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Shaggy Rogers
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Shaggy in "What a Night for a Knight."
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Member of: Mystery Incorporated
Scooby Doobies
Affiliation: Scooby-Doo
Daphne Blake
Fred Jones
Velma Dinkley
Scrappy-Doo
Vincent Van Ghoul
The Hex Girls
Occupation: Sleuth
Sports team player
Father: Mr. Rogers
Mother: Mrs. Rogers
Sibling(s): One sister, Maggie Rogers
Uncle(s): Albert Shaggleford
Marital status: Husband to Crystal in a fantasy
Husband to Velma Dinkley in Scooby Apocalypse
Children: Shaggy Junior in aforementioned fantasy
In Scooby Apocalypse, he has a son named Frederick Rogers-Dinkley
First appearance: SDWAY: "What a Night for a Knight" (1969)
Played by: Casey Kasem (1969-2009)
Keith Scott (1981)
C. Martin Croker (1997)
Billy West (1998)
Scott Innes (since 1999)
Matthew Lillard (since 2002)
Scott Menville (2006)
Nick Palatas (2009, 2011)
Will Forte (2020)
Iain Armitage (2020)
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The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
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A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
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Scooby-Doo
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What's New, Scooby-Doo?
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Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!
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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins
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Big Top Scooby-Doo!
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
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Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map
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Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
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Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood
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Scooby Apocalypse
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Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
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Scoob!
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Velma

Norville "Shaggy" Rogers is a member of Mystery Incorporated and the deuteragonist and sometimes protagonist of the Scooby-Doo animated franchise. His voice was originated by Casey Kasem.

He is the owner and best friend of their team's mascot: Scooby-Doo, a talking Great Dane, who is the main character and the protagonist of the aforementioned Scooby-Doo franchise.

Throughout the years, Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network, and Warner Bros. Animation, as well as book and video game publishers, have conceived several incarnations, which don't always fit together because new writers have come on board and disregarded what has come before or there has been a complete reboot, but the general concept has been the same, perhaps except for DC Comics' radically altered Scooby Apocalypse.

Character description

Shaggy is a tall and lanky teenager. He has whiskers on his chin, forming some kind of a goatee. His signature attire usually consists of a green V-neck shirt, brown bell-bottom pants, and black shoes. In The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo and the 80s made-for-TV films, he instead wore a red shirt and blue jeans.

Shaggy is described as something of a hippie due to his laid back personality, messy hair, and frequent use of the word "Like" in his speech. He and his dog Scooby share a nearly unstable appetite for food, as well as their tendency of goofing off. Shaggy gets extremely scared when faced with monsters or other scary scenarios, usually in display of much greater cowardice than any other character except for Scooby. Shaggy doesn't usually help out Mystery Inc. in mysteries, but is often bribed with Scooby Snacks, which temporarily cures him of his timidity.

An avid foodie, Shaggy enjoys many kinds of food and tends to experiment with strange culinary combinations. In the Where Are You! episode A Clue for Scooby-Doo, Shaggy jokingly commented that his tastes in food were the result of his first toy being a garbage disposal.[1] He is also sometimes a vegetarian, though his diet varies depending on which media he's in.

Appearances

TV series

Movies

Specials

Theme park rides

Shorts

Comics

Books

Books

Video games

Stage performances

Biography

German Expressionism is an Art Form

The N̶e̶w̶ Decades Old Scooby-Doo M̶o̶v̶i̶e̶s̶ 40 Minute Episodes

Back to Basics

Dynomic Duo

Scooby Doobies FTW

Scooby Goes Hollywood-Meta

The Scrappy years

Scrappy Saves the Show

Daphne, Freddy, and Velma MIA

Fearless Scooby

Daphne Tests Well

Gotta Catch 'em All

Celebrating another 50 years! 50 years of fun!

The Coolest Pup Around

You Ain't Never Had a Dog like Scoob

THIS TIME THE MONSTERS ARE REAL

Cartoon Network Spoofs

Harvey Birdman Represents

Shaggy Gets Real

Shaggy Goes (Pop)Punk

What's New in the Movies

Gonna Sing This Song ALL DAY LONG

Shaggy Gets Real (again)

Return of the Ascot (DTVs since Abracadabra-Doo)

Crystal Cove Chronicles

Shaggy Ain't Nobody's Puppet

Shaggy in the Lego world

Shaggy Griffin

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who the Creators Wanted to See Thirty Years Ago?

Shaggy takes a step back in Scholastic's Daphne and Velma

SCOOB! on the Big Screen (epic fail)

Scoobyless Riverdale

In Velma, Shaggy, using his real name Norville is African-American and is described as a "beta male." (the producers' words, not ours). He's also a stoner. The only black character is the one that uses drugs! That totally doesn't have any unfortunate implications whatsoever!

Shaggy Sells Out

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In the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch episode "Unplugged," Sabrina zaps herself into Leonard's computer to remove footage of when she used her powers in the Scorch office, meeting the screensaver versions of Shaggy and Scooby in the process.

Looneyverse

In the film Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Scooby and Shaggy are at a restaurant with Matthew Lillard who have umbrage with his portrayal as Shaggy in Scooby-Doo. Shaggy tells Lillard he made him look like a "space cadet" and better not "goof on him" in the sequel, Scooby will offer him a Scooby Snack in a nasty way.

In the Warner Bros. Serververse in Space Jam: A New Legacy, the gang (based on their Scoob! designs), arrive at the basketball game between the Tune Squad and the Goon Squad in the Mystery Machine, then watch from outside the van. Mystery Inc., like all the other IPs, has no particular preference and just reacts to whatever is happening.

Like a Good Neighbour...

The gang gets help from State Farm agent Lucy Rodas after the Mystery Machine gets knocked into a ditch by the Creeper.

Scooby is shocked to discover that Shaggy can't eat after getting a huge bill from Mysteries Insurance, with the narrator suggesting that he should get help from State Farm.

Titans Go!

Shaggy appears twice in Teen Titans Go! The first time as a non-speaking cameo with Scooby in "I See You," when they appear in the Mystery Machine next to Beast Boy and Cyborg in the T-Car during their stakeout song. Next, is a full guest appearance in "Cartoon Feud," when Shaggy and his friends are forced by Control Freak to compete against the Teen Titans in a game of Family Feud.

Shaggy in the Funny Books

Shaggy Survives the Apocalypse

Shaggy in the Cyber Realm

Shaggy is a playable character in all of the Scooby-Doo video games. He's also a fighter in MultiVersus.

Development

Shaggy's template when being created was Maynard G. Krebs from the 1960s sitcom The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis.[2] Writer Mark Evanier believes the only similarity that remained when the character was further developed was the goatee.[3]

When developing Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, co-creator Jon Colton Barry rewrote Shaggy with Groucho Marx undertones.[4]

Gallery

Main article: Shaggy Rogers/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Shaggy Rogers/Toys

Behind the scenes

  • In the 2009 Powerpuff Girls-themed documentary "Who, What, Where, How, Why... Who Cares?," Paul Rudish said that when he met Craig McCracken while at Cal Arts, he walked like Shaggy.
  • From 2002 to 2009, Shaggy was portrayed as a vegetarian because Casey Kasem, himself a vegetarian, demanded such a change. He originally stopped voicing the character after being forced to voice him in a 1996 Burger King commercial, and he wouldn't return until the producers agreed to make Shaggy a vegetarian.

In popular culture

  • In the Timon and Pumbaa episode "Werehog of London," a fortune teller warns Timon and Pumbaa that no one is safe from the curse of the werehog, not even "those meddling teens and their pesky dog," and then the camera reveals an orange and blue van resembling The Mystery Machine that has been abandoned after it was knocked into a lampost.
  • In the October 7, 2000 episode of Saturday Night Live, Rob Lowe played Shaggy, with a guy dressed in a Scooby suit, appearing on Crime TV, where it's discussed if their investigation really did help after all.
  • In the season 8, episode 15 of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, the £300 question is "What is the name of the cartoon dog who solves mysteries with Shaggy?"
  • In "Chapter 20" of the Star Wars: Clone Wars series developed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the young nervous Jedi was a parody of Shaggy, as revealed by Tartakovsky in the audio commentary for the episode. John DiMaggio voiced the character. Tartakovsky wanted his voice to be higher, but found it to be too goofy to be mixed in with the serious tone he was going for. While unnamed in the episode (he was credited as "Padawan"), the official Star Wars website would later identify him as Sha'a Gi.
  • In the Smallville episode "Abandoned," Lois said to Shelby that he was Scooby to Clark's Shaggy.
  • In the American Dad episode "100 A.D", an artist rendition of Haley and Jeff is Shaggy and Velma. Upon seeing the news, Jeff yells "Zoinks!"
  • In The Cleveland Show episode "A Nightmare on Grace Street," Cleveland and Rallo are forced to put an end to their feud by staying in a spooky mansion at night on Halloween. Rallo says it's nice, but Cleveland responded that it "seemed a little Scooby-Doo." He then says "Zoinks" like Shaggy, and jumps on Rallo like Scooby would jump on Scooby, with appropriate sound effects. Rallo then feeds him a dog biscuit, with Cleveland responding in a happy Scooby-like tone.
  • In the Teen Titans Go! episode "Costume Contest," Robin draws himself and the Teen Titans as Mystery Inc., with Cyborg as Shaggy.
  • In The Powerpuff Girls episode "Midnight at the Mayor's Mansion," the chase through the hallway doors is a parody of chases like those in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The Mayor even says Shaggy's catchphrase, "Zoinks," while passing the screen inside a pink van reminiscent of the Mystery Machine.
  • For Warner Bros.' 100th anniversary, they celebrated by licensing a range of Looney Tunes Funko Pops with a Scooby-Doo motif, which included Daffy Duck with Shaggy's hairstyle and clothes.

Disney's Doug

  • "Doug's Bloody Buddy:" A fantasy in the teaser depicts Doug and his friends as the Scooby Gang, with Doug as Shaggy to compliment his own dog, Porkchop, who was Scooby.
  • "Doug's Hairy Situation:" Roger chooses "the Shaggy" look on a computer simulation after he gets one chin hair.

Robot Chicken

Main article: Robot Chicken
  • "Operation Rich in Spirit:" In the skit, "A Scooby Friday," Mystery Inc. goes sleuthing at Camp Crystal Lake where they all get killed by Jason Voorhies, except for Velma. Shaggy's voice is provided by Matthew Lillard, who returns for each subsequent skit.
  • "Ban on the Fun:" In the skit "Laff-A-Munich" segment, he and Scooby are tasked with killing the Really Rottens. Shaggy is awoken in the middle of the night by Scooby randomly firing his gun. When asked by Shaggy what he was doing, Scooby says his safety wasn't on. He also confronts Daisy Mayhem about the murders alongside Captain Caveman.

References

  1. ^ Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: "A Clue for Scooby-Doo" season 1, episode 3 (1969).
  2. ^ Evanier, Mark (June 10, 2002). "Shaggy Dog Story". News From Me. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
  3. ^ Evanier, Mark (October 22, 2022. "From the E-Mailbag". News From Me. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
  4. ^ TheAtomicLight (September 30, 2017). "An Interview With... Jon Colton Barry". Scoobypedia. Retrieved January 19, 2023.