Friday, April 23, 2010

My Favourite Television Characters Of All Time - Part Seven

#7 - Shaggy Rogers - animated pothead detective wimp - Scooby-Doo

Shaggy is the coolest guy to appear on a kids' show. His best friends are a talking dog, a buff stud in a neckerchief, a stylish sexy babe, and a brainy lesbian. Shaggy and Scooby constantly have the munchies, and despite being completely paranoid stoners, they overcome their fears in order to get food, or "scooby snacks".

Even if you don't read all the overt drug references into Scooby-Doo, Shaggy is still the greatest. He's either completely relaxed and chilled out, or running for his life from a guy in a rubber monster suit. He's also the only human character to feature in every single incarnation of Scooby-Doo. Occasionally the other buddies were dropped and replaced by annoying characters like Scrappy-Doo or Vincent Price, but Shaggy is vital to the Scooby-Doo show. There's only one thing cooler than a talking dog, and that's his stoner life long non-sexual partner.

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