Shaggy has appeared
in every Scooby Doo endeavor from the beginning. Reprising the
role each time is Casey Casem, the famous radio DJ who provides the
voice for Scooby's faithful sidekick. Shaggy and Scooby are the
"cowards" in the group, running from ghost, ghouls, and
anything scary. However, they will often face their fears for a
world-famous Scooby Snack. His thin, "shaggy" appearance
is just a cover-up for this constantly hungry guy. If he's ever
missing, the first place the Scooby Gang checks is the kitchen!
Scooby Doo is the
star of the show -- and has every right to be. Don Messick played
the voice of our lovable talking dog with a speech impediment.
Although he's scared of his own shadow, Scooby is the force that holds
the gang together, thus, the reason the show is named after him.
His best friend is Shaggy Rogers and the duo lives for Scooby
Snacks. Though he maintains the appearance of a chicken, he is
brave at heart -- always there to face his fears and save the
Velma is the
smartest sleuth in the gang. She is also the youngest.
Nicole Jaffe brought this character to life in almost all the
episodes. Velma can read any language you throw at her and can put
clues together within a thirty minute time slot. Impressive!
Her only flaw is her ability to lose those pesky glasses at inopportune
times. However, when she's in trouble, the rest of the Scooby Gang
is there to back her up. It is quite doubtful the gang would have
solved many mysteries without her, making Velma one of my favorite
characters on television.
Daphne is definitely
the "Miss Priss" of the group. Voiced primarily by
Heather North, Daphne managed to catch and by caught by the villains in
almost every episode, earning her the nickname of Dangerprone
Daphne. Daphne is credited for giving Mystery Inc. its start by
funding the missions. It is also speculated that Fred and she
share a quiet romance during the course of the show -- of course, this
is all from the imaginations of dedicated fans. Although
some viewers can't stand the rich valley girl and others love her,
Daphne definitely gave the show certain amount of eloquence that
intrigued viewers and kept them glued to the screen.
Freddy was the
leader of Mystery Inc. and always had a solution to any problem they
encountered. Frank Welker played the voice of Fred. Fred is
often considered the bravest, (though, I think Velma has more courage
than any of them), and can think up a trap to catch the villain by the
end of the episode. Often times, he's the only one you'll ever see
driving the Mystery Machine. It's rumored the Daphne and he have a
hidden romance on the show. Watch and decide for yourself.