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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.


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

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.



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


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

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.


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.


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.


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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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" | "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!" | "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"
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The Lion King Trilogy: Africa | The Zuberi River | Mount Kilimanjaro | Pride Rock | The Pride Lands | The Desert | The Water Hole | The Elephant Graveyard | The Gorge | Jungle | The Great River | Rafiki's Ancient Tree | The Outlands
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The Lion King: Circle of Life | The Morning Report | I Just Can't Wait to Be King | Be Prepared | Hakuna Matata | Can You Feel the Love Tonight | Hawaiian War Chant
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The Lion Guard: Call of the Guard | A Beautiful Day (Ni Siku Nzuri) | Zuka Zama | Tonight We Strike | Kion's Lament | Here Comes the Lion Guard | We're the Same (Sisi Ni Sawa) | Don't Make a Stink | Bunga the Wise | Duties of the King | Outta the Way | Jackal Style | My Own Way | Utamu | All Hail The Vultures | Your Hero Inside | Bird of a Thousand Voices | Panic and Run | Trail to Hope | Life in the Pride Lands | We'll Make You a Meal | Find Your Roar | Chungu's Lament | Baboons | Beware of the Zimwi | It is Time
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Deleted: To Be King | Warthog Rhapsody | The Lion of the Moon | Old Fearless Buzz | The Madness of King Scar | Be Prepared (reprise)


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See Also

The Disney Afternoon | Find Out Why | House of Mouse | One by One

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