Toadfish, shortened to Toadie or simply Toad, is a character played by Ryan Maloney in the long-running soap, Neighbours. The character's real name is the rather less interesting, but still as strange, Jarrod Rebecchi.
The character started out as the little brother of Stonefish, a butch guy who always wore a leather jacket. His family moved away, leaving the young Toadie (sporting a mullet. Righteous. Dude.) to move in with his best friend Billy in the Kennedy household. After numerous incidents, including choking the school with toxic fumes after placing polystyrene balls in the ventilation system, the young man came of age and went to Erinsbourgh University (the only University the characters will ever go. Ever.) and moved across the road into some student digs.
Toadie found his feet as a student (and cut off his mullet), involved in many amusing escapades and providing the best comedy the show has ever seen. My favourite storyline was when he, Joel and Lance decided none of them wanted to do the washing-up anymore, and had to make do with dirty plates for weeks:
TOAD: Hey, where did you get that clean plate from?!
JOEL: Hah! I licked my plate clean since the last meal!
He also refused to wash for as long as it took to raise enough money (given by people to make him go away as he smelt so bad) to have the University library named after him. He failed.
Toadfish has gone on from DJing at Uni FM to become a lawyer. He has never yet found a girlfriend which didn't leave him after a month. The only one that did wanted to marry him for a visa. Poor guy.
The props: Neighbours.com Toadfish web page, http://www.neighbours.com/bio/toadfish.htm. Accessed on 27th April 2002.