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#0829: Max and the Schnauzer

Original Air Date: 07.19.2008

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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.

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    Who is this argee??

    by Ruisseau

    If argee isn't "man/woman" enough to share fresh input in each and every review, he/she should be banned... Come on, argee, get with the program! Come to the party -- you might find yourself having some fun...

    love the accent

    by midnightrose

    when this aired, i was able to hear the whole show, but i sat in the car til max was done. what a great story and telling of it even if it might not be true. hans might have been too much, but the rest was entertaining and worth the air time.

    Favorite Moment: at the end thinking wow that poor guy or thinking, what a way to get rid of a puppy. still good story telling.

    Naming the Schnauzer

    by Ruisseau

    Fantastic story by Max -- personally, I like the name LUCKY!! :D And hey, maybe the good Lord MEANT for Max to have a dog.... Should he really be giving it away? And if he does, is he going to ask for $275?? Candy Cane

    Favorite Moment: Finding the dog, all for legs in the air... ha ha !!

    One of the funniest things I have ever heard on the radio

    by lnirenberg

    Master story teller with great punch line

    Favorite Moment: The mere fact that you let him tell the whole story


    by ltorigias

    Scripted or not, the funniest story I've ever heard on the radio.

    Jimmy Kimmel Forget Trying

    by Sheila

    Your man with the Schnauzer story (I am guessing in Southern California) absolutely has kept me laughing all day! This man needs to do this kind of rich and visually engaging saga on a stage somewhere! The whole scenario is like nothing I could ever imagine! I need a copy! I want a copy.

    Favorite Moment: Every shift from one segment to the next!

    Max, the S&P Mini Schnauzer

    by pommeverte

    That was a good story at the end of the show, Max the Salt and Pepper Mini Schnauzer. Max the man is an excellent story teller. Who adopted Max? The call with the Cambia gal was spirited and fun to listen to. The petroleum jelly story...well, as I mature, I can relate to that mistake. But ouch! Thanks for the good show.

    Favorite Moment: I had two. The dog didn't die at the hands of the body shop and Cambia caller telling hosts to ask her her name.

    Fantastic Story!

    by kholbrook

    Both story and story teller were great. One of the best yarns I've ever heard. You really couldn't make it up!

    Nobody could tell it like Max

    by dbaxendell

    A only slightly car related tale of a car dealer going through great pains to do the right thing, while being punished every step of the way. Warning - do not try to tell this story! Max's accent is half the fun.

    Favorite Moment: Max finding the dead dog


    by mlallbrandt


    Favorite Moment: Das ist nicht mein hund!


    Vincent Van Gogh's Relatives

    Unjustly forgotten, every last pun.

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