Scooby-Doo Caracters: Shaggy rogers
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 brown bell bottoms. Thus, he embodies elements of both the early-60s beatnik, and mainly the late-60s hippie. In fact, the primary inspiration for the character came from Maynard G. Krebs, a beatnik character played by Bob Denver in the early 60s sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.Shaggy has been also shown wearing a red shirt instead of green but only in the older shows.
Both Shaggy and Scooby-Doo have nearly insatiable appetites, as well as tendencies towards goofing off and cowardice. 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.
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
by reluctantly acting as "live bait" for a trap),
and providing a necessary distraction for their eventual capture.
Shaggy also has athletic, disguise, and ventriloquism skills
which often help the gang. Once, he took his disguise skills
so far he even dressed up as Scooby-Doo himself (in the episode
Never Ape an Ape Man). Shaggy is a miniature golf champion
from the '60s.
Casey Kasem (1969-1997, 2002-2005)
Shaggy - The Artists
For a time, Shaggy was a vegetarian, by request of his original voice-actor Casey Kasem, who is a vegetarian himself. In the past, Shaggy had a tendency to overeat and eat anything he could. Shaggy's eating habits angered Kasem. In 1995 he walked out on the role when Shaggy and Scooby-Doo were to be portrayed in a Burger King commercial.
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. In the recent series What's New, Scooby-Doo?,
Kasem resumed the role. In the two live-action Scooby Doo movies,
he is played by Matthew Lillard. In the newest Scooby Doo TV
series, Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!, Scott Menville
voices the role, and Shaggy is no longer a vegetarian—his
excessive eating habits have returned. Also, he is not as cowardly
in this series as in previous series.
Shaggy's Characteristic dialog
Relatives of Shaggy shown during the series include:
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Chastain "Mom and Pops" Rogers:
Shaggy's parents. Shaggy's father is a police officer. At one
point, Shaggy's parents lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
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.
Shaggy's Love Interests
Googie: In Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf, Shaggy has
a girl who acts as a steady love partner and rides along
with him, Scooby and Scrappy and helps him out when he is
entered into a monster car race. She seems to be more involved
in the relationship than Shaggy, who of course finds food
more important, though they do show signs of affection such
as hugging and Shaggy has the onions held from his hotdog
on their date. This was her only appearance in the series.
Shaggy's Cultural references
Shaa' Gi in Star Wars Clone Wars.Shaggy has been spoofed
in such series as Saturday Night Live, Robot Chicken, and
such movies as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and even Star
Wars: Clone Wars (in the form of Jedi Sha'a Gi). In these
and some other parodies of the Scooby-Doo series, Shaggy's
constant giddy, hungry, and confused state is often parodied
as a sign of marijuana usage.