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Episode List


Season 1

14 Sep. 1965
Come Honk Your Horn
While perusing the local car lot, Dave Crabtree discovers his mother's been reincarnated as a junkie old car, so he buys her and brings her home, much to the dismay of both his wife and eccentric car collector Captain Manzini.
21 Sep. 1965
The De-Fenders
When Dave learns that there are local vandals who are stripping cars, he spends a sleepless night going to ridiculous lengths ensure his mother's safety.
28 Sep. 1965
What Makes Auntie Freeze
Dave is forced to drive his mother to a mountaintop wedding, but along the way she gets drunk on antifreeze.
5 Oct. 1965
Lassie, I Mean Mother, Come Home
Gladys falls asleep and winds up on a truck bound for Mexico. When they discover she's missing, both Dave and Captain Manzini go into mourning.
12 Oct. 1965
Burned at the Steak
When his mother encourages him to meddle in their quarreling neighbors' affairs, Dave inexplicably winds up breaking up their marriage.
19 Oct. 1965
I'm Through Being a Nice Guy
Captain Manzini launches Operation Unscrupulous: he replicated the Porter, hires a trio of thieves to steal the original and establishes an airtight alibi for himself.
26 Oct. 1965
Lights, Camera, Mother
An obnoxious neighbor petitions Dave to get rid of his "eyesore" car, but he changes his tune when a television executive announces plans to feature the Porter in a TV commercial.
2 Nov. 1965
The Captain Manzini Grand Prix
Captain Manzini goads Dave into a race against a speed walker in an attempt to attain ownership of the Porter.
9 Nov. 1965
TV or Not TV
Dave puts a TV in the garage for his mother, but confusion abounds when she wins a chance to appear on a game show.
16 Nov. 1965
My Son, the Ventriloquist
With the help of his mother, Dave lands a new client by pretending to be a ventriloquist.
23 Nov. 1965
My Son, the Judge
Dave is up for a job as a judge, but complications ensue when he gets a pair of roller-skates stuck on his feet.
30 Nov. 1965
And Leave the Drive-In to Us
For his mother's birthday, Dave decides to take the family to the drive-in, but the evening is mostly a disaster.
7 Dec. 1965
For Whom the Horn Honks
In order to get his mits on the Porter, Captain Manzini fakes a terminal illness.
14 Dec. 1965
Hey Lady, Your Slip Isn't Showing
When Captain Manzini manipulates Barbara's mother, it results in the whole family treasure hunting for the Porter's registration slip.
21 Dec. 1965
Many Happy No-Returns
Dave and Barb each decide to forfeit their own Christmas presents to bid on the other's work in a charity art auction.
28 Dec. 1965
Shine On, Shine On, Honeymoon
Dave and Barb decide to finally go on their honeymoon, but Barb's mother goes to ridiculous lengths to ensure they don't leave.
4 Jan. 1966
I Remember Mama, Why Can't You Remember Me?
Dave's mother gets amnesia following a fender bender.
11 Jan. 1966
Captain Manzini uses a hypnotic drug on Dave to get him to agree to sell the Porter.
18 Jan. 1966
The Incredible Shrinking Car
Captain Manzini uses a molecular compressor on the Porter to render it useless to Dave.
25 Jan. 1966
I'd Rather Do It Myself, Mother
Dave hires a maid to help out with the housework, but she quickly takes charge of the house.
1 Feb. 1966
You Can't Get There from Here
The Crabtrees get stranded in the backwoods when the local sheriff discovers Dave's driver's license has expired.
8 Feb. 1966
A Riddler on the Roof
Dave and his mother try to thwart the assassination of a visiting dignitary.
15 Feb. 1966
My Son, the Criminal
A nosy mailman convinces officials that Dave killed his mother and buried her under the floor of the garage.
22 Feb. 1966
An Unreasonable Facsimile
Captain Manzini tries to steal the Porter away from the Crabtrees by hiring a Dave lookalike.
1 Mar. 1966
Over the Hill to the Junkyard
Numerous complications ensue when Barbara wins a new car.
8 Mar. 1966
It Might as Well Be Spring as Not
A handsome developer wants Mother for a promotion gimmick.
15 Mar. 1966
Absorba the Greek
Dave is hired by a landlord keen on evicting a tenant running a Greek Tavern (with belly dancing!) in his building. When Dave and Barb check out the place, the landlord shows up, and they must avoid being seen.
22 Mar. 1966
The Blabbermouth
Barbara catches Dave talking to the car and soon the news of the talking car is in the papers. Manzini then tries to convince the car to come away for fame and fortune. Dave stops them and then wakes up from a dream.
29 Mar. 1966
When You Wish Upon a Car
When mom tricks Dave into buying a doll for Randy and Cindy after hearing Cindy wish for it, Cindy convinces the neighborhood kids that the 1928 Porter is a genie.
5 Apr. 1966
Desperate Minutes
After returning home from a Bridge game, the arguing Crabtrees are held hostage by jewelry store robbers.

 Season 1 

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