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My Mother the Car 

The story of the relationship between a man and his mother, the latter having been reincarnated as a 1928 Porter automobile.
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1966   1965  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jerry Van Dyke ...  Dave Crabtree 30 episodes, 1965-1966
Maggie Pierce ...  Barbara Crabtree 30 episodes, 1965-1966
Ann Sothern ...  Gladys Crabtree 30 episodes, 1965-1966
Cindy Eilbacher ...  Cindy Crabtree 24 episodes, 1965-1966
Randy Whipple Randy Whipple ...  Randy Crabtree 22 episodes, 1965-1966
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The story of the relationship between a man and his mother, the latter having been reincarnated as a 1928 Porter automobile.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ma mère à moteur See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(30 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Mother" was a 1928 Porter, but not one of the two real-life Porter makes. It was created by George Barris, who modified the experimental 1950s Lincoln Futura into the Batmobile. The car was built from a 1927 Ford Model T Touring car, with a 327 Chevy V8 engine and automatic transmission. Barris built two Porters for the show; one is now in Tennessee, the other is in Alberta. One car had removable floorboards and controls, which allowed the car to be driven with a driver out of sight, controlling it by watching through hidden mirrors. See more »

Goofs

The radio looks different throughout the series, than it does in the first episode. See more »

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Wacky premise, wacky characters, wacky car...should have worked.
15 May 1999 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

There's been scores of bad TV sitcoms (due to bad writing, bad acting, bad production values), but this is not really one of them. The premise (a man's mother is rein-CAR-nated) can hardly be considered out of the norm in a world of Jeannie, Samantha, the Flying Nun, Herman Munster, Lost in Space's robot, and Gilligan. Jerry Van Dyke (who chose this role over the Gilligan role) does the same humor he always does and Ann Sothern's voice as "Mother" adds class and talent. Wacky premise, wacky character, wacky car...should have worked. Nick at Nite should put this on the air where it belongs.


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