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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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    You guys were taken!

    by Anonymous

    I first heard a "true" story about replacing a dead dog with a live one -- except the dog had been traveling in the hold of an airliner -- maybe years ago. I'm surprised you guys believed Max and gave it so much airtime!

    Favorite Moment: Knowing from almost the very beginning that the story was a fake.

    Sorry - just one more thing

    by Ruisseau

    Actually, the real question here is, since Max has been "in the business" for 20 years, does he know anyone in California who deals the way he does? Where can I get a fabulous deal on a new car???

    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.

    unbelievable

    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.

    Max & the Schnauzer

    by Anonymous

    The Max & the Schnauzer segment was great. People who didn't give this 4 wrenches are mensches.

    Favorite Moment: See my review.

    funny story - great story-teller

    by Anonymous

    Being from San Diego, after hearing this story, I was ready to drive up and pick up this dog. Not only was this a funny story, but such a great story teller. It made my drive to Carlsbad a pure pleasure. Thank you. Jeannie

    I though it was toothpaste.

    by calebnei

    The story about the mistaken Vaseline puts me in mind of a problem I had once. When my oldest child was young I, late at night in the dark, once brushed my teeth with diaper ointment...two different times.

    This is the best story I've ever heard

    by ddbabq

    I don't know where they found this guy Max, but he tells one heck of a story. It's so well told that my wife and I figured that he must have been reading a script. The timing, his accent, and the twist make this an unforgettable episode. I will always remember it!

    My sides are sore

    by leereich

    This is one of the funniest stories I have heard on your show. Please run it again sometime.

    Favorite Moment: Dead dog!!!!

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