My Mother the Car
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My Mother the Car

30 min (30 episodes)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
IMDB rate:
1 nomination
Country: USA
Release Date: 1965-09-14
Filming Locations: Samuel Goldwyn Studios - 7200 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, California, USA
Jerry Van Dyke
Dave Crabtree
Maggie Pierce
Barbara Crabtree (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ann Sothern
Gladys Crabtree
Cindy Eilbacher
Cindy Crabtree (24 episodes, 1965-1966)
Randy Whipple
Randy Crabtree (22 episodes, 1965-1966)
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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 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.
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In a May 2009 poll conducted by The O'Reilly Factor (1996), host Bill O'Reilly voted this sitcom the worst TV show in broadcast history.
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Photos from cast
Gertrude Astor