My Mother the Car (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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 Dave Crabtree (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Maggie Pierce ...
 Barbara Crabtree (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Gladys Crabtree (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Cindy Eilbacher ...
 Cindy Crabtree (24 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Randy Crabtree (22 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Capt. Manzini (12 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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Ma mère à moteur  »

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The producers had researched automobile history to avoid duplicating a real car. However, there was a real-life, unrelated Porter automobile. The small Bridgeport, Connecticut-based company produced 36 cars between 1919 and 1922. It was named for automotive engineer and designer Finley Robinson Porter, creator of the T-head Mercer automobile. See more »

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Referenced in Fast Times: My Brother the Car (1986) 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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