#1008: People Like to Listen to Idiots

Feb 20, 2010
Is there any group more qualified to critique Car Talk than 8th graders, assuming kindergartners aren't available? This week, we kick off the show with a few astute comments from kids. Then it's off to Ohio where Kellie's Accord is "bogging out" on the highway, and her dad's wallet is emptying out trying to fix the problem. Meanwhile, in Princeton, New Jersey, Professor Robert is trying to decide whether to open his wallet for a new timing belt, or risk a quick stop in the left lane of the New Jersey Turnpike. Also, on Stump the Chumps, Nariv confronts his neighbor and doesn't get a black eye. And, Ray confesses to an embarrassing incident at the garage, which half of Our Fair City already knew about. All this and lots more on this week's encore edition of Car Talk.

Show Open Topic

Ever wonder what kids have to say about our lousy show? Now's your chance to find out!

This Week's Puzzler

How many bouts will Vinny Goombatz have to organize, to get one winner from 247 arm wrestling competitors?

Last Week's Puzzler

Which bottle of wine is poisoned? See how Ray figured it out, with just four measly lab rats.

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Show Review - 1101

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1976

figured out where to buy the song 1976 Mercury Comet...check out itunes put in Matthew Hart and there is a CD titled COMET...COOL!
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memories of my grandmothers 1976 Mercury Comet. She ONLY drove it to the grocery store and back...no kidding! The song really took me back!
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best talk show

hi,u guys r a riot..im a lady truck driver and listen to u a lot ..get doing the great job of making people laugh out loud
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all your shows r a blast..great show
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best talk show

hi,u guys r a riot..im a lady truck driver and listen to u a lot ..get doing the great job of making people laugh out loud
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all your shows r a blast..great show
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Defense of the Lab Rats

I love the show and enjoyed this one, particularly the Nuclear Physicist and the woman who plans to retire to the Panamanian jungle. HOWEVER, all the answers to last week's puzzler were wrong. Morally wrong. Why should a small innocent animal suffer a painful death just to save a case of wine?
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When Tommy said, "Wait a minute! That's not really fair to the rat, is it?"
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loved the song

what was the great song about the baby blue Mercury Comet about 15 minutes in?
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memories from listening to the song!
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Great start.

The show started out great for me as you mentioned my son and classmates in the piece from Northfield, MN. He will remain nameless,well, maybe not, Seth and his friends love your show and their teacher, Mrs. Engstrom.
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1976

figured out where to buy the song 1976 Mercury Comet...check out itunes put in Matthew Hart and there is a CD titled COMET...COOL!
Favorite Moment: 
memories of my grandmothers 1976 Mercury Comet. She ONLY drove it to the grocery store and back...no kidding! The song really took me back!
Rating: 

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