Show Type: Sitcom
First Telecast: September 14, 1965
Last Telecast: September 6, 1966
Dave Crabtree..... Jerry Van Dyke
His Mother's Voice..... Ann Sothern
Barbara Crabtree..... Maggie Pierce
Cindy Crabtree..... Cindy Eilbacher
Randy Crabtree..... Randy Whipple
Captain Mancini..... Avery Schreiber
In one of her more unusual roles, Ann Sothern played a talking car in this 1965 situation comedy.
Dave Crabtree was a small-town lawyer of modest means with a wife, Barbara, two children, Cindy and Randy, and a small dog. On a visit to a used-car lot in search of an inexpensive second-hand car, he found himself strangely attracted to a very old, 1928 Porter. When he got behind the wheel, the car talked to him - it informed him that it was the reincarnation of his mother. Against the advice of family and friends, he bought the car because he didn't want to lose his "Mother" again.
Dave was the only one to whom the car would talk to, or, for that matter, who could really hear what it was saying. The villain in the series was Capt. Mancini, an antique car collector who was constantly trying to find a way to get the Porter away from Dave.
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