We found another famous car here at the Universal lot. Actually, it’s more of a van. I had heard rumours from the team that the Mystery Machine — complete with a real-life Scooby Doo and a guy dressed as Shaggy — had been driving around, so we had to track it down.
Along with digital producer Brian, we headed back to the famous-car graveyard that we had found the day before where the “Back to the Future” DeLorean and the Trans Am from “Smokey and the Bandit” are slowly rusting away. And there it was: the green-and-orange VW wagon with the words “The Mystery Machine” sprawled across it.
It was in really good shape — the exterior was immaculate and the interior was just as good, with giant Scooby snacks in the window and five big black-and-red buttons (not sure what they do). The inside was also decked out with speakers and, from what I hear, every day Scooby and Shaggy drive around the Universal Studios lot saying hi to fans. The guy dressed up in a green T-shirt and mop-top brownish-red hair talks over a speaker, while the giant brown Great Dane hangs half its body out the window. That has to be a great job!
By the way, ever wondered what the Mystery Machine smells of? DOG!!!