• Jul 9, 2008
If you've been dying to see animated versions of Click and Clack -- aliases Tom and Ray Magliozzi -- then you'll want to tune into your local PBS station tonight. Their new series, As the Wrench Turns, starts off with their presidential campaign, with one of the platforms being "America needs a lube job!" We're all for it. Big Bird and the Cookie Monster will also make a cameo, though we're not sure if it's tonight. Check your PBS site for local times, or check out the show's site for a preview of the mechanical mayhem.

[Source: Kicking Tires]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      too bad it's so boring, they should just stick to the radio show. Don't get me wrong, I really like these guys, I feel bad.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They are great on the radio but I'm not sure the TV vehicle (pardon the pun) is workable. But I'll check it out. Here is a review...

      http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/articles/2008/07/09/in_animated_form_car_show_sputters/
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've started listening to the Car Talk podcast recently. These guys are pretty funny and seem to have a good time. I'll try to catch this tonight, or hopefully torrent it later.

      Thanks for the heads up AB.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Perfect "birthday present" for a gearhead! My wife was not sure if it was a joke or not - but it is a "real show".

      The radio show is a nice blend of dorky humor with some real intelligence, and sometimes they actually diagnose a car problem correctly too!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll be checking it out. Thanks for the reminder.

      Let's see the British make their own version of Car Talk.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They have a pretty good radio show, when it's not inundated by soccer moms calling to ask what European sport sedan they should buy little Timmy for his 16th birthday or newlyweds calling to complain about their partners clutch habits.

      But they should leave it that. It seems like everyone has to get bigger and bigger these days, until they get over-exposed and we get sick of them. Why do they need to do this show?
      • 6 Years Ago
      wow this sucks i checked online and on t.v and it says it will not been shown in miami for the next 2 weeks , and i just found out about this show 2 mins before 8

      kind of a bummer npr car talk is very good
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess I'll have to reserve judgement until I see it, but this "show" looks pretty goofy to me. Not that they aren’t knowledgeable, they definitely are, but I find it hard to listen to these guys for more than a few minutes at a time. The tend to go off on tangents and get too silly before they finally get around to answering the caller’s question. I realize that the “entertainment value” is part their radio program’s mass appeal, but I’d rather hear them take more calls and diagnose more car problems. That’s my one beef with the radio show, they don’t talk enough about cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love Tom and Ray but I had to turn that crap off about ten minutes in. It was pretty cool to see an animated Harvard Square though. I live down the road in Allston.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow! That was the lamest TV show, ever. How could something so good on radio be so bad on TV?

      No, it's not geared for the kiddos. It's a "sophisticated" cartoon that just plain sucks. (A lot of the humor is directed at adults, not kids. It's just not very funny.)
      franknic
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I wanted to be entertained by a fat guy with a mustache, I would go play Super Mario
        • 6 Years Ago
        @franknic
        amen to That.. this show sound's very stupid...
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