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.
Last Episode01x30 Desperate Minutes Aired: Apr. 05, 1966
A gun totting jewel thief and his moll are using the Crabtree house as a hideout.
My Mother, The Car: Season 1, Episode #3 - What Makes Auntie Freeze
As Dave drives up the mountains, Mother gets higher and higher from the alcohol in her antifreeze.
My Mother, The Car: Season 1, Episode #25 - Over The Hill And To The Junkyard
The future looks mighty bleak for Dave's mother when Barbara wins a new limousine in a supermarket drawing.
Series Fun Facts
- Jerry Van Dyke agreed to star on the series after turning down the lead role on Gilligan's Island and an offer to join the cast of the The Andy Griffith Show.
- "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…
[show]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.