#1050: Tommy's Knee and Jack's MGB

Dec 11, 2010
This week on Car Talk, the truth is a lot funnier than Tommy's memory, as we discover what really happened on a fateful ski trip 40 years ago. Elsewhere, the truth may set Jack in Houston free--of his marriage--when his wife finds out that he didn't dump the 1970 MG that was rusting away in their driveway. Also, cold weather brings out the worst in two cars -- Diana's Subaru stinks, and Naomi's Chrysler cries like a baby. And, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Adam pulled off the Great Jeep Repair of 2010 before his girlfriend left him by the side of the road. All that, plus a new Puzzler from the Law Enforcement series, this week on Car Talk.

Show Open Topic

The real truth about Tommy's fateful ski trip 40 years ago.

This Week's Puzzler

An off-duty police officer believes a car at a gas station has been stolen. What does he notice that makes him suspicious?

Last Week's Puzzler

A husband and wife go for a walk together, though he walks much farther than she does. How can that be?


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my ears r bleeding lol
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my ears r bleeding lol
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my ears r bleeding lol
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Best show

This is so funny. Keep it up guys. You are my forvorite. About me: CEO of <a href="http://www.autopart-stores.com">Auto Part Stores</a>.com
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Jack & Melisa

4 stars
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Jack & Melisa were the stars of the show.
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Keep cracking me up,,,

As always you guys keep me laughing out loud when listning to the show.
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When the guy called in about the MG he was secretly hiding from his wife and you guys tried to get him in hot water!!!
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Please bring Norm back as a semi-regular

Norm was great. He's a natural comedian and his descriptions of the "widowmaker" and the quarter-sized pedals were hysterical.
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Every moment of your show is great. I plan my Sundays around your show. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, consider expanding your show to 2 hours! If Garrison Keillor can do it with hillbilly musicians (don't get me wrong, I love his show) you guys can do 2 hours of constant laughing. Really, you guys are a pisser, especially Ray (sorry Tommy, you're funny too, don't worry).
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Only fair

I think that, to show his remorse for untruth, Jack should buy Michelle an antique ruby ring--that way, they BOTH end up with a treasured vintage item that's shiny and red!
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