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Click and Clack's As the Wrench Turns

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Tame enough for kids, but clearly aimed at adults.

TV PBS Comedy 2008
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In addition to Click and Clack (voiced by the Magliozzis, naturally), the shop is populated by a quirky bunch of mechanics who view fixing cars as a calling, as well as the perfect metaphor for just about any problem. Indeed, these mechanics would clearly rather pontificate rather than actually work -- which is fine, since the antics they get up to while avoiding labor are more fun to watch. The show is an easy, entertaining diversion with an anti-big-government spin.

That said, it's not quite clear who this show is really for. It's true that animated series aren't just for kids anymore, and the show's political jibes are clearly written for viewers with a sophisticated grasp of current issues. But the plots are fairly simplistic and may not offer enough depth to sustain the interest of the older fans who make up the radio show's fan base -- in other words, the folks most likely to be intrigued by an animated series based on the Magliozzi brothers.

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