July 24, 2005

Car Talk Credits

Came across on this page recently. I've always enjoyed the "Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe" credits at the end of NPR's Car Talk, but never realized there's such a treasure-trove of bad puns available at their website. A few samples:

Children's Menu AdviserBea Ferrone
Complaint Line OperatorXavier Breath
Conspiracy TheoristNadia Belimi
Director of Roadway ResurfacingSylvia Pottholi
Museum GuideDesdamona Lisa
Russian ChauffeurPicov Andropov
Staff BouncerEuripedes Ibrakauface
Swedish AttorneyBjorn Liar
Urgent Response CoordinatorCandace Waite

Posted by brian at July 24, 2005 02:35 PM

Comments

Those always reminded me of the old bar-sign joke:


Our credit manager is Helen Wait.
If you want credit, go to Helen Wait.


Much to my surprise, my next door neighbor in Watertown, MA was named Helen Wait.
She claimed never to have been a credit manager for any bar, though.

Posted by: Brian Del Vecchio at July 26, 2005 03:46 PM

Oh, and one more thing. There's an Easter Egg for Car Talk fans in Harvard Square (AKA One Car Talk Plaza).

There's a good picture in this blog entry:

http://www.theodoregray.com/PeriodicTable/IgNobel/

and a close-up in this very nice travel blog:

http://www.inkmuse.com/imblog/2004/12/30/haahvaahd-and-henry/

Posted by: Brian Del Vecchio at July 26, 2005 04:05 PM

Here are two more possibilities for Car Talk credits. "Our insurance agent Justin Case" and Our chief of Truth vs. Fiction, Shirley U. Gest

Posted by: Rick Olanoff at August 16, 2005 11:45 AM

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