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SHAGGY NORVILLE ROGERS
Norville "Shaggy" Rogers is a character in the animated television series Scooby Doo, about the adventures of four crime-solving teenagers and Shaggy's pet Great Dane, Scooby-Doo. Shaggy also drives the Mystery Machine when Fred cannot or is not with them (not the norm). The other members of the gang are Fred Jones, Velma Dinkley, Daphne Blake, and Scooby-Doo.
Shaggy- The Birth of the Character
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.
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.
For a time, Shaggy was a vegetarian, by request of his original voice-actor Casey Kasem, who is a vegetarian himself. Shaggy's overeating and other eating habits angered Kasem. Who is reported to have 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. Kasem eventually resumed providing Shaggy's voice.
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.
Shaggy is a miniature golf champion and has been referred to by the other characters as both a "track man" and a "gymnist." He also has great skill as a sand castle builder.
• Like no way man!
• Gang way!
• What is it, Scoob?
• Scoob! Old friend, Old buddy, Old pal!
• 'Scooby Doo! Where are you?!
• Maybe There's Food Inside!
• Like Scoob Please Tell Me That Was You
• Like Wow
• Like Lets Get Outta Here!
• Like, Hey Scoob!
The facts for this article came from Wikipedia and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Scooby-Doo," which was found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaggy_Rogers on December 22, 2007.