"Well, James, have you ever in your life seen such a marvellous colossal Centipede as me?"
"Well, James, have you ever in your life seen such a marvellous colossal Centipede as me?" James and the Giant Peach
The Centipede in James and the Giant Peach is a pest. But he is very proud of being a pest. He has 42 legs and wears a lot of shoes, which he asks James to help him remove at the end of that first day inside the Peach. He's also a jolly fellow who enjoys a joke, a song - and a little bit of teasing of poor old Earthworm...
In 1996 an animated film version of Roald Dahl's original story was released, with Richard Dreyfuss voicing the Centipede.
I am a pest!
Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach