Join the Car Talk Community!

#0829: Max and the Schnauzer

Original Air Date: 07.19.2008

   Best Moment

This week on Car Talk, it's the infamous story of Max and the dead schnauzer. Talk about above and beyond mechanic service. Meanwhile, can Amy convince her husband that she should drive the car? Fake illness of course! Nothing like a bad case of the pukes to put her behind the drivers seat. And Ray shares his tales of weatherproofing his butt. All that on this week's barking good hour of Car Talk.

Review this Show | 103 Reviews | Need Help Listening? View Call Details

This Week's Puzzler

No puzzler. The puzzler is on vacation. Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

No puzzler answer. The puzzler is on vacation.

Show Open Topic

Ray's misadventure on the exercise bike.

Login or Register to rate and post comments

Show Review - 798

by Anonymous

Show Review - 814

by Anonymous

Show Review - 473

by argee

Show Review - 509

by yvonne brown

Show Review - 783

by Anonymous

Show Review - 799

by Anonymous

Show Review - 815

by Anonymous

waste of time for old joke

by teacher2050

I was very disappointed that 15 minutes of air time was wasted on a joke so old it's toothless and bald. Keep your regular format, please.

Favorite Moment: When Max stopped talking.


by Anonymous

I love Car Talk, but hated the Max story. Too much time wasted on this caller and his unbelievable tale.

Favorite Moment: Petroleum jelly story was funny, as was the absent minded professor driving on the wrong side of the road.

I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me.

by Christian Beckler

Max needs to be on stage. At first, I thought this was a "plant" or an actor that was going to be revealed later. I could sit and listen to him tell stories for hours.

Favorite Moment: When he finds out it was costing him $75.00 a week to feed the dog.


Vincent Van Gogh's Relatives

Unjustly forgotten, every last pun.

Support for Car Talk is provided by:

Donate Your Car,
Support Your NPR Station

...and get a tax break!

Get Started

Find a Mechanic

Promo tile


Rocket Fuel