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My Mother the Car

All Episodes 1965 - 1966

  • Ended
  • NBC
  • 1965-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 15 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
My Mother the Car may very well be known as the most notorious short-lived sitcom of all time and it's solely due to it's premise, a talking car. The pilot episode introduces us to the world of Dave Crabtree. Dave is your ordinary family man, married to wife Barbara and they have two children, Randy and Cindy. However, it's when he purchases a 1928 Porter, that he discovers that another family member is living with him, his deceased mother. It seems Dave Crabtree's mother has been reincarnated as the car.

30 episodes

1x01 Come Honk Your Horn

  • Series Premiere

    1965-09-14T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Lawyer Dave Crabtree's troubles begin with the purchase of a decrepit 1928 Porter that claims through the radio to be his mother. Wife, Barbara doesn't want the old wreck but it has an overwhelming appeal for Captain Manzini, a very persistent antique car collector.

1x02 The De-Fenders

  • 1965-09-21T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dave fears for his mother's safety when car strippers are reported in the neighborhood.

1x03 What Makes Auntie Freeze

  • 1965-09-28T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

As Dave drives up the mountains, Mother gets higher and higher from the alcohol in her antifreeze.

1x04 Lassie, I Mean Mother, Come Home

  • 1965-10-05T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

When Dave neglects to set the parking break after parking on a hill, Mother rolls into an open van that is bound for Mexico.

1x05 Burned at the Steak

  • 1965-10-12T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dave's mother badgers him into patching up the quarrel between the battling newlywed couple who lives next door.

1x06 I'm Through Being a Nice Guy

  • 1965-10-19T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

In a desperate effort to get the car away from Dave, Captain Manzini resorts to: Operation Unscrupulous, replacing the car with an exact replica.

1x07 Lights, Camera, Mother

  • 1965-10-26T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dave gets back at his neighbors who are petitioning him to get rid of his antique eyesore by starring the car in a TV commercial.

1x08 The Captain Manzini Grand Prix

  • 1965-11-02T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Captain Manzini goads Dave into racing the car against England's foremost distance walker with Mother as the stakes.

1x09 TV or Not TV

  • 1965-11-09T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dave's mother is tired of spending night after night in a dark garage so she tries to get Dave to by her a TV set.

1x10 My Son, the Ventriloquist

  • 1965-11-16T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dave's mother and the rest of his family all want air conditioners. So to handle the expense, Dave must land the account of high living Franklyn Hotchkiss.

1x11 My Son, the Judge

  • 1965-11-23T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Mother tells Dave how to impress two stiffnecked council members who are interviewing prospects for judgeship in the domestic relations court.

1x12 And Leave the Drive-in to Us

  • 1965-11-30T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dave's mother wants to celebrate her birthday by seeing a surf movie featuring her favorite actor, at a chilly open-air theater.

1x13 For Whom the Horn Honks

  • 1965-12-07T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dave hears that Captain Manzini is dying but Mother warns him that Captain Manzini is up to something.

1x14 Hey Lady, Your Slip Isn't Showing

  • 1965-12-14T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dave's mother in-law arrives for a visit and it's soon apparent that there is one mother too many on the scene.

1x15 Many Happy No-Returns

  • 1965-12-21T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Mother is furious when she learns that Dave intends to let Barbara choose her own Christmas present.

1x16 Shine on, Shine on, Honeymoon

  • 1965-12-28T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

After being married for 8 years, Barbara and Dave decide to go on a honeymoon. However, Barbara's mother, an astrology nut, warns them of impending danger.

A collision with a truck leaves Mother with amnesia and Dave with a problem, how to bring back a car's memory.

1x18 Goldporter

  • 1966-01-11T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Captain Manzini's uncle Louie, the head of a secret organization called DURC, says his hypnotic drug will make Dave agreeable to any request such as selling Mother.

1x19 The Incredible Shrinking Car

  • 1966-01-18T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Captain Manzini offers Dave one last chance to sell his antique car before using a molecular compressor to shrink it to the size of a small toy.

1x20 I'd Rather Do It Myself, Mother

  • 1966-01-25T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

When the housework gets Barbara down, Dave surprises her by hiring a maid who's unbearably efficient.

1x21 You Can't Get There from Here

  • 1966-02-01T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

While driving the kids to camp, Dave is stopped by a sheriff who asks him for his driver's license and discovers that it has expired.

1x22 A Riddler on the Roof

  • 1966-02-08T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

How can a car prevent a murder? That's what Mother has to figure out after she overhears three thugs plot the assassination of a visiting dignitary.

1x23 My Son, the Criminal

  • 1966-02-15T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Mr. Kroot, the postman, know two thing about Dave. He saw Dave cementing the garage floor and also heard him say something about his mother not complaining anymore. So Kroot concludes that Dave has done his old lady in.

1x24 An Unreasonable Facsimile

  • 1966-02-22T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Captain Manzini transforms a Swedish sailor into a lookalike, talkalike replica of Dave and smuggles him into the Crabtree household.

1x25 Over the Hill to the Junkyard

  • 1966-03-01T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

The future looks mighty bleak for Dave's mother when Barbara wins a new limousine in a supermarket drawing.

1x26 It Might as Well Be Spring as Not

  • 1966-03-08T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

It's mutual love at first sight for Mother and wealthy Conrad Byron who offers to trade him limousine and chauffeur for Dave's car.

1x27 Absorba the Greek

  • 1966-03-15T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Prudish building owner, Henry Heckendorn asks Dave to help him try to close the Greek Grotto, a notorious night club but Dave's mother suspects Heckendorn's motives.

1x28 The Blabbermouth

  • 1966-03-22T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dave returns from work too exhausted to think straight and he accidentally lets it slip that the car is really his mother.

1x29 When You Wish Upon a Car

  • 1966-03-29T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Dave's mother allows the children to think that she like, Aladdin's lamp, can grant any wish.

1x30 Desperate Minutes

  • 1966-04-05T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

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