MY MOTHER THE CAR - Jerry Van Dyke

My Mother the Car belonged to the genre of "wacky" TV sitcoms popular at the time that featured supernatural characters and cartoonish situations, such as Bewitched and My Favorite Martian, but it failed and for many years afterward was widely ridiculed as the quintessential "worst show of all time,". It might also be argued that the show was somewhat ahead of its time. My Mother the Car was a hit with younger viewers, but no one at the time knew just how to exploit the youth market with a live-action sitcom. Today it has a huge cult following.

The show follows the exploits of attorney David Crabtree (played by Jerry Van Dyke), who, while shopping at a used car lot for a station wagon to serve as a second family car, instead purchases a dilapidated 1928 "Porter" touring car. Crabtree heard the car call his name in a woman's voice which turned out to be that of his deceased mother, Gladys (voiced by Ann Sothern). The car, a valuable antique, is a reincarnation of his mother who talks (only to Crabtree, of course) through the car's radio. The dial light flashed in sequence with "Mother's" voice. In an effort to get his family to accept the old, tired car, Crabtree brings it to a custom body shop for a full restoration, which in turn brings it to the attention of a rather shifty car collector.

This set contains all 30 original episodes plus two bonus half hour comedy shows

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MR TERRIFIC - gas station attendant Stanley Beamish, a mild-mannered scrawny youth who secretly worked to fight crime for a government organization. All he needed to do was take a "power pill" which gave him the strength of a thousand men and enabled him to fly, much like Superman.

MY MOTHER THE CAR - Jerry Van Dyke
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