‘Click and Clack’ from Boston

By From page A6 | June 18, 2014

Natalie Nelson, in her June 10 column promoting the latest Pence Gallery exhibit, wrote, “In honor of the two mechanics from Brooklyn who guffaw on the radio every Sunday, I’ve named our current exhibit on cars “Cartalk.’”

Really? I can only suspect that Nelson has never heard the Magliozzi brothers show, aired locally on KXJZ every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. The hosts, also known as “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers,” were born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Both have degrees from nearby MIT. No weekly episode goes by without a reference to their mailing address or the home of their garage in Cambridge.

For all I know, the boys may never have visited Brooklyn. Their accents are dead giveaways. These guys are clearly from somewhere near Boston, not the Big Apple.

Nelson got one thing right — they do guffaw every weekend. If a Peabody Award was granted for guffawing, snorting, chuckling and being downright infectious in the media, they should have received it. Oh, yeah — they already have a Peabody — awarded in 1992 for “distinguished achievement and meritorious public service.”
David Takemoto-Weerts

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