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Car Talk Classics: Four Perfectly Good Hours

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Four all-time favorite episodes from the popular radio show—complete, unexpurgated, and hilarious.

Click and Clack may be America's most trusted car repair experts. They are certainly the funniest, as millions of listeners who tune in each week to Car Talk can attest. As each show unfolds, it develops its own zany feeling and rhythm, sometimes due to the strength of the coffee or a particularly large burr in Tommy's undershorts.

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Overview


Four all-time favorite episodes from the popular radio show—complete, unexpurgated, and hilarious.

Click and Clack may be America's most trusted car repair experts. They are certainly the funniest, as millions of listeners who tune in each week to Car Talk can attest. As each show unfolds, it develops its own zany feeling and rhythm, sometimes due to the strength of the coffee or a particularly large burr in Tommy's undershorts.

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.

The four shows include the 2002 Mother's Day extravaganza with Click and Clack's long-suffering mom, and "You Can’t Do It Unless the Number Is Two" from February 2001, the show that gave birth to a new Car Talk mantra and exposed Tommy's radical views on education (like, it should end after 7th grade).

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Each week, over four million National Public Radio listeners turn to Massachusetts mechanics Tom and Ray Magliozzi-aka "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers"-for an eclectic mixture of practical car repair advice, automotive consumer empowerment, razor-sharp puzzlers and self-deprecating wit. As both erudite MIT grads and gritty garage enthusiasts, Click and Clack would fit naturally into the Boston bar stools of the classic sitcom Cheers. At the close of each program, the siblings announce that their devotees have "squandered another perfectly good hour." Their new audio collection consists of four complete 60-minute programs that the hosts deem their all-time favorites, including a visit from domestic diva Martha Stewart and a Mother's Day memorial tribute to their mom. The recordings selected do happen to showcase some especially entertaining telephone queries, including a discussion of what to do when the friendly neighborhood fix-it shop finds out that you have "cheated" and visited your dealer for service. Fans who savor the familiar Car Talkrituals and quirks will appreciate the continuity, a rarity in the choppy waters of the "best-of" multimedia marketplace. (May)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598870992
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Original radio broadcast; 4 hours on 4 CDs
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 79,174
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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TOM AND RAY MAGLIOZZI, a.k.a. Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, are the hosts of NPR’s Car Talk, a syndicated weekly call-in program broadcast nationwide to more than 600 stations and heard by over 3.3 million listeners. Winner of the Peabody Award, Car Talk has been providing advice on everything from car repair to marriage since 1977.

TOM AND RAY MAGLIOZZI, a.k.a. Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, are the hosts of NPR’s Car Talk, a syndicated weekly call-in program broadcast nationwide to more than 600 stations and heard by over 3.3 million listeners. Winner of the Peabody Award, Car Talk has been providing advice on everything from car repair to marriage since 1977.

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