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"I have to take it back to the shop and throw it away."
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'I'm beginning to think the definition of 'hero' isn't what it used to be.'
Ellis K., Appliance Faith Healer
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"That metallic grinding means her throwout bearings are shot. She's backfiring through her carburetor. The tick indicates transmission trouble, and the smoke means she's on fire."
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"The problem is that your trap is one big macaroni."
'Since our cable company raised rates for the second time in a year, we're gonna switch to satellite.'
"Would you like the tires checked, also?"
"It pains me to tell you this, but it ain't broke."
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Discussed on Car Talk
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"I dreamed last night that we two-hundred-dollared Mr. Ferguson to death."
"Hand me my claw hammer."
Dean liked to pill this stunt whenever he had a new partner.
'Believe me, we've tried everything... All we get is a 'click-click-whirrr' kind of noise, a big 'CLUNK' and then NOTHING!'
"Here's your problem."
The world's most unemployable family
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"We can't come to an agreement about how to fix your car, Mr. Simons. Sometimes that's the way things happen in a democracy."
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'Well I know it's still working! It's just not cooling the room as quickly as it used to!'
"Out of toner."
'You better take care of the bill quickly or there's going to be hell to pay.'
Tags:devil, devils, satan, hades, heat, heats, heater, heaters, heating, bill, bills, billing, billed, pay, pays, paying, paid, hell, hells, owe, owes, owing, owed, demon, demons, repairman, repairmen, maintenance man, maintenance men, maintain, maintains, maintaining, maintained, the flying mccoys, flying mccoys
'The problem isn't your high definition television, it's your low definition eyes.'
"Try blowing on it."
Tags:wind turbine, wind turbines, wind farm, wind farms, wind energy, energy, power, wind power, wind, windmill, windmills, environment, environmentally friendly, eco-friendly, ecological, green, green energy, clean energy, clean, engineer, engineers, repair, repairs, repairmen, repairman, problem, problems, issue, issues, blow, blowing, solution, solutions, solve, fan, fans, fix, fixing, repairing, alternative energy, try, attempt, mechanic, mechanics, not working, out of order, out-of-order, electricity, generator, generators
'Will you shut up about how ironic this is and focus on getting us out of here'
Tags:elevator, elevators, lift, lift, repairmen, repairman, repair, repair, repairing, repairer, repairers, fix, fixes, fixing, fixer, fixers, irony, ironic, trap, traps, trapped, claustrophobic, claustrophobia, escape, escapes, escaping, escaped, conference, conferences, meeting, meetings, close to home
Why appliance repairmen don't make cold calls.
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'Dave... Your intimate apparel is showing.'