YMMV: My Mother The Car
- Ear Worm: Say what you will about the show, it certainly had a catchy theme song. Judge for yourself.
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The premise is a bit unsettling to who has the book of or seen the movie of Christine.
- Freud Was Right: We are talking about an adult man who is literally inside his mother. Not seeing any subtext in that is impossible.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: The premise, with all its lovely Freudian undertones, becomes even funnier if you've seen a certain Humongous Mecha show ( Neon Genesis Evangelion, for those not afraid of spoilers).
- Mother refuses to talk to anyone else besides Dave because she's afraid she would be put on display in the Smithsonian Institute, or put on "...the Johnny Carson show." The show would be the subject of much ridicule from Carson.
- Poor Man's Substitute: No offense to Jerry Van Dyke, but he does seem to be playing the same sort of character his brother played in The Dick Van Dyke Show.
- So Bad, It's Good: The show is simply too bizarre to pass up.
- Values Dissonance: Besides the fact it's a '60s sitcom, it's a little strange to see a classic, vintage automobile treated like The Alleged Car rather than a museum piece. Dave acts a little similar to an enthusiast, at least.
- What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The premise of the show (and the fact it made it onto NBC's schedule) would seemingly suggest there was a lot of LSD going around the TV industry in 1965.