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.
Series Fun Facts
- "Mother's" voice appeared to come from the car radio. A light behind it blinked to the rhythm of her dialogue.
- 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" 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…
[show]"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.