History Series / MyMotherTheCar

19th Dec '15 3:40:49 PM PlatinumGlitchMint
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Despite this, NBC left the show on for its entire 30-episode season, likely to burn off the episodes and recoup some sort of investment (a common tactic in television).
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Despite this, NBC left the show on for its entire 30-episode season, likely to burn off the episodes and recoup some sort of investment (a common tactic in television). It should be noted that JamesLBrooks, famous now as one of the executive producers of TheSimpsons, worked on this show as a writer. His [[OldShame distain]] for the show allowed TheSimpsons to [[TakeThat poke fun at it]] a few times.
6th Nov '15 4:41:31 PM nombretomado
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The show was critically lambasted and caused NBC to be something of a laughingstock for green-lighting it in the first place. The {{ratings}} were horrid across the board, except among the younger {{demographics}} who were more inclined to watch something silly than the two serious dramas competing in the time-slot. But, back then, networks only looked at total number of watchers in deciding what shows to renew. (And at the time, most households only owned one [=TV=] and the parents got to decide what to watch, limiting potential viewers further.)
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The show was critically lambasted and caused NBC to be something of a laughingstock for green-lighting it in the first place. The {{ratings}} UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} were horrid across the board, except among the younger {{demographics}} who were more inclined to watch something silly than the two serious dramas competing in the time-slot. But, back then, networks only looked at total number of watchers in deciding what shows to renew. (And at the time, most households only owned one [=TV=] and the parents got to decide what to watch, limiting potential viewers further.)
30th Sep '15 10:13:08 AM AsForMyHandle
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MyMotherTheCar.gif [[caption: [[ExpositoryThemeTune A 1928 Porter; that's my Mother, dear.]]]]
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9th Feb '15 4:44:25 PM Kingault
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[[caption: [[ExpositoryThemeTune A 1928 Porter; That's my Mother, dear.]]]]
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[[caption: [[ExpositoryThemeTune A 1928 Porter; That's that's my Mother, dear.]]]]
8th Jun '14 12:06:23 PM Cally
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* ShoutOut: The name 'Porter' was a shout out to Ann Sothern's former co-star Don Porter who she worked with on ''The Ann Sothern Show.''
26th May '14 6:32:24 PM Cally
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-->''Everybody knows in the second life we all come back sooner or later,\\ As anything from a pussycat to a man-eating alligator.\\ Well you all may think my story is more fiction than it's fact,\\ But believe it or not, my Mother dear, decided she'd come back,\\ As a car.\\ She's my very own guiding star.\\
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-->''Everybody knows in the second life we all come back sooner or later,\\ later\\ As anything from a pussycat to a man-eating alligator.\\ alligator\\ Well you all may think my story is more fiction than it's fact,\\ fact\\ But believe it or not, my Mother dear, decided she'd come back,\\ back\\ As a car.\\ car\\ She's my very own guiding star.\\star\\

She helps me through\\ Everything I do\\ And I'm so glad she's here.\\ My Mother the Car. My Mother the Car.''
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She helps me through\\ through Everything I do\\ And I'm so glad she's here.\\ here\\ My Mother the Car. Car My Mother the Car.''Car''
26th May '14 6:31:46 PM Cally
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* ExpositoryThemeTune: Complete with FollowTheBouncingBall! -->''Everybody knows in the second life we all come back sooner or later,\\ As anything from a pussycat to a man-eating alligator.\\ Well you all may think my story is more fiction than it's fact,\\ But believe it or not, my Mother dear, decided she'd come back,\\ As a car.\\ She's my very own guiding star.\\ A 1928 Porter, that's my Mother dear,\\ She helps me through\\ Everything I do\\ And I'm so glad she's here.\\ My Mother the Car. My Mother the Car.''

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* SignatureSoundEffect: Mother has a very distinct "ooga-ooga" horn sound.
26th May '14 6:24:22 PM Cally
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[[caption: [[ExpositoryThemeTune A 1928 Porter;\\ That's my Mother, dear.]]]]
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[[caption: [[ExpositoryThemeTune A 1928 Porter;\\ Porter; That's my Mother, dear.]]]]
26th May '14 6:24:14 PM Cally
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[[caption: [[ExpositoryThemeTune A 1928 Porter; That's my Mother, dear.]]]]
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26th May '14 6:22:50 PM Cally
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[[caption: [[ExpositoryThemeTune A 1928 Porter; --That's my Mother, dear.]]]]
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