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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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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 | Sci-Fi

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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

Jerry Van Dyke agreed to star on the series after turning down the lead role on Gilligan's Island (1964) and an offer to join the cast of the The Andy Griffith Show (1960). See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Referenced in ALF: Love on the Rocks (1990) See more »

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Perhaps this show needs to be reexamined.
11 February 2002 | by youroldpaljimSee all my reviews

I have not seen this show since it was first aired on T.V. back in the mid sixties. I was around seven years old at the time and I don't recall it being all that bad. Then again I was only seven, but most people I have spoken to who remember it and who are older than me don't recall it being that bad either. I can still can hum the shows theme song and I remember vividly Jerry Van Dyke talking to the car and his "mother" talking back through the radio. I remember the show didn't last long and afterwards hearing all kinds of bad things about. The shows name became a buzz word for bad T.V. Jokes about this show sometimes popped up in some sixties sitcoms including "The Munsters".

I think it would be interesting to see this show again after all these years. Perhaps seen through todays eyes it might not look as bad as it did to critics back in the sixties. While I don't think it would turn out to an unsung TV classic, perhaps todays viewers might find things to like about this TV show that viewers and critics back in the sixties did not appreciate. However, its unlikely this show will ever turn up on T.V. again, if only because there were not enough episodes shot to make it worthwhile for syndication. As far as I know, it is not available on video, legally or illegally. Maybe this show is not as bad as it looked to people when it was first on. On the other hand maybe "My Mother The Car" is as bad as critics said it was. Until this show turns up again somewhere, only then can an objective reevaluation be made.


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