Dinner" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Gabon with the Wind" • "Timon's Time Togo" • "The Law of the Jungle" • "Manhattan Mishap" • "Paraguay Parable" • "Be More Pacific" • "Going Uruguay" • "Let's Serengeti Out of Here" • "Congo on Like This" • "Okay Bayou?" • "Shake Your Djibouti" • "Yosemite Remedy" • "The Sky is Calling" • "Mozam-Beaked" • "Ocean Commotion"
Season Two: "Palm Beached" • "Jamaica Mistake?" • "Oregon Astray" • "New Guinea Pig" • "Isle of Manhood" • "Puttin' on the Brits" • "Klondike Con" • "Isle Find Out" • "Beetle Romania" • "Rumble in the Jungle" • "Wide Awake in Wonderland" • "Zazu's Off-by-One Day" • "Animal Barn" • "Roach Hotel" • "Africa-Dabra!" • "I Don't Bolivia" • "Shopping Mauled" • "Library Brouhaha" • "Catch Me if You Kenya" • "Scent of the South" • "Monster Massachusetts" • "Handle with Caribbean" • "Forbidden Pumbaa" • "Washington Applesauce" • "Alcatraz Mataz" • "Oahu Wahoo" • "I Think I Canada" • "Zazu's Off Day Off" • "Beast of Eden" • "Sense & Senegambia" • "Timon on the Range" • "The Man from J.U.N.G.L.E." • "Maine-Iacs" • "Fiji-Fi-Fo-Fum" • "Rome Alone" • "Amusement Bark" • "Once Upon a Timon" • "Home is Where the Hog Is" • "Beethoven's Whiff" • "Bumble in the Jungle" • "Mind Over Matterhorn"
Season Three: "Whiff" • "To Be Bee or Not to Be Bee" • "Luck Be a Meerkat" • "Just When You Thought You'd Cuisine it All" • "Lemonade Stand Off" • "Big Jungle Game" • "Boo Hoo Bouquet" • "So Sumo Me" • "Now Museum, Now You Don't" • "Visiting Pig-nitaries" • "The Truth About Kats and Hogs" • "Escape from Newark" • "Truth Be Told" • "Circus Jerks" • "Nest Best Thing" • "Super Hog-O" • "Don't Have the Vegas Idea" • "Hot Enough for Ya?" • "Werehog of London" • "Bigfoot, Littlebrain" • "Astro-Nots" • "Robin Hoodwinked" • "Seregenti Western" • "All Pets are Off" • "Two for the Zoo" • "The Swine in the Stone" • "You May Have Already Won Six Million Bakra" • "My Meteor, My Friend" • "Jungle Slickers" • "Don't Wake the Neighbear" • "Recipe for Disaster" • "Going Over-Boar'd" • "Ivy Beleaguered" • "Broadway Bound & Gagged" • "Steel Hog" • "Dealer's Choice Cut" • "Space Ham" • "You Bet Your Tukhus" • "No-Good Samaritan" • "Living in De Nile" • "One Tough Bug" • "Pirates of Pumbzance" • "Miss Perfect" • "Hakuna Matata U." • "Pig-Malion" • "Why No Rhino" • "War Hogs" • "The Big No Sleep" • "Common Scents" • "Mister Twister" • "Don't Be Elfish" • "Lights, Camera, Traction" • "The Running of the Bullies" • "Special Defects" • "Wishy Washy" • "Ice Escapades" • "Guru-Some" • "Jailhouse Shock" • "Nearly Departed" • "Early Bird Watchers" • "The Spy's the Limit" • "Ready, Aim, Fire" • "Timoncchio" • "Ghost Boosters" • "Stay Away from my Honey!" • "Sitting Pretty Awful" • "He's a Bad, Bad, Bad Sport" • "Dapper Duck Burgers" • "It Runs Good" • "Hot Air Buffoons" • "Timon in Love" • "Kahuna Potato" • "Mook Island" • "Cliphangers"

The Lion Guard
Season One: "Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots" • "The Rise of Makuu" • ""Bunga the Wise" • "Can't Wait to be Queen" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "The Kupatana Celebration" • "Fuli's New Family" • "The Search for Utamu" • "Follow That Hippo!" • "Call of the Drongo" • "Paintings and Predictions" • "The Mbali Fields Migration" • "Bunga and the King" • "The Imaginary Okapi" • "Too Many Termites" • "The Trouble With Galagos" • "Janja's New Crew" • "Baboons!" • "Beware the Zimwi" • "Lions of the Outlands" • "Never Roar Again" • "The Lost Gorillas" • "The Trail to Udugu" • "Ono's Idol" • "Beshte and the Hippo Lanes" • "Ono the Tickbird"
Season Two: "Babysitter Bunga" • "The Savannah Summit" • "The Traveling Baboon Show" • "Ono and the Egg" • "The Rise of Scar" • "Let Sleeping Crocs Lie" • "Swept Away" • "Rafiki's New Neighbors" • "Rescue in the Outlands" • "The Ukumbusho Tradition" • "The Bite of Kenge" • "Timon and Pumbaa’s Christmas"

Locations
The Lion King Trilogy: AfricaThe Zuberi RiverMount KilimanjaroPride RockThe Pride LandsThe DesertThe Water HoleThe Elephant GraveyardThe GorgeJungleThe Great RiverRafiki's Ancient TreeThe Outlands

Timon and Pumbaa: Zazu's TreeMadame Credenza's PlaceSavage RockBoss Beaver's Log Land

Songs
The Lion King: Circle of LifeThe Morning ReportI Just Can't Wait to Be KingBe PreparedHakuna MatataCan You Feel the Love TonightHawaiian War Chant

Instrumental Scores: This LandHyenas...To Die ForUnder the StarsKing of Pride RockDidn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Play with Your FoodWe are All ConnectedHyenas in the Pride LandsElephant GraveyardI Was Just Trying to Be BraveStampedeMufasa DiesIf You Ever Come Back We'll Kill YouBowling for BuzzardsWe Gotta Bone to Pick With YouKings of the PastNala, is It Really You?Remember Who You AreThis is My HomeThe Rightful King
Rhthym of the Pride Lands: KubeLea HalalelaIt's TimeLalaBusaNoyana
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride: He Lives in YouWe Are OneMy LullabyUpendiOne of UsLove Will Find a Way
The Lion King 1½: Digga TunnahThat's All I NeedSunrise, SunsetGrazing in the Grass
Musical: Lioness HuntRafiki MournsOne by OneGrasslands ChantChow DownThe Madness of King ScarShadowlandEndless Night
Timon and Pumbaa: Alone TogetherStand by MeYummy, Yummy, YummyThe Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Lion Guard: Call of the GuardA Beautiful Day (Ni Siku Nzuri)Zuka ZamaTonight We StrikeKion's LamentIt is TimeHere Comes the Lion GuardWe're the Same (Sisi Ni Sawa)Don't Make a StinkBunga the WiseDuties of the KingOutta the WayJackal StyleOur Kupatana CommunityMy Own WayUtamuAll Hail The VulturesYour Hero InsideBird of a Thousand VoicesPanic and RunTrail to HopeLife in the Pride LandsWe'll Make You a MealFind Your RoarChungu's LamentBaboonsBeware of the ZimwiLions Over AllStand Up, Stand OutKuishi Ni KuchekaRunning with the KingHadithi the HeroMakin' Hippo LanesTickbirds and RhinosTeke Ruka TelezaEveryone is WelcomeThe Traveling Baboon ShowA Real MealFujoThe Path of HonorBring Back a LegendToday is my DayI Have A PlanGotta Look on the Bright SideThe Worst Hyena We KnowMay There Be PeaceBig Bad Kenge
Deleted: To Be KingWarthog RhapsodyThe Lion of the MoonOld Fearless BuzzThe Madness of King Scar

See Also
King of the JungleMusicalList of Species seen in The Lion King FranchiseRoar of the EldersThe Disney AfternoonFind Out WhyHouse of MouseOne by One