Cartoon Tom and Ray are cute, but…

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Wednesday’s PBS debut of Tom and Ray Magliozzi in animated form gets a mixed review from the New York Times‘s Ginia Bellafante, who calls As the Wrench Turns “indisputably adorable” but says, “A television program with scripts and scene boards and illustrators doesn’t merely impede their spontaneity. It also carries the vague hint of ambition, and the Magliozzi brothers have built a career relishing in the joys, essentially, of just sitting around.” (Earlier Current article.)