The Scooby Gang has been around for literally my entire life, and they’ve been through a lot of changes.  There was the cycle of celebrities, the times where they were kids, even one where they teamed up with Blue Falcon as part of a strange Hanna-Barbera Expanded Universe pitch.  For my money, you can’t beat the Scooby-Doo movies, featuring Davy Jones, Don Knotts, Cass Elliot and more, but even the weird ‘Family Guy’ styled season has its moments.  That’s why I can’t understand why people are so freaked out by Shaggy Rogers wearing a red shirt during ‘The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo’.  The Shaggy Red or Shaggy Green conundrum seems simple to me, as red is objectively the better color overall, and it even helps to make our man Norville’s sallow skin look healthier, leading to today’s chromatic query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that the Jerry Reed episode is probably the apex of Scooby-Doo-ery, asking: Do you prefer Shaggy Red or Shaggy Green?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    If I close my eyes & picture him, it’s always in a green shirt; I wasn’t even aware there was a series where he’s wearing red. But I’m not going to begrudge a guy a change of shirt every now and then. Clean clothes and good hygiene are important if you want to have friends, after all.

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