Click & Clack's As the Wrench Turns

Wednesday 8:00 PM on PBS Premiered Jul 09, 2008 Between Seasons


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AIRED ON 8/20/2008

Season 1 : Episode 10

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Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the brothers behind NPR talk radio favorite call-in show "Car Talk," get animated in this PBS series. The network's first animated primetime series blends comedy and drama in new and unexpected ways with a political overlay.
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  • "Click & Clack's As The Wrench Turns" sputters as comedy and stalls as a cartoon.

    PBS's first prime time cartoon series, "Click & Clack's As The Wrench Turns" is testament proof that some things are better left to other mediums. It was hard enough trying to come up with cartoon shows based on TV shows and movies back in the 1970s, but trying to make a cartoon show out of a radio show (NPR's "Car Talk") is like topping an ice cream cone with ketchup.

    There are set pieces that are run up the flagpole but nobody salutes, mainly because they play off the piece and beat it to death. Even Tom and Ray's attempts to do their radio wisecracks fall flat, mainly because the scripts are so failsafe, so empty. The animation looks to be Flash and really looks comparable to some of the fare on kidvid. The biggest disappointment is that there are no bogus credits like on the radio show, like windsurfer Eileen Wendy Windblows; news reporter Phil Mataleven and southern short order cook Everett Possum. Looks like "As The Wrench Turns" needs to go back to the garage for an overhaul.moreless
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