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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 Dave Crabtree (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Barbara Crabtree (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Gladys Crabtree (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Cindy Crabtree (24 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 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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14 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Ma mère à moteur  »

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(30 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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Referenced in Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987) See more »

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One of my favorite shows of all time.
2 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I admittedly was VERY young when My Mother the Car was on (about 5), but I remember EVERY episode I watched. It's the only show from that era aside from Star Trek that I can remember watching with my dad. I think this show may be the reason I turned out to be a real 'gearhead' in later life! It took me YEARS to realize that there was no such car company as PORTER, and I actually spent years trying to find one! (I only found out it was a Barris Custom when I was 16.) I think if given the chance today, the concept would work (look how long Knight Rider lasted!) Jerry Van Dyke always gets a bad rap when this show is brought up...if I were shown a script for This show and Gilligan's Island, I would have chosen My Mother the Car also--it was more believable!


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