Goodwrench meets the Marx Brothers in these laugh-out-loud collections from CarTalk, the Peabody-winning call-in radio show. Tom and Ray Magliozzi (“Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers”) lead boisterous, freewheeling discussions about radiators and fuel pumps, love and the meaning of life.
This Car Talk set is for fans who want to waste another four perfectly good hours. Rather than a “best of” collection, it’s four complete shows—every call, every joke, every “Don’t drive like my brother” admonition, every puzzler, every punny mention of a fictional show staff member (chauffeur Picov Andropov, night club manager Don Kashane), and every maniacal laugh.
Original radio broadcast. 4 hours on four cd's.
CD 1 - You Can’t Do It Unless the Number Is Two (Aired: 2/24/01)
Ray’s worst puzzler ever, which the staff happily throws back in his face.
CD 2 - Martha Stewart Visits (Aired: 3/24/01)
In which Ray heartily greets Martha as “Margaret” and the question “Are mechanics ever nice for no reason?” is answered.
CD 3 - Mother’s Day 2002 (Aired: 5/11/02)
A Mother’s Day tribute to Tom and Ray’s own beleaguered and beloved mom, featuring many of the highlights from Elizabeth Maggliozzi’s appearances on the show over the years. Doug Berman’s mom also puts in an appearance.
CD 4 - Bugsy’s Letters from Camp (Aired: 6/19/04)
In which Click and Clack surprise staff member John “Bugsy” Lawlor with a reading of his boyhood letters home from camp. Bugsy gripes about the food, the beds, and the food again.