Click & Clack As the Wrench Turns DVD Review

October 19, 2008

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DVD Review
Publisher: Paramount Home Entertainment
Street Date: 9/30/08
US Rating: TV-PG

Few radio shows find themselves with given airtime on television networks.  Even fewer are brought to the television medium in a converted format, such as a cartoon.  However this is the case for Tom and Ray Magliozzi with Click and Clack.  This show adapts the popular NPR show Car Talk hosted by Tom and Ray, into a television series starring the same talk show hosts.  To say this is a true adaptation of the radio show is a bit of a stretch other than it features the same people, who do talk shop, literally.

The show follows the daily lives of Tom and Ray who find themselves doing everything they can to do as little work as possible, but spend more time looking for a good time.  The crew surrounding the Tappit brothers, as they are called on the show, does not do much to help them.  Tom & Ray not only are mechanics in the series but also radio show hosts with a very demanding producer, who is always on their case.

The animation in the show is not the top quality that we are used to seeing in some of today’s modern shows, there is a bit left to be desired.  The audio is what it is, nothing special.

Overall, this series has it’s moments but overall this series falls short of the success experienced with the radio show.  Part of the charm of the brothers Tappit is their quick wit, which is not found in this series since it is fully scripted, and not entirely by the brothers themselves.

Film: 5.5

Audio: 6.0

Video: 6.0

Bonus Material: N/A

Overall: 6.0

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