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In 1965, Creator/{{NBC}} was looking for a show to air on Tuesday nights opposite ''Series/{{Combat}}'' and ''Series/{{Rawhide}}''. Their answer: this FantasticComedy about a woman who's been reincarnated as an automobile.

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In 1965, Creator/{{NBC}} was looking for a show to air on Tuesday nights opposite ''Series/{{Combat}}'' ''[[Series/Combat1962 Combat!]]'' and ''Series/{{Rawhide}}''. Their answer: this FantasticComedy about a woman who's been reincarnated as an automobile.


[[Series/{{Coach}} Jerry Van Dyke]] stars as Dave Crabtree, an attorney and typically hapless sitcom family man who discovers that the spirit of his deceased mother ([[TheVoice voiced]] by Ann Sothern) has returned to inhabit a 1928 Porter open touring car. Most plots involved Dave getting into situations with his family, neighbors, and the hazards of owning a [[TheAllegedCar vintage]] car. There was even a recurring villain in Captain Manzini (Avery Schreiber), an obsessed automobile collector who was bent on acquiring Mother to complete his collection. (Apparently it was the only make and model of the car to exist.)

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[[Series/{{Coach}} Jerry Van Dyke]] Creator/JerryVanDyke stars as Dave Crabtree, an attorney and typically hapless sitcom family man who discovers that the spirit of his deceased mother ([[TheVoice voiced]] by Ann Sothern) has returned to inhabit a 1928 Porter open touring car. Most plots involved Dave getting into situations with his family, neighbors, and the hazards of owning a [[TheAllegedCar vintage]] car. There was even a recurring villain in Captain Manzini (Avery Schreiber), an obsessed automobile collector who was bent on acquiring Mother to complete his collection. (Apparently it was the only make and model of the car to exist.)


''My Mother the Car'' is considered by many people to be one of the worst television series ever made, however to people who have watched all the episodes there are other shows much more worthy of that title. You can find episodes (including the pilot) on Website/YouTube.

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''My Mother the Car'' is considered by many people to be one of the worst television series ever made, however to people who have watched all the episodes deemed it SoOkayItsAverage there are other shows much more worthy of that title. You can find episodes (including the pilot) on Website/YouTube.


''My Mother the Car'' is considered by many to be one of the worst series ever made. You can find episodes (including the pilot) on Website/YouTube.

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''My Mother the Car'' is considered by many people to be one of the worst television series ever made.made, however to people who have watched all the episodes there are other shows much more worthy of that title. You can find episodes (including the pilot) on Website/YouTube.


There is no real-life "1928 Porter"; the company was meant to be fictional and the actual car used on-set was one of two variations of a Ford Model T. One version was made for normal driving shots. The other was a "stunt" car, built to be driven by a hidden driver (to make it appear like a SentientVehicle). The "stunt" version was modified by the then-ubiquitous George Barris, who also did the [[Series/TheMonkees Monkeemobile]] and the 1960s [[Series/{{Batman}} Batmobile]]. Both cars survive. The normal version is owned by a fan, and the "stunt" car is on display at the Star Cars Museum in Tennessee.

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There is no real-life "1928 Porter"; the company was meant to be fictional and the actual car used on-set was one of two variations of a Ford Model T. One version was made for normal driving shots. The other was a "stunt" car, built to be driven by a hidden driver (to make it appear like a SentientVehicle). The "stunt" version was modified by the then-ubiquitous George Barris, who also did the [[Series/TheMonkees Monkeemobile]] and the 1960s [[Series/{{Batman}} [[Series/Batman1966 Batmobile]]. Both cars survive. The normal version is owned by a fan, and the "stunt" car is on display at the Star Cars Museum in Tennessee.


([[Series/{{Coach}} Jerry Van Dyke]]) stars as Dave Crabtree, an attorney and typically hapless sitcom family man who discovers that the spirit of his deceased mother ([[TheVoice voiced]] by Ann Sothern) has returned to inhabit a 1928 Porter open touring car. Most plots involved Dave getting into situations with his family, neighbors, and the hazards of owning a [[TheAllegedCar vintage]] car. There was even a recurring villain in Captain Manzini (Avery Schreiber), an obsessed automobile collector who was bent on acquiring Mother to complete his collection. (Apparently it was the only make and model of the car to exist.)

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([[Series/{{Coach}} [[Series/{{Coach}} Jerry Van Dyke]]) Dyke]] stars as Dave Crabtree, an attorney and typically hapless sitcom family man who discovers that the spirit of his deceased mother ([[TheVoice voiced]] by Ann Sothern) has returned to inhabit a 1928 Porter open touring car. Most plots involved Dave getting into situations with his family, neighbors, and the hazards of owning a [[TheAllegedCar vintage]] car. There was even a recurring villain in Captain Manzini (Avery Schreiber), an obsessed automobile collector who was bent on acquiring Mother to complete his collection. (Apparently it was the only make and model of the car to exist.)


([[Series/{{Coach}} Jerry Van Dyke]]) stars as Dave Crabtree, an attorney and typically hapless sitcom family man who discovers that the spirit of his late mother ([[TheVoice voiced]] by Ann Sothern) has returned from the grave to inhabit a 1928 Porter open touring car. Most plots involved Dave getting into situations with his family, neighbors, and the hazards of owning a [[TheAllegedCar vintage]] car. There was even a recurring villain in Captain Manzini (Avery Schreiber), an obsessed automobile collector who was bent on acquiring Mother to complete his collection. (Apparently it was the only make and model of the car to exist.)

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([[Series/{{Coach}} Jerry Van Dyke]]) stars as Dave Crabtree, an attorney and typically hapless sitcom family man who discovers that the spirit of his late deceased mother ([[TheVoice voiced]] by Ann Sothern) has returned from the grave to inhabit a 1928 Porter open touring car. Most plots involved Dave getting into situations with his family, neighbors, and the hazards of owning a [[TheAllegedCar vintage]] car. There was even a recurring villain in Captain Manzini (Avery Schreiber), an obsessed automobile collector who was bent on acquiring Mother to complete his collection. (Apparently it was the only make and model of the car to exist.)


([[Series/{{Coach}} Jerry Van Dyke]]) stars as Dave Crabtree, an attorney and typically hapless sitcom family man who discovers that the spirit of his late mother has returned from the grave to inhabit a 1928 Porter open touring car. Most plots involved Dave getting into situations with his family, neighbors, and the hazards of owning a [[TheAllegedCar vintage]] car. There was even a recurring villain in Captain Manzini (Avery Schreiber), an obsessed automobile collector who was bent on acquiring Mother to complete his collection. (Apparently it was the only make and model of the car to exist.)

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([[Series/{{Coach}} Jerry Van Dyke]]) stars as Dave Crabtree, an attorney and typically hapless sitcom family man who discovers that the spirit of his late mother ([[TheVoice voiced]] by Ann Sothern) has returned from the grave to inhabit a 1928 Porter open touring car. Most plots involved Dave getting into situations with his family, neighbors, and the hazards of owning a [[TheAllegedCar vintage]] car. There was even a recurring villain in Captain Manzini (Avery Schreiber), an obsessed automobile collector who was bent on acquiring Mother to complete his collection. (Apparently it was the only make and model of the car to exist.)


[[caption-width-right:350:''[[ExpositoryThemeTune A 1928 Porter; that's my Mother, dear.]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[ExpositoryThemeTune A 1928 Porter; that's my Mother, dear.Mother dear...]]'']]


In 1965, Creator/{{NBC}} was looking for a show to air on Tuesday nights opposite ''Series/{{Combat}}'' and ''Series/{{Rawhide}}''. Their answer: this FantasticComedy about a woman who gets reincarnated as an automobile.

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In 1965, Creator/{{NBC}} was looking for a show to air on Tuesday nights opposite ''Series/{{Combat}}'' and ''Series/{{Rawhide}}''. Their answer: this FantasticComedy about a woman who gets who's been reincarnated as an automobile.


In 1965, Creator/{{NBC}} was looking for a show to air on Tuesday nights opposite ''Series/{{Combat}}'' and ''Series/{{Rawhide}}''. Their answer: this FantasticComedy about a woman who's been reincarnated as an automobile.

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In 1965, Creator/{{NBC}} was looking for a show to air on Tuesday nights opposite ''Series/{{Combat}}'' and ''Series/{{Rawhide}}''. Their answer: this FantasticComedy about a woman who's been who gets reincarnated as an automobile.


In 1965, Creator/{{NBC}} was looking for a show to air on Tuesday nights opposite ''Series/{{Combat}}'' and ''Series/{{Rawhide}}''. Their answer: this FantasticComedy about a sentient automobile.

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In 1965, Creator/{{NBC}} was looking for a show to air on Tuesday nights opposite ''Series/{{Combat}}'' and ''Series/{{Rawhide}}''. Their answer: this FantasticComedy about a sentient woman who's been reincarnated as an automobile.


''My Mother The Car'' is considered by many to be one of the worst series ever made. You can find episodes (including the pilot) on Website/YouTube.

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''My Mother The the Car'' is considered by many to be one of the worst series ever made. You can find episodes (including the pilot) on Website/YouTube.


[[caption-width-right:350:[[ExpositoryThemeTune A 1928 Porter; that's my Mother, dear.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[ExpositoryThemeTune [[caption-width-right:350:''[[ExpositoryThemeTune A 1928 Porter; that's my Mother, dear.]]]]
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([[Series/{{Coach}} Jerry Van Dyke]]) stars as Dave Crabtree, an attorney and typically hapless sitcom family man who discovers that the spirit of his late mother has returned from the grave to inhabit a 1928 Porter open touring car. Most plots involved Dave getting into situations with his family, neighbors, and the hazards of owning a [[TheAllegedCar vintage]] car. It found a recurring villain in Captain Manzini (Avery Schreiber), an obsessed automobile collector who wanted to acquire Mother to complete his collection. (Apparently it was the only make and model of the car to exist.)

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([[Series/{{Coach}} Jerry Van Dyke]]) stars as Dave Crabtree, an attorney and typically hapless sitcom family man who discovers that the spirit of his late mother has returned from the grave to inhabit a 1928 Porter open touring car. Most plots involved Dave getting into situations with his family, neighbors, and the hazards of owning a [[TheAllegedCar vintage]] car. It found There was even a recurring villain in Captain Manzini (Avery Schreiber), an obsessed automobile collector who wanted to acquire was bent on acquiring Mother to complete his collection. (Apparently it was the only make and model of the car to exist.)


In 1965, Creator/{{NBC}} was looking for a show to air on Tuesday nights opposite ''Series/{{Combat}}'' and ''Series/{{Rawhide}}''. What would give them their best chance of competing for viewers with those tough, action-heavy series?

Their answer: this FantasticComedy about the antics of lawyer Dave Crabtree ([[Series/{{Coach}} Jerry Van Dyke]]), a typically hapless sitcom family man who discovers that his mother has returned from the grave as a 1928 Porter open touring automobile. Most plots involved Dave getting into situations with his family, neighbors, and the hazards of owning a [[TheAllegedCar vintage]] car. It found a recurring villain in Captain Manzini (Avery Schreiber), an obsessed automobile collector who wanted to acquire Mother to complete his collection. (Apparently it was the only make and model of the car to exist.)

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In 1965, Creator/{{NBC}} was looking for a show to air on Tuesday nights opposite ''Series/{{Combat}}'' and ''Series/{{Rawhide}}''. What would give them their best chance of competing for viewers with those tough, action-heavy series?

Their answer: this FantasticComedy about the antics of lawyer Dave Crabtree a sentient automobile.

([[Series/{{Coach}} Jerry Van Dyke]]), a Dyke]]) stars as Dave Crabtree, an attorney and typically hapless sitcom family man who discovers that the spirit of his late mother has returned from the grave as to inhabit a 1928 Porter open touring automobile.car. Most plots involved Dave getting into situations with his family, neighbors, and the hazards of owning a [[TheAllegedCar vintage]] car. It found a recurring villain in Captain Manzini (Avery Schreiber), an obsessed automobile collector who wanted to acquire Mother to complete his collection. (Apparently it was the only make and model of the car to exist.)

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