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

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1966   1965  
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

It's About Time (1966–1967)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two astronauts, traveling faster than light, go back in time to prehistoric Earth. Unable to return, they make friends with the "natives."

Stars: Frank Aletter, Jack Mullaney, Imogene Coca
The Flying Nun (1967–1970)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.

Stars: Sally Field, Marge Redmond, Madeleine Sherwood
The Mothers-In-Law (1967–1969)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Roger and Kaye live next door to Eve and Herb. Eve and Herb's daughter Suzie marries Roger and Kaye's son Jerry. This forces the families to be a bit closer than they would prefer, ... See full summary »

Stars: Eve Arden, Kaye Ballard, Herbert Rudley
The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Two Secret Service agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Dick Cangey
The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.

Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos
The Monkees (1966–1968)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique intelligence agent.

Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks
The Ugliest Girl in Town (1968–1969)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The misadventures of a man disguised as a female model in London, UK to be with a woman he loves.

Stars: Peter Kastner, Patricia Brake, Gary Marshal
The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas
Here's Lucy (1968–1974)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Lucy Carter, a widow with two teen children, takes a job as a secretary for her stuffy brother-in-law.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz
Gidget (1965–1966)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, an obtuse but lovable psychology ... See full summary »

Stars: Sally Field, Don Porter, Lynette Winter
The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Dave Crabtree (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Maggie Pierce ...
 Barbara Crabtree (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
...
 Gladys Crabtree (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
...
 Cindy Crabtree (24 episodes, 1965-1966)
...
 Randy Crabtree (22 episodes, 1965-1966)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 September 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ma mère à moteur  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(30 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mary Tyler Moore: The Co-Producers (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not a bad concept.
16 March 2000 | by (The Beach) – See all my reviews

Nothing bad said about this show is true. One of the shortest running TV shows? Nope. Many, many have been canceled after 13 weeks (a usual trial run), and many fine shows after six. There have even been a few after just one or two episodes! "My Mother The Car" ran for a full season...30 episodes to be exact, which is more than most shows give us in a year now days. One of the strangest concepts for a TV show? Nope. Do you remember these scenarios? A flying nun befriends a casino playboy, a sexy female genie lives with her astronaut "master," a sexy female witch lives with her ad executive husband, a family of vampires, werewolves, and their Frankenstein's monster of a father live in a middle class neighborhood, three gorgeous supermodels are detectives working for a playboy millionaire named Charlie...these are strange concepts! Not to mention talking horses, talking chimps, talking dogs, robotic cops, and comedies about dead people (from "Topper" to "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir," and my personal favorite, "Jennifer Slept Here" with Ann Jillian). Those are strange concepts! Do you remember "Pink Lady and Jeff?" "The Howard Cosell Variety Hour?" Now THOSE were strange concepts! One of the worst TV shows ever? Nope. Turn on your TV now and turn the channels. Point made. Jerry Van Dyke is funny, always has been, always will be. He hasn't changed his style of comedy at all. Ann Sothern was perfect as the voice of "mother" and I don't think her talent needs defending. What guy didn't have a relationship with his car in the sixties? It's called satire! It's just that not a lot of people watched. That's all. So goes programming, advertising, and the whim of the people. Now if Nick at Nite or TV Land will only have a "My Mother the Car/Jennifer Slept Here" hour I will die a happy person...and come back to life in a TV sitcom as a supermodel's bicycle seat...now that's a concept!


31 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?