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Keith David Voices a Surprisingly Scary Gary on SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (Exclusive)

For all these years the only thing Gary the Snail has mostly said on SpongeBob Squarepants is “meow,” but it turns out that not only does he have a lot more on his mind, he’s got one of the silkiest, best voices of anyone in either Bikini Bottom or up here on dry land. Because Gary will be voiced by none other than Keith David.

Next Monday on February 12th, Nickelodeon will kick off it’s “I ❤ SpongeBob” week-long event with an all new episode titled “Chatterbox Gary,” which will see SpongeBob give his beloved pet snail a translator that makes it possible for him to communicate in perfect English. And as this exclusive sneak peek shows, even more surprising than just how eloquent Gary is when he speaks is how smooth he sounds when he does.

Keith David could read the ingredients in gum and we’d listen to him for hours, but there’s something especially perfect about Childs from The Thing voicing a character that kind of looks like the Thing.

This is just one part of Nick’s week long appreciation event, which will also include “special video commentary from a variety of celeb SpongeBob superfans,” along with a daily marathon from 4:00 p.m.  to 6:00 p.m. featuring “classic fan-favorite SpongeBob SquarePants episodes” that will air before all new episodes premiere each night until Friday.

If Keith David being the voice of Gary is the first thing they have planned for us, we have a feeling we’re really going to love this whole SpongeBob love fest “thing.”

“Chatterbox Gary” premieres Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6:00pm on Nickelodeon.

What’s your favorite Keith David performance? Give voice to yours in our comments below.

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