Manny the Miracle Worker
RAY: Well, the hint was that the gearshift thing was off.
RAY: It's a true story. While she was driving on that dirt road, because of the age of her car, something broke. And that something that broke caused her gearshift indicator to be off and also caused her drop in mileage and performance. What broke was the mount that holds the transmission up. And when the transmission broke, it sat down on the emergency brake cable, and the emergency brake was on.
That was enough to make her mileage drop off, the power drop off, and, of course, because the transmission now was closer to the ground, the shift indicator was off.
TOM: Of course, you gave Manny a raise.
RAY: No. He got a lunch hour that day!
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