Gutford the Snail is a fictional character who is popular among Bikini Bottom's comic readers. He is depicted as a lazy orange snail. His appearance and mannerisms are a parody of Garfield, a comic strip character created by Jim Davis.
He is an orange snail drawn with thick, black outlines. His eyes are larger than those of most snails, and he always wears a dissatisfied expression on his face. He has a light orange shell with thin brown stripes on its sides. In Day of the Free Comic, his body is light brown and the center of his shell is blank. On the cover of SpongeBob Comics No. 48, his body is yellow and his shell has a black swirl on its center.
SpongeBob briefly crosses through Gutford's comic strip while he chases Plankton throughout a comic book. SpongeBob tells Plankton to give him back his Krabby Patty morsel, and Plankton yells "Never!" Meanwhile, Gutford is completely uninterested. A thought bubble shows him thinking "Whatever." Later, while Plankton is being chased by many comic characters who are mad at him for ruining their stories, Gutford can be seen in the crowd.
Gutford appears on the cover as one of many snail designs that Gary is looking at.
|Snails (V • E)|
Alley snails • Baby snails • Billy the Snail • Black snail (Bad Luck Day) • Black snail (One Krabs Trash) • Brain Gary • Bully snail • Dan the Orange Snail • Dani • Daniel the Snail • Dave's snail • Elephant snail • Elderly snail • Esmerelda • Foofie • Garibaldi • Gary the Snail • Ghost snail • Garyzilla • Gutford the Snail • Killer Snail • Haibi the Snail • Jellien Gary • Jerry • Large snail • Larry Luciano • Lary the Snail • Louie • Lawrence Whelk • Mary the Snail • Mary's ex-boyfriend • Mad scientist's snail • Mini Gary • Miss Tuffsy • Mrs. Puff's snail • Muffsies the Snail • Other snails • Pat the Snail • Picture-framed snails • Prehistoric Gary • Sea whelks • SnailBob • Snail Fail • Snail mom • Snail monster • Snellie the Snail • Victoria the Snail • Woolly mollusk • Moose snail