Jan 30, 1999
RAY: Ha! We're back; you're listening to Car Talk with us, Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, and we're here to discuss cars, cars repair, and the new puzzler.
TOM: Yes. You got one?
RAY: I have a vague recollection that many years ago I used this puzzler, but --
TOM: So what?
RAY: First of all, I can't really remember.
TOM: So it doesn't matter.
RAY: Well, so I thought, what the heck. An off-duty policeman --
TOM: I remember it. No, I don't!
RAY: An off-duty policeman is working as a night watchman in an office building.
TOM: Oh, I remember it.
RAY: You do?
RAY: Don't tell me about it! And he's doing his rounds, and he comes to a closed door. Behind the door, he hears voices; he hears people talking and an argument seems to be taking place. Raised voices; he hears one of them say, No, Frank, no; don't do it, you'll regret it. Bang! Bang! Bang! He bursts through the door; what does he see? A dead man on the floor.
TOM: And the proverbial...
RAY: And the proverbial what?
TOM: Smoking gun.
RAY: And in the room, are three living people; a minister --
TOM: And they're all named Frank!
RAY: -- a doctor, and a plumber. He walks over to the minister and says, You're under arrest. You have the right to remain silent... And I don't remember anything else. How does he know that it was the minister that pulled the trigger?
TOM: I like the name tag. It was a convention --
RAY: Conventioneers said, Hi, my name is Frank, and I'm armed.
TOM: And I'm the guy who just shot --
RAY: The answer is, only one of them could have been named Frank, because the other two, the plumber and the doctor, were women.
TOM: I was married to a Frank, once.
RAY: Don't go there. Who's our winner this week, Tommy?
TOM: Our winner today is Frank -- Mrs. Frank -- No, our winner is Robert Mandela.