#1243: Bemidji or Bust

Greetings from Bemidji! (Flickr/modashell)

Original Air Date: 10.27.2012

   Best Moment 1:19

This week's Car Talk features our favorite road trip story, ever. It stars Dave and his girlfriend; travels from Alaska to Bemidji, Minnesota; and the featured cast includes an overheating Chevy Cavalier, a crescent wrench with no sockets, an old campfire grill, and-- yes-- a zit on Dave's forehead. As for the plot, well, you'll just have to hear for yourself. Elsewhere, Ann thinks her Buick's radio is trying to "Gaslight" her into thinking she has a hearing problem; Jed's learning why taking his Chevy Suburban to Budapest may not have been such a great idea after all; and, Alana's Civic is spitting gas back at her. Also, Tommy provides a great lesson in how NOT to start a car that's been sitting untouched for four years--that is, unless you're a big fan of billowing black smoke. All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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I just don't get it...

by jiminnyc

How can Ray say that any hour that culminates in Dave from Minnesota's story is an hour wasted??????

Dave's Zit

by MissBarbara

This has GOT to be my all time favorite show due to....well DAVE and his hilarious story. Not only that,his way of telling it and responses to the 'guys' questions could not have been better. I will NOT use those three letters which signify laughing out loud...but I was. Yes indeedy.

Favorite Moment: Every single moment of their shows are my favorites. Period. It's like watching Fargo every moment ! Oh Yah!

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