cartoons. The Hanna Barbera began in 1969 to provide an alternative to the slapstick insanity of other cartoons. "Scooby Doo" characters have enjoyed continued fame among stoners who view this crew of mystery solving meddling kids as icons of the marijuana culture.
Shaggy is a shaggy hipster with a constant case of the munchies. When the rest of the gang are solving mysteries, Shaggy is usually too busy talking about food or running from the ghosts. Shaggy later became a pop culture icon among stoners who claim to know the source of his food fixation.
Scooby is a talking dog and Shaggy's sidekick as well as the namesake of the entire show. Like many cartoon characters, Scooby has a speech impediment, and he can't even pronounce his own name. It usually leaves his lips as "Rooby Rooby Roo." Like Shaggy, Scooby is known for having the munchies and for being cowardly.
Fred is the leader of the "Scooby Doo" characters. Fred drives The Mystery Machine which is essentially a hippy van. The decision to investigate one of their many ghost sightings is often Fred's decision. Fred always seems to disappear with the beauty queen of "Scooby Doo" characters, Daphne. Rumor has it that they were a couple. The rumor was confirmed in the 1998 film, "Scooby Doo on Zombie Island," in which the "Scooby Doo" characters were adults and the two of them were married.
Daphne is the gorgeous orange headed character in the "Scooby Doo" cartoons. As mentioned above, Daphne seems to be inseparable from Fred. These two characters often left the rest of the pack to enjoy a little privacy. Later episodes reveal that Daphne is the de factor owner of The Mystery Machine who lets Fred take the driver's seat.
Velma is the nerdy "Scooby Doo" character. She is known for being smart and occasionally losing her glasses. Velma Dinkley's nerdy academic interests often provide the exact obscure information the crew needs to solve a mystery.