Innumerable, no doubt. Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and their trusty dog are all iconic cartoon characters, and even several live-action movies have seen their incarnations over the years. However, some may find their knowledge of trivia put to the test with the announcement of Velma, an HBO Max series aimed at a more mature audience than any previous series.
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SHAGGY’S REAL NAME IN SCOOBY-DOO EXPLAINED
The cast of main characters is official, but it made me wonder what Shaggy’s real name was in Scooby-Doo… Shaggy’s real and full name is Norville “Shaggy” Rogers.
Velma announced that Sam Richardson will be voicing the character of Norville, whose design is reminiscent of Shaggy and wearing the iconic green T-his shirt. So some people were confused.
That’s because Norville is shaggy. Scooby-Doo Fandom reports that the original character was inspired by his character, a hippie named Maynard G Krebs played by Bob Denver in his 1960s sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. The reason for the name Norvell is Tom Ruegger’s choice for his A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, inspired by the name Oliver Norvell Hardy. As you may know, Oliver was one-half of the legendary comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy.
SAM RICHARDSON MAY BE FAMILIAR
His television credits include House Broken (Chico/Randy), Central Park (Mayor of Leeds), The Funnies (Various), and BoJack Horseman (Doctor Champ). On the other hand, you can also recognize him in films such as Senior He Years (Seth), Tomorrow War (Charlie), and Promising Young Women (Paul). He also recently appeared in his Disney+ sequel, Hocus Pocus 2 (where he plays Gilbert).
Scooby Doo Actor Matthew Lillard Explains Why Not Playing Shaggy In Scoob! Was A ‘Bummer’
According to the voice actor who has played Shaggy for many years, the character has a vice, and it’s food, not weed. “Scooby and Shaggy don’t advertise as much as I voice them. I respect the characters, I love the characters. It’s all G-rated guys,” he insisted. I’m not even an Adult Swim fan!” Of course, it’s doubtful that Innes’ comments will change perceptions of the character, but he doesn’t see Shaggy as the Devil’s lettuce feaster.