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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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1966   1965  
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Trivia

"Mother's" voice appeared to come from the car radio. A light behind it blinked to the rhythm of her dialogue. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Referenced in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Pilot (2006) See more »

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One of my favorite shows of all time.
2 August 2005 | by DropTop013See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1965 (USA) 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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