My Mother the Caris an Americanfantasysitcomthat aired for a single season onNBCbetween September 14, 1965, and April 5, 1966. Thirty episodes were produced byUnited Artists Television. The premise features a man whose deceased mother is reincarnated as an antique car, and she communicates with him through the car radio.
Critics and adult viewers generally disliked the show, often savagely. In 2002,TV Guideproclaimed it to be the second-worst of all time, behindThe Jerry Springer Show.The show's incredible premise was similar to other popular comedies of the 1960s that featured a fantastic gimmick, like a talking horse (Mister Ed), a suburbanite witch (Bewitched), an obedient genie (I Dream of Jeannie), or a flying nun (The Flying Nun).