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#0719: Hello, You're on Mom Talk: A Mother's Day special, featuring Elizabeth Magliozzi

Original Air Date: 05.12.2007

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This week on Car Talk, we dig into the archives for an all-time classic salute to Mother's Day, featuring your hosts Tom, Ray-- and their mom, Elizabeth. That's right: there's a third microphone in the studio this week, and that means no shortage of tales from Tom and Ray's childhood, plenty of (unwanted!) maternal advice, and several moments of poor Elizabeth just wondering where she went wrong. And yes, Tom, Ray and Elizabeth do answer car questions! For example, Sandy from Prescott, Arizona gets helpful advice on why her car is imitating Felix from "The Odd Couple," and possible responses to her kids' constant query, "Are we there yet?" Then, hear what happens when Mom's pastor listens to Car Talk. (Hint: it's not pretty.) Other calls include Jim, who's trying to force his Mom to learn to drive, and Trish, who's wondering if it's time to get her Mom out from behind the wheel. We've also got a few motherly cameos. Our producer's mom checks in on her not-so-very-in-touch son, and Susan Stamberg probes Elizabeth for the dirt on Tom and Ray as kids. When did they start taking things apart that they didn't know how to put back together? But, the toughest question of the day comes from Linda in Kansas: Which child was Mama Magliozzi's favorite? It's putting it mildly to say Elizabeth's answer catches Tommy a bit off guard. All that-- and one of the funniest moments in Car Talk history (hint: it rhymes with lipstick)-- on this week's Mother's Day edition of Car Talk.

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Tom and Ray welcome a special guest to the show: their mom, Elizabeth.

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...but Mom, we love our cigars!

by jake jacobson

For me, this was the funniest show that I've heard since I've been listening (over ten years). Joke: what's the difference between a mother and a pitbull? A pitbull knows when to let go!

Favorite Moment: Your mother harping on about the cigars! It sounded just like my mother. Maybe it's just that we're from Brooklyn N.Y. (it can't be just East Coast mothers).

The Best

by Scham45

I've been listening to Car Talk for 15+ years and I think this was your best show yet.At least it's the only one I've wanted a copy of.So I will be trying your download service whenever this show comes available.

Favorite Moment: There were alot but one that stood out was when your Mom called the show.Don't they ever screen these callers!!!

BEST OF THE BEST FOR THE BEST

by EDTOMRAY$1

The show was so good, I fancied up the podcast on a pretty lightscribed CD for my mother's mother's day gift !!! Thanks Tom and Ray and Elizabeth, the best things in life ARE free !!!!!

Favorite Moment: The cigar moment. Yes that was slightly better than ALL the other great moments !!!!!! Thanks you guys are great, Ed in Brighton Illinois, Mother: Lois who lives on Lois Lane.

the missing mother

by wilkinsb

Big build up and then just another pledge drive show on WNYC. Promises, Promises, Promises.

Favorite Moment: The chumps got lucky on Stump The Chumps.

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