August 18, 2008

Click and Clack - The TV Show

The last few nights have found me awake at ungodly hours. I've had some wisdom tooth extraction complications that wake me up at 3-4 AM with blinding pain. So, to take my mind off the agaony, I watch awful television.

My painkiller of choice... As The Wrench Turns. This cartoon "based" on NPR weekend staple Car Talk is so devoid of creativity or original thought it has a numbing effect similar to Vicadin, with a little less of the nausea side effect (very little less). It's so devoid of purpose, humor, or true entertainment value I quickly forget that my lower jaw feels like it's trying to secede from the rest of my face.

5 comments:

Big Brother said...

I never saw the TV show on PBS, but I am an avid fan of the radio show. This past weekend, a listener wrote the following review of As The Wrench Turns...

"From: Wayne L. Belair

In their later years, the Marx brothers agreed to make some horrible movies (ex. The Big Store) solely because Chico was up to his neck in bad gambling debts and the income from the movie would keep him from getting his legs broken. The feeling for Groucho and Harpo was that their professional reputation could take the hit from a bad movie if it would save the life of their brother.

After watching your cartoon show, I am wondering which one of you has the gambling problem?"

DAN BUCK said...

I too am a fan of Car Talk. Their innane jokes at each others expense act as fine fodder between the meat of the show. Interaction with REAL callers. The TV show is all fodder.

Thanks for quoting the review, did they read the review on their show? THAT would be funny, and the kind of thing they would do.

Big Brother said...

Yep, they read that review instead of the weekly puzzler.

DeAnna_Toten_Beard said...

The Boy is a big fan of Car Talk on the radio. I keep hoping it will platn some latent car knowledge in him to be used as an adult male. With his non-car-savvy genetics he's likely to be like the Big Brother when he grows up--unable to discuss cars past the color. "Dude what kind of car is that?!" "Umm. Red."

DAN BUCK said...

Who is The Big Brother?