Many of us have heard the Car Talk radio show with Click and Clack. It is an absolutely hilarious way to get great information about automobiles. It does not matter if you have a 1972 Volvo with a funny noise coming from the engine, or a 2009 Chevy that exudes smoke intermittently from the vents, the Car Talk radio show hosts will provide an answer, or at least some advice.
The Car Talk radio show has been around for about 35 years with hosts Car Talk hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi, known on air as the Tappet Brothers Click and Clack. The Car talk show was retired in October of 2012, but remains on NPR as reruns.
This call in show provides diagnostics and information about autos, all wrapped in a funny format. The hosts often comment on the hometown of callers, as well as the names of the callers themselves.
One of the most anticipated parts of the Car Talk radio show is actually the closing Car Talk credit sequence. Following the poke at the play on words with caller names, the Car Talk credits include such monikers as Lisa Carr the Assistant Fleet Manager, Kurt Reply is the Assistant Customer Care Representative, and Hugh Wake is the Audience Counter. Other great credits go to the Chief Legal Counsel of Hugh Louis Dewey of Dewey, Cheetham and Howe, Chief of Stadium Seating for the Olympics Wayne Back, and Clock Watcher Collette O’Day. Can you just imagine the brainstorming session that went into creating these credits for the Car Talk radio show?
It is a rare show that can successfully weave humor and information. The Car Talk radio show has done this for many years, and it is lucky that we will be able to continue enjoy the humorous take on cars with the Car Talk radio show reruns.