“Whatchoo talkin' bout, Springboob?”
~ Gary Coleman asking Springboob what he talkin' bout
Gary Coleman is Springboob's pet snail and a former child star, making a name for himself on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. Very few people noticed that Gary Coleman was a snail during Diff'rent Strokes' original run, thanks to a makeup team that disguised him to look like a boy with stunted growth. When he was unable to find any more work after Diff'rent Strokes, Gary Coleman moved in with Springboob, who promised to feed him in exchange for him being Springboob's loyal pet, an arrangement that has continued to this day.