Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 14, 1965
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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My Mother the Car

My Mother the Car is a show about an attorney, who buys an antique car, only to find that his long deceased mother's ghost possesses it. Starring Jerry Van Dyke as attorney Dave Crabtree and Ann Sothern provides the voice of his mother, Gladys.

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Last Episode

01x30 Desperate Minutes Aired: Apr. 05, 1966

A gun totting jewel thief and his moll are using the Crabtree house as a hideout.

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 30 episodes air between 1965 and 1966.

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  • "Mother" was a 1928 Porter, but not one of the two real-life Porter makes. It was created by George Barris, who modified the experimental 1950s Lincoln Futura into the Batmobile. The car was…
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    "Mother" was a 1928 Porter, but not one of the two real-life Porter makes. It was created by George Barris, who modified the experimental 1950s Lincoln Futura into the Batmobile. The car was built from a 1927 Ford Model T Touring car, with a 327 Chevy V8 engine and automatic transmission. Barris built two Porters for the show; one is now in Tennessee, the other is in Alberta. One car had removable floorboards and controls, which allowed the car to be driven with a driver out of sight, controlling it by watching through hidden mirrors.
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  • "Mother's" voice appeared to come from the car radio. A light behind it blinked to the rhythm of her dialogue.
  • The producers had researched automobile history to avoid duplicating a real car. However, there was a real-life, unrelated Porter automobile. The small Bridgeport, Connecticut-based company…
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    The producers had researched automobile history to avoid duplicating a real car. However, there was a real-life, unrelated Porter automobile. The small Bridgeport, Connecticut-based company produced 36 cars between 1919 and 1922. It was named for automotive engineer and designer Finley Robinson Porter, creator of the T-head Mercer automobile.
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