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Shaggy Rogers
Shaggy
Gender Male
Hair color Dusty blond
Eye color Black
Occupation Amateur sleuth
Affiliation Mystery Inc.
Family Mr. Rogers (father); Mrs. Rogers (mother); Maggie Rogers (sister)
First appearance SDWAY: What A Night For A Knight
Voice Actor Matthew Lillard


Norville[1] "Shaggy" Rogers[2] is the owner and best friend of the Great Dane, Scooby-Doo.

Physical appearance

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Young Shaggy

Described as a "lanky teen" by Fred Jones[3], Shaggy is fairly light for his age—even Velma Dinkley can pick him up with her own hands. He seems to have a very long neck. He usually wears a green V-neck shirt, brown bell-bottom pants, and black platforms, but he is sometimes seen in a red v-neck shirt and blue-colored pants. He also has whiskers on his chin.

Personality

Both Shaggy and Scooby-Doo have nearly insatiable appetites, as well as tendencies towards goofing off and cowardice. But Scooby Snacks usually satisfy them. Due to these similarities, Shaggy typically treats Scooby as a normal person rather than his pet. Shaggy uses his catch phrase "Zoinks!" whenever he's surprised or scared, which is frequently. He is sometimes encouraged by Shaggy Snacks.

Skills and abilities

Although usually considered a coward, Shaggy often proves useful in ferreting out the "monsters" and "ghosts" that are usually at the heart of the gang's mysteries, sometimes inadvertently, and sometimes by reluctantly acting as "live bait" for a trap, providing a necessary distraction for their eventual capture. Shaggy also has disguise and ventriloquism skills, as well as being athletic, which often helps the gang; in the episode What A Night For A Knight, Daphne says that he is the best gymnast in school, and he has also mentioned that he ran track. He has even dressed up as Daphne and Scooby on at least one occasion (usually for Halloween or something similar.) He is even capable of doing certain vocal impressions, from the Ghost of Redbeard (Go Away Ghost Ship) to even a train in a tunnel (Mine Your Own Business). He is also able to fly a plane, however he got lost and flew to the Himalayas instead of Hawaii. (To All the Ghouls I've Loved Before)

Shaggy also has an enormous appetite, and is able to eat and eat.... and eat.

History

For a detailed account, see animated history, comic history, video game history, and novel history

Appearances

For a full list of appearances by year and actor see Shaggy's filmography.

Disguises

Main article: Mystery Inc. Disguises

Behind the scenes

Shaggy closely reflects the 1960s era in which the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! series was created, particularly in his manner of speaking (he often punctuates his sentences with the word "like") and his appearance—he is lanky, with bushy brown hair and a rough goatee, and typically wears a green T-shirt and bell bottoms. Thus, he was the late-60s hippie. In fact, the primary inspiration for the character came from Maynard G. Krebs, a hippy character played by Bob Denver in the early 60s sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Though he was once depicted wearing a red winter jacket and blue jeans in the episode Watt A Shocking Ghost.

Voice actors

Casey Kasem played Shaggy for a time where he was portrayed as a vegetarian, by request of Kasem, who is a vegan. In the past, Shaggy had a tendency to overeat and eat anything he could. Kasem disagreed with this portrayal, and in 1995 he walked out on the role when Shaggy and Scooby-Doo were to be portrayed in a Burger King commercial. He also did this because the producers of Scooby Doo would not turn Shaggy into a vegan, which Kasem is. Therefore he quit, later to rejoin the crew when they allowed Shaggy to be a vegan, only ten years later, in the series What's New, Scooby-Doo?.

On a series of Peter Pan Records read-along book-and-audio sets from 1978, Duncan Robertson voiced Shaggy, while the other cast members of the show reprised their roles for the records.

Scott Innes and Billy West briefly took over the role in several of the direct-to-video films produced in the late 1990s and early 2000s. From 2010, Matthew Lillard had been selected to voice Shaggy Rogers, having previously played the role in the 2002 and 2004 live-action films.

Memorable catchphrases

  • "Zoinks!"
  • "Like, no way, man!"
  • "G-G-G-G-G-Ghost!"
  • "What is it, Scoob?"
  • "How about a snack, Scoob?"
  • "Scooby, old buddy, old pal, old friend!"
  • "Scooby-Doo, where are you?!"
  • "Like, groovy!"
  • "Like, HEEELLLP!!!!"
  • "GANGWAY!!!!!!!"
  • "Like, wow!"

Family and relatives

Romantic interests

Occupation

Because he is only an amatuer sleuth, Shaggy has had to find a source of income and has taken on a variety of different jobs throught his life. This is a list of them:

Notes/trivia

See also

References

  1. ANSD: The Sludge Monster From The Earth's Core
  2. TNS&SDS: Wedding Bell Boos!
  3. Recipe for Disaster
  4. In A Pup Named Scooby Doo, Shaggy is shown to have an infant sister named "Sugey", presumably a younger version of Maggie (which would make "Sugey" a nickname). However, the difference between the two siblings' ages in Pup seems greater than the difference when both are older (i.e., Maggie apparently aged at a faster rate over the ensuing years than Shaggy did). A similar phenomenon is found in the popular comic strip Peanuts, where Sally was aged from infancy to being a year or two younger than her brother Charlie Brown.

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