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#1409: The Curly Package


Did you order the Stooges Edition? (Wikimedia Commons)

Original Air Date: 03.01.2014

   Best Moment 01:29

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This week on Car Talk, did Howard get the special Three Stooges option on his Lincoln, or is there another reason why it sounds like Curly whenever he gets out of the car? Elsewhere, Tom got conflicting advice on his Taurus' flashing oil light, and he's wondering who's the genius, and who's the quack. So, who better to ask than two genius quacks? Also, John's Land Cruiser may need a new steering box, or his mechanic may just be looking for another John-funded trip to Vegas; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Betsy's truck was really spewing gas because of mud chiggers. All this, plus how one listener's attempt to solve the Puzzler resulted in a police house call, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

Matchstick Math II: Can you correct the equation by moving one matchstick? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

Crusty’s Mysterious Brake Lights: How did Crusty get his brake lights to come on for the police officer? Find out!

Show Open Topic

How Car Talk's puzzler led to a police house call.

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Moe & Curly

by BigJinK

Caller's name is Howard? fo' real?

Favorite Moment: Show Open (whole hour of CarTalk to come)

That Puzzler Packs a Punch

One disgruntled fan explains why his attempts to solve a puzzler had his neighbors calling 911. 

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